Jimmy Cantrell

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Jimmy Cantrell
Personal information
Date of birth (1882-05-07)7 May 1882
Place of birth Sheepbridge, England
Date of death 31 July 1960(1960-07-31) (aged 78)
Place of death Basford, England
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1904–1907 Aston Villa 48 (22)
1907–1912 Notts County 131 (64)
1912–1922 Tottenham Hotspur 160 (74)
1922–1925 Sutton United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jimmy Cantrell (7 May 1882 in Sheepbridge – 31 July 1960 at Basford) was an English professional footballer who played as a forward for Aston Villa, Notts County, Tottenham Hotspur and Sutton United. [1]

Football career[edit]

Cantrell began his professional career at Aston Villa. The inside forward played in 48 matches and found the net on 22 occasions for the club between 1904–1907. He moved to Notts County in 1907 where he was converted into the centre forward position. Top scorer in his three seasons at County he maintained a goal every other match ratio in 131 matches and scoring 64 goals in his time there. Tottenham Hotspur impressed by his goal scoring paid a substantial sum for his services in 1912. In a career interrupted by the First World War Cantrell lead the Spurs forward line that won the Football League Second Division in 1919-20 with a then record 70 points. He went on to collect a winner's medal in the 1921 FA Cup Final at the age of 38. He played his last match against Birmingham City just short of his 40th birthday making him the oldest Spurs player to feature in a League match. This record lasted until 6 May 2012 when Brad Friedel appeared for Tottenham Hotspur against Aston Villa in the Premier League. Cantrell remains the oldest outfield player to appear for Spurs. Cantrell played 176 times and scored on 84 occasions in all competitions between 1912–1922.[2] He ended his career at Sutton United before retiring in 1925.


Tottenham Hotspur

After football[edit]

Cantrell returned to Nottingham where he became a golf professional. He died in Basford in 1960.


  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records. soccerdata. p. 48. ISBN 1-899468-63-3. 
  2. ^ Tottenham Hotspur F.C A-Z of players Retrieved 28 November 2012 Archived 3 June 2009 at WebCite

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