Jimmy Simpson Player Profile


  • 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 Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1941-42 18 18 1 0 0 - - 18 1
1926-27 36 36 5 0 0 32 5 4 0
1925-26 24 24 2 0 0 21 2 3 0
Totals: 78 (0) 8 53 (0) 7 25 (0) 1

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
G2G = Goals to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Dec 20th, 1941 20/12/41 Final 2nd Leg vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 6
Dec 13th, 1941 13/12/41 Final 1st Leg vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 1
Dec 6th, 1941 06/12/41 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. East Fife (A) 1 - 1
Nov 29th, 1941 29/11/41 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. East Fife (H) 3 - 2
Nov 22nd, 1941 22/11/41 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. St Bernard's (A) 3 - 3

 Recent First Team Goals
Aug 9th, 1941 09/08/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. East Fife (H) 1 - 1
Mar 2nd, 1927 02/03/27 Division One vs. Hamilton (H) 1 - 2
Feb 12th, 1927 12/02/27 Division One vs. Queen's Park (A) 3 - 5
Nov 13th, 1926 13/11/26 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 2
Oct 2nd, 1926 02/10/26 Division One vs. Queen's Park (H) 2 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Aug 9th, 1941 09/08/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. East Fife (H) 1 - 1 (40')
Mar 2nd, 1927 02/03/27 Division One vs. Hamilton (H) 1 - 2 (-)
Feb 12th, 1927 12/02/27 Division One vs. Queen's Park (A) 3 - 5 (-)
Nov 13th, 1926 13/11/26 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 2 (-)
Oct 2nd, 1926 02/10/26 Division One vs. Queen's Park (H) 2 - 2 (-)
Sep 11th, 1926 11/09/26 Division One vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 1 - 4 (-)
Apr 24th, 1926 24/04/26 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 2 - 6 (-)
Dec 26th, 1925 26/12/25 Division One vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 0 (30')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Dec 20th, 1941 20/12/41 Final 2nd Leg vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 6
Dec 13th, 1941 13/12/41 Final 1st Leg vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 1
Dec 6th, 1941 06/12/41 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. East Fife (A) 1 - 1
Nov 29th, 1941 29/11/41 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. East Fife (H) 3 - 2
Nov 22nd, 1941 22/11/41 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. St Bernard's (A) 3 - 3
Nov 15th, 1941 15/11/41 1st Round 1st Leg vs. St Bernard's (H) 7 - 1
Oct 25th, 1941 25/10/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 7
Oct 18th, 1941 18/10/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 5
Oct 11th, 1941 11/10/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. St Bernard's (H) 2 - 2
Oct 4th, 1941 04/10/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Leith Athletic (A) 5 - 2
Sep 27th, 1941 27/09/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. East Fife (A) 2 - 2
Sep 20th, 1941 20/09/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1
Sep 13th, 1941 13/09/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Raith Rovers (A) 1 - 2
Sep 6th, 1941 06/09/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Leith Athletic (H) 1 - 4
Aug 30th, 1941 30/08/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Rangers (A) 3 - 5
Aug 23rd, 1941 23/08/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. Aberdeen (H) 5 - 0
Aug 16th, 1941 16/08/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. St Bernard's (A) 4 - 1
Aug 9th, 1941 09/08/41 North Eastern - 1st Series vs. East Fife (H) 1 - 1
Apr 30th, 1927 30/04/27 Division One vs. St Mirren (A) 3 - 4
Apr 23rd, 1927 23/04/27 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1
Apr 16th, 1927 16/04/27 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 1
Apr 9th, 1927 09/04/27 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 3
Mar 19th, 1927 19/03/27 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 2
Mar 12th, 1927 12/03/27 Division One vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 3
Mar 9th, 1927 09/03/27 Division One vs. Airdrie (A) 2 - 7
Mar 5th, 1927 05/03/27 4th Round vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 5
Mar 2nd, 1927 02/03/27 Division One vs. Hamilton (H) 1 - 2
Feb 26th, 1927 26/02/27 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 4 - 4
Feb 23rd, 1927 23/02/27 3rd Round vs. Montrose (H) 2 - 2
Feb 12th, 1927 12/02/27 Division One vs. Queen's Park (A) 3 - 5
Feb 9th, 1927 09/02/27 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 0 - 2
Feb 5th, 1927 05/02/27 2nd Round vs. Vale of Leven (H) 4 - 1
Jan 29th, 1927 29/01/27 Division One vs. Clyde (A) 0 - 1
Jan 19th, 1927 19/01/27 1st Round vs. Arbroath Ath (A) 7 - 0
Jan 15th, 1927 15/01/27 Division One vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 0 - 2
Jan 8th, 1927 08/01/27 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 3
Jan 3rd, 1927 03/01/27 Division One vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 0
Jan 1st, 1927 01/01/27 Division One vs. Morton (A) 1 - 3
Dec 25th, 1926 25/12/26 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 0
Dec 18th, 1926 18/12/26 Division One vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 1
Dec 11th, 1926 11/12/26 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 2
Dec 4th, 1926 04/12/26 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 5 - 3
Nov 27th, 1926 27/11/26 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 2 - 7
Nov 20th, 1926 20/11/26 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 0 - 1
Nov 13th, 1926 13/11/26 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 2
Oct 9th, 1926 09/10/26 Division One vs. Hamilton (A) 1 - 1
Oct 2nd, 1926 02/10/26 Division One vs. Queen's Park (H) 2 - 2
Sep 25th, 1926 25/09/26 Division One vs. Falkirk (A) 3 - 5
Sep 18th, 1926 18/09/26 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 3 - 1
Sep 11th, 1926 11/09/26 Division One vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 1 - 4
Sep 4th, 1926 04/09/26 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 2
Aug 28th, 1926 28/08/26 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 5
Aug 21st, 1926 21/08/26 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 2
Aug 14th, 1926 14/08/26 Division One vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 2
Apr 24th, 1926 24/04/26 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 2 - 6
Apr 3rd, 1926 03/04/26 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1
Mar 27th, 1926 27/03/26 Division One vs. Clydebank (H) 5 - 0
Mar 20th, 1926 20/03/26 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 1 - 2
Mar 6th, 1926 06/03/26 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H) 3 - 1
Feb 27th, 1926 27/02/26 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 2
Feb 24th, 1926 24/02/26 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 3
Feb 1st, 1926 01/02/26 1st Round 2nd Replay vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 6
Jan 27th, 1926 27/01/26 1st Round Replay vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1
Jan 23rd, 1926 23/01/26 1st Round vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 1
Jan 16th, 1926 16/01/26 Division One vs. Cowdenbeath (H) 1 - 2
Jan 9th, 1926 09/01/26 Division One vs. Falkirk (A) 1 - 1
Jan 4th, 1926 04/01/26 Division One vs. Dundee (H) 0 - 1
Jan 2nd, 1926 02/01/26 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 3 - 2
Dec 26th, 1925 26/12/25 Division One vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 0
Dec 19th, 1925 19/12/25 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 1
Dec 12th, 1925 12/12/25 Division One vs. Hamilton (A) 1 - 3
Dec 5th, 1925 05/12/25 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 0
Nov 28th, 1925 28/11/25 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 2
Nov 21st, 1925 21/11/25 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 0
Nov 7th, 1925 07/11/25 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 1
Aug 29th, 1925 29/08/25 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 2
Aug 22nd, 1925 22/08/25 Division One vs. Cowdenbeath (A) 1 - 5
Aug 15th, 1925 15/08/25 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (A) 2 - 4


Competition History


Comp
LGE 53 7 0 0
SC 7 0 0 0
WAR 12 1 0 0
SUPP 6 0 0 0
Totals: 78 (0) 8

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


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.

Last updated on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 by B Orr.





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


  • First Team Debut

    Raith Rovers 4 - 2 Dundee United
    League (Division One)


  • First Goal

    Airdrie 0 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Division One)


  • 50th Appearance

    Dundee United 2 - 2 Montrose
    Scottish Cup (3rd Round)


  • 50th League Appearance

    Dundee United 3 - 3 Celtic
    League (Division One)


  • Last Goal

    Dundee United 1 - 1 East Fife
    Wartime (North Eastern - 1st Series)

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  • Last Appearance

    Aberdeen 6 - 2 Dundee United
    Supplementary Cup (Final 2nd Leg)

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