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James Gillespie (footballer)

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Date of birth1870 (approx)
Place of birthDumbartonshire, Scotland
Playing positionOutside Right

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James Gillespie (born around 1870) was a Scottish footballer who played for Renton, Greenock Morton, Sunderland, Sunderland Albion, Third Lanark and the Scotland national team.

Gillespie, an Outside Right, won a championship title with Sunderland in 1892-93 and scored a total of 47 goals in 129 appearances over 2 seasons. He had joined Sunderland after spells in Scotland with Renton and Greenock Morton. He moved to Sunderland's rivals Sunderland Albion in for a short period but returned to Roker Park in 1892. He returned to Scotland in 1897 with Third Lanark and it was with the Glasgow club that he won his only Scotland cap. Despite scoring a hat-trick in Scotland's 5-2 win over Wales on 19 March 1898, he was never capped again for his country.

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