Ian James Rush, MBE, (born 20 October 1961, St Asaph) is a retired Welsh professional footballer. At club level Rush played for Liverpool F.C. from 1980-1987 and 1988-1996, and is the club's all-time leading goalscorer, having scored a total of 346 goals in all competitions during his two spells at the club. At international level he made 73 appearances for the Wales national football team and remains the record goalscorer for his country with 28 goals between 1980 and 1996.

Regarded as one of the greatest ever Liverpool players, Rush came 3rd in the 100 Players Who Shook The Kop – an official Liverpool fan poll. He also had short spells with Chester City, Juventus, Leeds United, Newcastle United, Sheffield United, Wrexham and Sydney Olympic. Since retiring as a player in 2000, Rush has had a stint as manager of Chester City (2004–05), and has worked as a television football pundit. He is also acclaimed for his moustache
  • 26 Sep 1979Signs for Chester

    26 Sep 1979 Signs for Chester as an apprentice. Played 42 Scored 17
  • 01 May 1980Signs for Liverpool

    01 May 1980 Signs for Liverpool for £300,000. Played 275 Scored 169
  • 01 July 1986Signs for Juventus

    01 July 1986 Signs for Juventus for £3,200,000 Played 29 Scored 7
  • 02 July 1986On loan to Liverpool

    02 July 1986 On loan to Liverpool Played 57 Scored 40
  • 18 Aug 1988Signs for Liverpool

    18 Aug 1988 Signs for Liverpool for £2,800,000 Played 333 Scored Scored 142
  • 20 May 1996Signs for Leeds

    20 May 1996 Signs for Leeds Free transfer. Played 41 Scored 3
  • 18 Aug 1997Signs for Newcastle

    18 Aug 1997 Signs for Newcastle Free Transfer Played 14 Scored 2
  • 23 Feb 1998On loan to Sheffield United

    23 Feb 1998 On loan to Sheffield United Played 4 Scored 0
  • 01 Aug 1998Signs for Wrexham

    01 Aug 1998 Signs for Wrexham Free transfer Played 24 Scored 0


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