Jimmy Murray (footballer, born 1880)

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Jimmy Murray
Personal information
Full name James Arthur Murray
Date of birth (1880-06-09)9 June 1880
Place of birth Benwhat, Scotland
Date of death 29 October 1933(1933-10-29) (aged 53)
Place of death Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
St Augustine's
Benwhat Heatherbell
1897–1901 Ayr
1901 Aston Villa 2 (0)
1901–1902 Small Heath 1 (1)
1902–1903 Watford 27 (6)
1903 Kettering 10 (3)
1903–1904 Wellingborough 25 (10)
1905–19?? Kings Heath Albion
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James Arthur Murray (9 June 1880 – 29 October 1933) was a Scottish professional footballer who played in the Football League for Aston Villa and Small Heath. He played as a right-sided forward.[1] He represented the Scottish Junior international team.[2]

Murray was born in Benwhat, Dalmellington, Ayrshire. He played for St Augustine's and for Benwhat Heatherbell before joining Ayr in 1897.[3] In March 1901 he moved to England and signed for the Football League champions Aston Villa; he played once in the 1900–01 season and once the following season before joining local rivals Small Heath in November 1901.[2] Murray scored in his only competitive outing for Small Heath, in a losing cause against Sunderland in the First Division,[4] and was described as "fairly fast, has capital command of the ball and can shoot excellently".[3] Nevertheless, he moved to Southern League club Watford in 1902, and later appeared for Kettering and Wellingborough, also in the Southern League.[5]

He died in Glasgow in 1933 at the age of 53.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 193. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b "Murray, James Arthur". Aston Villa Player Database. Jörn Mårtensson. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. pp. 113–14. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  4. ^ Matthews, p. 148.
  5. ^ "Former players: M" (PDF). Watford Football Archive 1881–2015. Trefor Jones. p. 104. Retrieved 18 August 2015.