Jimmy Walsh (footballer, born 1954)

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Jimmy Walsh
Personal information
Full name James Thomas Patrick Walsh
Date of birth (1954-11-20) 20 November 1954 (age 62)
Place of birth Paddington, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1978 Watford 65 (0)
1978–1981 York City 99 (2)
1981–1982 Frickley Athletic 13 (1)
1982–1984 Slough Town 23 (0)
1984–? Windsor & Eton ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

James Thomas Patrick "Jimmy" Walsh (born 20 November 1954 in Paddington, England) is an English former footballer.

Career[edit]

Walsh played as a goalkeeper at school, and after two weeks as a machine operator working as a metal presser, he sold vegetables on Slough market while playing for Britwell Boys Club.[1] He had a five-week trial at Watford and was subsequently signed by manager Ken Furphy as an apprentice, turning professional November 1972.[1]

He left Watford and worked as a driver with his father briefly before joining York City in June 1978.[1] He made his debut in a 1–0 defeat against Wigan Athletic on 23 September 1978 in Division Four.[1] He scored two goals in his Football League career, which both came in York's 2–1 win against Hartlepool United on 5 April 1990.[1] He made 114 appearances and scored two goals during his time with the club.[1]

He went on to play for Frickley Athletic,[1] with whom he made 13 appearances and scored one goal in the league during the 1981–82 season. He joined Slough Town in January 1982 and later went to Windsor & Eton in 1984.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Jarred, Martin; Windross, Dave (1997). "Football League Players". Citizens and Minstermen, A Who's Who of York City FC 1922-1997. Citizen Publications. p. 107. ISBN 0-9531005-0-2.