James Reid (footballer, born 1879)

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James Reid
Personal information
Full name James Reid[1]
Date of birth (1879-11-18)18 November 1879
Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland
Date of death 1976 (aged 96–97)
Place of death Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England
Playing position Inside-forward
Youth career
Petershill
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1898–1899 Hibernian 7 (3)
1899–1900 Port Vale 17 (2)
1900–1901 West Ham United 19 (5)
1901–1902 Gainsborough Trinity 31 (6)
1902–1903 Worksop Town
1903–1905 Notts County 16 (2)
1905–1906 Watford 19 (7)
1906–190x Tottenham Hotspur 37 (18)
190x–1908 Reading 10 (6)
1908–1910 New Brompton 20 (6)
Total 176+ (55+)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James Reid (born 18 November 1879 – 1976) was a Scottish footballer. An inside-forward, he played for Petershill, Hibernian, Port Vale, West Ham United, Gainsborough Trinity, Worksop Town, Notts County, Watford, Tottenham Hotspur, Reading, and New Brompton. He played in the Scottish Football League First Division, the Football League (both the First Division and Second Division), the Southern League, the Midland League, and the Western League.

Playing career[edit]

Reid played his early football with Petershill, before moving on to First Division club Hibernian. He made his scoring debut for "Hibs" on 3 September 1898, in a 4–1 win at Partick Thistle.[2] He went on to score three goals in eight league and cup appearances in 1898–99.[2]

Reid left Easter Road and moved south of the border to sign with Second Division side Port Vale in July 1899.[1] He scored his first goal in the Football League in a 1–0 win over Walsall at Fellows Park on 21 October.[1] He scored five goals in 25 appearances in the 1899–1900 season, before coming down with an injury in December 1899.[1]

He left the Athletic Ground in the summer to join Arnold Hills's young West Ham United side. He scored five goals in 13 Southern League games in the 1900–01 season.[3] In 1901, he joined Gainsborough Trinity, who would finish bottom of the Second Division in 1901–02. He moved on to Worksop Town of the Midland League, and then signed with Notts County in May 1903. The "Magpies" finished 13th in the First Division in 1903–04, and then last in 1904–05.

Reid joined Southern League side Watford in 1905, and finished as the club's top-scorer in 1905–06 with 15 league and cup goals, including a run of scoring in six consecutive games.[4] He joined Tottenham Hotspur of the Western League in 1906, and finished as the club's top-scorer in 1906–07 with 21 goals. He later represented Southern League clubs Reading and New Brompton. He married a woman from Gainsborough and went on to work at a factory in the town.[4]

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from James Reid profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hibernian[2] 1898–99 Scottish Division One 7 3 1 0 8 3
Burslem Port Vale 1899–1900 Second Division 17 2 4 1 21 3
Gainsborough Trinity 1901–02 Second Division 31 8 1 0 32 8
Notts County 1903–04 First Division 5 0 0 0 5 0
1904–05 First Division 11 2 1 0 12 2
Total 16 2 1 0 17 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 247. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ a b c "Reid, James". fitbastats.com. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "West Ham United James Reid". spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk. Archived from the original on 5 July 2008. Retrieved 17 May 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Profile" (PDF). watfordfcarchive.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 August 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2015.