Jimmy Briggs

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Jimmy Briggs
Personal information
Full name James Briggs
Date of birth (1937-04-08)8 April 1937
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Date of death 9 April 2011(2011-04-09) (aged 74)
Place of death Dundee, Scotland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Full back
Youth career
1953–1955 St Mary's Youth Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1970 Dundee United 334 (31)
1970–1971 Montrose 6 (0)
1971–1974 Keith
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

James "Jimmy" Briggs (8 April 1937 – 9 April 2011) was a Scottish professional footballer who played as a full back. Briggs played the majority of his career with Dundee United, making nearly 400 appearances and captaining the side when they defeated Barcelona in their first European campaign in the 1960s. After leaving the club he briefly played for Montrose and Highland League team Keith.

Briggs was named in 2008 as one of the inaugural inductees to the Dundee United Hall of Fame.[1]


  1. ^ Brown, John (5 February 2008). "Blether with Brown - 05 February 2008". The Evening Telegraph.