Jimmy Cringan

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Jimmy Cringan
Personal information
Full name James Anderson Cringan
Date of birth 16 December 1904
Place of birth Douglas Water, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing position Wing half
Youth career
Douglas Water Thistle
Sunderland (trial)
Bury (trial)
1921 South Shields (trial)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1922–1934 Birmingham 261 (12)
1934–1935 Boston United
Teams managed
1934–1935 Boston United (player-manager)
1936–1961 Banbury Spencer
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James Anderson "Jimmy" Cringan (16 December 1904 – after 1935) was a Scottish professional footballer born in Douglas Water, South Lanarkshire, who played as a wing half. He played 285 games in all competitions for Birmingham, including 261 Football League First Division games and an appearance at Wembley in the 1931 FA Cup Final, before trying his hand at management. He was the younger brother of Willie Cringan, captain of Celtic and Scotland.

He began his managerial career as player-manager at Boston United, before becoming Banbury Spencer manager in 1936, a position he held until retiring in 1961.[2]




  • Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 80. ISBN 1-85983-010-2. 
  1. ^ "Blues" News. The Official Programme of Birmingham Football Club, Ltd. Birmingham F.C. 30 August 1924. p. 3. 
  2. ^ History Banbury United F.C.