Liverpool Football Club is a professional footballing club based in Merseyside, England. They were founded in 1892 by John Houlding and were one of the founding members of the Premier League in 1992. To date, they are the most successful English football team by trophies won. Here is a list of Statistics, Records, and Cups won by Liverpool FC.
Trophies Won since their Inaugural Season
Liverpool FC is currently the most successful English club to have ever played in Europe. They have won a total of 68 trophies, with the same second place going to Manchester United, winning 68 awards. Liverpool’s national honors include :
- Winning the Top-Tier League 18 times
- Winning the Second Division 4 times
- Winning the Lancashire League on one occasion
- Winning the FA Cup 7 times
- Winning the League Cup 7 times
- Winning the FA Community Shield 15 times outright (they drew with opposite teams on five occasions)
Liverpool is also the most successful English team to play European football with a total of 13 trophies. No other side in England comes close to this number, with Manchester United taking second place, again, with only 7 European titles. Liverpool has won :
- 6 European Cups
- 3 UEFA Cups
- 4 UEFA Super Cups
Appearance Records Held by Liverpool Players
Ian Callaghan holds Liverpool’s appearance record, having played 857 times. He also holds the record for most league appearances (640) and most FA Cup appearances (79). Liverpool legend Ian Rush holds the most appearances in the League Cup with 78, and long-serving, active player Jamie Carragher holds the record for most European appearances with 118.
Some impressive appearance records include the youngest first-team player going to Jack Robinson (16 years and 250 days old), and the most former first-team player was Ted Doig (41 years and 165 days old). Ted Doig also holds the record for the oldest debutant when he first started in Liverpool at the age of 37 years and 307 days. The longest-serving player for Liverpool FC is Elisha Scott, who served for 21 years and 52 days.
Goal Scorers Records in Liverpool’s History
Liverpool’s all-time leading goal scorer is Ian Rush, who has scored 346 goals in all competitions. He also holds the record for Most FA Cup Goals (39), most League Cup goals (48) and most goals scored in a season (47). Roger Hunt holds the record for most league goals to date (245) and most hat-tricks in a season, being 5. Steven Gerrard currently holds the most European goals scored by a Liverpool player (33).
Some fantastic feats include Gordon Hodgson’s 17 hat-tricks in his career, unbeaten by any other Liverpool player. The fastest hat-trick scored by a Liverpool player clocked in at 4 minutes and 32 seconds (Robbie Fowler). Liverpool’s Youngest Goalscorer is Michael Owen at the young age of 17 years and 144 days old, and the Oldest goalscorer is Billy Liddell at 38 years and 55 days old.