Jimmy Deacon

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Jimmy Deacon
Personal information
Full name James Deacon
Date of birth (1906-01-23)23 January 1906
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death 1976 (aged 69–70)
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Darlington 2 (-)
1929–1934 Wolverhampton Wanderers 149 (52)
1934–1939 Southend United 100 (3)
1939–1940 Hartlepool - (-)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James "Jimmy" Deacon (23 January 1906 - 1976) was a Scottish footballer, who played in the Football League.

Career[edit]

Deacon began his league career with Darlington, making two appearances in the Third Division before joining Second Division Wolverhampton Wanderers in June 1929 for £250.

He scored on his Wolves debut, a 2–2 draw at Bradford City on 7 September 1929, and quickly formed a potent attack with Billy Hartill, scoring 42 goals as a duo that season. Deacon reached double figures in goals in all but his final full season at Molineux, and won a Second Division championship medal in 1931–32. His younger brother Dickie also played for the club during this spell.

He scored a total of 56 goals in 158 appearances for Wolves, before being transferred to Southend United in October 1934. He made over a century of appearances for Southend, before playing out his career with a season at Hartlepool in 1939–40.

After World War II, he returned to his native Glasgow where he ran a pub.

References[edit]

  • Matthews, Tony (2008). Wolverhampton Wanderers: The Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-632-3.