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Phil Taylor

Liverpool FC

3 appearances, 0 goals

P 3 W 2 D 1 L 0 F 9: A 4
83% successful

1947-50

captain: none
minutes played:
270

Timeline

  Philip Henry Taylor
Birth 18 September 1917 at 2 College Road, Bristol, Gloucestershire [registered in Bristol, December 1917].
Baptism 21 November 1917 at the United Methodist Chapel 'Salem' in  Baptist Mills area of Bristol to Arthur Leslie and Lilian Daisy (née Carter)
  Cannot be found on the 1939 register, probaly a closed record.
Taylor appeared on several passenger lists. He was on the Queen Mary, that had left Southampton, bound for New York under the mastership of C.M. Ford, on 4 May 1946, along with other members of Liverpool FC.
Again, Taylor was on board the Queen Elizabeth, leaving Southampton for New York, under the mastership of G.E. Care, on 7 May 1948, along with other members of Liverpool FC.
Finally, Taylor was back on the Queen Mary, leaving Southampton for New York on 6 May 1953, under the mastership of C.I. Thompson, along with other members of Liverpool FC. His address was stated as 6 Westfield Avenue in Liverpool.
Marriage to Lilian Marjorie 'Maisie' Danby, on 5 October 1940 at The Emmanuel Church in Everton, Liverpool [registered in Liverpool, December 1940]. Philip was living at Aldringham, Suffolk as a Coroporal in the King's Regiment, Maisie lived at 66 Phoebe Ann Street in Liverpool.
Death 30 November 2012 in Hertfordshire, aged 95 years 73 days [no registration found].
Family sources states Taylor died a day before the majority of media reports.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s)

From his hometown club Bristol Rovers, Taylor's association with Liverpool FC began in March 1936 when he was signed for £5,000. He scored on his debut against Derby County and went on to net 32 times in 343 appearances over the next 18 years. Having started off as a centre-forward he was turned into a half-back and made three appearances for England in 1947. He took over the captaincy from the 1949/50 season. Taylor hung up his boots in 1954.

Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x
Height/Weight 5' 9¾", 11st. 2lbs [1949].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Managerial Career

Club(s)

Taylor hung up his boots in 1954 and served as a coach before replacing Don Welsh as manager in May 1956. His task was to lead Liverpool back into the top flight but they narrowly missed out on promotion in three successive seasons and he resigned in November 1959.

Club honours x

England Career

Player number 669th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-half
First match No. 236, 18 October 1947, Wales 0 England 3, a British Championship match at Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff, aged 30 years 30 days.
Last match No. 238, 19 November 1947, England 4 Sweden 2, an friendly match at Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London, aged 30 years 62 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1950 (provisional squad); British Championship 1947-48;
Team honours British Championship winners 1947-48;
Individual honours England B (three appearances, 1947-50)
Distinctions The eight Gloucesterian to represent England.
The third longest-living Ex-England player at the time of his death.

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Phil Taylor - Career Statistics
Parties Apps comp. apps Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
9 3 2 270 0 0 min 0 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.

 

Phil Taylor - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away 2 1 1 0 6 4 +2 0 0 3.00 2.00 75.0 +1
All 3 2 1 0 9 4 +5 0 1 3.00 1.333 83.3 +2

 

Phil Taylor - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 0 1 2.50 1.00 75.0 +2
Friendly 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 0 0 4.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All 3 2 1 0 9 4 +5 0 1 3.00 1.333 83.3 +2

 

Phil Taylor - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1947-48 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 0 1 2.50 1.00 75.0 +2
BC All 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 0 1 2.50 1.00 75.0 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 0 1 2.50 1.00 75.0 +2
All 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 0 1 2.50 1.00 75.0 +2

Match History
 
 Club: Liverpool F.C. - three full appearances (270 min)

manager: Walter Winterbottom - three appearances (270 min)x

Age 29
231 12 April 1947 - England 1 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HD withdrawn reserve
232 3 May 1947 - England 3 France 0, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW unused sub
233 18 May 1947 - Switzerland 1 England 0, Hardturm Stadion, Zürich tour AL unused sub
1 b 21 May 1947 - Switzerland 0 England 0, Genève AD Start 4
234 25 May 1947 - Portugal 0 England 10, Estádio Nacional, Lisboa AW unused sub

Age 30
1 236 18 October 1947 - Wales 0 England 3, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW Start 4
2 237 5 November 1947 - England 2 Ireland 2, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC HD Start 4
3 238 19 November 1947 - England 4 Sweden 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HW Start 4

Age 32
249 21 September 1949 - England 0 Republic of Ireland 2, Goodison Park, Liverpool Fr HL unused sub
250 15 October 1949 - Wales 1 England 4, Ninian Park, Cardiff WCP
/BC
AW reserve
b 11 May 1950 - Italy 5 England 0, Stadio San Siro, Milano tour AL unused sub
254 14 May 1950 - Portugal 3 England 5, Estadio Nacional, Lisboa AW squad member
2 b 17 May 1950 - Netherlands A 3 England 0, Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam AL Start 4
255 18 May 1950 - Belgium 1 England 4, Stade du Heysel, Bruxelles AW squad member
3 b 21 May 1950 - Luxembourg 1 England 2, Stade Municipal, Stad Lëtzeburg AW Start 4
England's selectors announced on May 9, two squads (A and B) of 14 players each, for two separate tours. Of the 28 names, twelve did not make it to the final World Cup squad, including Phil Taylor.

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