|10||Preston North End|
|4||Glossop North End|
|2||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|1||West Ham United|
|2||Preston North End|
|50||11.11.1899||Newcastle United||St James' Park||League|
|200||24.09.1904||Lincoln City||Sincil Bank||League|
|1||50||11.02.1899||Newcastle United||Anfield||FA Cup|
Alex Raisbeck was renowned as the best player in Liverpool's history, but after 11 years he longed for his home country.
When Raisbeck was writing his articles for the Weekly News his former mentor, Tom Watson, died at only 56 years of age. He is still Liverpool's longest-serving manager, reigning for 19 years right until his death.
The Reds won the Second Division right away after their relegation and their rise was rapid under the guidance of their unique skipper Alex Raisbeck.
Only two years had passed since Liverpool won the League Championship for the very first time, yet Raisbeck wanted to taste pastures new and ahead was a monumental struggle for the Reds.
The terrible accident at Ibrox that rocked Raisbeck's world and the salary cap that ruined Liverpool's progress.
"The very picture of a man was this. Beautifully made, possessing perfect movement when in action, and "golden topped" this flaxen-headed athlete at once became the cynosure of all eyes, both at home and abroad." Alex Raisbeck was no regular man!
A first-hand account of Liverpool FC's daily life in the club's second decade virtually does not exist and importantly not a quote was on record from the club's first superstar; one Alexander Galloway Raisbeck. That is... until now.
From the Lancashire Evening Post on 6 January, 1900.
Partick Thistle faced an International XI for Raisbeck's benefit. Published on 6 January 1914.
Liverpool FC wear red for the first time. The most successful manager in the country takes over and brings his magic touch to the 'Reds' bringing them tantalizingly close to a league and cup double.
Victor Hall painted a vivid picture of "Alexander the great" in the Liverpool Echo 15 years after he had left Liverpool.
Liverpool won the league in the 1900-01 season. We give you unique insight into the local papers' reports and celebration of this glorious feat!
Daily Telegraph match report on West Bromwich Albion - Liverpool on 29.04.1901.
In 1904 Liverpool had been relegated to 2nd division only three years after winning the title for the first time. Liverpool were on their way to an amazing success!
From the Liverpool Echo on 20 March 1911.
"A man of Raisbeck's proportions, style and carriage would rivet attention anywhere. He was a picture at five feet nine inches and fully 12 and a half stone; a fine and beautifully balanced figure."
Liverpool Echo's Bee on Alex Raisbeck
|Club||Season||Club rank||League apps||League goals||Total apps||Total goals|
|Hibernian||1896-1897||Scotland Division 1||8||0||8||0|
|Hibernian||1897-1898||Scotland Division 1||16||2||16||2|
|Stoke City||1897-1898||England First Division||4||0||8||0|
|Partick Thistle||1909-1910||Scotland Division 1||22||2||25||2|
|Partick Thistle||1910-1911||Scotland Division 1||29||2||31||2|
|Partick Thistle||1911-1912||Scotland Division 1||27||3||29||3|
|Partick Thistle||1912-1913||Scotland Division 1||23||0||24||0|
|Partick Thistle||1913-1914||Scotland Division 1||12||0||12||0|