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Ian Rush

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Ian Rush - click for larger image

Position Centre forward
Born 20 Oct 1961, St Asaph (Wales)
Height 182 cm
Weight 79 kg
International Caps Wales: 73 full, 2 U21

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Chester City 25 Sep 1979 01 May 1980 39 17 £300000
Liverpool 01 May 1980 01 Jul 1986 274 167 £3200000
Liverpool 01 Jul 1986   57 40 on loan
Juventus 01 Jul 1986 23 Aug 1988     £2800000
Liverpool 23 Aug 1988 24 May 1996 328 139 £0
Leeds United 24 May 1996 15 Aug 1997 42 3 £0
Newcastle United 15 Aug 1997 07 Aug 1998 14 2 £0
Sheffield United 24 Feb 1998   4 0 on loan
Wrexham 07 Aug 1998 08 Jul 1999 24 0  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1996 - 1997 34(2)3 2(2)  2  0  0 
Total 34(2)3 2(2)  2  0  0 

Jabba's Comments

One of the greatest goalscorers to come out of the British Isles. Unfortunately, his great days were long since gone when he came to Leeds - although many Leeds fans do remember him fondly for the goal he scored at Anfield on 26 April 1992, when he bagged the first of Liverpool's two goals that condemned Manchester United to defeat and sent the title to Elland Road. He scored just 3 times for Leeds in the season he was at Elland Road - not what you'd have hoped for from the man who set scoring records through the late 80s and early 90s, but in a side that was struggling, a 35-year-old striker can only do so much to help.

Gary says: My uncle actually went to school with Ian Rush and I have a class photo to prove it.

Dave Clark says: He first played for us in a special televised testimonial for John Charles. I can't remember the year, but we were in the old 2nd division. Dalglish and Scirea, the Italian centre back, also played.

Nick says: Has Ian Rush died? Jabba says: not yet....

kevin says: ian rush a amazing footballer when he went to school. every one thoght he would play for a team but not one like juventus

Anon says: Always remember the respect his dad Franny received whenever he got on the supporters bus to go to Anfield

ajay luchmun says: it would be much appreciated if our former liverpool player would reached at Anfield, for a big help as our team need him now. thanks to you Ian.

Darryl Powell says: Ian Rush works at Tesco.

Kenrick Sealy says: What was his jersey number when he played for Liverpool? I am having a hard time finding a photo with his jersey number. Thanks.


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