Jimmy Gill

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Jimmy Gill
James 'Jimmy' Gill.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1894-11-09)9 November 1894
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Date of death 1964 (aged 69–70)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1913–1920 Sheffield Wednesday 38 (9)
1920–1925 Cardiff City 184 (82)
1925 Blackpool 15 (4)
1925–1927 Derby County 63 (35)
1928–1929 Crystal Palace 10 (3)
Scarborough
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

James J. Gill (9 November 1894 – 1964) was an English professional footballer. He was born in Sheffield.[1]

Gill began his career at hometown side Sheffield Wednesday in 1913. With the club suffering financial difficulties he was sold to Cardiff City in 1920 for £750 and was the club's top scorer in its first year in the Football League, he would go on to consistently challenge for the award along with strike partner Len Davies during his five years at the club. While at the club he also played in the 1925 FA Cup Final, which they went on to lose 1–0 to Sheffield United; the following season, he left to join Frank Buckley's Blackpool.[2]

He made a scoring debut for Blackpool on 24 October 1925, in a 4–0 victory over Wolves at Bloomfield Road, netting the first goal, he made a further fourteen appearances during the 1925–26 league campaign, scoring three more goals. His final game for Blackpool occurred on 6 February 1926, in a 5–0 defeat at Port Vale.

Gill ended his career with spells at Derby County, Crystal Palace and Scarborough.[1]

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Footnotes
  1. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2012) [2002]. Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 110. ISBN 978-1-905891-61-0.
  2. ^ Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Derby: The Breedon Books Publishing Company. pp. 73–74. ISBN 1-85983-462-0.
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