Jim Melrose

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Jim Melrose
Personal information
Full name James Millsopp Melrose[1]
Date of birth (1958-10-07) 7 October 1958 (age 58)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Bolton Wanderers (Chief Scout)
Youth career
Eastercraigs
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1980 Partick Thistle 122 (31)
1980–1982 Leicester City 72 (21)
1982–1983 Coventry City 24 (8)
1983–1984 Celtic 30 (7)
1984 Wolves (loan) 7 (2)
1984–1985 Manchester City 34 (8)
1985–1987 Charlton Athletic 48 (19)
1987 Leeds United 4 (0)
1987–1990 Shrewsbury Town 49 (3)
1990 Macclesfield Town 6 (0)
Total 405 (99)
National team
1977–1980 Scotland U21 8 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James Millsopp Melrose (born 7 October 1958) is a Scottish retired professional footballer who played as a striker. Melrose made nearly 400 appearances in the Scottish and English Football Leagues between 1975 and 1990, scoring nearly 100 goals.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Glasgow, Melrose played for Eastercraigs, Partick Thistle, Leicester City, Coventry City, Celtic, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Manchester City, Charlton Athletic, Leeds United, Shrewsbury Town and Macclesfield Town.[2] He made eight appearances for the Scotland under-21 team, scoring two goals.[3]

Later career[edit]

On 12 June 2009, it was announced that a consortium headed by Melrose was interested in buying Stockport County.[4]

As of December 2014, Melrose was working as the Chief Scout for Bolton Wanderers.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jim Melrose". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Jim Melrose". www.fitbastats.com. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Deal agreed for Stockport buy-out". BBC Sport. BBC. 12 June 2009. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Jim Melrose signs for the association". CCFPA. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2014.