James William Thompson
Date of Birth:
19 April 1898
Place of Birth:
West Ham, London
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Centre forward Jimmy made his name scoring 5 goals on his debut in a replayed F.A. Cup game against Redhill during the Dons first Isthmian League season, but only played in four F.A. Cup ties (scoring two further goals) and one League match as he was also assisting Charlton Athletic as an amateur.=== Wikipedia entry ===
Described as a popular player and steady fellow, Jimmy went on to play for, amongst others, Millwall, Coventry City, Clapton Orient, Luton Town, Chelsea (where he was top scorer in 1927/28 and 1928/29), Norwich City, Sunderland, Fulham and Hull City. He also played for the Southern League representative XI, scoring twice in a 3-0 victory over the Central League.
He then moved into Non-League football with Tunbridge Wells Rangers and Peterborough United, signed for Tranmere Rovers, then played for Sittingbourne and Aldershot before retiring.
He managed Dartford FC and later worked as a scout at both Chelsea and Southampton, and is credited with having discovered Jimmy Greaves amongst others.
James William "Jimmy" Thompson (born 19 April 1898, d. August 1984 in Epsom) was a professional footballer, football manager and football scout.
Thompson, a striker, began his career as an amateur with Charlton and Wimbledon before playing for Millwall, Coventry City, Clapton Orient, Luton Town, Chelsea, Norwich City, Sunderland, Fulham and Hull City.He then moved into Non-League football with Tunbridge Wells Rangers and Peterborough United, he then signed for Tranmere Rovers, Sittingbourne and Aldershot before retiring. He managed Dartford and later worked as a scout at Chelsea and Southampton and is credited with having discovered Jimmy Greaves.
In his career, he played 150 professional games, scoring 97 goals. 30 of those appearances and 17 of the goals were for Norwich.
Notes=== Wiki ===
1921/22: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
- Total: Appearances: 0 - Substitute: 0 - Goals: 0
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