Jimmy Simpson (footballer, born 1923)
|Full name||James Simpson|
|Date of birth||8 December 1923|
|Place of birth||Clay Cross, England|
|Date of death||1 May 2010(aged 86)|
|Place of death||Matlock, England|
|Playing position||Inside Forward|
|* 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, and as a wartime guest for Stoke City.
Born in Clay Cross, Derbyshire, Simpson started his career with Parkhouse Colliery where he also worked as a miner. 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. In January 1948, he signed for Cheshire County League side Buxton, also returning to face work at Parkhouse Colliery. In 1948, he suffered a fall in the mine and was crushed causing a severe back injury which curtailed his football career.