Jimmy Mann (footballer)
|Full name||James Arthur Mann|
|Date of birth||15 December 1952|
|Place of birth||Goole, England|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
James Arthur "Jimmy" Mann (born 15 December 1952 in Goole, Yorkshire, England) was an English footballer who made over 230 appearances in the Football League as a midfielder predominantly for Bristol City.
Jimmy Mann began his career at Leeds United but failed to establish a regular place in the first team. He joined Bristol City in 1974 and gained renown as a skillful attacking midfielder who played a role in the Robins' promotion to the First Division under Alan Dicks in 1976. He remained at the club until the 1981-82 season, when he left the club as one of the "Ashton Gate Eight".
He is noted for scoring a spectacular long-range goal against Nottingham Forest during the Robins' stay in the First Division.
After retiring from football Jimmy Mann returned to hometown Goole as a mobile security officer for Securicor, then as a Co-op milkman and from 1994 a marine operator at Goole Docks.
|This biographical article related to association football in England, about a midfielder born in the 1950s, is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|