6 December 2006

The Liverpool Connection

Sadly, Liverpool FC, the most successful club in English football, has had only three players awarded caps by the Irish FA while with the club...

Founded: 1892
Grounds: 1892, Anfield.

League History:
Lancashire League 1892/93; Football League Division Two 1893/94; Division One 1894/95; Division Two 1895/96; Division One 1896/97-1903/04; Division Two 1904/05; Division One 1905/06-1953/54; Division Two 1954/55-1961/62; Division One 1962/63-1991/92; FA Premier League 1992/93-date.

Club Honours:
FA Premier League Runners-Up (2) 2001/02, 2008/09.
Football League Champions (18) 1900/01, 1905/06, 1921/22, 1922/23, 1946/47, 1963/64, 1965/66, 1972/73, 1975/76, 1976/77, 1978/79, 1979/80, 1981/82, 1982/83, 1983/84, 1985/86, 1987/88, 1989/90, Runners-Up (10) 1898/99, 1909/10, 1968/69, 1973/74, 1974/75, 1977/78, 1984/85, 1986/87, 1988/89, 1990/91; Division Two Champions (4) 1893/94, 1895/96, 1904/05, 1961/62.
FA Cup Winners (7) 1965, 1974, 1986, 1989, 1992, 2001, 2006, Runners-Up (7) 1914, 1950, 1971, 1977, 1988, 1996, 2012.
Football League Cup Winners (8) 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1995, 2001, 2003, 2012, Runners-Up (3) 1978, 1987, 2005.
FA Charity Shield Winners (15) 1964*, 1965*, 1966, 1974, 1976, 1977*, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986*, 1988, 1989, 1990*, 2001, 2006 (*5 shared), Runners-Up (6) 1922, 1971, 1983, 1984, 1992, 2002 (Renamed 'FA Community Shield' from 2002).

European/International Competitions:
European Cup Winners (4) 1976/77, 1977/78, 1980/81, 1983/84, Runners-Up (1) 1984/85; entrants 1964/65 (sf), 1966/67, 1973/74, 1978/79, 1979/80, 1981/82, 1982/83.
Champions League Winners (1) 2004/05 runners-up (1) 2006/07 ; entrants 2001/02, 2002/03, 2005/06, 2007/08 (sf), 2008/09, 2009/10.
European Cup Winners' Cup Runners-Up (1) 1965/66; entrants 1971/72, 1974/75, 1992/93, 1996/97 (sf).
European Fairs Cup entrants 1967/68, 1968/69, 1969/70, 1970/71.
UEFA Cup Winners (3) 1972/73, 1975/76, 2000/01; entrants 1991/92, 1995/96, 1997/98, 1998/99, 2002/03*, 2003/04 (* after elimination from Champions League).
Europa League entrants 2009/10*, 2010/11, 2012/13 (* after elimination from Champions League).
Super Cup Winners (3) 1977, 2001, 2005, Runners-Up (1) 1978, 1984.
Inter-Continental Cup Runners-Up (2) 1981, 1984.
FIFA World Club Championship Runners-Up (1) 2005.

Players Capped by the Irish FA while at Liverpool
........................LFC........League...........Caps
Player.............. Career* ....App(sb)/Gls ...at LFC. Total
Elisha Scott........ 1912-1933 ..430 (0)/. 0 ... 28 ... (31)
Billy Lacey......... 1911-1923 ..229 (0)/ 18 ... 12 ... (23)
Dave McMullan....... 1925-1927 .. 31 (0)/. 0 .... 3 .... (3)
TOTAL............................690 (0)/ 18 ... 43


Other Liverpool players capped by IFA
Jim Magilton........ 1988-1990 ... 0 (0)/. 0 .... 0 ... (52)
Sammy Smyth......... 1952-1953 .. 44 (0)/ 19 .... 0 .... (9)
Sam English......... 1933-1934 .. 47 (0)/ 27 .... 0 .... (2)
Billy Millar........ 1928..... ... 3 (0)/. 2 .... 0 .... (2)

* First team career, 1972=1972/73

David Hannah (1894-1896, 31/11), William John Hood (1937, 3/0, also an Amateur International) and Billy McDevitt (1923-1924, 4/0) were all Ulster-born, but never capped.
Sean Friars, Paul Willis and Jim Magilton were all capped at Under-21 level while at Liverpool, but never made the first team.
David Larmour was part of Liverpool's 1996 FA Youth Cup team, and was later called into the Full international squad by Sammy McIlroy while with Linfield, though never actually capped beyond Youth level.
Gary McCartney was also capped at Youth level while a Liverpool player; he never made the first-team and returned to the Irish League where he played for Linfield, Bangor and Crusaders.

Liverpool Websites

2 comments:

Starman said...

Whats the source you are using that says Houlding was from NI. If you are still posting here, can you reply I heard this before, but never found evidence to back it up. Thanks.

jcd said...

I had read it "somewhere" too, but am stumped regarding finding a reliable source. I've checked through a few LFC history books that I have to hand and the more reliable on-line LFC sources and I can't find it mentioned. It does appear on a few discussion forums but I wouldn't normally rely on those. I have now removed the "fact" until I can verify it.

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