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Real Name: James Gemmell
Normal Position: Defender
Height: 6' 1/2
Weight: 11st 3lbs
Born: 17/11/1911 (Sunderland)
Died: 11/05/1992 (Great Barr, Birmingham)

Jimmy GemmellRobust and dour, this long-kicking defender joined Southport as player- coach after Bury agreed to give him a free transfer. He gave the Shakers grand service after joining them as an i8-year-old. Between 1934 and 1937 he missed only 3 League games. Gemmell was signed by Southport on a 2 year coaching contract but, with so many part-timers and his frequent requirement in the first team, it was not possible for him to undertake much coaching. He gave up League Football at the end of 1946-47 as he would have required a cartilage operation and he obtained an engineering job in Bury. Later he had a spell on Lincoln City's training staff and for 3 years became Coventry City's assistant trainer. He came from a footballing family. His father was a Sunderland forward and his brother-in-law was Billy Simpson, the Aston Villa and Scottish International. During the war he worked on Wellington and Lancaster aero engines in Coventry; he lived in Birmingham from 195o until his death from a heart attack a few months after his 80th birthday.

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
1945/1946 200
1946/1947 2600
Total 28 0 0


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
05/05/1947 Liverpool Senior CupA SOUTH LIVERPOOL 1 - 3
19/04/1947 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 5
12/04/1947 LeagueH ROCHDALE 0 - 2
07/04/1947 LeagueA ROTHERHAM UNITED 1 - 2
05/04/1947 LeagueA NEW BRIGHTON 0 - 1
04/04/1947 LeagueH ROTHERHAM UNITED 2 - 0
29/03/1947 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 6 - 1
22/03/1947 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 1
15/03/1947 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 0 - 1
01/03/1947 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 0 - 1
22/02/1947 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 4 - 2
15/02/1947 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 4 - 1
01/02/1947 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 2
25/01/1947 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 0 - 3
18/01/1947 LeagueH GATESHEAD 2 - 1
14/01/1947 Liverpool Senior Cup / 1 2LH SOUTH LIVERPOOL 1 - 1
11/01/1947 LeagueH NEW BRIGHTON 2 - 0
01/01/1947 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 2
28/12/1946 LeagueH DARLINGTON 2 - 2
26/12/1946 LeagueA YORK CITY 1 - 1
07/12/1946 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 0
04/12/1946 Liverpool Senior Cup / 1 1LA SOUTH LIVERPOOL 1 - 1
30/11/1946 FA Cup / 1A STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 2
23/11/1946 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1
16/11/1946 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 0 - 2
26/10/1946 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 1 - 5
15/10/1946 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 2LA BURY 0 - 3
12/10/1946 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 2
03/09/1946 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 2
31/08/1946 LeagueA DARLINGTON 2 - 4
22/04/1946 Football League War Cup / SF 2LH CHESTER (1885) 2 - 4
13/04/1946 Football League War Cup / 2 2LH HARTLEPOOL 1 - 1
06/04/1946 Football League War Cup / 2 2LA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 1
03/04/1946 Liverpool Senior CupA LIVERPOOL 0 - 2
30/03/1946 Football League War Cup / 1 2LH DARLINGTON 3 - 1
16/02/1946 Football League War CupH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 0
02/02/1946 Football League War CupA WREXHAM 1 - 1
26/01/1946 Football League War CupH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 1
19/01/1946 Football League War CupH CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 1
12/01/1946 Football League War CupA ROCHDALE 3 - 1
01/01/1946 War-Time: LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 3
26/12/1945 War-Time: LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 1
22/12/1945 War-Time: LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 4
15/12/1945 War-Time: LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 1
01/12/1945 War-Time: LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 3 - 0
24/11/1945 FA Cup / 1A OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 3
17/11/1945 FA Cup / 1H OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 2
10/11/1945 War-Time: LeagueH WREXHAM 2 - 2
03/11/1945 War-Time: LeagueA WREXHAM 0 - 3
27/10/1945 War-Time: LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 0 - 1
20/10/1945 War-Time: LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 0 - 0
13/10/1945 War-Time: LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 5
06/10/1945 War-Time: LeagueH ROCHDALE 1 - 2
29/09/1945 War-Time: LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 3
22/09/1945 War-Time: LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 7
19/09/1945 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 2LA MANCHESTER CITY 0 - 5
15/09/1945 War-Time: LeagueA BARROW 3 - 3
08/09/1945 War-Time: LeagueH BARROW 2 - 1
05/09/1945 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 1LH MANCHESTER CITY 3 - 2
01/09/1945 War-Time: LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 3 - 5
25/08/1945 War-Time: LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 3 - 4
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