Jim Dempsey

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Jim Dempsey
Personal information
Full name James Dempsey
Date of birth (1946-11-05) 5 November 1946 (age 73)
Place of birth Scotland
Playing position Centre Back
Youth career
to 1969 Larkhall Thistle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1971 Hamilton Academical 26 (2)
1971–1975 Raith Rovers 93 (6)
1975–1976 Stirling Albion 30 (2)
1976–1981 Hamilton Academical 112 (3)
1981 Albion Rovers 9 (0)
1981–? Larkhall Thistle[1] ? (?)
Teams managed
1988–1989 Hamilton Academical
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jim Dempsey (born 5 November 1946[2]) is a Scottish former football player and manager.

As a player Dempsey, who was known as a hard man,[3] was most associated with Hamilton Academical, with whom he had two spells, and Raith Rovers, although he also turned out for Stirling Albion, Albion Rovers and Larkhall Thistle.

He had a sole season back as manager at Hamilton, following the departure of John Lambie to Partick Thistle, although the club finished far adrift at the foot of the Scottish Premier Division and he was dismissed. He was subsequently announced as manager of Fauldhouse United in 1992[4] and later returned to the Accies as assistant boss under Chris Hillcoat in 2003.[5]


  1. ^ "ALBION ROVERS : 1946/47 - 2013/14". Neil Brown. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  2. ^ Jim Dempsey Record vs Heart of Midlothian
  3. ^ Former Players Pick a Winner
  4. ^ West Lothian Council Community Resources
  5. ^ Jim joins Accies' fight[dead link]