Player profile

Jack Haigh

Jack Haigh

Birthdate: 10 September 1928
Birthplace: Rotherham, England
Date of death: 17 September 2007
Other clubs: Rawmarsh Welfare, Gainsborough Trinity (1949), Scunthorpe United (1952-60), Doncaster Rovers (1960-62), Buxton (1962-65)
Bought from: Gainsborough Trinity
Signed for LFC: October 1949
Liverpool debut: 26.12.1950
Last appearance: 26.04.1952
Debut goal: 13.01.1951
Last goal: 31.03.1951
Contract expiry: August 1952
Win ratio: 36.36% W:4 D:3 L:4
Games/goals ratio: 3.67
Total games/goals opposite LFC: 7 / 0
LFC league games/goals: 11 / 3
Total LFC games/goals: 11 / 3

Player profile

Haigh was a Yorkshireman who signed for Liverpool in October 1949 when he was 21-years-old having only been on the books of Midland league side, Gainsborough Trinity, for three months. Haigh made a Boxing Day debut in 1950 as an inside-right when Blackpool visited Anfield for a first division fixture. He scored in the next match in a 2-1 victory at Derby County playing alongside luminaries such as Billy Liddell, Jack Balmer and Albert Stubbins. Following a 2-0 defeat to Everton he lost his place but returned two months later to score twice in five games. Don Welsh had now taken over from George Kay, who had to retire due to poor health, and evidently Welsh and Haigh didn't see eye to eye. Haigh made three further appearances towards the end of the 1951/52 season without adding to his goals total and was transferred to Scunthorpe in Third Division North before the start of the following season.

Haigh is remembered as one of Scunthorpe's finest players, playing 364 games and scoring 72 goals from 1952-1960. He was nicknamed the "Iron Man” after a brave performance in the 3-1 FA Cup fourth round win over Newcastle United on 25 January 1958. He was knocked out during the match as well as being injured twice more, but refused to give in and even managed to score a goal.

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 11 0 0 0 0 11
1950-1951 8 0 0 0 0 8
1951-1952 3 0 0 0 0 3

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
1 Derby
1 Huddersfield Town
1 Charlton Athletic
1 Newcastle United
1 Preston North End
1 Blackpool
1 Manchester City
1 Everton
1 WBA
1 Sheffield Wednesday
1 Tottenham
Total Competition
11 League

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 3 0 0 0 0 3
1950-1951 3 0 0 0 0 3
1951-1952 0 0 0 0 0 0

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Competition
3 League
Total Goal minute period
1 1-15 minutes
1 16-30 minutes
1 76-90 minutes
Total Open play/Penalty
3 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 26.12.1950 Blackpool Anfield League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 18 13.01.1951 Derby Baseball Ground League

Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Rawmarsh Welfare N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gainsborough Trinity 1949 Midland League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Scunthorpe United 1952-1953 England Third Division North 46 13 51 13
Scunthorpe United 1953-1954 England Third Division North 43 10 50 13
Scunthorpe United 1954-1955 England Third Division North 28 6 30 6
Scunthorpe United 1955-1956 England Third Division North 44 8 50 8
Scunthorpe United 1956-1957 England Third Division North 45 9 48 9
Scunthorpe United 1957-1958 England Third Division North 45 10 50 12
Scunthorpe United 1958-1959 England Second Division 40 4 41 4
Scunthorpe United 1959-1960 England Second Division 38 6 40 6
Doncaster Rovers 1960-1961 England Fourth Division 45 5 49 5
Doncaster Rovers 1961-1962 England Fourth Division 27 1 30 2
Buxton 1962-1965 Cheshire County League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 401 72 439 78
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