Jimmy Simpson - Player Profile


Full Name:James McM Simpson
Position:Centre Forward/Centre Half
Signed:August 13th, 1925
First Manager:Jimmy Brownlie
Career Stats: 78 appearances, 8 goals
Debut: August 15th, 1925 - Raith Rovers 4 - 2 Dundee United (League - Division One)
First Goal: December 26th, 1925 - Airdrieonians 0 - 1 Dundee United (League - Division One)

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 1941/42  North Eastern 18 1 0.06 - - 33.3% 33.3% 33.3%
 1926/27  Division One 36 5 0.14 - - 25.0% 19.4% 55.6%
 1925/26  Division One 24 2 0.08 - - 25.0% 20.8% 54.2%
78 (0) 8 0.10

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Dec 20th, 1941 Supplementary Cup  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 2 - 6
 Dec 13th, 1941 Supplementary Cup  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 4 - 1
 Dec 6th, 1941 Supplementary Cup  (A)  vs. East Fife 1 - 1
 Nov 29th, 1941 Supplementary Cup  (H)  vs. East Fife 3 - 2
 Nov 22nd, 1941 Supplementary Cup  (A)  vs. St Bernard's 3 - 3
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Aug 9th, 1941 Wartime  (H)  vs. East Fife 1 - 1
 Mar 2nd, 1927 League  (H)  vs. Hamilton Academical 1 - 2
 Feb 12th, 1927 League  (A)  vs. Queen's Park 3 - 5
 Nov 13th, 1926 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 2 - 2
 Oct 2nd, 1926 League  (H)  vs. Queen's Park 2 - 2

Jimmy was a schoolboy international who signed from Newburgh West End. Although just two seasons at Tannadice, he was a big favourite and there was disappointment when he left at the end of 1926-27, still just eighteen years old, to join Rangers for a fee said to be in the region of 2,500 (although some reports quoted the figure at much less).

He became a Scotland international and in 1941, returned to United before moving on to join St Mirren. His son was Ronnie Simpson the popular Celtic and Scotland goalkeeper.

 Goals Scored
Dec 26th, 1925 League  (A)  vs. Airdrie 1 - 0 (30')
Apr 24th, 1926 League  (A)  vs. Celtic 2 - 6 (-)
Sep 11th, 1926 League  (A)  vs. Cowdenbeath 1 - 4 (-)
Oct 2nd, 1926 League  (H)  vs. Queen's Park 2 - 2 (-)
Nov 13th, 1926 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 2 - 2 (-)
Feb 12th, 1927 League  (A)  vs. Queen's Park 3 - 5 (-)
Mar 2nd, 1927 League  (H)  vs. Hamilton 1 - 2 (-)
Aug 9th, 1941 Wartime  (H)  vs. East Fife 1 - 1 (40')

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