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Jimmy Dugdale

Personal information
Full nameJames Robert Dugdale
Date of birth15 January 1932
Place of birthLiverpool, England
Date of death26 February 2008(age 76)
Playing positionCentre-half

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James Robert "Jimmy" Dugdale (15 January 1932 26 February 2008) was a former English professional footballer best known for his career with Aston Villa, with whom he won a F.A. Cup winner's medal in 1957, 2nd Division Championship 1960, Inaugural League Cup Winner 1961. His playing position was Centre-Half (i.e. centre-back in current parlance).

Before playing for Villa, Dugdale started his career at Harrowby FC (Liverpool) before moving to West Bromwich Albion, with whom he won a FA Cup winner's medal in 1954 and was selected on three occasions for England B he also represented the FA XI 1953-54 and the Football League XI 1953-54. He then moved to Queens Park Rangers in October 1962, before retiring from the game due to injury in May 1963.

Dugdale had a leg amputated in 1993. He died aged 76 after a long illness, leaving wife Dorothy, daughters Debbie and Nicola and son Russell. A tribute to Dugdale was held at The Hawthorns on 1 March 2008 for West Bromwich Albion's match against Plymouth Argyle. As well as a minute's applause prior to kickoff, players from both teams wore black armbands during the game.

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