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Real Name: James Cookson
Normal Position: Defender
Height: 5' 9 1/2
Weight: 11st 10lbs
Born: 22/08/1927(Ford, Litherland)
Died: 23/12/1993 (Netherton, Bootle)
Jimmy CooksonAt Everton he played chiefly in the Central League and Liverpool County Combination sides and came to Southport as a wing-half when he wanted to get more involved in the family business. It was not until he was tried at full-back in the Reserves that he found his best position. When Colin Beardshaw was injured Cookson was called up for the Third Round F.A. Cup-tie with Hull City and he did quite well. He was in and out of the side for the rest of the season, but in 1950-51 he became a regular. He got few opportunities once Wally Taylor took over at right-back and quickly made the berth his own. Cookson's only goal was a free-kick against Darlington, struck from the halfway line. He was licensee of the `Tailors Arms' at Ford until 1974 and thereafter became Steward of the Constitutional Club at Seaforth. Latterly he had a history of heart trouble which induced him to take early retirement. He died at home of a heart attack.

Player Profile reproduced with Permission from:
The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F. C., by Michael Braham and Geoff Wilde (Palatine Books, 1995). ISBN 978-1-874181-14-9


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Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1949/1950 1100
1950/1951 3800
1951/1952 1001
Total 59 0 1

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
29/04/1952 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 2
26/04/1952 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 2 - 0
19/04/1952 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 0 - 0
16/04/1952 Liverpool Senior Cup / RA LIVERPOOL 1 - 4
14/04/1952 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 0 - 4
12/04/1952 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 1
13/03/1952 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2A BARROW 1 - 3
08/03/1952 LeagueH WREXHAM 2 - 1
29/12/1951 LeagueA GATESHEAD 0 - 3
26/12/1951 LeagueA WORKINGTON 1 - 6

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
29/04/1952 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 2
26/04/1952 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 2 - 0
19/04/1952 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 0 - 0
16/04/1952 Liverpool Senior Cup / RA LIVERPOOL 1 - 4
14/04/1952 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 0 - 4
12/04/1952 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 1
13/03/1952 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2A BARROW 1 - 3
08/03/1952 LeagueH WREXHAM 2 - 1
29/12/1951 LeagueA GATESHEAD 0 - 3
26/12/1951 LeagueA WORKINGTON 1 - 6

Last 10 Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
13/03/1952Lancashire Senior Cup / 2A BARROW 1 - 3
22/12/1951LeagueH DARLINGTON 3 - 0
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