James Moore (footballer, born 1889)

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James Moore
Personal information
Date of birth (1889-05-11)11 May 1889
Place of birth Handsworth, England
Playing position Inside forward
Youth career
Quebec Albion (Handsworth)
Cradley Heath
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1911–1913 Glossop[1] 67 (35)
1913–1926 Derby County[1] 203 (75)
1926–1927 Chesterfield[1] 41 (21)
1927–19?? Mansfield Town
19??–19?? Worcester City
National team
1923 England 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James "Jimmy" Moore (born 11 May 1889) was an English footballer who played at inside-left for Derby County and made one appearance for England in 1923.

Football career[edit]

Moore was born in Handsworth[2] in Birmingham and after playing for local sides Quebec Albion and Cradley Heath joined Glossop in the summer of 1911.[2]

He remained with Glossop, then playing in the Football League Second Division for two seasons before moving to Derby County of the First Division for a fee of £1,500 in October 1913.[2] Although Derby were relegated at the end of Moores's first season with the club, they bounced back and returned as champions in 1915.[3] By this time, however, the First World War had broken out and football was suspended until 1919.[2]

On Christmas Day 1922 (now back in the Second Division), Moore scored five goals for Derby County in a 6–0 victory over Crystal Palace.[4]

In May 1923, Moore was called up to the England team for a tour of Sweden and was one of six débutantes selected for the match against Sweden on 21 May.[5] Although Moore scored in a 4–2 victory, he lost his place for the next game to his namesake, Billy Moore of West Ham United;[6] neither Moore was selected for England again. At the time of his solitary England appearance, Moore was aged 34 years and 11 days.[7]

Moore remained at Derby County until March 1926, helping the club to regain their First Division status, before joining Chesterfield where he spent a season. He then made a few appearances in non-league football for Mansfield Town before winding up his career at Worcester City.[2]


Derby County


  1. ^ a b c Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 188. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Betts, Graham (2006). England: Player by player. Green Umbrella Publishing. p. 173. ISBN 1-905009-63-1. 
  3. ^ Rippon, Anton. "Derby County: Pre-war years were a rollercoaster ride". ByGone Derbyshire. youandyesterday.com. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Rippon, Anton. "Christmas Day fixtures for Derby County". ByGone Derbyshire. youandyesterday.com. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Sweden 2 – England 4". Englandstats.com. 21 May 1923. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Sweden 1 – England 3". Englandstats.com. 24 May 1923. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "England's Oldest Debutants". England Football Online. 18 October 2010. Archived from the original on 16 December 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 

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