Jimmy Fleming (footballer, born 1901)

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James Nicholson Fleming (5 December 1901 – May 1969) was a Scottish footballer who played for Rangers between 1925 and 1934.[1] He currently holds the record for the most Scottish Cup goals scored by a Rangers player, with 44.[2] He also holds the record of having scored the most goals in a single match for Rangers, scoring nine times in a 14–2 Scottish Cup win against Blairgowrie in 1934.

Fleming made his Rangers debut against Dundee in October 1925 and scored in a 2–1 defeat at Ibrox. His last appearance was in October 1935 against Queen of the South. His usual position was centre forward. In one memorable match he got possession of the ball in defence and worked his way down the pitch, avoiding all tackles, to score a spectacular goal. He represented Scotland three times between 1929 and 1930, scoring three goals.[1][3] Two of these goals were scored in a 5–2 defeat by England at Wembley.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Smith 2013, p. 86)
  2. ^ "Records and Honours". Rangers F.C. Official Website. Archived from the original on 19 July 2009. 
  3. ^ James William Fleming, London Hearts.
  4. ^ Match Details, Scottish Football Association.
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