Player #475

Appearances:

181

Starts:

181

Goals:

32

Seasons:

7

Jimmy MacEwan
Jimmy MacEwan

Source: Football card #8 Jimmy MacEwan issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1950s Footballers series, first series.

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Jimmy MacEwan
Jimmy MacEwan

Source: Football card #8 Jimmy MacEwan issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1950s Footballers series, first series.

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Jimmy MacEwan

Position

Winger

From

1959-60

To

1965-66

IMAGE CREDIT

Jimmy MacEwan

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

30
31
32
33
34
35
36

Division

D2
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

181
33
51
31
24
30
8
4

Starts

181
33
51
31
24
30
8
4

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1

Goals

32
5
10
6
7
2
1
1

*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

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

James MacEwan

Birth Date

Friday, 22 March 1929

Birth Place

Dundee

Birth Country

Scotland

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Raith Rovers

From

For

£8,000

On

July 1959

Previous Clubs

Ashdale |
East Craigie |
Arbroath |
Raith Rovers |
Walsall |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Walsall

For

Free

On

August 1966

Subsequent Clubs

Walsall |

Jimmy MacEwan
Jimmy MacEwan

Source: Football card #8 Jimmy MacEwan issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1950s Footballers series, first series.

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Jimmy MacEwan
Jimmy MacEwan

Source: Football card #8 Jimmy MacEwan issued by J F Sporting Collectibles, Leicester under the 1950s Footballers series, first series.

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Villa Career

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

1959-66 Aston Villa, £8k, 181 (0) | 32 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Joe Mercer |
Dick Taylor |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 22 August 1959

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 22 August 1959

Brighton & Hove Albion (a), Division Two

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 22 August 1959

Final Appearance

Wednesday, 27 April 1966

Sheffield Wednesday (a), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Wednesday, 27 April 1966

Honours

1960-61 League Cup Winners |

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

28 November 2017, Aged 88

Jimmy MacEwan

Player #475 for Aston Villa, James MacEwan, known as Jimmy MacEwan, played as a winger for the club in the outside right position.

Jimmy played for Villa between 1959-60 and 1965-66 making 218 appearances and scoring 32 goals.

Jimmy was born in Dundee, Scotland on 22 March 1929 and made his debut appearance for Villa - already a veteran - on Saturday, 22 August 1959 aged 30.

Villa had signed Jimmy from Raith Rovers for a fee of £8,000 in July 1959 and given his advanced years he had no right to be the player for Villa than he went on to be for the club providing great service into his late 30’s - although understandably his goalscoring prowess faded as the years progressed.

Villa could be reliably found hugging the touchline in typical winger fashion, cutting in as the opportunity arose to attack the opposition with his fast, tricky style.

With Villa’s regular winger Les Smith being forced to retire due to an achilles injury, Jimmy - at a similar age - was brought in to provide tactical continuity for the club and made a seamless transition from Scottish football. Striking up partnerships - most notably with Bobby Thomson and Vic Crowe - Jimmy went on to make 28 appearances, scoring 5 times, as Villa took the Second Division Championship and won promotion back to Division One at the first attempt.

As well as securing the second division championship, Jimmy also helped Villa to FA Cup Semi finals in 1959-60, runners up in the League Cup final in 1962-63 and as semi finalists in his penultimate season with the club, 1964-65.

During Villa’s victorious League Cup campaign in 1960-61 Jimmy hit 2 goals in 11 games as an ever present as Villa went on to lift the trophy after finally vanquishing Rotherham United in the two legged final which was held over to the 1961-62 season.

With the emergence of young prospect Alan Baker, Jimmy played his final game for Villa on Wednesday, 27 April 1966 aged 37 before moving on to Walsall in August 1966.

Jimmy had played under Villa managers Joe Mercer and Dick Taylor.

Jimmy passed away in Birmingham on 28 November 2017 aged 88.