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Jimmy Dickinson

Portsmouth FC

48 appearances, 0 goals, 1 own goal

P 48 W 27 D 11 L 10 F 124: A 77
68% successful

1949-56

disciplined: none
Starts:
none
minutes played:
4296

Profile

Full name James William Dickinson MBE
Born 24 April 1925 in Alton, Hampshire [registered in Alton, June 1925].
Married to Catherine A. Quinton [registered in Alton, June 1955].
Died 9 November 1982, aged 57 years 199 days [registered in Alton, December 1982].
Height/Weight 5' 10", 11st. 0lbs [1950].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies Pompey's Gentleman Jim - Peter Jeffs (Breedon Books, Derby, 1988)
 

One of several 'Gentleman Jims' in the game, Dickinson was never cautioned by a referee in 764 league appearances for Portsmouth. The England International's entire career as player and manager with one club is admirably covered. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Played his schoolboy football in Hampshire and joined Alton Youth Club. He was spotted by Portsmouth FC, who signed him as an amateur in 1943, turning professional in January 1944. He made 764 league appearances and retired April 1965.
Club honours Football League Champions 1948-49, 1949-50; Football League Division Three winners 1961-62;
Individual honours Football League (eleven appearances)
Distinctions Awarded the MBE in the 1964 Birthday Honours List.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Management Career

Club(s) Upon retiring in April 1965, Dickinson remained with Pompey who became the Public Relations Officer and Scout. He stepped into the secretary's shoes in July 1968. Then became the manager between April 1977 until May 1979.

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 683rd players (684) to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-half/right-half
First match No. 247, 18 May 1949, Norway 1 England 4, an end-of-season European tour match at Ullevål Stadion, Ullevål, Oslo, aged 24 years 24 days.
Last match No. 310, 5 December 1956, England 5 Denmark 2, a World Cup qualification match at Molineux, St. Peter's, Wolverhampton, aged 31 years 225 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1950, 1954;
British Championships
1949-50, 1950-51, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1953-54, 1955-56, 1956-57;
Team honours British Championships winners 1949-50, 1953-54, 1956-57, shared 1951-52, 1952-53, 1955-56;
Individual honours England B (three appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Retired from football in 1977 on medical advice. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.87.

 

Jimmy Dickinson - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 48 24 48 0 0 4296 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Jimmy Dickinson - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 16 10 4 2 50 27 +23 1 4 3.125 1.688 75.0 +8
Away 27 16 6 5 66 40 +26 2 4 2.444 1.481 70.4 +11
Neutral 5 1 1 3 8 10 -2 2 1 1.60 2.00 30.0 -2
AllAll 48 27 11 10 124 77 +47 5 9 2.583 1.604 67.7 +17

 

Jimmy Dickinson - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 45  25 11 9 115 71 +44 4 9 2.556 1.577 67.8 +16
Blue 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
Red 2 2 0 0 9 5 +4 0 0 -4.50 2.50 100.0 +2
All 48 27 11 10 124 77 +47 5 9 2.583 1.604 67.7 +17

 

Jimmy Dickinson - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

6 6 0 0 21 7 +14 0 1 3.50 1.167 100.0 +6
WCF 6 2 1 3 10 10 =0 2 2 1.667 1.667 41.7 -1
World Cup 12 8 1 3 31 17 +14 2 3 2.583 1.417 70.8 +5
British ChampionshipBritish Championship 17 12 4 1 46 20 +26 0 3 2.706 1.176 82.4 +11

Note that the 1949-50 and 1953-54 records of the World Cup Preliminaries and British Championships are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.

Friendly 24 12 6 6 63 45 +18 3 4 2.625 1.875 62.5 +6
All 48 27 11 10 124 77 +47 5 9 2.583 1.604 67.7 +17

 

Jimmy Dickinson - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP/BC 1949-50 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 0 1 2.50 0.50 100.0 +2
WCP/BC 1953-54 3 3 0 0 11 4 +7 0 0 3.667 1.333 100.0 +3
WCP 1956-58 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
WCP All 6 6 0 0 21 7 +14 0 1 3.50 1.167 100.0 +6
World Cup Finals Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1950 3 1 0 2 2 2 =0 2 1 0.667 0.667 33.3 -1
WCF 1954 3 1 1 1 8 8 =0 0 1 3.667 3.667 50.0 =0
WCF All 6 2 1 3 10 10 =0 2 2 1.667 1.667 41.7 -1
World Cup
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1949-50 5 3 0 2 7 3 +4 2 2 1.40 0.60 60.0  +1
WC 1949-50 6 4 1 1 19 12 +7 0 1 3.167 2.00 75.0 +3
WC 1956-58 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 0 0 5.00 2.00 100.0 +1
WC All 12 8 1 3 31 17 +14 2 3 2.583 1.417 70.8 +5
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC/WCP 1949-50 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 0 1 2.50 0.50 100.0 +2
BC 1950-51 2 2 0 0 8 3 +5 0 0 4.00 1.50 100.0 +2
BC 1951-52 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 0 1 1.667 0.667 83.3 +2
BC 1952-53 3 1 2 0 9 6 +3 0 0 3.00 2.00 66.7 +1
BC/WCP 1953-54 3 3 0 0 11 4 +7 0 0 3.667 1.333 100.0 +3
BC 1955-56 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 0 1 1.667 1.00 50.0 =0
BC 1956-57 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 17 12 4 1 46 20 +26 0 3 2.706 1.176 82.4 +11
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 12 8 1 3 31 17 +14 2 3 2.583 1.417 70.8 +5
BC 17 12 4 1 46 20 +26 0 3 2.706 1.176 82.4 +11

Note that the 1949-50 and 1953-54 records of the World Cup Preliminaries and British Championships are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.

All 24 15 5 4 61 32 +29 2 2 2.542 1.333 72.9 +11

 

Jimmy Dickinson - Match History
 Club: Portsmouth F.C. - 48 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 48 full capsx

Age 24
- 246 13 May 1949 - Sweden 3 England 1, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna tour AL reserve
1 b 15 May 1949 - Finland A 0 England 4, Olympiastadion, Helsinki AW Start 6
1 247 18 May 1949 - Norway 1 England 4, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo AW Start 6
- b 18 May 1949 - Netherlands A 1 England 4, Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam AW reserve
2 248 22 May 1949 - France 1 England 3, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris AW Start 6
3 249 21 September 1949 - England 0 Republic of Ireland 2, Goodison Park, Liverpool Fr HL Start 6
4 250 15 October 1949 - Wales 1 England 4, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC/
WCP
AW Start 6
2 b 18 January 1950 - England 5 Switzerland 0, Hillsborough, Sheffield Fr HW Start 6
3 b 22 February 1950 - England 1 Netherlands A 0, St James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Fr HW Start 6
5 253 15 April 1950 - Scotland 0 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgoww BC/BC/
WCP
AW Start 6
Age 25
6 254 14 May 1950 - Portugal 3 England 5, Estádio Nacional, Lisboa tour AW Start 6
7 255 18 May 1950 - Belgium 1 England 4, Stade du Heysel, Bruxelles AW Start 6
8 256 25 June 1950 - England 2 Chile 0, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio WCF NW Start 6
9 257257 29 June 1950 - USA 1 England 0, Estádio Raimundo Sampaio, Belo Horizonte NL Start 6
10 258 2 July 1950 - Spain 1 England 0, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio NL Start 6
11 259 7 October 1950 - Ireland 1 England 4, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start 6
12 260 15 November 1950 - England 4 Wales 2, Roker Park, Sunderland HW Start 6
13 261 22 November 1950 - England 2 Yugoslavia 2, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury Fr HD Start 6
Age 26
14 266 20 October 1951 - Wales 1 England 1, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AD Start 6
15 267 14 November 1951 - England 2 Ireland 0, Villa Park, Birmingham HW Start 6
16 268 28 November 1951 - England 2 Austria 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 6
17 269 5 April 1952 - Scotland 1 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AW Start 6
Age 27
18 270 18 May 1952 - Italy 1 England 1, Stadio Comunale di Firenze, Firenze tour AD Start 6
19 271 25 May 1952 - Austria 2 England 3, Praterstadion, Prater, Wien AW Start 6
20 272 28 May 1952 - Switzerland 0 England 3, Hardturm Sportplatz, Zürich AW Start 6
21 273 4 October 1952 - Ireland 2 England 2, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AD Start 6
22 274 12 November 1952 - England 5 Wales 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley HW Start 6
23 275 26 November 1952 - England 5 Belgium 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 6
24 276 18 April 1953 - England 2 Scotland 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HD Start 6
Age 28
25 277 17 May 1953 - Argentina 0 England 0, Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires - abandoned after 36 minutes tour AD Start 36 6
26 278 24 May 1953 - Chile 1 England 2, Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago AW Start 6
27 279 31 May 1953 - Uruguay 2 England 1, Estadio Centenario, Montevideo AL Start 6
28 280 8 June 1953 - USA 3 England 6, Yankee Stadium, New York AW Start 6
29 281 10 October 1953 - Wales 1 England 4, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC/
WCP
AW Start 6
30 282 21 October 1953 - England 4 Rest of the World 4, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 6
31 283 11 November 1953 - England 3 Ireland 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC/
WCP
HW Start 6
32 284 25 November 1953 - England 3 Hungary 6, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HL Start 6
33 285 3 April 1954 - Scotland 2 England 4, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC/
WCP
AW Start 6
Age 29
34 286 16 May 1954 - Yugoslavia 1 England 0, Stadion JNA, Beograd tour AL Start 6
35 287 23 May 1954 - Hungary 7 England 1, Népstadion, Budapest AL Start 6
36 288 17 June 1954 - Belgium 4 England 4, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel WCF ND Start 6
37 289 20 June 1954 - England 2 Switzerland 0, Wankdorfstadion, Bern AW Start
38 290 26 June 1954 - Uruguay 4 England 2, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel NL Start
Age 30
- 295 15 May 1955 - France 1 England 0, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris tour AL reserve
39 296 18 May 1955 - Spain 1 England 1, El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid AD Start 4
40 297 22 May 1955 - Portugal 3 England 1, Estádio do FC do Porto, Oporto AL Start 4
41 298 2 October 1955 - Denmark 1 England 5, Idrætsparken, København Fr AW Start 6
42 299 22 October 1955 - Wales 2 England 1, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AL Start 6
43 300 2 November 1955 - England 3 Northern Ireland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 6
44 301 30 November 1955 - England 4 Spain 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 6
45 302 14 April 1956 - Scotland 1 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AD Start 4
Age 31
46 308 14 November 1956 - England 3 Wales 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start 6
47 309 28 November 1956 - England 3 Yugoslavia 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 6
48 310 5 December 1956 - England 5 Denmark 2, Molineux, Wolverhampton WCP HW Start 6

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