ON THIS DAY 1912 BELFAST MAN ELISHA SCOTT JOINED LIVERPOOL

Belfast-born Liverpool goalkeeper Elisha Scott

Belfast-born Liverpool goalkeeper Elisha Scott

ON September 4, 1912, Belfast man Elisha Scott joined Livepool Football Club for the start of an illustrious career.

He is one of only a few footballers from Northern Ireland who ever pulled on the red shirt at Anfield after he was signed by manager Tom Watson.

Everton FC were also in the hunt but decided that at 19, Elish Scott was too young.

Born on August 24, 1893, at  6 Bismark Terrace, Moltke Street, off the Donegall Road, Elisha Scott played for Broadway United, who were the local Irish Junior Cup winners.

He also played for the 4th B.B. Company.

On New Year’s Day 1913, he made his debut for Liverpool and returned home to play for Belfast Celtic, and from 1936 as their manager.

He died in 1959, age 66.  His older brother, Billy played for Everton.

In fact, it was his older brother Billy who had recommended Elisha to Liverpool manager Tom Watson.

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