Jim Appleby

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Jim Appleby
Personal information
Full name James Park Appleby
Date of birth (1934-06-15)15 June 1934
Place of birth Shotton Colliery, England
Date of death 6 January 2014(2014-01-06) (aged 79)
Place of death Peterlee, County Durham, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1957 Burnley 1 (0)
1957–1961 Blackburn Rovers 2 (0)
1961–1962 Southport 13 (0)
1962–1963 Chester City 1 (0)
1963–1964 Horden Colliery Welfare ? (?)
Total 17 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

James Park "Jim" Appleby (15 June 1934 - 6 January 2014) was an English professional footballer who played as a defender.

Appleby started his professional career with Burnley after playing amateur football with Wingate Welfare.[1] He made his debut for the club on 1 May 1957 in the 0–1 home defeat to Blackpool.[2] He then moved to local rivals Blackburn Rovers but played only two league matches for the club during a four-year spell.[3] In 1961, Appleby joined Southport where he made 13 league appearances in one season with the team. He ended his professional career with Chester City, where he played one match in the 1962–63 season before moving into non-league football.[3] He had a spell as manager of Horden Colliery Welfare during the 1960s.[1]

Appleby, aged 79, died on 6 January 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret and is survived by three children.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Simpson, Ray (1996). The Clarets Collection 1946–1996. Burnley FC. p. 17. ISBN 0-9521799-0-3. 
  2. ^ Simpson, Ray (2007). The Clarets Chronicles: The Definitive History of Burnley Football Club 1882–2007. p. 283. 
  3. ^ a b "Jim Appleby profile". Post War Players Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 2010-03-26. 
  4. ^ Jimmy Appleby passes away