List of Liverpool F.C. records and statistics

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Steven Gerrard, Liverpool's record goalscorer in Europe

Liverpool Football Club are an English professional association football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who currently play in the Premier League. They have played at their current home ground, Anfield, since their foundation in 1892. Liverpool joined the Football League in 1894, and were founding members of the Premier League in 1992.

This list encompasses the major honours won by Liverpool, records set by the club, their managers and their players. The player records section includes details of the club's leading goalscorers and those who have made most appearances in first-team competitions. It also records notable achievements by Liverpool players on the international stage, and the highest transfer fees paid and received by the club. Attendance records at Anfield are also included in the list.

The club have won 18 top-flight titles, and also hold the record for the most European Cup victories by an English team, winning the competition five times. The club's record appearance maker is Ian Callaghan, who made 857 appearances between 1958 and 1978. Ian Rush is the club's record goalscorer, scoring 346 goals in total.

All statistics are correct as of 24 May 2015

Honours

Liverpool have won honours both domestically and in European cup competitions.[1] They have won the English League Championship 18 times and the League Cup a record eight times. In their first season, 1892–93, they won the Lancashire League title and the Liverpool District Cup,[2] and their most recent success came in 2012,[3] when they won the League Cup for the eighth time.[4]

Liverpool F.C. honours
Honour No. Years
Football League First Division 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
Football League Second Division 4 1893–94, 1895–96, 1904–05, 1961–62
Lancashire League 1 1892–93
FA Cup 7 1965, 1974, 1986, 1989, 1992, 2001, 2006
League Cup 8 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1995, 2001, 2003, 2012
FA Community/Charity Shield 15 1964*, 1965*, 1966, 1974, 1976, 1977*, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986*, 1988, 1989, 1990*, 2001, 2006 (* shared)
Sheriff of London Charity Shield 1 1906
Football League Super Cup 1 1985-86
European Cup/UEFA Champions League 5 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 2005
UEFA Cup 3 1973, 1976, 2001
UEFA Super Cup 3 1977, 2001, 2005

Player records

Appearances

Most appearances

Competitive, professional matches only, appearances as substitute in brackets.[7][8]

Players with most appearances for Liverpool F.C.
No. Name Years League[C] FA Cup League Cup Other[D] Total
1 Callaghan, IanIan Callaghan 1960–1978 640 (4) 79 (2) 42 (7) 96 (1) 857 (14)
2 Carragher, JamieJamie Carragher 1996–2013 508 (24) 40 (1) 35 (7) 152 (3) 737 (35)
3 Gerrard, StevenSteven Gerrard 1998–2015 504 (39) 42 (5) 30 (5) 134 (14) 710 (63)
4 Clemence, RayRay Clemence 1967–1981 470 (0) 54 (0) 55 (0) 86 (0) 665  (0)
Hughes, EmlynEmlyn Hughes 1967–1979 474 (0) 62 (0) 46 (0) 83 (0) 665  (0)
6 Rush, IanIan Rush 1980–1987
1988–1996
469 (22) 61 (5) 78 (0) 45 (3) 660 (30)
7 Neal, PhilPhil Neal 1974–1985 455 (2) 45 (0) 66 (0) 81 (0) 650  (2)
8 Smith, TommyTommy Smith 1962–1978 467 (0) 52 (0) 30 (0) 89 (1) 638  (1)
9 Grobbelaar, BruceBruce Grobbelaar 1980–1994 440 (0) 62 (0) 70 (0) 46 (0) 628  (0)
10 Hansen, AlanAlan Hansen 1977–1991 434 (0) 58 (1) 68 (0) 53 (1) 620  (2)

Goalscorers

Robbie Fowler, who scored the fastest hat-trick in Liverpool history

Top goalscorers

Competitive, professional matches only. Matches played (including as substitute) appear in brackets.[14][15]

Top goalscorers for Liverpool F.C.
No. Name Years League[C] FA Cup League Cup Other[D] Total
1 Rush, IanIan Rush 1980–1987
1988–1996
229 (469) 39 (61) 48 (78) 23 (45) 346 (660)
2 Hunt, RogerRoger Hunt 1958–1969 245 (404) 18 (44) 5 (10) 18 (34) 286 (492)
3 Hodgson, GordonGordon Hodgson 1925–1936 233 (358) 8 (19) 0 (0) 0 (0) 241 (377)
4 Liddell, BillyBilly Liddell 1938–1961 215 (492) 13 (42) 0 (0) 0 (0) 228 (534)
5 Gerrard, StevenSteven Gerrard 1998–2015 120 (503) 15 (40) 9 (28) 42(132) 186 (710)
6 Fowler, RobbieRobbie Fowler 1993–2001
2006–2007
128 (266) 12 (24) 29 (35) 14 (44) 183 (369)
7 Dalglish, KennyKenny Dalglish 1977–1990 118 (355) 13 (37) 27 (59) 12 (58) 172 (515)
8 Owen, MichaelMichael Owen 1996–2004 118 (216) 8 (15) 9 (14) 23 (52) 158 (297)
9 Chambers, HarryHarry Chambers 1915–1928 135 (315) 16 (28) 0 (0) 0 (1) 151 (339)
10 Parkinson, JackJack Parkinson 1903–1914 125 (200) 5 (19) 0 (0) 0 (1) 130 (220)

International

World Cup

Transfers

For consistency, fees in the record transfer tables below are all sourced from BBC Sport's contemporary reports of each transfer.

Record transfer fees paid

Record transfer fees paid by Liverpool F.C.
For Fee Paid to Date Ref
Carroll, AndyAndy Carroll £35m Newcastle United 31 January 2011 [19]
Mané, SadioSadio Mané £34m Southampton 28 June 2016 [20]
Benteke, ChristianChristian Benteke £32.5m Aston Villa 22 July 2015 [21]
Firmino, RobertoRoberto Firmino £29m 1899 Hoffenheim 1 July 2015 [22]
Lallana, AdamAdam Lallana £25m Southampton 1 July 2014 [23]

Record transfer fees received

Record transfer fees received by Liverpool F.C.
For Fee Received from Date Ref
Suárez, LuisLuis Suárez £75m Barcelona 11 July 2014 [24]
Torres, FernandoFernando Torres £50m Chelsea 31 January 2011 [25]
Sterling, RaheemRaheem Sterling £49m Manchester City 14 July 2015 [26]
Benteke, ChristianChristian Benteke £32m Crystal Palace 20 August 2016 [27]
Alonso, XabiXabi Alonso £30m Real Madrid 5 August 2009 [25]

Managerial records

Tom Watson, Liverpool's longest-serving manager
  • First managers: William Edward Barclay and John McKenna, from 15 February 1892 to 16 August 1896.[28]
  • Longest-serving manager by time: Tom Watson, from 17 August 1896 to 6 May 1915 (18 years, 262 days).[5]
  • Longest-serving manager by matches: Bill Shankly managed the club for 783 matches over a period of 14 years and seven months, from December 1959 to July 1974.[5]

Club records

Matches

Firsts

Wins

  • Record win: 11–0 against Strømsgodset in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, 17 September 1974.[29]
  • Record league win: 10–1 against Rotherham Town in Second Division, 18 February 1896.[29]
  • Record FA Cup win: 9–0 against Newtown in second qualifying round, 29 October 1892.[29]
  • Record League Cup win: 10–0 against Fulham in second round, first-leg, 23 September 1986.[29]
  • Most league wins in a season: 30 wins from 42 games (during the 1978–79 season).[29]
  • Fewest league wins in a season: 7 wins from 30 games (during the 1894–95 season).[29]

Defeats

  • Record defeat: 1-9 against Birmingham City FC in Second Division, 11 December 1954.[29]
  • Record defeat at Anfield: 0–6 against Sunderland in First Division, 19 April 1930.[29]
  • Record-scoring defeat: 2–9 against Newcastle United in First Division, 1 January 1934.[29]
  • Record FA Cup defeat: 0–5 against Bolton Wanderers in fourth round, first-leg, 26 January 1946.[29]
  • Record League Cup defeat: 3–6 against Arsenal in fifth round, 9 January 2007.[29]
  • Most league defeats in a season: 23 defeats from 42 games (during the 1953–54 season).[29]
  • Fewest defeats in a season: Unbeaten during the 28-game 1893–94 season.[29]

Goals

  • Most league goals scored in a season: 106 in 30 games (during the 1895–96 season, Second Division).[9]
  • Most Top flight goals scored in a season: 101 in 38 games (during the 2013–14 season, Premier League).[9]
  • Fewest league goals scored in a season: 42 in 34 and 42 games (during the 1901–02 and 1970–71 seasons, First Division).[9]
  • Most league goals conceded in a season: 97 in 42 games (during the 1953–54 season, First Division).[9]
  • Fewest league goals conceded in a season: 16 in 42 games (during the 1978–79 season, First Division).[9]

Points

  • Most points in a season:
Two points for a win: 68 (in 42 games in 1978–79, First Division).[30]
Three points for a win: 90 (in 40 games in 1987–88, First Division).[30]
  • Fewest points in a season:
Two points for a win: 22 (in 30 games in 1894–95, First Division).[30]
Three points for a win: 52 (in 38 games in 2011–12, Premier League).[31]

Attendances

Liverpool recorded a 95,446 attendance against Melbourne Victory in a pre-season friendly in July 2013 at the MCG.[33]

European statistics

Footnotes

A. ^ Between 1949 and 1993 the Community Shield was usually shared if the game was drawn.

B. ^ Ever-present refers to the player playing every minute of every match in the league and cup competitions.

C. a b Includes the Football League and the Premier League.

D. a b The "Other" column includes goals and appearances (including those as a substitute) in UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup, UEFA Cup Winners Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Charity Shield and Intercontinental Cup matches.

E. ^ Attendance against Wolves also represents the record highest FA Cup attendance.

F. ^ Attendance against Loughborough also represents the record lowest league attendance.

References

General

  • "Stats". LFC history. Retrieved 14 February 2008. 
  • "Records". Liverpool F.C. Archived from the original on 12 February 2008. Retrieved 17 February 2008. 

Specific

  1. ^ http://www.liverpoolfc.com/history/honours
  2. ^ "LFC Story". Liverpool F.C. Archived from the original on 15 February 2008. Retrieved 18 February 2008. 
  3. ^ http://www.afordawards.co.uk/blog/post/2013/12/18/The-History-of-Liverpool-Football-Trophies.aspx
  4. ^ "Honours". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Appearances". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Total games played per season by Jamie Carragher". LFC history. Retrieved 15 February 2008. 
  7. ^ Pead 1986, p. 416
  8. ^ "Most Appearances". LFC history. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Goals". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  10. ^ Rollin 2006, pp. 232–233
  11. ^ "Season". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  12. ^ Price, Glenn (29 November 2016). "Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn becomes Liverpool's youngest scorer". espnfc.com. 
  13. ^ Carroll, James (29 November 2016). "Liverpool FC's youngest ever first-team goalscorers". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  14. ^ Pead 1986, p. 415
  15. ^ "Goalscorers". LFC history. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  16. ^ Pead 1986, p. 396
  17. ^ a b c d e f "Internationals". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  18. ^ a b "Liverpool & World Cup". LFC history. Retrieved 25 December 2007. 
  19. ^ "Liverpool sign Andy Carroll from Newcastle". BBC Sport. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  20. ^ "Sadio Mane: Liverpool complete £34m signing of Southampton forward". BBC Sport. 28 June 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  21. ^ "Christian Benteke: Liverpool sign £32.5m Aston Villa striker". BBC Sport. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  22. ^ Smith, Ben (23 June 2015). "Roberto Firmino: Liverpool agree £29m deal for Brazil striker". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  23. ^ "Adam Lallana: Liverpool sign Southampton captain for £25m". BBC Sport. 1 July 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  24. ^ "Liverpool & Barcelona agree £75m deal for striker". BBC Sport. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  25. ^ a b "Alonso completes £30m Real move". BBC Sport. 5 August 2009. Retrieved 2 September 2008. 
  26. ^ "Raheem Sterling: Man City sign Liverpool winger in £49m deal". BBC Sport. 14 July 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  27. ^ "Christian Benteke completes move to Palace". BBC Sport. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  28. ^ "John McKenna's managerial career". LFC history. Retrieved 3 October 2007. 
  29. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Matches". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  30. ^ a b c Pead 1986, p. 414
  31. ^ "Kenny Dalglish fact file". ITV Sport. 17 May 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  32. ^ a b c d e f g "Attendances". Liverpool F.C. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  33. ^ "Liverpool FC stamps Melbourne as world sports leader". 25 July 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 

Bibliography

  • Pead, Brian (1986). Liverpool A Complete Record. Breedon Books. p. 416. ISBN 0-907969-15-1. 
  • Ponting, Ivan. Liverpool in Europe. Guinness. p. 22. ISBN 0-85112-569-7. 
  • Rollin, Jack and Glenda (2006). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2006-2007. Headline. pp. 232–233. ISBN 0-7553-1526-X. 
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