Jerry Dawson (footballer, born 1909)
|Full name||James Dawson|
|Date of birth||30 October 1909|
|Place of birth||Falkirk, Scotland|
|Date of death||19 January 1977(aged 67)|
|1931–1941||Scottish League XI||11||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Falkirk, Dawson's position as a goalkeeper saw him nicknamed Jerry after the famous English custodian with whom he shared a surname. He began his career playing with local Junior side Camelon, before turning professional with Rangers in November 1929. He spent the next 16 years with the Ibrox side, winning the Scottish league five times and the Scottish Cup twice. He made 236 league appearances for Rangers and was capped 14 times by Scotland between 1934 and 1939. He also appeared 11 times for the Scottish League XI.
Dawson moved to home-town club Falkirk in 1945 and retired at the end of the 1948–49 season. After a spell as a journalist with the Daily Record, he moved into coaching when appointed East Fife's manager in July 1953. He guided his new side to the League Cup within months of his appointment but eventually left the Fifers in July 1958, after they suffered relegation to the Second Division.
Dawson's contribution to Scottish football has been recognised by former club Rangers and he was posthumously elected to their Hall of Fame. Dawson was nicknamed "The Prince in the Yellow Jersey" because Rangers traditionally had a yellow goalkeeper jersey.
- Jerry Dawson at the Scottish Football Association
- Jerry Dawson at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
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