Jimmy Wilson (footballer, born 1924)

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Jimmy Wilson
Personal information
Full name James Thompson Wilson
Date of birth (1924-03-15)15 March 1924
Place of birth Middlesbrough, England
Date of death 16 January 1987(1987-01-16) (aged 62)
Place of death Fulham, London, England
Playing position Forward or wing half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1941–194x Fulham 0 (0)
194x–1947 Gravesend & Northfleet
1947–1950 Chelsea 0 (0)
1950 Leeds United 0 (0)
1950–1957 Watford 49 (12)
1957–1958 Southend United 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

James Thompson Wilson (better known as Tug or Jimmy Wilson, 15 March 1924 – 16 January 1987) was an English footballer. He was capable of playing as either a half back or a forward.

His father, Andy Wilson, played for Middlesbrough and Chelsea in the 1920s and 1930s, and was a Scottish international.[1]

Although born in Middlesbrough, Wilson started his career in London, as an amateur at Fulham. He later played for Gravesend & Northfleet, Chelsea and Leeds United, before joining Watford in December 1950. Although largely a reserve at Vicarage Road, Wilson amassed 51 starts in all competitions over his seven years at the club, before joining Southend United for the 1957–58 season.[2][3]

He died on 16 January 1987 in London, aged 62.[3]


  1. ^ Hugman, Barry (1981). Football League Players Records (1946–1981). Aylesbury: Rothmans Publications. p. 358. ISBN 0-907574-08-4. 
  2. ^ Jones, Trefor (1998). Watford Season by Season. T.G. Jones. pp. 110–123. ISBN 0-9527458-1-X. 
  3. ^ a b Jones, Trefor (1996). Watford Football Club Illustrated Who's Who. p. 247. ISBN 0-9527458-0-1.