Jim Towers

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Jim Towers
Personal information
Date of birth (1933-04-15)15 April 1933
Place of birth Shepherd's Bush, England
Date of death 16 September 2010(2010-09-16) (aged 77)
Place of death London, England
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1951–1954 Brentford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1961 Brentford 262 (153)
1961–1962 Queens Park Rangers 28 (15)
1962–1963 Millwall 21 (8)
1963 Gillingham 8 (6)
1963–1964 Aldershot 32 (15)
1964–1965 Romford
1965–1968 Gravesend & Northfleet 77 (46)
Total 428 (243)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jim Towers (15 April 1933 – 16 September 2010[1]) was a professional English footballer.[1][2][3][4]

Having played for Brentford for a decade, Towers is the club's all-time top scorer with 153 goals in 262 league games.[1][2][3][4] He completed his national service in Germany just after signing his first professional contract in 1954.[4]

In May 1961, Towers was sold to Queens Park Rangers, scoring 15 goals in 28 league appearances.[1] After beginning the 1962–63 season with Millwall, he signed for Gillingham in January 1963 for £2,500, spending half a year at the Priestfield.[1][3][4] Towers played only 8 games for the Gills, but scored 6 times.[1] He later played for Aldershot, Romford and Gravesend & Northfleet before retiring in 1968.[1][3]

After his footballing career, Towers worked for 25 years as a baggage handler at London Heathrow Airport.[3] He was married, and had three children.[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Jim Towers – R.I.P.". Aldershot Town F.C. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Jim Towers". Brentford F.C. 20 September 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Jim Towers R.I.P.". Gillingham F.C. 22 September 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Miller, Ed (23 September 2010). "Fleet mourn Jim Towers". Ebbsfleet United F.C. Retrieved 10 November 2010.