Players - Bill Shepherd

Bill Shepherd
Birthdate: 25 September 1920
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Date of death: March 1983
Other clubs: Elm Park, Wigan Athletic (1952-53), Runcorn (1953-54)
Bought from: Elm Park
Signed for LFC: December 1945
Liverpool debut: 21.08.1948
Last appearance: 26.12.1951
Contract expiry: 30.06.1952
Win ratio: 32.76% W:19 D:19 L:20
League games / goals: 54 / 0
Total games / goals: 58 / 0

Player Profile

Right-back Shepherd made his debut for Liverpool on the opening day of the 1948/49 League season and only missed one of the 42 league matches played that campaign. Although he played in the first four games of the following season, Eddie Spicer's arrival on the scene cost him his place. Ray Lambert, who had been left-back, took Shepherd's place in the team and Spicer came in at left-back. Bill's brothers, Arthur and Joe, were both on Liverpool's books in the 1940's. Arthur scored 12 goals in 11 games for Liverpool during the war and was a reserve player from 1946-1949. Bill stayed only one year at Wigan Athletic before becoming player-coach at Runcorn where he also made a short stop.
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 54 4 0 0 0 58
1948-1949 41 4 0 0 0 45
1949-1950 6 0 0 0 0 6
1950-1951 5 0 0 0 0 5
1951-1952 2 0 0 0 0 2
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Apps Minutes Opponent
5 450 Sunderland
4 360 Manchester United
4 360 Everton
4 360 Blackpool
3 270 Wolves
3 270 Newcastle United
3 270 Derby
3 270 Stoke City
2 210 Nottingham Forest
2 180 Manchester City
2 180 Portsmouth
2 180 Sheffield United
2 180 Middlesbrough
2 180 Aston Villa
2 180 Huddersfield Town
2 180 Charlton Athletic
2 180 Preston North End
2 180 Chelsea
2 180 Bolton Wanderers
2 180 Burnley
2 180 Arsenal
2 180 Birmingham City
1 90 Notts County
Total Venue
29 Away
29 Home
Total Competition
54 League
4 FA Cup
Total Manager
56 George Kay
2 Don Welsh
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 21.08.1948 Aston Villa Villa Park League
50 17.12.1949 Sunderland Roker Park League
Scrapbook
Bill Shepherd dies - 7 January 1983
Bill Shepherd dies - 7 January 1983