Players - David Raven

David Raven
Birthdate: 10 March 1985
Birthplace: West Kirby, Wirral, England
Other clubs: Tranmere Rovers (loan 2006), Carlisle United (2006-10), Shrewsbury Town (2010-11), Tranmere Rovers (2 / 2011-12), Inverness Caledonian Thistle (2012-18), Wrexham (2018), Warrington Town (2018-)
Bought from: Local
Signed for LFC: Joined April 2001 - Professional 20.05.2002
Liverpool debut: 01.12.2004
Last appearance: 25.10.2005
Contract expiry: 03.07.2006
Win ratio: 25% W:1 D:0 L:3
LFC league games/goals: 1 / 0
Total LFC games/goals: 4 / 0

Player Profile

Raven captained England at various youth levels. He was promoted to Melwood in January 2004 after impressing with the reserves, but didn't make the progress expected and only featured in four games for Liverpool. He made his debut in a 1-1 draw at Tottenham on 1 December  2004 in the League Cup and started in another under-strength side in a shocking FA Cup defeat to Burnley two months later. In the following game he replaced Sami Hyypia for the last third of the League game at Southampton, which turned out to be Liverpool's third defeat in a row. His last game was another unsuccessful cup outing, this time at Selhurst Park where Palace beat Liverpool 2-1 on 25 October 2005. Raven played 11 games for Tranmere on loan in the 2005/06 season, enjoying his stay at the club for which he played at schoolboy level and supported as a kid. Raven was sold in the summer of 2006 to Carlisle United who had just been crowned champions of League Two. The right-back played over 130 League games and earned cult hero status at Carlisle but was released by the club and joined Shrewsbury Town prior to the 2010/11 season.

In the summer of 2011 Raven returned once more to Tranmere. He played in 17 League One fixtures for Tranmere during the 2011/12 season before moving to Terry Butcher's Inverness Caledonian Thistle in Scotland and has since played over 100 games for them. He scored the winning goal in the 2014/15 Scottish Cup semi final against Celtic but missed the final victory over Falkirk due to injury. In 2015-16 he was a  regular until January when a foot injury ruled him out for two months and had to settle for a place on the bench when regaining fitness, but remained at the club for 2016-17. It was another injury disrupted season in which Inverness were relegated. Raven stayed with the Highlands club, but as they looked to cut the costs of higher earning players, he agreed to a contract termination in January 2018. He spent the rest of the season with Wrexham in the National League and after being released joined Warrington Town, two divisions lower and began to concentrated on securing coaching badges. 

During 2018-19 Raven took up a full time coaching position at Ellesmere College and was named in the Northern Premier League's team of the year. However his side just missed out on promotion to the National League North, losing to Kings Lynn in a play off. Putting the disappointment behind him he agreed to remain at the club for the 2019-20 season. 

Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 1 1 2 0 0 4
2004-2005 1 1 1 0 0 3
2005-2006 0 0 1 0 0 1
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Total Opponent
1 Southampton
1 Burnley
1 Tottenham
1 Crystal Palace
Total Started/substitutions
3 Started
3 On the bench
1 Substitute
0 Substituted
Total Competition
2 League Cup
1 England Premier League
1 FA Cup
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 01.12.2004 Tottenham White Hart Lane League Cup
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Story from CUFC (Carlisle United Football Club) online on 3rd of July 2006.

Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Tranmere Rovers 2005-2006 England League Division 1 11 0 11 0
Carlisle United 2006-2007 England League Division 1 36 0 37 0
Carlisle United 2007-2008 England League Division 1 43 1 50 1
Carlisle United 2008-2009 England League Division 1 41 0 46 0
Carlisle United 2009-2010 England League Division 1 16 0 21 0
Shrewsbury Town 2010-2011 England League Division 2 24 0 28 0
Tranmere Rovers 2011-2012 England League Division 1 17 0 19 0
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2012-2013 Scotland 1 35 0 42 0
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2013-2014 Scotland 1 26 1 32 1
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2014-2015 Scotland 1 33 0 39 1
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2015-2016 Scotland 1 20 1 27 1
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2016-2017 Scotland 1 20 1 25 1
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2017-2018 Scotland 2 18 0 23 0
Wrexham 2017-2018 England National League 7 0 7 0
Warrington Town 2018-2019 England Northern Premier League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 347 4 407 5