John Glover was a strong, little left-back who didn't make the first team at his home town club, West Bromwich Albion, but managed to play 23 games for Blackburn's first team in his debut season at Ewood Park.
He then joined New Brompton (which in 1912 changed its name to Gillingham) in the Southern League and a step down lead to a step up to Championship succcess at Liverpool in the 1900-01 season, the first of 18 Division One titles for the Reds.
Glover played in 10 of the 34 matches that season and although he started the following year as first-choice for the No. 2 shirt, he was replaced half-way through the season by John Robertson.
But Glover reclaimed his place and missed only four of the 34 First Division fixtures of 1902-03, which Liverpool finished in 5th place. Glover also played in one FA Cup tie, the first round defeat at Manchester United in February 1903.
Glover played 124 league games for First Division Small Heath from 1904-1908, until Birmingham (as the club changed its name to in 1905) were relegated in the 1907-8 season.
Other clubs: Newton Albion (amateur), WBA, Blackburn Rovers, New Brompton (amateur), Small Heath [Birmingham], Brierley Hill Alliance (amateur)