16 November 2006

Jimmy Elwood

Name: James H. Elwood
Born: 12 June 1901, Belfast
Died: 30 November 1937
Position: Centre-Half

Representative Honours: Ireland: 2 Full Caps (1929).
Club Honours: (with Glentoran) Irish Cup Runner-Up 1922/23; Charity Cup Winner 1922/23.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Owen O'Cork
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Ards United
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-
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Linfield
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Glentoran
22/23-23/24
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*31/ 6
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Manchester City
23/24-26/27
Mar-23
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31/ 0
1/0
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Chesterfield
27/28
Jul-27
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38/ 4
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Bradford P.A.
28/29-32/33
May-28
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106/ 1
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Derry City
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May-33
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TOTALS
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176/11
1/0
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Biography:
Equally competent across the half-back line, Jimmy Elwood was poached from Glentoran by Manchester City in January 1924. He made his Football League debut in a 2-2 home draw with Burnley in 16 February. Three and a half seasons brought just 32 appearances. He dropped down to Division Three (North) with Chesterfield in 1927, and was a virtual ever-present in the clubs battle against having to apply for re-election. He must have impressed in his games against Bradford Park Avenue who finished that season as Division Three (North) champions, as they signed Elwood for the following campaign. Back in Division Two Elwood earned the attentions of the Ireland selectors and was capped twice in 1929. He gave Bradford four good seasons as they challenged at the top end of the table without making the jump to Division One.

Elwood returned to the Irish League with Derry City in 1933, but died just four years later, aged 36.

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Ireland Cap Details:
02-02-1929 Wales... A D 2-2 BC
19-10-1929 England. A L 0-3 BC

Summary: 2/0. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 1.

With thanks to Martin O'Connor.

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