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Past Players: Volume 2 - Ian Rush

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Ian Rush, a name when uttered instantly guides you to the title of "Kop Hero". A fan favourite, a genuine bloke and a phenomenal goalscorer.

The Basics

Full Name: Ian James Rush
Nickname: Rushie (or Rushy)
D.O.B: 20th October 1961
Birthplace:St.Asaph, Wales
Height: 5'11
Position: Forward

Early Days

Ian Rush made his footballing career debut in 1979 when he left his high school in the Welsh town of St.Asaph for Chester City. He made his debut against Sheffield Wednesday and actually started in midfield. Rush however made it clear that he could be a very useful forward after scoring 14 goals in 34 games for Chester, not a bad start for the young Welsh lad.

Bob Paisley was the man with the plan and it was none other than himself who paid a record fee at the time of £300,000 for the 18 year old Ian Rush. Still to this day the amount paid is a record for Chester City. Despite the fact that Manchester City and Rush's boyhood team of Everton had shown interest, it was Liverpool Footb…