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Jimmy Armfield

Personal information
Full nameJames Christopher Armfield, CBE
Date of birth21 September 1935(age 81)
Place of birthDenton, Lancashire
(now Greater Manchester), England
Playing positionRight back (retired)

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James Christopher "Jimmy" Armfield, CBE, DL (born 21 September 1935 in Denton, Lancashire) is an English former professional football player and manager who currently works as a football pundit for BBC Radio Five Live. He played the whole of his Football League career at Blackpool, usually at right back. Between 1954 and 1971 he played 627 games in all competitions, scored six goals, and spent a decade as the club's captain. He also captained the England national team fifteen times.


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