Ian Rush

Football - 2001

Ian Rush is Liverpool’s all-time top goal scorer with 346 in all competitions in two stints at the club between 1980–1987 and 1988–1996. His 28 international goals in 76 appearances for Wales between 1980 and 1996 was a national record until surpassed by Gareth Bale. He also had short spells with Chester City, Juventus, Leeds United, Newcastle United, Sheffield United, Wrexham and Sydney Olympic before retiring as a player in 2000. He had a short stint as manager of Chester City (2004–05).

He won the European Cup twice (1980–81, 1983–84) the First Division title five times (1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1985–86, 1989–90), the FA Cup three times (1985–86, 1988–89, 1991–92) and the League Cup five times (1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1994–95). He was named as the PFA Young Player of the Year in 1983 and the PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 1984. He was the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year and the Welsh Sports Personality of the Year in 1984. He was Liverpool’s top goal scorer in eight seasons and in 1984 he won the European Golden Boot and the First Division Golden Boot. His 44 FA Cup goals is the second highest of all time and his five FA Cup final goals is a record.

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Ian James Rush (Footballer) Born in St Asaph on 20 October, 1961