Jack Parkinson

  • Date of Birth: 13/9/83
  • Birthplace: Bootle, Liverpool
  • Nationality: English
  • Position: Forward
  • Signed 1902
  • Debut 3/10/03
  • Appearances 220
  • Goals 129
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A star of Liverpool FC's early history, Jack Parkinson was a prolific goalscorer at the start of the 20th century.

He was given his debut in October 1903 and enjoyed a run of 17 consecutive league matches, hitting the back of the net six times.

The following season he scored 21 times in just 23 games in league and cup and his goals-per-game ratio remained exceptional throughout his Reds career. 

In 1909-10 he reached the rare milestone, even for those days when defences were far less organised than in more modern times, of 30 First Division goals and scored another 43 in the top division over the next three seasons.

By 1913-14 he could no longer be sure of his place in the side and only made a further six football league appearances for Liverpool, the last of these coming in a St Valentine's Day defeat at Bolton.

Other clubs:
Hertford Albion, Valkyrie (both amateur prior to Liverpool), Bury

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