Ian Rush

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Ian Rush (born October 20, 1961) is a Welsh footballer. He played for Liverpool F.C., and is their all-time highest goalscorer. In two spells with the club, Rush scored 346 goals in 658 league games, having joined them from Chester City in 1980.

In the summer of 1987, he was transferred to the Italian giants, Juventus in Serie A, although he did not join the club until a year later, as part of the deal, allowing to have a final season with Liverpool. His time at Juve was less than successful, netting only seven times in 29 games. After one season, he was back at Anfield, rejoining in the summer of 1988.

He once famously described his stay in the north of Italy as like being "in a foreign country".

He also played for the Welsh national football team for whom he scored 28 goals in 76 games. Unfortunately for the man from North Wales, he never got the chance to play in a major tournament for his country.

Later in his career he played for Leeds United F.C., Newcastle United F.C. and Wrexham F.C.. He was appointed manager of League Two team Chester City F.C. in August 2004 having removed himself from the unofficial shortlist for the post of manager of the Welsh national team in November 2004. He resigned from his post at Chester in April 2005 citing disagreements with the Chairman as the reason for his departure.

Ian Rush was mentioned in a famous British milk television commercial.

The advert featured two boys with strong Scouse accents in Liverpool Football Club shirts. After a game of football they talk about milk. The dialogue ran as follows:

Boy 1: "Do you want a drink?"
Boy 2: "Got any lemonade?"
Boy 1: "If you want!" (he takes a bottle of milk from the fridge)
Boy 2: "Milk.....Ugh!"
Boy 1: "It's what Ian Rush drinks."
Boy 2: "Ian Rush?"
Boy 1: "Yeah, an' he says if I don't drink lots of milk, when I grow up I'm only gonna be good enough to play for Accrington Stanley!"
Boy 2: "Accrington Stanley? ... Who are they??!"
Boy 1: "Exactly!"
Boy 2: "Gimmie some!"
Boy 1: "Gerroff!"

Honours and Awards


Preceded by:
Kenny Dalglish
Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year
1984
Succeeded by:
Neville Southall
Preceded by:
Kenny Dalglish
PFA Players' Player of the Year
1984
Succeeded by:
Peter Reid
Preceded by:
Steve Moran
PFA Young Player of the Year
1983
Succeeded by:
Paul Walsh

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