Jim Bellamy

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Jim Bellamy
Personal information
Full name James Francis Bellamy[1]
Date of birth (1881-09-11)11 September 1881
Place of birth Bethnal Green, England
Date of death 30 March 1969(1969-03-30) (aged 87)
Place of death Chadwell Heath
Playing position Right half / Outside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Barking
Grays United
Reading 3 (2)
1903–1907 Woolwich Arsenal 29 (4)
1907–1908 Portsmouth 6 (3)
1908 Norwich City 17 (5)
1908–1912 Dundee 118 (44)
1912 Motherwell 8 (1)
1912–1914 Burnley 17 (3)
1914 Fulham 17 (1)
1917–1918 Dundee Hibernian
Southend United 6 (0)
Ebbw Vale
Barking Town
Teams managed
1926–1928 Brescia
1929–1931 Barcelona
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James Francis Bellamy (11 September 1881 – 30 March 1969) was an English football player and manager who played as right half or outside right for a number of clubs in the Football League, including Woolwich Arsenal, Burnley and Fulham.[1] He also played in Scotland, winning the Scottish Cup with Dundee in 1910.

Bellamy went on to coach in various European countries, such as Germany, Italy with Brescia Calcio,[2] and Spain with FC Barcelona.[3]

Early life[edit]

Bellamy was born in Bethnal Green, Middlesex, on 11 September 1881.

Playing career[edit]

Bellamy began his career in non-League football with Barking, Grays United and Reading. He then joined Woolwich Arsenal in May 1903, making his first team debut in 1905.[4] He was transferred to Portsmouth in 1907, and also played for Norwich City before joining Dundee in May 1908.[5] He was part of the Dundee team that won the 1910 Scottish Cup Final against Clyde. After a goalless draw, Bellamy scored Dundee's first goal as they won the replay 2–1.[6]

Bellamy left Dundee in May 1912, when he was transferred to Motherwell.[7] He returned to England shortly afterwards, joining Burnley in October 1912.[8] He then signed for Fulham in July 1914.[9]

Bellamy later played for Dundee Hibernian during the 1917–18 season,[10] and also played for Southend United and Ebbw Vale before ending his career at Barking Town.[note 1]

Management career[edit]

After retiring as a player, Bellamy began a coaching career in Europe. He managed Brescia in the Italian Football Championship from 1926 to 1928 before going to Spain. He was appointed trainer at Barcelona, assisting Romà Forns. He helped the club win the inaugural La Liga title before taking over as manager from 1929 to 1931. During this time Barcelona won the Catalan football championship twice, but suffered their record defeat, losing 12–1 to Athletic Bilbao.[11] He also coached in Germany.

Returning to England, Bellamy was appointed coach of Barking Town in February 1933, but was dismissed three months later. He later claimed for wrongful dismissal, but lost in court.[12]

After football[edit]

Bellamy died at Chadwell Heath, London, on 30 March 1969.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Dundee

Manager[edit]

Barcelona

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bellamy's former club Barking had changed their name to Barking Town in 1919.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. SoccerData. p. 23. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ [1] El Mundo Deportivo, 27 March 1929 release
  3. ^ [2] El Mundo Deportivo, 6 December 1931 release
  4. ^ "James Bellamy". Arsenal F.C. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Latest signatures". The Evening Telegraph and Post. Dundee. Retrieved 10 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ "1910 - Scottish Cup win". Dundee F.C. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Bellamy, of Dundee, is transferred to Motherwell". The Courier. Dundee. 1 May 1912. Retrieved 10 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ "Sporting paragraphs". The Nottingham Evening Post. 8 October 1912. Retrieved 10 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  9. ^ "Bellamy goes to Fulham". The Courier. Dundee. 4 July 1914. Retrieved 10 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  10. ^ Gracie, Steve (2008). A Passion for Survival: Dundee United FC, a Comprehensive History 1909–1945. Dundee: Arabest Publishing. p. 191. ISBN 9780955834103. 
  11. ^ "James Bellamy (1929-31)". FC Barcelona. Archived from the original on 1 October 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  12. ^ "'Jimmy' Bellamy loses action". The Courier and Advertiser. Dundee. 9 March 1934. Retrieved 12 November 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).