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How many players have played for Liverpool FC?
« on: December 4, 2014, 03:18:42 pm »
Just something I thought of when I saw this image on Twitter:



At first when I saw it (from the left) I thought it may have been the chronological number of their first appearance or something (then I saw Jordan Rossiter, and I KNOW he wasn't the first guy to ever play for us!).  Now I know it's likely to be a major task to do but I wondered whether there was any interest in finding out how many people have played for the first-team in total, and in what order they made their appearance?  I understand it's a massive task for people to undertake but I thought if people were interested it could be a good waste of time, so to speak.  Perhaps we could build a database of a player's first appearance in the team in something like Excel.

Or maybe it's already been done...
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Re: How many players have played for Liverpool FC?
« Reply #1 on: December 4, 2014, 03:24:11 pm »

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Re: How many players have played for Liverpool FC?
« Reply #2 on: December 4, 2014, 03:26:48 pm »
Is there an option to see in what order players made their debuts?
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Re: How many players have played for Liverpool FC?
« Reply #3 on: December 4, 2014, 03:29:44 pm »
Is there an option to see in what order players made their debuts?

No idea.

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Re: How many players have played for Liverpool FC?
« Reply #4 on: December 4, 2014, 03:32:22 pm »
No idea.
I'll have a play about, see if I can find anything.  Knew about the site (and used it on occasion) but my mind had died on its backside a bit.  I was thinking of the system in something like cricket where the players wear the chronological number in which they made their debut.  And if they made their debut on the same day as another, it goes alphabetically.

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Re: How many players have played for Liverpool FC?
« Reply #5 on: December 4, 2014, 07:42:34 pm »
How great does Roger hunt look for his age , Only him and rowdy I haven't seen play out of that pic

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Re: How many players have played for Liverpool FC?
« Reply #6 on: December 5, 2014, 01:06:16 am »
I imagine this would take fucking ages, but here is numbers 1-11



- Jonathan Cameron
- Andrew Hannah
- Andrew Kelvin
- Jim McBride
- Duncan McLean
- Joe McQue
- Malcolm McVean
- Joe Pearson
- Sydney Ross
- Jock Smith
- Tom Wyllie
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Re: How many players have played for Liverpool FC?
« Reply #7 on: December 5, 2014, 10:17:01 am »
I imagine this would take fucking ages, but here is numbers 1-11



- Jonathan Cameron
- Andrew Hannah
- Andrew Kelvin
- Jim McBride
- Duncan McLean
- Joe McQue
- Malcolm McVean
- Joe Pearson
- Sydney Ross
- Jock Smith
- Tom Wyllie
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Re: How many players have played for Liverpool FC?
« Reply #8 on: December 7, 2014, 05:39:29 am »
Yeah it's going to be a ballache, I'm only just up to Phil Babb.  Going to see how far I get though!

A-Z ?

Why not check the history site for appearences? Should be easier.
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Re: How many players have played for Liverpool FC?
« Reply #9 on: December 9, 2014, 02:02:40 am »
I've never used one, but you should be able to use something like this web scraper app for Chrome:  https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/web-scraper/jnhgnonknehpejjnehehllkliplmbmhn?hl=en

To scrape the players' names and debut appearance dates from their lfchistory pages, put them into text or csv for input into a spreadsheet.
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