Pat Finnerhan

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Patrick Finnerhan (March 1872 in Northwich – 1941) was an English professional footballer who played as a forward for Northwich Victoria, Manchester City, Liverpool and Bristol City.

Finnerhan signed for Northwich in 1891.[1] Northwich lost their Football League status in 1894, and Finnerhan joined Manchester City in the close season. He made his Manchester City debut in the opening match of the 1894-95 season, a 4-2 Second Division defeat to Bury. He scored his first goal for the club on 8 September 1894 against Burslem Port Vale. He played in every Manchester City match that season, finishing as the club's leading scorer with 15 goals.[2] In October 1894 Manchester City signed Finnerhan's former Northwich strike partner Billy Meredith.

In March 1897, having made 89 appearances for Manchester City,[3] Finnerhan transferred to Liverpool. He made eight appearances for Liverpool, scoring one goal, against Wolverhampton Wanderers.[4] He then moved to Bristol City of the Southern League.


  1. ^ "Famous Vics players". Drill Field Den. Archived from the original on 9 March 2001. Retrieved 29 May 2007. 
  2. ^ James, Gary (2006). Manchester City - The Complete Record. Derby: Breedon. ISBN 1-85983-512-0. , p274-279
  3. ^ Baskcomb, Julian (ed.) (1997). Manchester City F.C. Official Handbook 1997-98. Leicester: Polar.  p121
  4. ^ "Player Profile: Patrick Finnerhan". Retrieved 2007-05-29.