John Wark:  Midfielder in club 1983 - 1988
 John Wark:  Midfielder
 Date of Birth: 04/08/57
 Squad: number:
 With the Reds: 1983-1988
 Bought from: Ipswich Town
 Signed for LFC: Ј450,000 10.03.1984
 Debut: 31st March 1984 v Watford (A) D1 win 2-0, goal (Aged 25)
 Debut goal: 31.03.1984
 1st team league games: 64 (+ 6 as sub)
 1st team league goals: 28
 Total 1st team games: 94 (+ 14 as sub)
 Total 1st team goals: 42
 Contract expiry: 04.01.1988, transfer to Ipswich Town
 International caps: 29 (3 as Liverpool) Scotland, U-21
 International goals: 7
 International debut: 19.05.1979 vs. Wales
 Former clubs: Ipswich Town, Ipswich Town, Middlesbrough, Ipswich Town
 Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland
 Honours: 2 Division One Championship 83/84, 85/86,  1 Screen Sport Super Cup 85/86

 Runners up: 1 European Cup 84/85
 Honours former clubs: 1 FA Cup,  1 UEFA Cup (all Ipswich Town)
 Personal Honours:
 Personal Honours former clubs: PFA Player of the Year 1981 (Ipswich Town)

  Total LFC and other club games/goals *

League FA Cup FL Cup Europe Other Total
Seasons App Gls App Gls App Gls App Gls App Gls App Gls
1983-84 9 2 9 2
1984-85 40 18 7 4 2/1 10 5 2 61/1 27
1985-86 7/2 3 2/2 2 2/1 1 1/2 12/7 6
1986-87 8/3 5 2 1/2 2 " 11/5 7
1987-88 0/1 1 1/1
Total 64/6 28 11/2 6 6/4 3 10 5 5 94/14 42

  A more detailed look at the player's appearances

  Total   started/substitutions   Total   Competition
  94   Started   70   League
  30   On the bench   13   FA Cup
  14   Substitute   10   League Cup
  14   Substituted   9   European Cup
  3   Screen Sport Super Cup
  1   World Club Championship
  1   European Super Cup
  1   Charity Shield

  Career Milestones for John Wark:

  Appearances in all competitions

Date Against Result Venue Competition
1 31.03.1984   Watford 2-0   Vicarage Road League
50 06.03.1985   Austria Vienna 1-1   Gerhard Hanappi Europe
100 24.01.1987   Newcastle U 2-0   Anfield League

   Goals in all competitions

Date Min. Against Result Venue Competition
1 31.03.1984 58   Watford 2-0   Vicarage R. League

  Next time you can to see how John Wark playin for Reserves team FC Liverpool.

  Update 09.11.2006


  The Scotland international was signed by manager Joe Fagan for J450,000 from Ipswich in March 1984 to re-inforce Liverpool's midfield armoury which was being depleted by Graeme Souness' impending departure to Sampdoria.

  The Glaswegian won impressive notices at Portman Road during Bobby Robson's management era. He had arrived as an apprentice and won FA Cup and UEFA Cup winners medals with the Suffolk club, for whom he became a formidable marksman from midfield, revelling in their contests against Continental opposition who found him an elusive player to mark.

  Wark was voted 'Player of the Year' by his fellow professionals of the PFA in 1981. His ability to make telling runs from deep positions and strike crucial goals was instantly evident after his arrival at Anfield. He scored against Watford on his debut and scored again against Leicester as Liverpool went on to retain the Championship.

  The following season he scored five times in 10 European outings, including the winner in the away leg against Lech Poznan and a hat trick against the Polish side in the Anfield return. He broke a leg in 1986 and rejoined Ipswich for J100,000 two years later after scoring 42 Liverpool goals in 108 appearances.


  1984 v England, France, Yugoslavia (3)
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