31 October 2007

Jim Pyper

Name: James Pyper
Born: 18 April 1876
Died: 5 March 1925
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Position: Centre-Forward

Representative Honours: Ireland: 7 Full Caps / 2 Goals (1897-1900); Irish League: 2 Caps (1897-1899).
Club Honours: (with Cliftonville) Irish Cup Winner 1896/97, 1899/00, 1900/01.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Cliftonville
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Amateur
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Biography:
Jim Pyper was the eldest of the Pyper brothers who played together for both Cliftonville and Ireland. In 1896/97 he scored five Irish League goals, finishing third equal in the season’s chart. He was actually capped for the first time two weeks after his brother John, who was almost two years his junior. Jim also led the line to three Irish Cup successes, as Cliftonville defeated Sherwood Foresters, Bohemians and Freebooters in the 1897, 1900 and 1901 Finals respectively.

Later Pyper became a minister, preaching at the Duncairn Presbyterian Church in Belfast. Again his younger brother also followed the same career path, serving as minister at the Strand Presbyterian Church in Portstewart.

Ireland Cap Details:
06-03-1897 Wales... H W 4-3 BC
27-03-1897 Scotland A L 1-5 BC 1 Goal
18-02-1898 Wales... A W 1-0 BC
05-03-1898 England. H L 2-3 BC 1 Goal
26-03-1898 Scotland H L 0-3 BC
25-03-1899 Scotland A L 1-9 BC
17-03-1900 England. H L 0-2 BC

Summary: 7/2. Won 2, Drew 0, Lost 5.

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