Jim Alderton

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Jim Alderton
Personal information
Full name James Harris Alderton
Date of birth (1924-12-06)6 December 1924
Place of birth Wingate, County Durham, England
Date of death 1998 (aged 73–74)
Place of death Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England
Playing position Wing-half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1941–1947 Wolverhampton Wanderers 11 (0)
1947–1952 Coventry City 62 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James Harris Alderton (6 December 1924 – 1998) was an English professional footballer who played in the Football League for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Coventry City.


Alderton joined Wolverhampton Wanderers' youth ranks from school in December 1941. He turned out for the club 111 times during wartime, as well as guesting for Chester City.

After the Football League was resumed following the end of World War II, he made his official league debut on 16 September 1946 in a 0–3 defeat at Aston Villa. He made all his Wolves appearances during the 1946−47 season that saw the club miss out on the league title after losing on the final day.

Unable to hold down a regular place, he moved to Coventry City in 1947 where he played for five seasons until injury struck. He dropped into the non-league with Darlaston before later retiring from the game.


  • Matthews, Tony (2001). The Wolves Who's Who. West Midlands: Britespot. ISBN 1-904103-01-4.