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Robert Done

Robert Done
Personal information
Date of birth (1904-04-27)27 April 1904
Place of birth Runcorn, England
Date of death 6 September 1982(1982-09-06) (aged 78)
Place of death Chester, England
Playing position Full-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1922–26 Runcorn
1926–35 Liverpool 147 (13)
1935–37 Reading 13 (1)
1937–38 Chester 37 (0)
1938 Accrington Stanley 6 (0)
1938–39 Bangor City

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Robert Done (27 April 1904 – 6 September 1982) was a footballer who played for Liverpool.

Life and playing career

Born in New Years Day 1927 in Football League First Division match at Burnden Park in a 2–1 defeat to Bolton Wanderers, his first goal didn't come till over 18 months later in the 6–3 victory over Leicester City on the 8 August 1928, it was the second goal and it came in the 31st minute, all 6 goals were scored by different players.

Done's debut was one of just 2 appearances in his first season at Liverpool and he could only follow that up with 4 more games during the next campaign. 1928–29 saw Done finally get his chance and he took it with both hands only missing 5 matches in the whole of the season, he scored 5 goals during this campaign.

Tommy Lucas, James Jackson and Done were fighting it out for the same spot with the latter gaining the upper hand for the first 12 matches of the season of 1929–30 but was replaced by Lucas for the rest of the season. Done won his place back at the beginning of the next campaign and remained in the starting line-up on a more frequent basis for the next 3 seasons.

Done's final outing in a red shirt came on the 17 November 1934 against the side he scored his first goal against, Leicester, the game was, again, at Anfield and Liverpool were, once more, the victors, this time by an even more convincing 5 goals to 1, a game in which Gordon Hodgson scored a hat-trick.

After 9 years as a Red Done was allowed to leave and left for Reading in May 1935. Done also went on to represent both Chester and Accrington Stanley before he retired.

Career details

  • Liverpool (1926–1935) - 155 appearances, 13 goals

References

  • Player profile at LFChistory.net
  • Article on Done and other players to play for Chester and Liverpool
  • Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown).  
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