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Date of birth: September 17, 1864 Place of birth: Renton Nationality: Scottish Position: Defender Years at the club: 1892-95 Signed from: Renton Left for: Rob Roy Position in 2006 poll: None
Although his career on Merseyside had started three years before Liverpool were founded, Scotsman Andrew Hannah will forever retain a significant place in Red history.
The defender represented and captained Everton for two seasons at the outset of the fledgling Football League championship, helping our rivals across Stanley Park secure title honours in 1890-91.
But following a short sabbatical in his home country - and the acrimonious split which saw Everton leave Anfield and John Houlding launch Liverpool as a new club - Hannah returned to the city to wear Red as skipper. John McKenna's knowledge of the Scottish game had paid dividends.
Still a sprightly 27-year-old when his switch to Liverpool was completed in July 1892, Hannah nevertheless brought a wealth of experience and leadership to a club taking its first steps in a game gripping the public.
The full-back's consistency, decisiveness and mental strength provided steel at the base of the Reds team during a period when professional sides typically adopted a formation which included five forwards.
Hannah started in Liverpool's first ever Football League fixture, a 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough Ironopolis in September 1893, and made a further 23 appearances as the Reds roared to first place and promotion without losing a single match.
Liverpool found life difficult in their maiden top-flight season, though, and would eventually finish bottom to suffer relegation - Andrew had to deal with new competition for his starting berth too.
He began the season in his established position but as the Reds failed to claim victory in any of their opening nine fixtures, John Curran forced his way into the team at the expense of his colleague.
Hannah made his final appearance for the Reds in a resounding 5-0 defeat by The Wednesday in January 1895 and, following confirmation of Liverpool's demotion to the second tier, returned to Scotland once more later that year.
Appearances: 69 Goals: 1 Honours with LFC: 1 Division Two championship (1893-94) Did you know? Hannah is the only man to have captained both Liverpool and Everton during each club's respective time at Anfield Where is he now? Passed away in 1940