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Jimmy Dimmock

Tottenham Hotspur FC

3 appearances, 0 goals

P 3 W 1 D 0 L 2 F 6: A 9
33% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


  James Henry Dimmock
Birth 5 December 1900 in Edmonton, Middlesex [registered in Edmonton, March 1901].

According to the 1901 census, the four-month James is the youngest of three children to Walter and Emma. They live at 125 Brettenham Road in Edmonton. His father is a street hawker.


According to the 1911 census, James now has another five younger siblings and with their parents they all live at 4 Carey Cottages in the Montagu Road, Edmonton. His father is now a boot repairer. The census return reveals that James is one of eight children, one of his siblings had died at some point before 1911.

Marriage to Alice Mathers [registered in Edmonton, March 1921].
They had eleven children, Alice A. (b.1921 d.1939), James H. (b.1923), Maisie D. (b.8 April 1924 d.1943), Sydney T. (b&d.1928), Joan J. (b.1929), twins Doris A. (d. 1931) and Lilian A. (b.1930), twins Betty I. and Sidney T. (b.11 March 1931), John S. (b.1934) and Patricia H. (b.1938)
  According to the 1921 census, J.H., a professional footballer (for Tottenham Hotspur FC), now married to Alice, is living at 44 Gilpin Grove in Edmonton.
"A moving story of the difficulties of a famous footballer came to light yesterday. When it was reported that the Edmonton Urban Council had adopted a statement by their housing committee which said: 'With regard to the case against J. Dimmock, a cheque for the amount of arrears of rent up to January 27 has been received from the secretary of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, and further action has not, therefore, been taken against him.'
James Dimmock is the former Hotspur player, who also appeared for England. There had been a claim for possession of the house at Edmonton, where he lives, but his old club came to the rescue and saved his home.
"In consequence of difficulties he has had to sell many of his football medals and much of the furniture in his house in order to provide for his wife and five children. He is now living on unemployment pay."
- Thursday, 1 March 1934, The Sunderland Echo and Shipping Gazette
"Mr. James Dimmock, of Central-avenue, Edmonton, the ex-Tottenham Hotspur and English international footballer, was injured when a car he was driving last night came into collision with another car near Waltham Cross."
- Tuesday, 8 January 1935, The Citizen
  According to the 1939 register, James, a builders labourer, and Alice, a tin box solderer, are still married, living at 24 Central Avenue in Edmonton, along with four of their children.
"James Henry Dimmock, who played for England and Tottenham Hotspur, was sued on judgement summons at Edmonton County Court for £29. The judgement creditor said that nine years ago he lent £33 to Dimmock who had repaid £4. Dimmock wrote offering to pay 10/- a month. He stated that he had no capital, and had had 'some very bad times these last few years.' He was now working for £4 a week on bombed premises for East Ham Council. He had to support two children and also a daughter in Devon who had been ill. Dimmock added. 'I have had a lot of money troubles and that is why I hope you will be lenient with me.'
"The Judge made an order for 10/- a month." - Saturday, 11 October 1941, The Citizen
"James Henry Dimmock, who played for England and Tottenham Hotspur, was sued on judgement summons at Edmonton County Court for £29. An order to pay £2 within fourteen days and 10s. a month was made at Edmonton County Court today against James Dimmock former England and Tottenham Hotspur footballer, Central-avenue, Edmonton, sued by a moneylender on a judgement summons for £8 15s. The moneylender, Walter Maskell, King's-road, Edmonton, said that Dimmock was ordered to pay 10s. a month 18 months ago, but made only one payment of 10s. James Gordon Alchin said that Dimmock had written stating he was unable to attend as he had to go for his medical examination under the Armed Forces Act, and that he pleaded illness and unemployment."
- Friday, 7 May 1943, The Evening Express
Death 23 December 1972 at North Middlesex Hospital in Edmonton, aged 72 years 18 days [registered in Enfield, December 1972].


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

Playing Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in Edmonton and junior football for Park Avenue FC and Gothic Works FC. He was registered with Tottenham Hotspur FC when he was seventeen years old. He assisted Clapton Orient FC and Edmonton Ramblers FC during WW1, where he served as a gunner with the Royal Field Artillery, eventually becoming a Tottenham professional in May 1919. He made 400 league appearances, scoring exactly one hundred goals, scoring his hundredth goal against Gillingham, and becoming a captain. After negotiations for a transfer to Bristol Rovers FC broke down, Dimmock joined Thames FC on 13 August 1931 for a substantial transfer fee, scoring twelve goals in 37 league appearances. Then a day after the Football League Management Committee removed the transfer sking price, Jimmy Seed's Clapton Orient FC on 24 September 1932, scoring three in eighteen league outings. He signed with Kent League club Ashford Town FC on 7 March 1934, where he was also coach. He had a trial with Tunbridge Wells Rangers FC in October 1934.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1919-20; FA Cup winners 1920-21;
Individual honours None
Distinctions His younger brother Albert John also played with Thames FC.
Height/Weight 5' 9½", 11st. 9lbs [1921], 5' 11", 12st. 6lbs [1931].


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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 409th players (413) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
First match No. 125, 9 April 1921, Scotland 3 England 0, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, aged 20 years 125 days.
Last match No. 150, 24 May 1926, Belgium 3 England 5, an end-of-season friendly match at Olympisch Stadion, Antwerpen, aged 25 years 170 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1920-21, 1925-26;
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions The first player born in the 19th century to represent England.

Beyond England

Worked in the road haulage industry after leaving the game. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.87.


Jimmy Dimmock - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
5 3 2 270 0 0 min 0 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.


Jimmy Dimmock - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Home 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
Away 2 1 0 1 5 6 -1 1 0 2.50 3.00 50.0 =0
All 3 1 0 2 6 9 -3 1 0 2.00 3.00 33.3 -1


Jimmy Dimmock - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 1 0 0.50 3.00 0.00 -2
Friendly 1 1 0 0 5 3 +2 0 0 5.00 3.00 100.0 +1
All 3 1 0 2 6 9 -3 1 0 2.00 3.00 33.3 -1


Jimmy Dimmock - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1920-21 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 1 0 0.00 3.00 0.00 -1
BC 1925-26 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 0 1.00 3.00 0.00 -1
BC All 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 1 0 0.50 3.00 0.00 -2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 1 0 0.50 3.00 0.00 -2
All 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 1 0 0.50 3.00 0.00 -2


Jimmy Dimmock - Match History
 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - 3 full appearances

Coach: F..A. International Select Committee - 3 full capsx

Age 20
- 124 14 March 1921 - Wales 0 England 0, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AD withdrawn injured
1 125 9 April 1921 - Scotland 3 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AL Start ol

gap of 4 years 326 days

Age 25
2 148 1 March 1926 - England 1 Wales 3, Selhurst Park, South Norwood BC HL Start ol
3 150 24 May 1926 - Belgium 3 England 5, Olympisch Stadion, Antwerpen tour AW Start ol
- 151 27 May 1926 - France vs. England, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Paris - match postponed App squad member