18 October 2007

James Percy

Name: Sir James Campbell Percy
Born: 15 February 1869
Died: 26 October 1928
Position: Centre-Forward

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1889).
Club Honours: (with YMCA) Irish Cup Runner-up 1888/89.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
Irish Cup
Other
Belfast Y.M.C.A.
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Amateur
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*1/0
TOTALS
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£-
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* English FA Cup

Biography:
Winger in the YMCA side that lost the Irish Cup Final 5-4 to Distillery in March 1889, a month later James Percy was included in the Ireland side to face Wales. His international debut, like the Cup Final, was at the Ulster Grounds (Ballynafeigh) and ended in defeat. The Irish had taken a first minute lead through their captain, Olphie Stanfield, but the Welsh led 2-1 by half-time and 3-1 at full-time.

Percy, an "intelligent player" was later knighted. He was a noted journalist, director of Dublin's Central Hotel and became Deputy Governor of Dublin.

IFFHS

Ireland Cap Details:
27-04-1889 Wales... A L 1-3 BC

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

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