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Real Name: James Alphonso Mulligan
Normal Position: Left Back
Height: 5'9
Weight: 11st 10lbs
Born: 27/04/1895 (Bessbrook, Newry)
Died: 24/08/1966 (Blackley, Manchester)

A teacher by profession, he played for the illustrious Belfast Celtic club and was one of four Celtic players to be transferred to Manchester City, who paid 500 for his services in 1920. Later the same season he capped for Ireland against Scotland when still only a Reserve with City, for whom he only made three League appearances. He did play in 52 Central League games, however. Signed at a fee, he was slow to settle down at Haig Avenue but, once he established himself in the first team, he gave the Sandgrounders excellent service. Under his captaincy the club achieved its best ever position in the Third Division North. The Lancashire Daily Post Football Handbook summed up his play thus: 'He is a subtle defender, whose tactics sometimes puzzle the critics as much as his oppenents. Is wonderfully safe though, and makes excellent use of the ball.'
Latterly dogged by injury the Education Committee clamped down on his sporting activities. He retired in July 1960 aftrer40 vears at Mount Carmel Boys School, Blackley, where he had been he had been headmastrer since 1953. He turned out for the Manchester Education Department team until he was 50 and was chairman of Manchester Schools FA. He dropped dead from a heart attack immediately on his return home from a Manchester City win over Liverpool.



Season From To Value
1923/1924 MANCHESTER CITY Southport



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

Season Apps Subs Goals
1923/1924 2100
1924/1925 3500
1925/1926 1300
Total 69 0 0


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
21/04/1926 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 0
17/04/1926 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 1
10/04/1926 LeagueH ROCHDALE 1 - 7
02/04/1926 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 2 - 1
27/03/1926 LeagueH DURHAM CITY 6 - 1
13/02/1926 LeagueA WIGAN BOROUGH 1 - 3
06/02/1926 LeagueH ASHINGTON 1 - 1
30/01/1926 LeagueA BARROW 3 - 0
23/01/1926 LeagueH NELSON 2 - 1
16/01/1926 LeagueA COVENTRY CITY 0 - 0
09/01/1926 FA Cup / 3A SOUTHEND UNITED 2 - 5
05/09/1925 LeagueH COVENTRY CITY 1 - 2
29/08/1925 LeagueA WREXHAM 2 - 3
21/04/1925 LeagueA NELSON 1 - 2
18/04/1925 LeagueH DARLINGTON 1 - 0
14/04/1925 LeagueA ROTHERHAM COUNTY 3 - 1
13/04/1925 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 3 - 0
11/04/1925 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 1
10/04/1925 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 0
04/04/1925 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 0
28/03/1925 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 1 - 3
21/03/1925 LeagueH NEW BRIGHTON 2 - 0
14/03/1925 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 2
07/03/1925 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 1
28/02/1925 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 2 - 1
21/02/1925 LeagueH DURHAM CITY 1 - 1
14/02/1925 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 1
24/01/1925 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
17/01/1925 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 1 - 1
10/01/1925 LeagueA NEW BRIGHTON 1 - 1
03/01/1925 LeagueH BARROW 5 - 0
26/12/1924 LeagueA WREXHAM 3 - 2
25/12/1924 LeagueH WREXHAM 1 - 0
20/12/1924 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 3 - 0
13/12/1924 FA Cup / 6QA DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 1
06/12/1924 LeagueH ROCHDALE 0 - 0
03/12/1924 FA Cup / 5QRH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
29/11/1924 FA Cup / 5QA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 1
22/11/1924 LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 3 - 1
25/10/1924 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 0 - 2
18/10/1924 LeagueA DURHAM CITY 0 - 0
27/09/1924 LeagueH WALSALL 1 - 0
20/09/1924 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 1
16/09/1924 LeagueH ASHINGTON 3 - 0
13/09/1924 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 4 - 0
09/09/1924 LeagueH ROTHERHAM COUNTY 2 - 0
06/09/1924 LeagueA BARROW 0 - 1
02/09/1924 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H ROCHDALE 5 - 3
30/08/1924 LeagueH NELSON 1 - 0
03/05/1924 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 2
26/04/1924 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 0 - 1
21/04/1924 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 1 - 1
19/04/1924 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 3 - 0
18/04/1924 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 3 - 2
12/04/1924 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 1
05/04/1924 LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 3 - 0
29/03/1924 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 1
15/03/1924 LeagueA NEW BRIGHTON 0 - 0
08/03/1924 LeagueA WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 1 - 2
01/03/1924 LeagueH WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 0 - 0
16/02/1924 LeagueH WALSALL 1 - 1
09/02/1924 LeagueA ASHINGTON 0 - 2
02/02/1924 LeagueH ASHINGTON 2 - 0
26/01/1924 LeagueH WIGAN BOROUGH 1 - 1
19/01/1924 LeagueA WIGAN BOROUGH 1 - 1
12/01/1924 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 3
05/01/1924 LeagueA BARROW 3 - 1
01/01/1924 LeagueH NEW BRIGHTON 3 - 0
29/12/1923 LeagueH BARROW 2 - 0
26/12/1923 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 0 - 2
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