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Jimmy Simpson

Personal information
Full nameJames McMillan Simpson
Date of birthOctober 29, 1908
Place of birthLadybank, Scotland
Date of death15 March 1972(age 63)
Playing positionCentre half (Retired)

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For the Depression-era mayor of Toronto see James Simpson (politician)

James McMillan Simpson (29 October 1908 1972) was a Scottish international footballer who played as a centre half.

Simpson signed for Dundee United in 1924 and made his debut at the age of 17 as a wing half. A regular during the club's first two years at the top level, United could not retain him following relegation in 1927 and he was transferred to Rangers for the then sizable fee of £1,000. At Ibrox he was converted into a centre half and became an integral part of the team which dominated the Scottish game during the 1930s. Simpson won five League championships and four Scottish Cups, adding four League caps and 14 full international caps to his collection. Simpson also qualified as an engineer, which became his vocation after he had finished playing.

His son Ronnie was part of the Celtic side which lifted the European Cup in 1967.

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