2024 LFC Legends Match – Fun facts and figures

2024 LFC Legends Match - Fun facts and figures

2024 LFC Legends Match - Fun facts and figures

Ahead of today's eagerly anticipated Legends Charity Match, LFC - Back On Our Perch has put together some fun facts and figures about the Liverpool Legends taking part.

With kick-off just a few hours away, LFC - Back On Our Perch takes a fun look at the Legends taking part in today's Charity Match at Anfield, as Liverpool take on Ajax.

The match is a sell-out, with nearly 60,000 fans attending the game, which is raising money for the LFC Foundation.

The Liverpool squad will be managed by Sir Kenny Dalglish, Ian Rush, and Sven-Goran Eriksson, and includes players such as Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres, Dirk Kuyt, Sami Hyypia, and Jerzy Dudek.

LFC Legends Player Stats

Player Ages

Name

Age

Jerzy Dudek

50

Chris Kirkland

42

Sander Westerveld

49

Daniel Agger

39

Fabio Aurelio

44

Sami Hyypia

50

Bjorn Tore Kvarme

51

Martin Skrtel

39

Gregory Vignal

42

Igor Biscan

45

Steven Gerrard

43

Mark Gonzalez

39

Maxi Rodriguez

43

Momo Sissoko

39

Jay Spearing

35

Ryan Babbel

37

Djibril Cisse

42

Nabil El Zhar

37

Dirk Kuyt

43

Jari Litmanen

53

Fernando Torres

40

As you can see from the table above, Jari Litmanen is the oldest player taking part, at 53, while Jay Spearing is the youngest, at just 35.  The average age of the players is 42 years and 11 months.

Liverpool Appearances and Goals

Name

Apps

Goals

Jerzy Dudek

184

0

Chris Kirkland

45

0

Sander Westerveld

75

0

Daniel Agger

232

14

Fabio Aurelio

134

4

Sami Hyypia

464

35

Bjorn Tore Kvarme

54

0

Martin Skrtel

320

18

Gregory Vignal

20

0

Igor Biscan

117

3

Steven Gerrard

710

185

Mark Gonzalez

33

3

Maxi Rodriguez

73

17

Momo Sissoko

87

1

Jay Spearing

55

0

Ryan Babbel

146

22

Djibril Cisse

82

24

Nabil El Zhar

32

1

Dirk Kuyt

285

71

Jari Litmanen

43

9

Fernando Torres

142

81

The 21 players taking part today have amassed 3,333 appearances for Liverpool, with Steven Gerrard topping the list with 710 LFC appearances.  At the other end of the scale, Gregory Vignal made just 20 appearances for the Reds.  In terms of goals, Steven Gerrard again tops the list, with 185 goals, ahead of Fernando Torres (81), and Dirk Kuyt (71).  All-together the 21 players scored a total of 488 goals for Liverpool!

Total Career Appearances and Goals

Name

Apps

Goals

Jerzy Dudek

368

0

Chris Kirkland

321

0

Sander Westerveld

440

0

Daniel Agger

305

21

Fabio Aurelio

259

17

Sami Hyypia

753

49

Bjorn Tore Kvarme

387

2

Martin Skrtel

662

35

Gregory Vignal

184

8

Igor Biscan

377

28

Steven Gerrard

749

190

Mark Gonzalez

262

54

Maxi Rodriguez

670

195

Momo Sissoko

402

16

Jay Spearing

465

24

Ryan Babbel

650

134

Djibril Cisse

610

271

Nabil El Zhar

357

41

Dirk Kuyt

807

298

Jari Litmanen

599

227

Fernando Torres

768

263

Very few players stay at one club for their entire career, with today's squad having played for over 50 different clubs, amassing a total of 10,395 career appearances!  That's more games than Liverpool has played in its entire 130 history.  In terms of goals, Dirk Kuyt leads the way with 298 career goals, just ahead of Djibril Cisse (271), and Fernando Torres (263).

International Appearances and Goals

Name

Apps

Goals

Jerzy Dudek

60

0

Chris Kirkland

1

0

Sander Westerveld

6

0

Daniel Agger

75

12

Fabio Aurelio

13

1

Sami Hyypia

105

5

Bjorn Tore Kvarme

1

0

Martin Skrtel

104

6

Gregory Vignal

0

0

Igor Biscan

15

1

Steven Gerrard

114

21

Mark Gonzalez

56

6

Maxi Rodriguez

57

16

Momo Sissoko

34

2

Jay Spearing

0

0

Ryan Babbel

69

10

Djibril Cisse

41

9

Nabil El Zhar

10

2

Dirk Kuyt

104

24

Jari Litmanen

137

32

Fernando Torres

110

38

Many of the Legends have also had celebrated International careers, with Jari Litmanen, Steven Gerrard, Dirk Kuyt, Fernando Torres, Martin Skrtel, and Sami Hyypia all making over 100 appearances for their countries.  In total, the 21 players have 1,112 international caps between them, scoring 185 international goals.

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  1. Nik

    Great article again thank you. Lots of fun stats that would be great in a pub quiz !!

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