Jimmy Davidson (footballer, born 1925)

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James "Jimmy" Anderson Davidson (born 8 November 1925 in Douglas Water, South Lanarkshire, died 24 January 1996) was a Scottish footballer who played for Partick Thistle, Inverness Caledonian and the Scotland national team.[1]

Davidson joined Partick from Muirkirk in 1945 and played for the Maryhill club for the next 15 years. During this time he helped the side to three League Cup finals (all lost) and gained selection to the Scottish League representative side five times.[2] He also earned a total of eight caps for Scotland between 1954 and 1955, scoring once in a 2–2 draw with Northern Ireland in November 1954. He was part of the side which made Scotland's first appearance in the FIFA World Cup finals, in Switzerland in 1954.

Davidson left Partick in 1960, joining Highland League side Inverness Caley for three seasons. Upon his playing retirement he rejoined Partick as groundsman.[2] His brother Andy was also a professional footballer, who holds the most appearances record for Hull City.[2]

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  1. ^ "Jimmy Davidson". National Football Teams. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Lamming, Douglas (1987). A Scottish Soccer Internationalists Who’s Who, 1872–1986 (Hardback). Hutton Press. (ISBN 0-907033-47-4). 

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