Jim Shoulder

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Jim Shoulder
Personal information
Date of birth (1946-08-11) 11 August 1946 (age 70)
Place of birth Esh Winning, England
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1969 Sunderland 3 (0)
1967 Vancouver Royals 5 (1)
1969–1973 Scarborough 224 (15)
1973–1975 Hartlepool United 63 (3)
Teams managed
1976–1978 Australia
1985 Australia national under-20 football team
1990–2001 Wales U21
2004 Singapore Armed Forces FC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jim Shoulder is an English former football manager and player. Most notably, he was manager of the Australian national football team from 1976 to 1978.

As a player, Shoulder spent time at Sunderland,[1] Scarborough[2] and Hartlepool United.[3] He was manager of the Australian national football team from 1976 to 1978, after succeeding Brian Green, who had been charged and convicted of stealing two LP records.[4] After failing to secure Australia's qualification to the 1978 FIFA World Cup in Argentina, Shoulder was sacked,[5] and replaced by Rudi Gutendorf. Later, Shoulder would head the Australian Institute of Sport Football Program,[6] as well as coach the Australia national under-20 football team.[7] Shoulder would also coach throughout Asia, and spent 10 years as manager of the Welsh under-21 team.[2] He was the director of football academy Shinzhon Town in China, coach of academy Sheffield Wednesday, the head coach Singapore Armed Forces FC (Singapore) and worked with the academy at FC Pakhtakor.


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