Player #456

Appearances:

255

Starts:

255

Goals:

3

Seasons:

8

Jimmy Dugdale
Jimmy Dugdale

Source: Football card #1 Jimmy Dugdale issued by Barratt & Co Ltd under the Famous Footballers series, 1957.

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Jimmy Dugdale

Position

Centre Back

From

1955-56

To

1962-63

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Jimmy Dugdale

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Seasons

Age*

23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D2
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

255
14
49
41
47
44
50
10
0

Starts

255
14
49
41
47
44
50
10
0

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

3
1
0
1
0
1
0
0
0

*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 Robert Dugdale

Birth Date

Friday, 15 January 1932

Birth Place

Liverpool, Merseyside

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

West Bromwich Albion

From

For

£25,000

On

February 1956

Previous Clubs

Liverpool Collegiate |
Harrowby FC |
1950-56 West Bromwich Albion |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Queens Park Rangers

For

£6,000

On

October 1962

Subsequent Clubs

1962-63 Queens Park Rangers |

Jimmy Dugdale
Jimmy Dugdale

Source: Football card #1 Jimmy Dugdale issued by Barratt & Co Ltd under the Famous Footballers series, 1957.

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Villa Career

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

1956-62 £25k, 255 | 3 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Eric Houghton |
Joe Mercer |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 11 February 1956

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 11 February 1956

Arsenal (h), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 7 April 1956

Final Appearance

Saturday, 17 March 1962

Birmingham City (a), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 17 March 1962

Honours

1956-57 FA Cup Winners |
1960-61 League Cup Winners |

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

25 February 2008, Aged 76

Jimmy Dugdale

Player #456 for Aston Villa, James Robert Dugdale, known as Jimmy Dugdale, and nicknamed The Laughing Cavalier, played as a centre back for the club.

Jimmy played for Villa between 1955-56 and 1961-62 making 255 appearances and scoring 3 goals.

Jimmy was born in Liverpool on 15 January 1932 and made his debut appearance for Villa on Saturday, 11 February 1956 aged 24.

Villa had signed Jimmy from West Bromwich Albion for a fee of £25,000 in January 1956.

Jimmy, an indefatigable player, was described by his manager Eric Houghton thus:

“[Jimmy] would play until he dropped. He collected countless injuries, like a broken nose and cuts around the face, but always battled on. Such endurance, and with the guts of a lion.”

Jimmy had been signed as Villa hovered around the relegation zone in Division One but his arrival proved a catalyst for unexpected success and with Jimmy in the side Villa won the 1957 FA Cup.

Jimmy was an ever present in the victorious 1956-57 FA Cup campaign including the 2-1 triumph over Manchester United in the final held at Wembley Stadium in front of a crowd of 99,225 when Peter McParland scored twice to win Villa the Cup for a record seventh time.

Jimmy also helped Villa reach the FA Cup Semi Final in 1958-59 but had the misfortune of experiencing relegation to the Second Division with Villa that same seasons despite his 47 appearances at the heart of the defence.

Jimmy would inevitably prove a key player in Villa’s Division Two Championship winning season the following year and also went on to help Villa consolidate top ten Division One finishes in the early 60’s as well as reaching two further FA Cup Semi Finals.

Jimmy won his second trophy with the club when he played 11 games in Villa’s victorious run to the inaugural League Cup title in 1960-61 helping Villa vanquish Rotherham United over the two legged final that took place in his final season of 1961-62.

Jimmy played his final game for Villa on Saturday, 17 March 1962 when Villa fittingly defeated neighbours Birmingham City and he moved on to Queens Park Rangers for a fee of £6,000 in October 1962 aged 31.

Jimmy had played his Villa career under managers Eric Houghton and Joe Mercer.

Jimmy passed away in Birmingham on 26 February 2008 aged 76.