Jimmy Dudley (footballer)

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Jimmy Dudley
Personal information
Full name James George Dudley
Date of birth (1928-08-24)24 August 1928
Place of birth Gartcosh, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Date of death 25 April 2006(2006-04-25) (aged 77)
Place of death West Bromwich, England
Playing position Wing half/inside forward
Youth career
1944–1945 West Bromwich Albion (amateur)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1945–1959 West Bromwich Albion 285 (9)
1959–1964 Walsall 167 (3)
1964–1967 Stourbridge
1967–1968 Arcadia United 10 (0)
National team
1954 Scotland B[1] 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James George "Jimmy" Dudley (24 August 1928 – 25 April 2006) was a Scottish footballer. He was a member of West Bromwich Albion's 1954 FA Cup winning side and scored the equalising goal against Port Vale in the semi-final at Villa Park. Albion finished as league runners-up in the same season.

Dudley made 166 successive appearances between 1952 and 1956, a club record that was surpassed by Ally Robertson in 1979.

After Football Jim worked at Guest Motors West Bromwich Ford dealer as a van parts salesman


with West Bromwich Albion
with Walsall


  • Matthews, Tony (2007). West Bromwich Albion: The Complete Record. Breedon Books. pp. 109 & 414. ISBN 978-1-85983-565-4.