Jack Parkinson (footballer, born 1883)
Liverpool teamphoto in 1903
|Full name||John Parkinson|
|Date of birth||September 1883|
|Place of birth||Bootle, England|
|Date of death||13 September 1942|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Bootle, Merseyside, England, Parkinson began his career at Anfield rising through the youth ranks and breaking into the first team in 1903. He made his debut on 3 October in a 2-1 victory against Small Heath at Muntz Street, scoring after sixteen minutes. That season Parkinson scored six goals in seventeen games, and in the 1904-05 season he scored 21 times in 23 appearances.
Injury hampered Parkinson's career to some extent, including a broken wrist sustained in a match against Woolwich Arsenal in Liverpool's championship-winning season of 1905-06. He played nine times in the campaign, scoring seven goals, though this was not enough appearances to qualify for a medal. Parkinson's most prolific season for the Reds was the 1910-11 campaign, which saw him top the league's goalscoring list with thirty goals in 31 games. Over the following three seasons, Parkinson scored a further 43 times.
The 1913-14 season proved to be Parkinson's final for Liverpool, making only six appearances, his last being a 2-1 defeat at Burden Park against Bolton on 14 February 1914. He moved to Bury in 1914 and retired from the game during World War I to become a newsagent.
Jack was the great grandfather of the current Liverpool FC's Operations Director, Andrew Parkinson.
- Winner (with Liverpool) - 1904-05