James Higgins (footballer)

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James Higgins
Personal information
Full name James Higgins[1]
Date of birth 1874
Place of birth Cradley Heath, England
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Stourbridge
1897–1898 Small Heath 6 (3)
1898–1900 Netherton
1900–19?? Halesowen Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James Higgins (1874 – after 1899) was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Small Heath.[2] Born in Cradley Heath, Staffordshire, Higgins played local football for Stourbridge before joining Small Heath in 1897.[1] A centre forward, he made his debut in the Second Division on 2 April 1898 in a 2–1 win at Luton Town. He kept his place for the remaining five games of the 1897–98 season, and scored three goals,[3] but when the club signed Bob McRoberts he decided his future lay back in non-league football.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 97. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  2. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 124. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  3. ^ Matthews, p. 144.