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Tom Wyllie

Tom Wyllie

Birthdate: 5 April 1870
Birthplace: Maybole, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Date of death: 28 July 1943
Other clubs: Maybole, Rangers (1888-90), Everton (1890-92), Bury (1893-97), Bristol City (1897-98)
Bought from: Everton
Signed for LFC: 1892
International debut: 29.03.1890 vs. Ireland
International caps: 1/1
Liverpool debut: 03.09.1892
Last appearance: 15.04.1893
Debut goal: 01.10.1892
Last goal: 18.03.1893
Contract expiry: 1893
Win ratio: 76% W:19 D:2 L:4
Games/goals ratio: 1.67
Honours: Lancashire league 1892/93
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 3 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 0 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 25 / 15

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Wyllie scored almost in every other game in the Lancashire league and a total of five in three FA Cup games in the 1892/93 season. When the first derby between first division Everton and second division Liverpool took place on 22 April 1893 in the Liverpool Senior cup final, former Everton player, Wyllie, scored the game's only goal. The Merseyside teams were still at odds after John Houlding quit Everton and formed Liverpool a year earlier. Liverpool were elected to the Second Division after winning the Lancashire league, but Wyllie stayed in the local league with third-placed Bury while Liverpool took the second division title. Bury were runners-up a year later, but were elected to the Second Division which the Greater Manchester club won at the first attempt. Fate would have it that Bury's opponents in the Test match in which the bottom club of the First Division played the second division champions would be between Bury and Wyllie's old club, Liverpool. Bury won 1-0 and Wyllie played two seasons in First Division before moving to Bristol City in the Southern league in the close season in 1897. When he retired from the game he became a newsagent in Bedminster.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 3 0 0 22 25
1892-1893 0 3 0 0 22 25

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
2 Fleetwood Rangers
2 Heywood Central
2 Higher Walton
2 Nelson
2 South Shore
2 West Manchester
2 Rossendale
2 Bury
2 Blackpool
2 Southport
2 Fairfield
1 Northwich Vict.
1 Newtown
1 Nantwich
Total Competition
22 Lancashire League
3 FA Cup

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 5 0 0 10 15
1892-1893 0 5 0 0 10 15

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
10 Lancashire League
5 FA Cup
Total Open play/Penalty
15 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 03.09.1892 Higher Walton Anfield Other

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 0 01.10.1892 West Manchester Anfield Other

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Maybole Scotland N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rangers 1888-1890 Scotland 1 4 0 11 5
Everton 1890-1892 England First Division 20 5 22 5
Bury 1893-1897 Lancashire League + England Div 2 + 1 73 15 97 31
Bristol City 1897-1898 Southern League 16 3 16 3
Total 113 23 146 44
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