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Jimmy Jackson Squad Index
Information:
1924-25 Squad Number:
5
Position:
Centre Half
Date of Birth:
04th December 1899
Birthplace:
Newcastle
Nationality:
English
Height:
5' 8
Weight:
11st 7lbs
Signed:
02/06/1923
Career History:
Queens Park Strollers/Queens Park 27th December 1917/Motherwell 15th May 1919/Aberdeen 2nd June 1923 2,000 (Club record)/Liverpool 22nd May 1925 to 1st May 1933
 
Profile:
Signed from Motherwell in the summer of 1923, Jackson came to Pittodrie with an impressive reputation, having been capped for the Scottish League during the previous season. The Dons' chairman indicated to the press that the transfer fee was "nearly 2000."

Transferred from Aberdeen to Liverpool at his own request, Jimmy had been at that time the most expensive player ever signed by Aberdeen. Controversy surrounded the transfer, as at the Club AGM of 1925 the chairman alleged that Jackson had asked away following criticism of him by supporters and in the press. Jackson subsequently denied this, instead blaming the directors for messing him about with inconsistent selection and playing him in too many different positions.

Source: Press & Journal, 8th July 1925

James Jackson, the former Aberdeen footballer who until recently played football for the Liverpool Club, was ordained minister the Presbyterian Church and inducted into the charge of St Andrew's Church, Douglas, Isle of Man.

Source: Press & Journal, 1st July 1933

Jimmy Jackson

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
18/08/1923
Aberdeen 3-1 Clydebank
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 14,000 23 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1924-25
34
0
1
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
0
36
0
2
2
0
1
1923-24
33
0
1
0
0
0
7
0
3
0
0
0
40
0
4
1
0
0
Totals:
67
0
2
0
0
0
9
0
4
0
0
0
76
0
6
3
0
1
Total Appearances/Goals: 76 6