Jimmy McGuigan

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Jimmy McGuigan
Personal information
Full name James McGuigan
Date of birth (1924-03-01)1 March 1924
Place of birth Addiewell, Scotland
Date of death 1988 (aged 63–64)
Playing position Wing half
Youth career
Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1947 Hamilton Academical 11 (4)
1947–1949 Sunderland 3 (1)
1949–1950 Stockport County 43 (9)
1950–1956 Crewe Alexandra 207 (32)
1956–1959 Rochdale 70 (2)
Total 334 (48)
Teams managed
1960–1964 Crewe Alexandra
1964–1967 Grimsby Town
1967–1973 Chesterfield
1973–1979 Rotherham United
1979–1982 Stockport County
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

James "Jimmy" McGuigan (1 March 1924 – 1988) was a Scottish professional football player and manager.


Playing career[edit]

McGuigan, who played as a wing half, played junior football with Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic, before turning professional in 1946 with Hamilton Academical. After just one season in the Scottish Football League, McGuigan moved to England, playing in the Football League for Sunderland, Stockport County, Crewe Alexandra and Rochdale. McGuigan made a total of 334 League appearances between 1946 and 1959, scoring 48 goals.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring as a player in 1959, McGuigan became a coach at former club Crewe Alexandra, before becoming manager in March 1960.[2] After leaving Crewe in 1964, he later managed Grimsby Town, Chesterfield, Rotherham United and Stockport County.[3] At Chesterfield, McGuigan won the 1969-70 Fourth Division title; he won the Manager of the Year award the same year.[4]


  1. ^ "Player profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "The Managers: Jim McGuigan". Chesterfield F.C. official website. 21 June 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Manager profile". League Managers Association. Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chesterfield FC: a potted history". Chesterfield F.C. official website. Retrieved 12 October 2010.