Jimmy Forsyth

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Jimmy Forsyth
Personal information
Full name James Forsyth
Date of birth (1904-10-18)18 October 1904
Place of birth Armadale, Scotland
Date of death 1982 (aged 77–78)
Playing position Left half / Inside left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1925 Portsmouth 3 (0)
1928–1929 Gillingham 34 (0)
1929–1943 Millwall 321 (47)
Teams managed
1964 Ipswich Town (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

James "Jimmy" Forsyth (18 October 1904 – 1982) was a Scottish football player, trainer and physiotherapist, who made more than 350 appearances in the Football League playing as a left half or inside left for Portsmouth, Gillingham and Millwall. Born in Armadale, West Lothian, he began his playing career in his native Scotland with Armadale and Bathgate,[1] and finally retired from playing in 1943 to become assistant trainer of Millwall. He then became first-team trainer at Ipswich Town, a post he held for 15 years,[2] and was caretaker manager of the club for a brief period in 1964, between the departure of Jackie Milburn and the arrival of Bill McGarry.[3] He retired in 1971[2] and died in 1982.[1]


  1. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 93. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b "Trainers & Coaches". Pride of Anglia. Retrieved 14 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Jimmy Forsyth (Caretaker)". Pride of Anglia. Archived from the original on 4 March 2008.