Ian Rush is a former Liverpool striker who is widely considered as one of the greatest of his generation. He was born on October 20, 1961, in St Asaph, Wales.
Rush began his professional career with his hometown club Chester City before Bob Paisley signed him for Liverpool in 1980 for a record fee of £300,000.
He spent 15 seasons with the Reds and became the club’s all-time leading goal scorer with 346 goals in all competitions. During his time at Anfield, he won five English league titles, three FA Cups, five League Cups, and two European Cups.
Rush went on to play for Juventus, Leeds United, Newcastle United, Sheffield United, and Wrexham before retiring in 2000. He was also a regular member of the Welsh national team and scored 28 goals in 73 appearances.
After retiring from playing, Rush has worked as a television pundit and coach, often assisting Sir Kenny Dalglish managing the Liverpool Legends team.
Today, Rush is remembered as one of the greatest goalscorers of his generation, and his legacy at Liverpool endures. He is a club legend and a true icon of Welsh football.