Jim Cassidy (footballer)

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Jim Cassidy
Personal information
Full name James Cassidy
Date of birth 2 December 1869
Place of birth Kilmarnock, Scotland
Date of death Not known
Place of death Not known
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Kilmarnock Athletic
Glasgow Hibernian
1889–1891 Bolton Wanderers 31 (21)
1891 Carfin Shamrock
1891–1892 Bolton Wanderers 26 (18)
1892 Celtic
1892–1898 Bolton Wanderers 137 (45)
Total 194 (84)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jim Cassidy was a Scottish footballer who played most of his career as a centre-forward for Bolton Wanderers in the late 19th century.

Cassidy was born in Kilmarnock on 2 December 1869 and started his football career at Kilmarnock, before moving on to Glasgow Hibernian.

In 1889, Cassidy joined Bolton where he remained (with short spells with Carfin Shamrock and Celtic) for 9 seasons, making 219 appearances, scoring 101 goals.

In an FA Cup tie against Sheffield United on 1 February 1890, Cassidy scored 5 goals in a 13-0 rout, with a further 4 goals coming from Davie Weir.

Cassidy also scored Bolton’s consolation goal in the 1894 FA Cup Final - Bolton were 4-0 down to Notts County when, with three minutes to play, County’s goalkeeper George Toone came out to meet a Bolton attack only to slip while attempting to clear and leave Cassidy with one of the easiest cup final goals of all time.


Bolton Wanderers