Jimmy Simpson Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: James McMillan Simpson
  • Born: October 24th, 1908 (Ladybank, Fife)
  • Position: Centre Forward/Centre Half
  • Signed: August 13th, 1925
  • First Manager: Jimmy Brownlie
  • Career Totals: 78 appearances, 8 goals
  • Also Played For: Rangers, St Mirren


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1941-42 18 1 0 0 33.3% 33.3% 33.3%
1926-27 36 5 0 0 25.0% 19.4% 55.6%
1925-26 24 2 0 0 25.0% 20.8% 54.2%
Totals: 78 (0) 8


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 20/12/41 Final 2nd Leg vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 6
 13/12/41 Final 1st Leg vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 1
 06/12/41 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. East Fife (A) 1 - 1
 29/11/41 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. East Fife (H) 3 - 2
 22/11/41 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. St Bernard's (A) 3 - 3

 Recent First Team Goals
 09/08/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. East Fife (H) 1 - 1
 02/03/27 Division One vs. Hamilton (H) 1 - 2
 12/02/27 Division One vs. Queen's Park (A) 3 - 5
 13/11/26 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 2
 02/10/26 Division One vs. Queen's Park (H) 2 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 09/08/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. East Fife (H)  1 - 1
 02/03/27 Division One vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 2
 12/02/27 Division One vs. Queen's Park (A)  3 - 5
 13/11/26 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 2
 02/10/26 Division One vs. Queen's Park (H)  2 - 2
 11/09/26 Division One vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  1 - 4
 24/04/26 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 6
 26/12/25 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 0

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 20/12/41 Final 2nd Leg vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 6
 13/12/41 Final 1st Leg vs. Aberdeen (H)  4 - 1
 06/12/41 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 1
 29/11/41 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. East Fife (H)  3 - 2
 22/11/41 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. St Bernard's (A)  3 - 3
 15/11/41 1st Round 1st Leg vs. St Bernard's (H)  7 - 1
 25/10/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 7
 18/10/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 5
 11/10/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. St Bernard's (H)  2 - 2
 04/10/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Leith Athletic (A)  5 - 2
 27/09/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. East Fife (A)  2 - 2
 20/09/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 1
 13/09/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Raith Rovers (A)  1 - 2
 06/09/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Leith Athletic (H)  1 - 4
 30/08/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Rangers (A)  3 - 5
 23/08/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Aberdeen (H)  5 - 0
 16/08/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. St Bernard's (A)  4 - 1
 09/08/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. East Fife (H)  1 - 1
 30/04/27 Division One vs. St Mirren (A)  3 - 4
 23/04/27 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (H)  2 - 1
 16/04/27 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 1
 09/04/27 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  3 - 3
 19/03/27 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 2
 12/03/27 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 3
 09/03/27 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 7
 05/03/27 4th Round vs. Partick Thistle (A)  0 - 5
 02/03/27 Division One vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 2
 26/02/27 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  4 - 4
 23/02/27 3rd Round vs. Montrose (H)  2 - 2
 12/02/27 Division One vs. Queen's Park (A)  3 - 5
 09/02/27 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  0 - 2
 05/02/27 2nd Round vs. Vale of Leven (H)  4 - 1
 29/01/27 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  0 - 1
 19/01/27 1st Round vs. Arbroath Ath (A)  7 - 0
 15/01/27 Division One vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  0 - 2
 08/01/27 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 3
 03/01/27 Division One vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 0
 01/01/27 Division One vs. Morton (A)  1 - 3
 25/12/26 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 0
 18/12/26 Division One vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 11/12/26 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (A)  2 - 2
 04/12/26 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  5 - 3
 27/11/26 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 7
 20/11/26 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 1
 13/11/26 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 2
 09/10/26 Division One vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 1
 02/10/26 Division One vs. Queen's Park (H)  2 - 2
 25/09/26 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  3 - 5
 18/09/26 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  3 - 1
 11/09/26 Division One vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  1 - 4
 04/09/26 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 2
 28/08/26 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 5
 21/08/26 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 2
 14/08/26 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 2
 24/04/26 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 6
 03/04/26 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 1
 27/03/26 Division One vs. Clydebank (H)  5 - 0
 20/03/26 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 2
 06/03/26 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 1
 27/02/26 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (A)  0 - 2
 24/02/26 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 3
 01/02/26 1st Round 2nd Replay vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 6
 27/01/26 1st Round Replay vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 23/01/26 1st Round vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 16/01/26 Division One vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  1 - 2
 09/01/26 Division One vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 1
 04/01/26 Division One vs. Dundee (H)  0 - 1
 02/01/26 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 2
 26/12/25 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 0
 19/12/25 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 1
 12/12/25 Division One vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 3
 05/12/25 Division One vs. Partick Thistle (H)  1 - 0
 28/11/25 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 21/11/25 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 0
 07/11/25 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 1
 29/08/25 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 2
 22/08/25 Division One vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  1 - 5
 15/08/25 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 4


Biography

Jimmy was a schoolboy international who signed from Newburgh West End. Although he had just two seasons at Tannadice, he was a big favourite with supporters and there was disappointment when he left at the end of 1926-27, still just eighteen years old, to join Rangers for a fee said to be in the region of £2,500 (although some reports quoted the figure at much less).

He went on to become a Scotland international and in 1941, he made a brief return to United before moving on to join St Mirren. His son was Ronnie Simpson the popular Celtic and Scotland goalkeeper.

Debut

August 15th, 1925
Raith Rovers 4 - 2 Dundee United

League (Division One)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Jimmy was born on this date in Ladybank, Fife.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Jimmy was a schoolboy international who signed from Newburgh West End. Although he had just two seasons at Tannadice, he was a big favourite with supporters and there was disappointment when he left at the end of 1926-27, still just eighteen years old, to join Rangers for a fee said to be in the region of £2,500 (although some reports quoted the figure at much less).

  • The 4000 crowd at Tannadice showed Dundee is still eager for senior football.

  • Last Appearance - Aberdeen 6 - 2 Dundee United

    The North-Eastern Cup final at Pittodrie, Aberdeen and a forces representative match in Glasgow supplemented the Southern League programme of games, and incidentally affected the composition of both teams in the latter.