James Dechan

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James Dechan
Personal information
Full name James Dechan
Born unknown
Died unknown
Playing information

Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1904–≥06 Bradford F.C.
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1905 Other Nationalities 1 0 0 0 0

James Dechan (birth unknown - death unknown), also known by the nickname of "Jim", was a professional rugby league footballer of the 1900s. He played at representative level for Other Nationalities, and at club level for Bradford F.C. (now Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C.).

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Jim Dechan won a cap for Other Nationalities while at Bradford F.C. in 1905 against England.

Championship Final appearances[edit]

Jim Dechan played in Bradford F.C.'s 5-0 victory over Salford in the 1903–04 Championship tiebreaker.[1]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Jim Dechan played centre, i.e number 3, in Bradford F.C.'s 5-0 victory over Salford in the 1906 Challenge Cup Final during the 1905–06 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds, on Saturday 28 April 1906, in front of a crowd of 15,834.[2]

Career records[edit]

Jim Dechan was the league's top try-scorer in the 1904–05 season with 31-tries. Jim Dechan holds Bradford F.C.'s "Most Tries In A Game" record with 7-tries against Bramley on Saturday 13 October 1906 (Note: This record is sometimes quoted as being a Bradford Northern/Bradford Bulls record, but this club was formed in 1907 after this record was set, and after Bradford F.C. became an association football (soccer) club.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1903/04 Northern Union Champions". rugbyleagueheritageproject.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "1906 Challenge Cup winning team". rugbyleagueheritageproject.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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