David Fairclough

Date of birth05 January 1957
Place of birthLiverpool
NationalityEnglish
PositionForward

Fairclough was known as 'subersub' for his regular ability to score after coming off the bench. With Liverpool he won the 1st Division Championship in 1976, 1977 and 1980, League Cup in 1983, UEFA Cup in 1976 and European Cup in 1978. He was famously scorer of the crucial goal against St Etienne in the 1977 European Cup quarter final.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Liverpool 01 Jan 1974 01 Mar 1985
Norwich City 01 Mar 1985 01 Aug 1985
Oldham Athletic 01 Aug 1985 01 Aug 1989
Tranmere Rovers 01 Aug 1989 01 Aug 1990

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1975-76 Liverpool League Division One 5
9
7
1975-76 Liverpool UEFA Cup 2
3
1
1976-77 Liverpool European Cup 1
2
1
1976-77 Liverpool FA Cup 4
1
1
1976-77 Liverpool League Cup
1
1976-77 Liverpool League Division One 12
8
3
1977-78 Liverpool European Cup 1
1
1977-78 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 1
1977-78 Liverpool FA Cup 1
1977-78 Liverpool League Cup 3
4
3
1977-78 Liverpool League Division One 26
3
10
1977-78 Liverpool UEFA Super Cup 2
2
1978-79 Liverpool European Cup
1
1978-79 Liverpool FA Cup 3
1978-79 Liverpool League Cup
1
1978-79 Liverpool League Division One 3
1
2
1978-79 Liverpool UEFA Super Cup 1
1
1979-80 Liverpool European Cup 1
1
1979-80 Liverpool FA Cup 1
4
3
1979-80 Liverpool League Cup 1
4
5
1979-80 Liverpool League Division One 9
5
5
1980-81 Liverpool European Cup 2
2
1980-81 Liverpool FA Cup 1
1980-81 Liverpool League Cup 3
1
1
1980-81 Liverpool League Division One 6
3
4
1982-83 Liverpool European Cup
1
1982-83 Liverpool League Cup
2
1
1982-83 Liverpool League Division One 3
5
3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
01 Nov 1975 Middlesbrough v Liverpool W 0-1 League Division One
04 Nov 1975 Liverpool v Real Sociedad W 6-0
Agg: 9-1
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
13 Dec 1975 Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool W 0-4 League Division One
17 Jan 1976 Sheffield United v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
21 Feb 1976 Liverpool v Newcastle United W 2-0 League Division One
28 Feb 1976 Derby County v Liverpool D 1-1 League Division One
03 Mar 1976 Dynamo Dresden v Liverpool D 0-0 UEFA Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
06 Mar 1976 Liverpool v Middlesbrough L 0-2 League Division One
17 Mar 1976 Liverpool v Dynamo Dresden W 2-1
Agg: 2-1
UEFA Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg
20 Mar 1976 Norwich City v Liverpool W 0-1 League Division One
27 Mar 1976 Liverpool v Burnley W 2-0 League Division One
03 Apr 1976 Liverpool v Everton W 1-0 League Division One
06 Apr 1976 Liverpool v Leicester City W 1-0 League Division One
10 Apr 1976 Aston Villa v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
17 Apr 1976 Liverpool v Stoke City W 5-3 League Division One
19 Apr 1976 Manchester City v Liverpool W 0-3 League Division One
28 Apr 1976 Liverpool v Club Brugge W 3-2 UEFA Cup Final 1st leg
04 May 1976 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool W 1-3 League Division One
19 May 1976 Club Brugge v Liverpool D 1-1
Agg: 3-4
UEFA Cup Final 2nd leg
28 Aug 1976 Birmingham City v Liverpool L 2-1 League Division One
06 Sep 1976 West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool L 1-0 League Cup 2nd round replay
25 Sep 1976 Newcastle United v Liverpool L 1-0 League Division One
16 Oct 1976 Liverpool v Everton W 3-1 League Division One
20 Oct 1976 Trabzonspor v Liverpool L 1-0 European Cup 2nd round 1st leg
06 Nov 1976 Sunderland v Liverpool W 0-1 League Division One
04 Dec 1976 Ipswich Town v Liverpool L 1-0 League Division One
29 Dec 1976 Manchester City v Liverpool D 1-1 League Division One
08 Jan 1977 Liverpool v Crystal Palace D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1977 Crystal Palace v Liverpool W 2-3 FA Cup 3rd round replay
15 Jan 1977 Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion D 1-1 League Division One
22 Jan 1977 Norwich City v Liverpool L 2-1 League Division One
19 Feb 1977 Liverpool v Derby County W 3-1 League Division One
05 Mar 1977 Liverpool v Newcastle United W 1-0 League Division One
12 Mar 1977 Middlesbrough v Liverpool W 0-1 League Division One
16 Mar 1977 Liverpool v Saint Etienne W 3-1
Agg: 3-2
European Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
19 Mar 1977 Liverpool v Middlesbrough W 2-0 FA Cup Quarter-final
22 Mar 1977 Everton v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
02 Apr 1977 Liverpool v Leeds United W 3-1 League Division One
06 Apr 1977 FC Zurich v Liverpool W 1-3 European Cup Semi-final 1st leg
09 Apr 1977 Liverpool v Manchester City W 2-1 League Division One
11 Apr 1977 Stoke City v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
23 Apr 1977 Everton v Liverpool D 2-2 FA Cup Semi-final
27 Apr 1977 Everton v Liverpool W 0-3 FA Cup Semi-final replay
30 Apr 1977 Liverpool v Ipswich Town W 2-1 League Division One
03 May 1977 Liverpool v Manchester United W 1-0 League Division One
07 May 1977 Queens Park Rangers v Liverpool D 1-1 League Division One
14 May 1977 Liverpool v West Ham United D 0-0 League Division One
16 May 1977 Bristol City v Liverpool L 2-1 League Division One
13 Aug 1977 Liverpool v Manchester United D 0-0 FA Charity Shield
30 Aug 1977 Liverpool v Chelsea W 2-0 League Cup 2nd round
03 Sep 1977 Birmingham City v Liverpool W 0-1 League Division One
10 Sep 1977 Liverpool v Coventry City W 2-0 League Division One
17 Sep 1977 Ipswich Town v Liverpool D 1-1 League Division One
24 Sep 1977 Liverpool v Derby County W 1-0 League Division One
01 Oct 1977 Manchester United v Liverpool L 2-0 League Division One
04 Oct 1977 Arsenal v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
08 Oct 1977 Liverpool v Chelsea W 2-0 League Division One
26 Oct 1977 Liverpool v Derby County W 2-0 League Cup 3rd round
29 Oct 1977 Manchester City v Liverpool L 3-1 League Division One
02 Nov 1977 Dynamo Dresden v Liverpool L 2-1
Agg: 3-6
European Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
05 Nov 1977 Liverpool v Aston Villa L 1-2 League Division One
12 Nov 1977 Queens Park Rangers v Liverpool L 2-0 League Division One
19 Nov 1977 Liverpool v Bristol City D 1-1 League Division One
22 Nov 1977 Hamburger SV v Liverpool D 1-1 UEFA Super Cup Final 1st leg
26 Nov 1977 Leicester City v Liverpool W 0-4 League Division One
29 Nov 1977 Liverpool v Coventry City D 2-2 League Cup 4th round
03 Dec 1977 Liverpool v West Ham United W 2-0 League Division One
06 Dec 1977 Liverpool v Hamburger SV W 6-0
Agg: 7-1
UEFA Super Cup Final 2nd leg
10 Dec 1977 Norwich City v Liverpool L 2-1 League Division One
17 Dec 1977 Liverpool v Queens Park Rangers W 1-0 League Division One
20 Dec 1977 Coventry City v Liverpool W 0-2 League Cup 4th round replay
26 Dec 1977 Nottingham Forest v Liverpool D 1-1 League Division One
27 Dec 1977 Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-0 League Division One
31 Dec 1977 Newcastle United v Liverpool W 0-2 League Division One
07 Jan 1978 Chelsea v Liverpool L 4-2 FA Cup 3rd round
04 Feb 1978 Coventry City v Liverpool L 1-0 League Division One
07 Feb 1978 Liverpool v Arsenal W 2-1 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
25 Feb 1978 Liverpool v Manchester United W 3-1 League Division One
04 Mar 1978 Chelsea v Liverpool L 3-1 League Division One
08 Mar 1978 Derby County v Liverpool L 4-2 League Division One
11 Mar 1978 Liverpool v Leeds United W 1-0 League Division One
18 Mar 1978 Liverpool v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 League Cup Final
22 Mar 1978 Liverpool v Nottingham Forest L 0-1 League Cup Final replay
18 Apr 1978 Liverpool v Ipswich Town D 2-2 League Division One
22 Apr 1978 Liverpool v Norwich City W 3-0 League Division One
25 Apr 1978 Liverpool v Arsenal W 1-0 League Division One
29 Apr 1978 West Ham United v Liverpool W 0-2 League Division One
01 May 1978 Liverpool v Manchester City W 4-0 League Division One
04 May 1978 Liverpool v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 League Division One
10 May 1978 Club Brugge v Liverpool W 0-1 European Cup Final
28 Aug 1978 Sheffield United v Liverpool L 1-0 League Cup 2nd round
27 Sep 1978 Liverpool v Nottingham Forest D 0-0
Agg: 0-2
European Cup 1st round 2nd leg
19 Dec 1978 Liverpool v Anderlecht W 2-1
Agg: 3-4
UEFA Super Cup Final 2nd leg
26 Dec 1978 Manchester United v Liverpool W 0-3 League Division One
10 Jan 1979 Southend United v Liverpool D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
17 Jan 1979 Liverpool v Southend United W 3-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
30 Jan 1979 Liverpool v Blackburn Rovers W 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
03 Feb 1979 Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion W 2-1 League Division One
13 Feb 1979 Liverpool v Birmingham City W 1-0 League Division One
13 Mar 1979 Liverpool v Everton D 1-1 League Division One
29 Aug 1979 Tranmere Rovers v Liverpool D 0-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
04 Sep 1979 Liverpool v Tranmere Rovers W 4-0
Agg: 4-0
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
19 Sep 1979 Liverpool v Dinamo Tbilisi W 2-1 European Cup 1st round 1st leg
22 Sep 1979 Liverpool v Norwich City D 0-0 League Division One
25 Sep 1979 Liverpool v Chesterfield W 3-1 League Cup 3rd round
29 Sep 1979 Nottingham Forest v Liverpool L 1-0 League Division One
03 Oct 1979 Dinamo Tbilisi v Liverpool L 3-0
Agg: 4-2
European Cup 1st round 2nd leg
30 Oct 1979 Liverpool v Exeter City W 2-0 League Cup 4th round
09 Feb 1980 Norwich City v Liverpool W 3-5 League Division One
12 Feb 1980 Liverpool v Nottingham Forest D 1-1
Agg: 1-2
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
16 Feb 1980 Liverpool v Bury W 2-0 FA Cup 5th round
19 Feb 1980 Liverpool v Nottingham Forest W 2-0 League Division One
23 Feb 1980 Liverpool v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division One
26 Feb 1980 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool L 1-0 League Division One
01 Mar 1980 Everton v Liverpool W 1-2 League Division One
19 Mar 1980 Liverpool v Leeds United W 3-0 League Division One
22 Mar 1980 Liverpool v Brighton and Hove Albion W 1-0 League Division One
08 Apr 1980 Liverpool v Derby County W 3-0 League Division One
12 Apr 1980 Arsenal v Liverpool D 0-0 FA Cup Semi-final
16 Apr 1980 Arsenal v Liverpool D 1-1 FA Cup Semi-final replay
19 Apr 1980 Liverpool v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
23 Apr 1980 Stoke City v Liverpool W 0-2 League Division One
26 Apr 1980 Crystal Palace v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
28 Apr 1980 Arsenal v Liverpool D 1-1 FA Cup Semi-final 2nd replay
01 May 1980 Arsenal v Liverpool L 1-0 FA Cup Semi-final 3rd replay
06 May 1980 Middlesbrough v Liverpool L 1-0 League Division One
16 Aug 1980 Liverpool v Crystal Palace W 3-0 League Division One
19 Aug 1980 Coventry City v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
23 Aug 1980 Leicester City v Liverpool L 2-0 League Division One
27 Aug 1980 Bradford City v Liverpool L 1-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
02 Sep 1980 Liverpool v Bradford City W 4-0
Agg: 4-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
13 Sep 1980 Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion W 4-0 League Division One
17 Sep 1980 Oulun PS v Liverpool D 1-1 European Cup 1st round 1st leg
20 Sep 1980 Southampton v Liverpool D 2-2 League Division One
23 Sep 1980 Liverpool v Swindon Town W 5-0 League Cup 3rd round
27 Sep 1980 Liverpool v Brighton and Hove Albion W 4-1 League Division One
01 Oct 1980 Liverpool v Oulun PS W 10-1
Agg: 11-2
European Cup 1st round 2nd leg
04 Oct 1980 Manchester City v Liverpool W 0-3 League Division One
14 Jan 1981 Manchester City v Liverpool W 0-1 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
17 Jan 1981 Norwich City v Liverpool W 0-1 League Division One
24 Jan 1981 Everton v Liverpool L 2-1 FA Cup 4th round
07 Feb 1981 West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool L 2-0 League Division One
02 Oct 1982 Ipswich Town v Liverpool L 1-0 League Division One
30 Nov 1982 Liverpool v Norwich City W 2-0 League Cup 4th round
11 Dec 1982 Liverpool v Watford W 3-1 League Division One
27 Dec 1982 Liverpool v Manchester City W 5-2 League Division One
16 Mar 1983 Liverpool v Widzew Lódz W 3-2
Agg: 3-4
European Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
22 Mar 1983 Brighton and Hove Albion v Liverpool D 2-2 League Division One
26 Mar 1983 Liverpool v Manchester United W 2-1 League Cup Final
02 Apr 1983 Liverpool v Sunderland W 1-0 League Division One
04 Apr 1983 Manchester City v Liverpool W 0-4 League Division One
09 Apr 1983 Liverpool v Swansea City W 3-0 League Division One
16 Apr 1983 Southampton v Liverpool L 3-2 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1976-77 England Under-21 1
1977-78 England B International 1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
15 Dec 1976 England v Wales D 0-0 Under-21
21 Feb 1978 West Germany v England W 1-2 B INTER


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.