Jimmy Walsh (footballer, born 1930)

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Jimmy Walsh
Personal information
Full name James Walsh[1]
Date of birth (1930-12-03)3 December 1930
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death 6 August 2014(2014-08-06) (aged 83)
Place of death Leicester, England
Playing position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1956 Celtic 144 (59)
1956–1964 Leicester City 176 (79)
1964–1968 Rugby Town
National team
1955 Scotland U23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

James Walsh (3 December 1930 – 6 August 2014) was a professional footballer who played for Celtic and Leicester City as a forward. He was a prolific goalscorer and scored the winning goals in both the finals of the 1951 Saint Mungo Cup[2] and the 1953 Coronation Cup,[3] as well as playing in the 1955 Scottish Cup Final for Celtic.[4] He then moved to Leicester City in 1956, where he was twice the club's top scorer in 1958-59 and 1960–61. He also played as Leicester lost the 1961 FA Cup Final. He still remains as one of Leicester's top 10 all-time top goalscorers.

Walsh died on 6 August 2014 at the age of 83.[5]



Leicester City


  1. ^ "Jimmy Walsh". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Celtic Again Prove Tradition Is Being Maintained". Evening Times. 2 August 1951. Retrieved 12 August 2019 – via The Celtic Wiki.
  3. ^ "Celtic 2–0 Hibernian, Coronation Cup Final (contemporary newspaper scans)". The Celtic Wiki. 20 May 1953. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  4. ^ Dave Smith and Paul Taylor (2001). Of Fossils and Foxes: The Official Definitive History of Leicester City Football Club. p. 348. ISBN 1-899538-21-6.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Former City cup final captain, Jimmy Walsh, dies". filbertway.com. Archived from the original on 24 October 2014.

External links[edit]

  • Jimmy Walsh at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database