James Bagshaw

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James Bagshaw
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Personal information
Full name John James Bagshaw
Date of birth (1885-12-25)25 December 1885
Place of birth Derby, England
Date of death 25 August 1966(1966-08-25) (aged 80)
Place of death Nottingham, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Graham Street Prims
Fletcher's Athletic
1906–1920 Derby County
1920–1921 Notts County
1921–1922 Watford 14 (0)
1922–? Ilkeston United
National team
1919 England 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John James Bagshaw (25 December 1885 – 25 August 1966) was an English footballer who spent the majority of his career with Derby County. He also represented the English national side. He was a defender who could play anywhere along the half-back line.[1]

Bagshaw was born in Derby, and began playing football with Graham Street Prims. He also played for Fletcher's Athletic, his works team.[2] After being invited to play in a trial match by Derby County, he was signed b the club in October 1906.[2] His career with the club was split by the First World War, during which all league football was suspended. Bagshaw did however represent Notts County in war-time friendlies.[1] He continued his career with Derby after the end of war and in 1919 he won his sole full cap for England. He also played an unofficial game for England in a "Victory International".[1]

He left Derby in February 1920, having won two Second Division titles in his time with the club.[1] He joined Notts County and subsequently moved to Watford for £200 in May 1921.[1] He played 14 games for the club, all in the league.[1]

In 1922 he joined Ilkeston United on a free transfer, and later played for Grantham.[1] After retiring from playing he worked as a scout for Nottingham Forest, Notts County and Coventry City, as well as being on Forest's training staff during the Second World War.[1] He died in Nottingham, aged 80.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Jones, Trefor (1996). The Watford Football Club Illustrated Who's Who. Surrey: T.G Jones. p. 29. ISBN 0-9527458-0-1. 
  2. ^ a b From Prims to the Rams and England Derby Telegraph, 14 October 2013

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