Jimmy Moreton

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Jimmy Moreton
Moreton in 1921
Moreton in 1921[1]
Personal information
Full name Jimmy J. Moreton
Date of birth (1891-09-22)22 September 1891
Date of death August 1942 (aged 50)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
 –1910 Cammell Laird
1910–1926 Tranmere Rovers 148 (12)
Teams managed
1939–1942 Tranmere Rovers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jimmy J. Moreton (22 September 1891 – August 1942) was a football player and manager.[2][3] He joined Tranmere Rovers from Cammell Laird in July 1910.[3] He was switched from right-half to outside right, where he set up countless goals for a succession of Tranmere centre forwards, including Dixie Dean, in almost 500 appearances at the club.[3]

Upon retirement, aged 37, Moreton became trainer alongside manager Bert Cooke,[3] before taking over as manager himself, from 1939, during World War II.[4][5] He died in 1942,[1] and was succeeded by another former player, Bill Ridding.[3]


  1. ^ a b Bishop, Peter (1 November 1998). Tranmere Rovers Football Club. Images of England. Stroud, U.K.: Tempus. ISBN 978-0-7524-1505-5. 
  2. ^ Upton, Gilbert; Wilson, Steve (November 1997). "Players' Data". Tranmere Rovers 1891–1997: A Complete Record. pp. 101–108. ISBN 978-0-9518648-2-1. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Bishop, Peter (1990). "Moreton, Jimmy". The A–Z of Tranmere Rovers. Ellesmere Port: Chester IV Graphics. p. 30.  ASIN B0011SRSOG.
  4. ^ "Tranmere Rovers Managers Since 1912". Tranmere Rovers official website. 12 May 2010. Archived from the original on 21 June 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "History". TheCowsheds.co.uk. 19 August 2010. Archived from the original on 10 February 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2011.