Jim Fotheringham

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Jim Fotheringham
Personal information
Full name James Gibb Fotheringham[1]
Date of birth (1933-12-19)19 December 1933
Place of birth Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Date of death 1977 (aged 43–44)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1959 Arsenal 72 (0)
1959 Heart of Midlothian 0 (0)
1959–1960 Northampton Town[2] 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James Gibb Fotheringham (19 December 1933 – 1977) was a Scottish football defender.

Fotheringham was a product of the Arsenal youth system and at 6'4" looked to be an imposing centre back. However, Fotheringham managed only a few runs in the first team and never really convinced before joining Heart of Midlothian for £10,000 in 1959.[3] He returned to England with Northampton Town the same year only to see his career ended early by a bad injury.

Whilst at Arsenal he also featured for the London XI that took part in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.


  1. ^ Hearts players
  2. ^ B. Hugman, Football League Players Records, 1981, p. 144
  3. ^ I. Ponting, Arsenal Player by Player, 1991, p. 23

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