Jimmy Mann (footballer)

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Jimmy Mann
Personal information
Full name James Arthur Mann
Date of birth (1952-12-15) 15 December 1952 (age 64)
Place of birth Goole, England
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1974 Leeds United 2 (0)
1974–1982 Bristol City 205+26 (31)
1982–1983 Barnsley 14+1 (0)
1983 Scunthorpe United 2 (0)
1983 Doncaster Rovers 13 (0)
1983–19?? Goole Town
* 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.[1]

Career[edit]

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".[2]

He is noted for scoring a spectacular long-range goal against Nottingham Forest during the Robins' stay in the First Division.

Brief spells at Barnsley, Scunthorpe United and Doncaster Rovers followed before moving into non-league football with Goole Town and Bentley Victoria.[3]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry (1998). Football League Players' Records 1946 to 1998. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 1-85291-585-4. 
  2. ^ "Ashton Gate Eight: The interviews". BBC Bristol. Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  3. ^ a b Woods, David; Edwards, Leigh (1997). Bristol City FC - The first 100 Years. Redcliffe Press. ISBN 1-900178-26-5. 

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