12 November 2009

Jimmy Todd

Name: James Alexander Todd
Born: c.1918
Died: 4 November 2007
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Position: Outside-Right

Representative Honours: Ireland: 2 Amateur Caps (1938); Irish League: 2 Caps (1938).
Club Honours: (with Linfield) Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1937/38.
Awards: NI Football Writers' Association Merit Award 1996/97.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Linfield
37/38
Apr-37
Amateur
-
-
-
Glentoran
38/39
-38
-
* 19/ 8
-
-
Linfield
39/40
-39
-
-
-
-
Ards
39/40-46/47
-39
-
19/10
-
#122/89
TOTALS
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£-
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* all games; # Intermediate League games.

Biography:
Jimmy Todd was capped at Amateur international level as a Linfield player. He made his Blues debut on 18th September 1937, scoring twice in a 5-2 win over Glentoran. He ended his first season with a Co. Anrtrim Shield medal following a 3-2 win over Ballymena.

In 1938 Todd joined Glentoran and made an immediate impact, setting-up two goals in an exciting 3-2 win over his ex-club. Todd quickly progressed to inter-league honours, scoring the consolation as the Irish League lost out 6-1 to their Scottish counterparts. Todd spent just a season with the Glens.

Glentoran where the opposition for Todd's Ards debut on 7th October 1939, his ex-club running out 5-3 winners. As the North Down club left the Irish League for the duration of the Second World War most of Todd's appearances were in intermediate football. In 1947 he was forced to retire due to a serious knee injury.

With his playing days over Todd coached Ards IIIs. He also scouted for the club before taking charge of Crusaders who he led to Irish Cup and Co. Antrim Shield successes in the 1960s. He also managed Carrick Rangers and had two spells in charge at Ards (1985-87 and 1988-89) where he also served as commercial manager for many years.

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Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
19-02-1938 England. A D 1-1
13-04-1938 Scotland H W 2-1

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

Irish League Representative Appearance Details:
07-09-1938 Scottish League A L 1-6 1 Goal
21-09-1938 Football League H L 2-8

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

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