Jimmy Belcher

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Jimmy Belcher
Personal information
Full name James Alfred Belcher
Date of birth (1932-10-31) 31 October 1932 (age 82)
Place of birth Stepney, England
Playing position Wing half
Youth career
Leyton Orient
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1951 Leyton Orient 0 (0)
1951–1952 Snowdown Colliery Welfare
1952–1954 West Ham United 0 (0)
1954–1958 Crystal Palace 128 (22)
1958–1961 Ipswich Town 27 (0)
1961–1962 Brentford 30 (1)
Total 185 (23)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

James Alfred Belcher, known as Jimmy Belcher or Jim Belcher (born 31 October 1932) is an English former professional footballer who played as a wing half.


Born in Stepney, Belcher played for Leyton Orient, Snowdown Colliery Welfare, West Ham United, Crystal Palace, Ipswich Town, Brentford and Margate.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. 
  2. ^ "Profile". Pride of Anglia.