James Macauley

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James Macauley
Personal information
Full name James Lowry Macauley
Date of birth (1889-11-24)24 November 1889
Place of birth Portarlington, County Laois, Ireland
Date of death 8 October 1945(1945-10-08) (aged 55)
Place of death Preston, England
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Cliftonville
1910 Rangers 1 (0)
1910-1913 Huddersfield Town 95 (23)
1913-1915 Preston North End 59
National team
1911–1913 Ireland[1] 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

James Lowry Macauley (born 24 November 1889 - 8 October 1945) was a professional footballer, who played for Rangers, Huddersfield Town and Preston North End. He also played football for Ireland, scoring one goal.

Career[edit]

His family moved to Belfast when he was young and he attended St. Enoch's Presbyterian School, before going to Belfast Royal Academy. McAuley played amateur football for Cliftonville, scoring in their Irish Cup final replay win over Bohemians in Dublin in 1909 and the Irish League victory in 1910, before signing for Rangers.[2] During the Great war he returned to Ireland and guested for Belfast Celtic. In 1919 he returned to England, and played for Leicester City in the Second Division, the club had recently formed after the disbanding of the previous team in the city. At the end of his career he played for Grimsby Town and Lancaster Town and Morecombe.

Macauley is one of only four players born in what is now the Republic of Ireland to play for the club, the others being Alex Craig, Jon Daly and Alex Stevenson.

Honours[edit]

Cliftonville
  • Irish Cup 1909
  • Irish League 1910
Preston North End
  • Division Two Runners-up 1914-1915

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Macauley at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ Jim McAuley NI Football Blog
Sources
  • 99 Years & Counting - Stats & Stories - Huddersfield Town History