Jimmy Simpson (footballer, born 1923)

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Jimmy Simpson
Personal information
Full name James Simpson[1]
Date of birth (1923-12-08)8 December 1923[1]
Place of birth Clay Cross, England
Date of death 1 May 2010(2010-05-01) (aged 86)[2]
Place of death Matlock, England
Playing position Inside Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1945 Parkhouse Colliery
1945–1948 Chesterfield 3 (0)
1948 Buxton
Total 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James "Jimmy" Simpson (8 December 1923 – 1 May 2010) was an English professional footballer who played as an inside forward in the Football League for Chesterfield and in non-League football for Buxton,[2][3] and as a wartime guest for Stoke City.[citation needed]


Born in Clay Cross, Derbyshire, Simpson started his career with Parkhouse Colliery where he also worked as a miner.[2] In 1946 he signed professional terms for Football League Second Division side Chesterfield where he went on to make three league appearances during the 1946–47 season, including a 2–0 win over Manchester United.[2][3] In January 1948, he signed for Cheshire County League side Buxton, also returning to face work at Parkhouse Colliery.[2] In 1948, he suffered a fall in the mine and was crushed causing a severe back injury which curtailed his football career.[2]

Personal life[edit]

After retiring from full-time football, he worked for North East Derbyshire District Council as a driver until retirement.[2] He died on 1 May 2010 in Matlock, Derbyshire at the age of 86.[2]


  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Harpenden: Queen Anne Press. ISBN 978-1-85291-665-7. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Mr J. Simpson : Obituary". Chesterfield Today. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "CHESTERFIELD : 1946/47 - 2013/14". Neil Brown. Retrieved 21 January 2015.