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Dave Wright

Dave Wright

Birthdate: 5 October 1905
Birthplace: Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Date of death: August 1953
Other clubs: Raith Rovers (1923-24), East Fife (1924-26), Cowdenbeath (1926-27), Sunderland (1927-30), Hull City (1934-35), Bradford Park Avenue (1935-36)
Bought from: Sunderland
Signed for LFC: 12.03.1930
Liverpool debut: 12.04.1930
Last appearance: 31.03.1934
Debut goal: 07.02.1931
Last goal: 07.10.1933
Contract expiry: July 1934
Win ratio: 41% W:41 D:19 L:40
Games/goals ratio: 2.86
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 3 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 93 / 35
Total LFC games/goals: 100 / 35

Player profile

Wright's breakthrough was in the 1930/31 season when he made 15 League appearances, most of them as replacement for Jimmy Smith, and scored six times. Wright made a terrific start to the 1931/32 season when he scored five times in the first four games and finished up with 13, going one better in the following campaign. He figured in nine of the first ten League matches in the 1933/34 season, but lost his place and finished his Liverpool career at home to Derby County on the last day of March 1934. It was his hundredth first-team appearance, in which he had hit the net 35 times.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 93 7 0 0 0 100
1929-1930 1 0 0 0 0 1
1930-1931 15 0 0 0 0 15
1931-1932 35 4 0 0 0 39
1932-1933 30 1 0 0 0 31
1933-1934 12 2 0 0 0 14

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
7 Sheffield United
6 Derby
6 Sunderland
6 Everton
5 Chelsea
5 Blackpool
5 Leicester City
4 WBA
4 Arsenal
4 Newcastle United
4 Grimsby Town
4 Manchester City
4 Portsmouth
4 Aston Villa
3 Huddersfield Town
3 Leeds United
3 Wolves
3 Bolton Wanderers
3 Blackburn Rovers
3 Sheffield Wednesday
3 Birmingham City
2 Fulham
2 West Ham United
2 Middlesbrough
1 Stoke City
1 Manchester United
1 Burnley
1 Tottenham
1 Chesterfield
Total Competition
93 League
7 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 35 0 0 0 0 35
1929-1930 0 0 0 0 0 0
1930-1931 6 0 0 0 0 6
1931-1932 13 0 0 0 0 13
1932-1933 14 0 0 0 0 14
1933-1934 2 0 0 0 0 2

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
35 League
Total Open play/Penalty
35 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 12.04.1930 Burnley Turf Moor League
50 29.03.1932 Huddersfield Town Leeds Road League
100 31.03.1934 Derby Anfield League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 21 07.02.1931 Newcastle United Anfield League

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Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Raith Rovers 1923-1924 Scotland Division 1 0 0 0 0
East Fife 1924-1925 Scotland Division 2 17 5 17 5
East Fife 1925-1926 Scotland Division 2 34 21 34 21
Cowdenbeath 1926-1927 Scotland Division 1 34 18 34 18
Sunderland 1927-1928 England First Division 32 5 33 6
Sunderland 1928-1929 England First Division 10 1 10 1
Sunderland 1929-1930 England First Division 10 1 10 1
Hull City 1934-1935 England Third Division North 32 11 33 11
Bradford Park Avenue 1935-1936 England Second Division 20 1 20 1
Total 189 63 191 64
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