Irish Footballers that Played for Liverpool - Billy McDevitt
Billy McDevitt - Introduction
Billy McDevitt was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 5 January 1898. He was a centre half in the very successful Belfast United team at the time. In 1923 McDevitt signed for Liverpool FC who already had some very good defenders.
Billy McDevitt & Liverpool
Billy McDevitt made his Liverpool debut on 17 November 1923 against Aston Villa. In front of 25,000 fans at Villa Park the teams played out a 0-0 draw. Also included in the team that day was fellow Northern Ireland man, the great goalkeeper Elisha Scott. McDevitt appeared in the return match against Villa at Anfield a week later when Liverpool won 1-0.
McDevitt made just one more appearance in the 1923/24 season. On the 1 March 1924 he was a member of the Liverpool team that succumbed 3-1 to Arsenal at Highbury in London. Harry Chambers scored the only Liverpool goal. Billy McDevitt made just one appearance for the Merseyside club during his short Anfield career.
On 18 October 1924 he played in 4-1 home win over Sheffield United. The match was also notable because Dick Forshaw scored all four goals for the Reds. In 1925 Billy McDevitt left Liverpool to join Swansea City having played just four matches and no goals scored.
Billy McDevitt - Ireland Career
There is no record of Billy McDevitt having made any appearances for Ireland at senior international level.
Billy McDevitt - Liverpool & Ireland Statistics
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