James Morton (footballer)

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James Morton
Personal information
Full name James Morton
Date of birth (1885-08-22)22 August 1885
Place of birth Leith, Scotland
Date of death 29 July 1926(1926-07-29) (aged 40)
Place of death Edinburgh
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1906–1907 Hibernian 25 (7)
1907 Bradford City 0 (0)
1907 Stoke 0 (0)
1908 Tottenham Hotspur 2 (0)
?–? Hibernian 0 (0)
?–? St Bernard's 0 (0)
?–? Bathgate 0 (0)
1913 Barnsley 18 (3)
1913–1914 Bristol City 12 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James Morton (22 August 1885–29 July 1926) was a Scottish professional footballer who played for Hibernian, Bradford City, Stoke City, Tottenham Hotspur, St Bernard's, Bathgate, Barnsley and Bristol City.[1]

Football career[edit]

After spells with Hibernian, Bradford City and Stoke City, Morton joined Tottenham Hotspur in 1908. The centre forward played twice for the Spurs.[2] He re-joined Hibernian before playing for St Bernards and Bathgate. In 1913 he joined Barnsley where he featured in 18 matches and scored three goals. Morton went on to sign for Bristol City where featured in a further 12 matches and netting seven times before ending his playing career.

Post-football career[edit]

After his playing career had ended he became a trainer at Nuneaton. Morton died at his home in Edinburgh on 29 July 1926 after a long illness.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records. soccerdata. p. 191. ISBN 1-899468-63-3. 
  2. ^ Tottenham Hotspur F.C A-Z of players Retrieved 3 December 2012 Archived June 3, 2009, on WebCite
  3. ^ "Hibernian FC". Fitbatstats. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 

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