|Full name||James Bonthrone|
|Date of birth||16 June 1929|
|Place of birth||Kinglassie, Fife, Scotland|
|Date of death||7 June 2008(aged 78)|
|Playing position||Inside forward|
|1961–1962||Queen of the South||6||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Kinglassie, Fife, Bonthrone's playing career centred on his time with a successful East Fife team, although he also played for Dundee, Stirling Albion and for George Farm at Queen of the South. He won the Scottish League Cup as a player with East Fife in 1953.
After retiring as a player, Bonthrone managed East Fife from 1963 until 1969 before assisting Eddie Turnbull at Aberdeen. Bonthrone was assistant manager when Aberdeen won the Scottish Cup in 1970. He was promoted to become the Aberdeen manager in 1971 after Turnbull moved to Hibernian.
Bonthrone managed the Dons from 1971 until his resignation in 1975. The club won the Drybrough Cup in 1971 just after he was appointed. He gave Willie Miller his debut, but had to contend with the high-profile departures of Martin Buchan and Joe Harper, which effectively broke up the team that had been successful under Turnbull.
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- "Jimmy Bonthrone". Aberdeen FC. Archived from the original on 23 December 2012.
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- "Death of ex Aberdeen manager Bonthrone". The Scotsman. 9 June 2008.
- Jimmy Bonthrone at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database