Jimmy McGuigan

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Jimmy McGuigan
Personal information
Full name James McGuigan[1]
Date of birth (1924-03-01)1 March 1924
Place of birth Addiewell, West Lothian, Scotland
Date of death 30 March 1988(1988-03-30) (aged 64)
Place of death Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
Playing position Wing half
Youth career
Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1947 Hamilton Academical 11 (4)
1947–1949 Sunderland 3 (1)
1949–1950 Stockport County 43 (9)
1950–1956 Crewe Alexandra 207 (32)
1956–1959 Rochdale 70 (2)
Total 334 (48)
Teams managed
1960–1964 Crewe Alexandra
1964–1967 Grimsby Town
1967–1973 Chesterfield
1973–1979 Rotherham United
1979–1982 Stockport County
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

James McGuigan (1 March 1924 – 30 March 1988) was a Scottish professional football player and manager.

Career

Playing career

McGuigan, who played as a wing half, played junior football with Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic, before turning professional in 1946 with Hamilton Academical. After just one season in the Scottish Football League, McGuigan moved to England, playing in the Football League for Sunderland, Stockport County, Crewe Alexandra and Rochdale. McGuigan made a total of 334 League appearances between 1946 and 1959, scoring 48 goals.[2]

Coaching career

After retiring as a player in 1959, McGuigan became a coach at former club Crewe Alexandra, before becoming manager in March 1960.[3] After leaving Crewe in 1964, he later managed Grimsby Town, Chesterfield, Rotherham United and Stockport County.[4] At Chesterfield, McGuigan won the 1969-70 Fourth Division title; he won the Manager of the Year award the same year.[5]

Managerial stats

[6]

Team Nat From To Record
P W D L Win %
Crewe Alexandra England 1 June 1960 1 November 1964 222 87 50 85 039.19
Grimsby Town England 1 November 1964 1 July 1967 143 50 41 52 034.97
Chesterfield England 18 July 1967 1 May 1973 305 124 76 105 040.66
Rotherham United England 1 May 1973 13 November 1979 337 129 90 118 038.28
Stockport County England 13 November 1979 23 April 1982 130 40 29 61 030.77
Total 1,137 430 286 421 037.82

References

  1. ^ "Jimmy McGuigan". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Player profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "The Managers: Jim McGuigan". Chesterfield F.C. official website. 21 June 2008. Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Manager profile". League Managers Association. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Chesterfield FC: a potted history". Chesterfield F.C. official website. Archived from the original on 13 April 2010. Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  6. ^ http://www.soccerbase.com/managers/manager.sd?manager_id=732
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