Ian Rush

Date of birth20 October 1961
Place of birthSt Asaph
NationalityWelsh
Weight79 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionForward

Welsh international Ian Rush is Liverpool's all-time top goalscorer with 346 goals in 658 appearances in all competitions.

With Liverpool, he was an FA Cup runner-up in 1996, 1st Division Champion in 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986 and 1990, FA Cup winner in 1986, 1989 and 1992, League Cup winner in 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1995, League Cup runner-up in 1987, European Cup winner in 1984 and runner-up in 1985, Football Writers Association Footballer of the Year and PFA Footballer of the Year in 1984.

Ian brought his career at the highest level to an end with a season on Tyneside. His only goal for Newcastle United in the League Cup against Hull City took his career total to 49, so equalling Geoff Hurst's competition record.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Chester City 25 Sep 1979 01 May 1980
Liverpool 01 May 1980 01 Jul 1986
Juventus 01 Jul 1986 23 Aug 1988
Liverpool 01 Jul 1986 30 Jun 1987 L
Liverpool 23 Aug 1988 24 May 1996
Leeds United 24 May 1996 15 Aug 1997
Newcastle United 15 Aug 1997 31 May 1998
Sheffield United 23 Feb 1998 21 Mar 1998 L
Wrexham 07 Aug 1998 08 Jul 1999
Sydney Olympic 01 Nov 1999 31 Dec 1999

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1980-81 Liverpool European Cup 1
1980-81 Liverpool League Cup 1
1980-81 Liverpool League Division One 7
1981-82 Liverpool European Cup 3
1
2
1981-82 Liverpool FA Cup 3
3
1981-82 Liverpool League Cup 10
8
1981-82 Liverpool League Division One 32
17
1982-83 Liverpool European Cup 5
2
1982-83 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 1
1
1982-83 Liverpool FA Cup 3
2
1982-83 Liverpool League Cup 8
2
1982-83 Liverpool League Division One 34
24
1983-84 Liverpool European Cup 9
5
1983-84 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 1
1983-84 Liverpool FA Cup 2
2
1983-84 Liverpool League Cup 12
8
1983-84 Liverpool League Division One 41
32
1984-85 Liverpool European Cup 6
5
1984-85 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 1
1984-85 Liverpool FA Cup 6
7
1984-85 Liverpool Intercontinental Cup 1
1984-85 Liverpool League Cup 1
1984-85 Liverpool League Division One 28
14
1984-85 Liverpool UEFA Super Cup 1
1985-86 Liverpool FA Cup 8
6
1985-86 Liverpool League Cup 6
3
1985-86 Liverpool League Division One 40
22
1986-87 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 1
1
1986-87 Liverpool FA Cup 3
1986-87 Liverpool League Cup 9
4
1986-87 Liverpool League Division One 42
30
1987-88 Rest of the World Stapleton Test 1
1
1988-89 Liverpool FA Cup 1
1
3
1988-89 Liverpool League Cup 4
1
1988-89 Liverpool League Division One 16
8
7
1989-90 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 1
1989-90 Liverpool FA Cup 8
6
1989-90 Liverpool League Cup 3
2
1989-90 Liverpool League Division One 36
18
1990-91 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 1
1990-91 Liverpool FA Cup 7
5
1990-91 Liverpool League Division One 37
16
1990-91 Liverpool Rumbelows League Cup 3
5
1991-92 Liverpool FA Cup 4
1
1
1991-92 Liverpool League Cup 3
3
1991-92 Liverpool League Division One 16
2
4
1991-92 Liverpool UEFA Cup 5
1
1992-93 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 1
1
1992-93 Liverpool FA Cup 1
1
1992-93 Liverpool League Cup 4
1
1992-93 Liverpool Premier League 31
1
14
4
1992-93 Liverpool UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 4
5
1993-94 Liverpool FA Cup 2
1
1993-94 Liverpool League Cup 5
4
1993-94 Liverpool Premier League 41
1
14
2
1994-95 Liverpool FA Cup 7
1
1994-95 Liverpool League Cup 7
6
1994-95 Liverpool Premier League 36
12
1995-96 Liverpool FA Cup
4
1
1995-96 Liverpool League Cup 2
1
1995-96 Liverpool Premier League 10
10
5
1995-96 Liverpool UEFA Cup 2
1
1996-97 Leeds United FA Cup 2
2
1996-97 Leeds United League Cup 2
1996-97 Leeds United Premier League 34
2
3
6
1997-98 Newcastle United FA Cup
1
1997-98 Newcastle United League Cup 2
1
1997-98 Newcastle United Premier League 6
4
1997-98 Newcastle United UEFA Champions League 1


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
17 Aug 1996 Derby County v Leeds United D 3-3 Premier League
20 Aug 1996 Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday L 0-2 Premier League
26 Aug 1996 Leeds United v Wimbledon W 1-0 Premier League
04 Sep 1996 Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United W 0-1 Premier League
07 Sep 1996 Leeds United v Manchester United L 0-4 Premier League
14 Sep 1996 Coventry City v Leeds United L 2-1 Premier League
18 Sep 1996 Leeds United v Darlington D 2-2 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
21 Sep 1996 Leeds United v Newcastle United L 0-1 Premier League
12 Oct 1996 Leeds United v Nottingham Forest W 2-0 Premier League
19 Oct 1996 Aston Villa v Leeds United L 2-0 Premier League
23 Oct 1996 Leeds United v Aston Villa L 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
26 Oct 1996 Arsenal v Leeds United L 3-0 Premier League
02 Nov 1996 Leeds United v Sunderland W 3-0 Premier League
16 Nov 1996 Leeds United v Liverpool L 0-2 Premier League
23 Nov 1996 Southampton v Leeds United W 0-2 Premier League
01 Dec 1996 Leeds United v Chelsea W 2-0 Premier League
07 Dec 1996 Middlesbrough v Leeds United D 0-0 Premier League
14 Dec 1996 Leeds United v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 Premier League
21 Dec 1996 Everton v Leeds United D 0-0 Premier League
26 Dec 1996 Leeds United v Coventry City L 1-3 Premier League
28 Dec 1996 Manchester United v Leeds United L 1-0 Premier League
01 Jan 1997 Newcastle United v Leeds United L 3-0 Premier League
11 Jan 1997 Leeds United v Leicester City W 3-0 Premier League
14 Jan 1997 Crystal Palace v Leeds United D 2-2 FA Cup 3rd round
20 Jan 1997 West Ham United v Leeds United W 0-2 Premier League
25 Jan 1997 Leeds United v Crystal Palace W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
29 Jan 1997 Leeds United v Derby County D 0-0 Premier League
01 Feb 1997 Leeds United v Arsenal D 0-0 Premier League
04 Feb 1997 Arsenal v Leeds United W 0-1 FA Cup 4th round
15 Feb 1997 Leeds United v Portsmouth L 2-3 FA Cup 5th round
19 Feb 1997 Liverpool v Leeds United L 4-0 Premier League
22 Feb 1997 Sunderland v Leeds United W 0-1 Premier League
01 Mar 1997 Leeds United v West Ham United W 1-0 Premier League
08 Mar 1997 Leeds United v Everton W 1-0 Premier League
12 Mar 1997 Leeds United v Southampton D 0-0 Premier League
15 Mar 1997 Tottenham Hotspur v Leeds United L 1-0 Premier League
22 Mar 1997 Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United D 2-2 Premier League
07 Apr 1997 Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 Premier League
16 Apr 1997 Wimbledon v Leeds United L 2-0 Premier League
22 Apr 1997 Leeds United v Aston Villa D 0-0 Premier League
03 May 1997 Chelsea v Leeds United D 0-0 Premier League
11 May 1997 Leeds United v Middlesbrough D 1-1 Premier League


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
1979-80 Wales British Home Championship 1
1
1980-81 Wales British Home Championship
1
1980-81 Wales Under-21 1
1
1981-82 Wales British Home Championship 3
1
1981-82 Wales FIFA World Cup 1
1
1981-82 Wales International Friendly 1
1
1981-82 Wales Under-21 1
1982-83 Wales British Home Championship 1
1
1982-83 Wales UEFA European Championship 3
2
1983-84 Wales British Home Championship 3
1983-84 Wales International Friendly 1
2
1983-84 Wales UEFA European Championship 3
1984-85 Wales FIFA World Cup 3
3
1984-85 Wales International Friendly 1
1
1985-86 Wales FIFA World Cup 1
1985-86 Wales International Friendly 3
1
1986-87 Wales International Friendly 1
1986-87 Wales UEFA European Championship 3
2
1987-88 Wales International Friendly 4
2
1987-88 Wales UEFA European Championship 2
1988-89 Wales FIFA World Cup 3
1988-89 Wales International Friendly 1
1989-90 Wales FIFA World Cup 1
1989-90 Wales International Friendly 1
1990-91 Wales International Friendly 3
1990-91 Wales UEFA European Championship 4
3
1991-92 Wales FIFA World Cup 1
1
1991-92 Wales UEFA European Championship 2
1992-93 Wales FIFA World Cup 6
5
1993-94 Wales FIFA World Cup 3
2
1993-94 Wales International Friendly 3
1
1994-95 Wales UEFA European Championship 5
1995-96 Wales International Friendly 1
1995-96 Wales UEFA European Championship 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
21 May 1980 Scotland v Wales L 1-0 British Home Championship
23 May 1980 Wales v Northern Ireland L 0-1 British Home Championship
09 Sep 1980 Netherlands v Wales W 0-2 U21
20 May 1981 England v Wales D 0-0 British Home Championship
14 Oct 1981 Wales v Iceland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
18 Nov 1981 USSR v Wales L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
24 Feb 1982 France v Wales D 0-0 U21
27 Apr 1982 Wales v England L 0-1 British Home Championship
24 May 1982 Scotland v Wales L 1-0 British Home Championship
27 May 1982 Wales v Northern Ireland W 3-0 British Home Championship
02 Jun 1982 France v Wales W 0-1 International Friendly
22 Sep 1982 Wales v Norway W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
15 Dec 1982 Yugoslavia v Wales D 4-4 UEFA European Championship Group 4
23 Feb 1983 England v Wales L 2-1 British Home Championship
27 Apr 1983 Wales v Bulgaria W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
21 Sep 1983 Norway v Wales D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
12 Oct 1983 Wales v Romania W 5-0 International Friendly
16 Nov 1983 Bulgaria v Wales L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
14 Dec 1983 Wales v Yugoslavia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
28 Feb 1984 Scotland v Wales L 2-1 British Home Championship
02 May 1984 Wales v England W 1-0 British Home Championship
22 May 1984 Wales v Northern Ireland D 1-1 British Home Championship
14 Nov 1984 Wales v Iceland W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 7
26 Feb 1985 Wales v Norway D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 1985 Scotland v Wales W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 7
30 Apr 1985 Wales v Spain W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 7
10 Sep 1985 Wales v Scotland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 7
25 Feb 1986 Saudi Arabia v Wales W 1-2 International Friendly
26 Mar 1986 Republic of Ireland v Wales W 0-1 International Friendly
21 Apr 1986 Wales v Uruguay D 0-0 International Friendly
10 Sep 1986 Finland v Wales D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
18 Feb 1987 Wales v USSR D 0-0 International Friendly
01 Apr 1987 Wales v Finland W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
29 Apr 1987 Wales v Czechoslovakia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
14 Oct 1987 Denmark v Wales L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Nov 1987 Czechoslovakia v Wales L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
23 Mar 1988 Wales v Yugoslavia L 1-2 International Friendly
27 Apr 1988 Sweden v Wales L 4-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 1988 Malta v Wales W 2-3 International Friendly
04 Jun 1988 Italy v Wales W 0-1 International Friendly
14 Sep 1988 Netherlands v Wales L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
19 Oct 1988 Wales v Finland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Group 4
26 Apr 1989 Wales v Sweden L 0-2 International Friendly
31 May 1989 Wales v West Germany D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
06 Sep 1989 Finland v Wales L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
28 Mar 1990 Republic of Ireland v Wales L 1-0 International Friendly
11 Sep 1990 Denmark v Wales L 1-0 International Friendly
17 Oct 1990 Wales v Belgium W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
14 Nov 1990 Luxembourg v Wales W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
06 Feb 1991 Wales v Republic of Ireland L 0-3 International Friendly
27 Mar 1991 Belgium v Wales D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
30 May 1991 Poland v Wales D 0-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 1991 Wales v Germany W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
16 Oct 1991 Germany v Wales L 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
13 Nov 1991 Wales v Luxembourg W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
20 May 1992 Romania v Wales L 5-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
09 Sep 1992 Wales v Faroe Islands W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
14 Oct 1992 Cyprus v Wales W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
18 Nov 1992 Belgium v Wales L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
31 Mar 1993 Wales v Belgium W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
28 Apr 1993 Czechoslovakia (RCS) v Wales D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
06 Jun 1993 Faroe Islands v Wales W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Group 4
08 Sep 1993 Wales v Czechoslovakia (rcs) D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Group 4
13 Oct 1993 Wales v Cyprus W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
17 Nov 1993 Wales v Romania L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 4
09 Mar 1994 Wales v Norway L 1-3 International Friendly
20 Apr 1994 Wales v Sweden L 0-2 International Friendly
23 May 1994 Estonia v Wales W 1-2 International Friendly
07 Sep 1994 Wales v Albania W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
16 Nov 1994 Georgia v Wales L 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
14 Dec 1994 Wales v Bulgaria L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 7
26 Apr 1995 Germany v Wales D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
07 Jun 1995 Wales v Georgia L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
06 Sep 1995 Wales v Moldova W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
24 Jan 1996 Italy v Wales L 3-0 International Friendly


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