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Roger Hunt Liverpool FC

34 appearances, 18 goals (1 on debut)

P 34 W 25 D 7 L 2 F 75: A 20
84% successful

1962-69

disciplined: none
captain:
none
minutes played:
3090
Timeline
  Roger Hunt MBE
Birth Wednesday, 20 July 1938 in Glazebury, Lancashire [registered in Leigh, Lancashire, September 1938] to Richard and Ellen (née Jacklin)
Attended Culceth Secondary Modern School and Leigh Grammar School
Marriage to Patricia E. O'Brien [registered in Leigh, Lancashire, September 1959]. Two children, David and Julie.
Death Monday evening, 27 September 2021, aged 83 years 69 days, at his home.
Funeral Thursday, 14 October 2021 at 11.00am, The Anglican Catherdal in Liverpool. Cremated at Anfield Crematorium.
Source Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &
Biographies Sir Roger: Life and Times of Roger Hunt - Ivan Ponting (The Bluecoat Press, 31 October 1995)
  x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).
Playing Career
Club(s) Played schoolboy football in Lancashire and his junior football with Croft YC. He played for The Army during his National Service. He was playing in the Mid-Cheshire League with Stockton Heath FC, and turning out for Devizes Town FC and Bury FC, when he signed on as a Liverpool FC amateur on 29 July 1958, turning professional in July 1959. Following his success with the Anfield club, Nat Lofthouse made three attempts in a fortnight to lure Hunt away, and he joined Bolton Wanderers FC on 16 December 1969 for £34,000 at the fourth time of asking, ahead of a late attempt by Blackburn Rovers FC. He announced his retirement from the game on 10 May 1972.
Club honours Football League Division Two third place 1959-60 (36 apps, 21ᵍ), 1960-61 (32, 15ᵍ), winners 1960-61 (41, 41ᵍ);
Division One Champions 1963-64 (41, 31ᵍ), 1965-66 (37, 29ᵍ), third place 1967-68 (40, 25ᵍ), runners-up 1968-69 (38, 13ᵍ).
FA Charity Shield shared 1964, 1965, winners 1966;
FA Cup winners 1964-65 (8, 5ᵍ).
European Cup Winners Cup runners-up 1965-66;
League honours
473+7 appearances, 267 goals
First Division TOP SCORER
1965-66
Liverpool FC 1959-69 401+three appearances 244 goals
debut (second division): 9 September 1959 Liverpool FC 2 Scunthorpe United FC 0.
Bolton Wanderers FC
1969-72 72+four appearances, 23 goals
debut (second div): 26 December 1969 Preston North End FC 1 Bolton Wanderers FC 3.
last (third division): 29 April 1972 Bolton Wanderers FC 2 Rotherham United FC 2.
Individual honours His 244 league goals for Liverpool FC is the record for that club.
Received his MBE in 2000.
Distinctions x
Height/Weight 5' 9", 11st. 10lbs [1965].
Source Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].
England Career
Player number One of two who became the 802nd players (803) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-right/left; centre-forward
First match No. 355, 4 April 1962, England 3 Austria 1, a friendly match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 23 years 258 days.
Last match No. 428, 15 January 1969, England 1 Romania 1, a friendly match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 30 years 179 days.
Major tournaments FIFA World Cup Finals 1966;
UEFA European Championship Finals 1968;
British Championship 1963-64, 1964-65, 1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68;
Team honours World Cup winners 1966;
UEFA European Championship Finals
third place 1968;
British Championship
shared 1963-64, winners 1964-65, 1965-66, 1967-68.
Individual honours None
Distinctions Died eight days after his England World Cup teammate, Jimmy Greaves
Beyond England
Had been in the family haulage business following his retirement from the game. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.141.
 
 
The Numbers
Squads Apps comp. apps Starts sub reserve Mins. goals ave.min comp. goals
- 34 17 34 ▲0
▼0
tbc 3090 18 172 min 6 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
34 25 7 2 75 20 +55 5 18 2.206 0.588 83.8 +23

Venue Record

Venue P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 18 13 5 0 36 11 +15 2 9 2.00 0.611 86.1 +13
Away 13 11 1 1 36 7 +29 2 8 2.769 0.538 88.5 +10
Neutral 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 1 1 1.00 0.667 50.0 =0
 
Shirt Record
 
Colour P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 28 21 5 2 58 17 +41 4 14 2.071 0.607 83.9 +19
Red 6 4 2 0 17 3 +14 1 4 2.833 0.50 83.3 +4
 
Competition Record
 
Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 6 5 1 0 11 3 +8 1 4 1.833 0.50 91.7 +5
World Cup 6 5 1 0 11 3 +8 1 4 1.833 0.50 91.7 +5
ECP 6 6 0 0 16 2 +14 0 4 2.667 0.333 100.0 +6
ECF 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 1 1 1.00 0.50 50.0 =0
European Championship 8 7 0 1 18 3 +15 1 5 2.25 0.375 87.5 +6
British Championship 7 6 0 1 18 6 +12 1 3 2.571 0.857 85.7 +5
Note that the 1966-68 records of the European Championship and British Championship are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.
Minor Tournament 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Friendly 16 11 5 0 38 8 +30 2 9 2.375 0.50 84.4 +11
 
Tournament Record
 
World Cup Final Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1966 6 5 1 0 11 3 +8 1 4 1.833 0.50 91.7 +5
WCF All 6 5 1 0 11 3 +8 1 4 1.833 0.50 91.7 +5

European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1966-68 6 6 0 0 16 2 +14 0 4 2.667 0.333 100.0 +6
ECP All 6 6 0 0 16 2 +14 0 4 2.667 0.333 100.0 +6
European Championship Final Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 1968 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 1 1 1.00 0.50 50.0 =0
ECF All 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 1 1 1.00 0.50 50.0 =0
European Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1966-68 8 7 0 1 18 3 +15 1 5 2.25 0.375 87.5 +6
EC All 8 7 0 1 18 3 +15 1 5 2.25 0.375 87.5 +6

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1963-64 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.0 -1
BC 1964-65 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1965-66 1 1 0 0 4 3 +1 0 0 4.00 3.00 100.0 +1
BC 1966-67 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 0 1 3.50 0.50 100.0 +2
BC 1967-68 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 0 2 2.50 0.00 100.0 +2
BC All 7 6 0 1 18 6 +12 1 3 2.571 0.857 85.7 +5

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 6 5 1 0 11 3 +8 1 4 1.833 0.50 91.7 +5
EC 8 7 0 1 18 3 +15 1 5 2.25 0.375 87.5 +6
BC 7 6 0 1 18 6 +12 1 3 2.571 0.857 85.7 +5
17 14 1 2 35 11 +24 3 9 2.059 0.647 85.3 +12
Note that the 1966-68 records of the European Championship and British Championship are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.
 
Minor Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Taça das Nações 1964 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

Match History
 
 Club: Liverpool F.C. - 34 full appearances (3090 min) 18 goals manager: Walter Winterbottom - one full appearance (90 min) one goalx

Age 23
1 355 4 April 1962 - England 3 Austria 1
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HW 67
header
8
IR

One of two who became the 802nd (803) players to appear for England. 
the seventeenth player from Liverpool FC to represent England

356 14 April 1962 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL squad/reserve
357 9 May 1962 - England 3 Switzerland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW squad/reserve
358 20 May 1962 - Peru 0 England 4, Estadio Nacional Coloso de José Díaz, Lima Fr AW squad/reserve
 
WCF
reserve ir 18x
359 31 May 1962 - Hungary 2 England 1, Estadio Braden Copper Co., Rancagua NL squad member
360 2 June 1962 - Argentina 1 England 3, Estadio Braden Copper Co., Rancagua NW
361 7 June 1962 - Bulgaria 0 England 0, Estadio Braden Copper Co., Rancagua ND
362 10 June 1962 - Brazil 3 England 1, Estadio Municipal, Viña del Mar NL

Age 24
363 3 October 1962 - England 1 France 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley ENC HD reserve
  

  manager: Alf Ramsey - 33 full appearances (3000 min) 17 goalsx

369 29 May 1963 - Czechoslovakia 2 England 4, Tehelné pole, Bratislava
tour
AW squad/reserve
2 370 2 June 1963 - GDR 1 England 2
Zentralstadion, Leipzig
AW 44 8
IR
371 5 June 1963 - Switzerland 1 England 8, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel AW squad/reserve

 
Age 25
372 12 October 1963 - Wales 0 England 4, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW reserve
  
374 20 November 1963 - England 8 Northern Ireland 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW training party
3 375 11 April 1964 - Scotland 1 England 0
Hampden Park, Glasgow
BC AL   8
IR
376 6 May 1964 - England 2 Uruguay 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley
tour
HW squad/reserve
377 17 May 1964 - Portugal 3 England 4, Estadio Nacional, Lisboa AW
378 24 May 1964 - Republic of Ireland 1 England 3, Dalymount Park, Dublin AW
4 379 27 May 1964 - USA 0 England 10
Downing Stadium, New York City
AW
4,22,52,64
8
IR

England's 62nd hat-trick scored

380 30 May 1964 - Brazil 5 England 1, Estádio Municipal, Rio de Janeiro
TC
AL squad/reserve
5 381 4 June 1964 - England 1 Portugal 1
Estádio Municipal, Rio de Janeiro
ND 58 10
IL
382 6 June 1964 - Argentina 1 England 0, Estádio Municipal, Rio de Janeiro NL squad/reserve
  

Age 26
6 385 13 November 1964 - England 2 Wales 1
Empire Stadium, Wembley
BC HW   8
IR
  

Age 27
7 395 8 December 1965 - Spain 0 England 2
El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
Fr AW 55 8
IR
8 396 6 January 1966 - England 1 Poland 1
Goodison Park, Liverpool
Fr HD   8
IR
9 397 23 February 1966 - England 1 West Germany 0
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HW   8
IR
10 398 2 April 1966 - Scotland 3 England 4
Hampden Park, Glasgow
BC AW 26,47 8
IR
  
11 400 26 June 1966 - Finland 0 England 3
Olympiastadion, Helsinki

tour
AW 44 8
IR
12 401 29 June 1966 - Norway 1 England 6
Ullevål Stadion, Oslo
AW   10
IL
402 3 July 1966 - Denmark 0 England 2, Idrætsparken, København AW squad/reserve
13 403 5 July 1966 - Poland 0 England 1
Stadion Śląski, Chorzów
AW 13 10
IL
 
WCF
inside-left 21x
14 404 11 July 1966 - England 0 Uruguay 0
Empire Stadium, Wembley
HD   IL
15 405 16 July 1966 - England 2 Mexico 0
Empire Stadium, Wembley
HW 75 IL

Age 28
16 406 20 July 1966 - England 2 France 0
Empire Stadium, Wembley
  HW 38,75 IL
17 407 23 July 1966 - England 1 Argentina 0
Empire Stadium, Wembley
HW   IR
18 408 26 July 1966 - England 2 Portugal 1
Empire Stadium, Wembley
HW   IR
19 409 30 July 1966 - England 4 West Germany 2ᴭᵀ
Empire Stadium, Wembley
HW   LF
20 410 20 October 1966 - Northern Ireland 0 England 2
Windsor Park, Belfast
BC/
ECP
AW 39 10
IL
21 411 2 November 1966 - England 0 Czechoslovakia 0
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HD   10
IL
22 412 16 November 1966 - England 5 Wales 1
Empire Stadium, Wembley
BC/
ECP
HW   8
CF
23 414 24 May 1967 - England 2 Spain 0
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HW 76 10
IL
24 415 27 May 1967 - Austria 0 England 1
Praterstadion, Wien
Fr AW   10
IL

Age 29
25 416 21 October 1967 - Wales 0 England 3
Ninian Park, Cardiff
BC/
ECP
AW   8
IR
26 417 22 November 1967 - England 2 Northern Ireland 0
Empire Stadium, Wembley
BC/
ECP
HW   8
IR
27 418 6 December 1967 - England 2 USSR 2
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HD   8
IR
  
28 420 3 April 1968 - England 1 Spain 0
Empire Stadium, Wembley
EC
QF
HW   8
IR
29 421 8 May 1968 - Spain 1 England 2
El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid
EC
QF
AW   10
IL
30 422 22 May 1968 - England 3 Sweden 1
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HW 72 10
IL
423 1 June 1968 - West Germany 1 England 0, Niedersachsenstadion, Hannover Fr AL squad/reserve
 
ECF
inside-right 8x
31 424 5 June 1968 - Yugoslavia 1 England 0
Stadio Comunale di Firenze, Firenze
NL   IR
32 425 8 June 1968 - England 2 USSR 0
Stadio Olimpico, Roma
NW   IR

Age 30
33 426 13 November 1968 - Romania 0 England 0
Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti
Fr AD   8
IR
34 428 15 January 1969 - England 1 Romania 1
Empire Stadium, Wembley
Fr HD   8
IR
  


  

 
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