Jimmy Walsh (footballer, born 1954)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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.


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]


  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.