Jimmy Settle

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Jimmy Settle
Personal information
Full name James Settle
Date of birth 1874
Place of birth Millom, Cumberland, England
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1894–1895 Bolton Wanderers 13 (4)
1895–1896 Halliwell Rovers
1896–1899 Bury 63 (28)
1899–1908 Everton 237 (84)
1908–1909 Stockport County 26 (2)
National team
1899–1903 England 6 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James "Jimmy" Settle was an English professional footballer. A fast-paced inside or outside right, he could have chosen sprinting if he had not taken up football.[1]

Settle played for Bolton Wanderers and Bury before joining Everton in 1899, with whom he won the FA Cup in 1906. Settle was the Football League First Division's leading goalscorer for the 1901-02 season with 18 goals, the lowest of the highest totals achieved in the English top-flight to date.[2] In 1908 Settle was sold to Stockport County, his final club before retiring from football.

Settle represented England 6 times between 1899 and 1903, playing in the British Home Championship against the other Home Nations, scoring 6 times, including a hat-trick against Ireland in February 1899.[3] Settle scored England's only goal in the match against Scotland in April 1902 which was expunged from the records and replayed as a result of the Ibrox disaster which occurred during the game. Settle's goal in this match is not included in his international record.


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