A 1900-01 Football League Division One Championship medal awarded to Billy Dunlop of Liverpool FC, in 15ct. Gold & enamel.
The obverse with the city crest of Liverpool and inscribed LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB, the reverse inscribed LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP, SEASON 1900-1901, W.DUNLOP, BACK
This was the first occasion in the history of club that Liverpool won the Football League Division One Championship title, with a total of 45 points two clear of Sunderland. The Scottish left-back Billy Dunlop played for Liverpool between 1894 and 1909 during which time he made a total of 357 appearances. He won a second Championship medal in 1906, and two Second Division Two medals in 1896 & 1905.
Despite his success south of the border, Dunlop won just a single cap when in his 30s. After his playing career Billy Dunlop was offered a seat on the Mersey Docks Board. Provenance: Bought at Sotheby's, London, 14th July 2000 as lot 14.
Estimate £8,000 - £10,000
Sold For: £8,000
Sporting Memorabilia, Sotheby's New Bond Street Saleroom, London.
Tuesday 16th May 2017