Jimmy Dugdale

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Jimmy Dugdale
Personal information
Full name James Robert Dugdale
Date of birth (1932-01-15)15 January 1932
Place of birth Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Date of death 26 February 2008(2008-02-26) (aged 76)
Place of death England
Playing position Centre-half
Youth career
19??–1950 Harrowby F.C.
1950–1952 West Bromwich Albion (amateur)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952–1956 West Bromwich Albion 63 (0)
1956–1962 Aston Villa 215 (3)
1962–1963 Queens Park Rangers 10 (0)
National team
1954–1954 England B 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James Robert "Jimmy" Dugdale (15 January 1932 – 26 February 2008)[1] was an English professional footballer best known for his career with Aston Villa, with whom he won a F.A. Cup winner's medal in 1957, 2nd Division Championship 1960, Inaugural League Cup Winner 1961. His playing position was Centre-Half (i.e. centre-back in current parlance).

Before playing for Villa, Dugdale started his career at Harrowby F.C. (Liverpool) before moving to West Bromwich Albion, with whom he won a FA Cup winner's medal in 1954. Dugdale was selected on three occasions for England B, while he also represented the FA XI and the Football League XI in 1953–54. He moved to Queens Park Rangers in October 1962, before retiring from the game due to injury in May 1963.

Dugdale had a leg amputated in 1993. He died aged 76 after a long illness, leaving wife Dorothy, daughters Debbie and Nicola and son Russell.[2] A tribute to Dugdale was held at The Hawthorns on 1 March 2008 for West Bromwich Albion's match against Plymouth Argyle. As well as a minute's applause prior to kickoff, players from both teams wore black armbands during the game.[3]

His nephews Ken Dugdale and Alan Dugdale were also footballers.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aston Villa Player Database". Jörn Mårtensson. Retrieved 2007-08-26. 
  2. ^ Howell, Bill (2008-02-26). "Former Aston Villa captain Jimmy Dugdale dies". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  3. ^ "WBA vs Plymouth". West Bromwich Albion F.C. 2008-03-01. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  4. ^ "A trip down Memory Lane with Ken Dugdale". This Northern Soul. 6 September 2011.