Jim Feeney

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Jim Feeney
Personal information
Full name James McBurney Feeney
Date of birth (1921-06-23)23 June 1921
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Date of death March 1985 (age 63)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1939–1941 Crusaders
1941–1946 Linfield
1946–1950 Swansea Town 88 (0)
1950–1956 Ipswich Town 214 (0)
National team
1946–1949 Ireland 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

James McBurney "Jim" Feeney (23 June 1921 – March 1985) was a Northern Irish professional footballer. During his career he made almost 100 appearances for Swansea City and over 200 appearances for Ipswich Town. Feeney's son and grandson, both named Warren, later represented Northern Ireland.[1]

Club career[edit]

Born in Belfast, Feeney began his career as a junior with Crusaders. After they withdrew from football in 1941 due to the Second World War, he moved to Linfield with whom he played throughout the war as a winger before moving to full back.[2] He helped the side win three wartime league championships and Irish Cup's before moving to Swansea Town in December 1946.[1] After several years at Vetch Field, Feeney was appointed team captain and led Swansea to the Division Three South title before moving to Ipswich Town in March 1950. He made over 200 appearances at Portman Road before retiring in April 1956.[2]

International career[edit]

Feeney represented Ireland twice in wartime internationals, later winning his first full cap on 27 November 1946 in a 0–0 draw with Scotland. His second and final cap came three years later in a 9–2 defeat to England during the 1950 British Home Championship.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Past players". Swansea City A.F.C. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Jim Feeney". Northern Ireland's Footballing Greats. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  3. ^ "England 9-2 Ireland". The Football Association. Retrieved 2010-03-09. [dead link]

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