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Full Name: Jimmy Fay
Normal Position: Data Not Complete
Height: 5' 9
Weight: 12st 2lbs
Born: 29/03/1884(Southport)
Died: 04/03/1957 (Southport)

A professional footballer for over 20 years and aone of the founders of the Player’s Union, of which he was secretary and treasurer from 1929 to 1955.

Born in Southport he was spotted by Oldham Athletic playing local football, spending six years with them before joining Bolton Wanderers for a further ten.

He moved back to his home town club and captained the side when Southport joined the Third division in 1921.

He played in four inter league games at centre half and was once reserve for England.

After retirement he ran a sports outfitting business in Southport before retiring a few years before his death in 1957.

He was appointed a Southport Borough magristrate in 1942 and took a keen interest in all branches of sport. He was a lfie member of Southport & Birkdale Cricket Club and preseident of the Southport and District Table Tennis League.

Lancashire Evening Post – 13th Aug 1919 



Season From To Value
1921/1922 BOLTON WANDERERS Southport



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

Season Apps Subs Goals
1916/1917 200
1917/1918 300
1918/1919 000
1919/1920 000
1920/1921 000
1921/1922 1801
1922/1923 1101
Total 34 0 2

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
28/04/1923 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 0 - 0
21/04/1923 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 0
14/04/1923 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 3
07/04/1923 LeagueA WALSALL 0 - 1
31/03/1923 LeagueH WALSALL 2 - 1
30/03/1923 LeagueH BARROW 2 - 0
03/03/1923 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 1 - 2
20/01/1923 LeagueH DARLINGTON 2 - 1
06/01/1923 LeagueH WREXHAM 1 - 0
01/01/1923 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
28/04/1923 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 0 - 0
21/04/1923 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 0
14/04/1923 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 3
07/04/1923 LeagueA WALSALL 0 - 1
31/03/1923 LeagueH WALSALL 2 - 1
30/03/1923 LeagueH BARROW 2 - 0
03/03/1923 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 1 - 2
20/01/1923 LeagueH DARLINGTON 2 - 1
06/01/1923 LeagueH WREXHAM 1 - 0
01/01/1923 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0

Last 10 Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
01/01/1923LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0
03/12/1921FA Cup / 5QH ALTRINCHAM 3 - 0
12/02/1916War Time: Principal TournamentH LIVERPOOL 2 - 5

Related News Articles

Death of James Fay

The following article is a report of the death of our first Football League captain James 'Jimmy' Fay. Lancashire Evening Post - 4th Mar 1957 

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