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Jimmy Gill

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Full nameJames J. Gill
Playing positionStriker

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James J. "Jimmy" Gill (born 9 November 1894, date of death unknown) was an English professional footballer. He was born in Sheffield.

Gill began his career at hometown side Sheffield Wednesday in 1913. With the club suffering financial difficulties he was sold to Cardiff City in 1920 for £750 and was the clubs top scorer in its first year in the Football League. He would go on to consistentley challenge for the award along with strike partner Len Davies during his five years at the club. While at the club he also played in the 1925 FA Cup Final, which they went on to lose 1-0 to Sheffield United. The following season he left to join Frank Buckley's Blackpool.

He made a scoring debut for Blackpool on October 24, 1925, in a 4 0 victory over Wolves at Bloomfield Road, netting the first goal. He made a further fourteen appearances during the 1925 26 league campaign, scoring three more goals. His final game for Blackpool occurred on February 6, 1926, in a 5 0 defeat at Port Vale.

Gill ended his career with spells at Derby County and Crystal Palace.




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