Player #226

Appearances:

3

Starts:

3

Goals:

2

Seasons:

1

Jimmy Birch
Jimmy Birch

Source: Football card #26 Jimmy Birch issued by R & J Hill Ltd for Sunrise under the Famous Footballers series, 1923.

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Jimmy Birch
Jimmy Birch

Source: Football card #26 Jimmy Birch issued by R & J Hill Ltd for Sunrise under the Famous Footballers series, 1923.

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Jimmy Birch

Position

Centre Forward

From

1911-12

To

1911-12

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Jimmy Birch

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Seasons

Age*

23

Division

D1

Appearances

3
3

Starts

3
3

Substitute

0
0

Unused

0
0

Goals

2
2

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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James Birch

Birth Date

Sunday, 1 January 1888

Birth Place

Blackwell, Derbyshire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Stourbridge FC

From

For

Free

On

May 1910

Previous Clubs

1907-11 Stourbridge FC |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Queens Park Rangers

For

Free

On

June 1912

Subsequent Clubs

1912-26 Queens Park Rangers |
1926 Brentford |

Jimmy Birch
Jimmy Birch

Source: Football card #26 Jimmy Birch issued by R & J Hill Ltd for Sunrise under the Famous Footballers series, 1923.

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Jimmy Birch
Jimmy Birch

Source: Football card #26 Jimmy Birch issued by R & J Hill Ltd for Sunrise under the Famous Footballers series, 1923.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1911-12 Aston Villa, Free, 3 | 2 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 21 October 1911

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 21 October 1911

Sheffield Wednesday (h), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 21 October 1911

Final Appearance

Saturday, 24 February 1912

Sheffield Wednesday (a), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 24 February 1912

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

1940, Aged 52

Jimmy Birch

Player #226 for Aston Villa, James Birch, known as Jimmy Birch played as a centre forward for the club.

Jimmy played for Villa in the 1911-12 season making 3 appearances.

Jimmy was born in Blackwell, Derbyshire in 1888 and made his debut appearance for Villa at the age of 23 on the 21st October 1911, scoring a brace - his only goals for Villa - in the 2-3 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

Jimmy’s only other game for Villa would come in the reverse fixture on 24th February 1912 with Villa once again beaten - this time 0-3.

Villa had signed Jimmy from Stourbridge FC in May 1910.

Despite being a stocky and bustling centre forward Jimmy was just 5 feet 7 inches tall, a relatively small size for a footballer.

Jimmy’s height maybe counted against his selection for the first team given his scoring prowess and value had been well proven through his reserve team performances

However former Villa great Jimmy Cowan saw through the physique and took Jimmy to Queens Park Rangers in June 1912 where he went on to make over 350 appearances and score 144 goals.

Jimmy played under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.

Jimmy passed away in London in 1940 aged just 52.