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General Stevenson

General Stevenson

Birthdate: 1875
Birthplace: Hapton, England
Date of death: 31 January 1961
Other clubs: Hapton (1893-95), Padiham (1895-97), Barnsley (1900-02), Wellingborough (1902-03), Millwall (1903-10), Accrington Stanley (1912-13)
Bought from: Padiham
Signed for LFC: 07.12.1897
Liverpool debut: 26.11.1898
Last appearance: 09.12.1899
Contract expiry: 30.06.1900
Win ratio: 36.36% W:8 D:5 L:9
LFC league games/goals: 21 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 22 / 0

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General's father must have been in the military as he named two of his sons, General and Admiral! On 9 December 1897 the Sheffield Evening Telegraph announced that "Mr Tom Watson, on behalf of the Liverpool F.C., has signed on General Stevenson, full back of the Padiham Club, who is considered one of the best backs in the Lancashire Combination, and last season captained the Hapton team when they won the Lancashire Junior Cup. Both the Blackburn Rovers and Burnley clubs were after him, but he decided to go to Liverpool." Nearly a year passed before the right-back made his first-team debut. He went on to play 22 games for Liverpool at the end of the nineteenth century before being replaced by Archie Goldie. General spent the majority of his career at Millwall in the Western League, which the Lions won twice, in 1908 and 1909. The Lions' captain played 318 games and scored nine goals at the club.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 21 1 0 0 0 22
1898-1899 8 1 0 0 0 9
1899-1900 13 0 0 0 0 13

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
3 Derby
2 Newcastle United
2 Bury
2 Nottingham Forest
2 WBA
2 Sheffield United
1 Burnley
1 Notts County
1 Wolves
1 Bolton Wanderers
1 Preston North End
1 Manchester City
1 Stoke City
1 Sunderland
1 Aston Villa
Total Competition
21 League
1 FA Cup

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 26.11.1898 Nottingham Forest City Ground League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Hapton 1893-1895 Lancashire N/A N/A N/A N/A
Padiham 1896-1897 Lancashire Combination N/A N/A N/A N/A
Barnsley 1900-1901 England Second Division 32 0 35 0
Barnsley 1901-1902 England Second Division 22 0 26 0
Wellingborough 1902-1903 Southern League DIvision One N/A N/A N/A N/A
Millwall 1903-1910 London League / Western League 318 9 318 9
Accrington Stanley 1912-1913 Lancasshire Combination N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 372 9 379 9
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