Jimmy McColl (footballer, born 1892)

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Jimmy McColl
Personal information
Full name James McColl[1]
Date of birth (1892-12-14)14 December 1892[1]
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland[1]
Date of death 1978 (aged 85–86)[1]
Playing position(s) Centre forward
Youth career
Anderson Thornbank
St Anthony's
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1913–1920 Celtic 165 (120)
1913Peebles Rovers (loan) ? (?)
1920–1921 Stoke 27 (5)
1921–1922 Partick Thistle 35 (10)
1922–1931 Hibernian 290 (130)
1931–1932 Leith Athletic 14 (3)
Total 531 (268)
Teams managed
1931–1932 Leith Athletic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

James McColl (14 December 1892 – 1978) was a Scottish footballer who played for Celtic, Hibernian and Stoke.[1] McColl scored over 250 goals in the Scottish Football League,[2] and was top scorer in the 1915–16 season with Celtic.[3]

Career[edit]

McColl was born in Glasgow and played for Anderson Thornbank and St Anthony's before joining Celtic in 1913. He became a prolific scorer in the Scottish First Division helping the Bhoys team to win the title five times in his seven seasons at Celtic Park as well as a Scottish Cup in 1913–14.[4]

He moved to Stoke in 1920–21 to try his luck in the English game but he struggled, scoring five goals in 27 matches, and at the end of the season returned to Scotland with Partick Thistle[5] then Hibernian.[1] He continued his goalscoring in the Scottish League and hit 143 goals in 320 matches for the Hibees,[1] playing alongside another former St Anthony's forward Jimmy Dunn for several seasons.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Celtic 1913–14 Scottish Division One 17 7 4 6 21 13
1914–15 Scottish Division One 33 26 0 0 33 26
1915–16 Scottish Division One 32 36 0 0 32 36
1916–17 Scottish Division One 31 24 0 0 31 24
1917–18 Scottish Division One 14 10 0 0 14 10
1918–19 Scottish Division One 30 17 0 0 30 17
1919–20 Scottish Division One 8 0 0 0 8 0
Total 165 120 4 6 169 126
Stoke 1920–21[1] Second Division 27 5 0 0 27 5
Hibernian 1922–23 Scottish Division One 26 12 7 4 33 16
1923–24 Scottish Division One 33 21 6 1 39 22
1924–25 Scottish Division One 38 21 1 0 39 21
1925–26 Scottish Division One 31 10 3 1 34 11
1926–27 Scottish Division One 31 16 1 0 32 16
1927–28 Scottish Division One 38 26 5 1 43 27
1928–29 Scottish Division One 33 11 1 0 34 11
1929–30 Scottish Division One 31 9 3 2 34 11
1930–31 Scottish Division One 29 4 3 4 33 8
Total 290 130 30 13 320 143
Career Total 482 255 34 19 516 274

Honours[edit]

Celtic
Hibernian

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.
  2. ^ "Scotland – All-Time Topscorers". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 28 October 2008.
  3. ^ "Scotland – List of Topscorers". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 28 October 2008.
  4. ^ "Celtic player James McColl". FitbaStats. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  5. ^ John Litster (October 2012). "A Record of pre-war Scottish League Players". Scottish Football Historian magazine. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. ^ "Hibernian player Jimmy McColl". FitbaStats. Retrieved 23 September 2018.

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