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|Full name||James William Ruffell|
|Date of birth||8 August 1900|
|Place of birth||Doncaster, England|
|Date of death||6 September 1989(aged 89)|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|1921–1937||West Ham United||505||(159)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
He was an ever-present during the 1924-25 season, and went on to make 548 senior appearances for the Hammers, a record that wasn't beaten until Bobby Moore surpassed it in 1973. He scored a total of 166 goals, placing him above many of West Ham's finest strikers in the club's records, and was the club's top scorer for the 1927-28 and 1934-35 seasons. Despite this, he didn't score a single goal during the 1921-22, 1932–33 and 1936–37 seasons.
Ruffell left the east London club in 1937. He joined Aldershot for a short spell, playing his last game against Port Vale, the club he'd debuted against 17 years earlier.
- Hogg, Tony (2005). Who's Who of West Ham United. Profile Sports Media. p. 180. ISBN 1-903135-50-8.
- Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888–1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 229. ISBN 1-899468-67-6.
- Jimmy Ruffell at westhamstats.info
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