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Jimmy Jewell (1898 - 1952) born Arthur James Jewell and also known as AJ Jewell was an English association football manager and referee who during his career coached Norwich City in 1939.[1]

Jewell was born in West Hampstead, London in 1898.[2] During the First World War was in the R.N.A.S. and became one of the first pilots of the RAF.[3]

He refereed in the 1938 FA Cup Final as well seventeen international matches,[4] including a game between Austria and Egypt in the football tournament at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.[5]

During the Second World War, he served as a RAF Physical Fitness Officer.[6]

He became a television commentator for the BBC in 1947 and commentated during the 1948 Summer Olympics as well as five FA Cup Finals before his sudden death in 1952.[7][2]

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  1. ^ "Bob Young's managerial career". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2008-03-31.
  2. ^ a b "Hidden letter hints at Canary boss Jimmy 'AJ' Jewell's England past". BBC News. 24 August 2019. Retrieved 24 Aug 2019.
  3. ^ "Radio Times – Television Commentators at the Olympic Games". BBC. Retrieved 2015-11-30.
  4. ^ "Radio Times – Television Commentators at the Olympic Games". BBC. Retrieved 2015-11-30.
  5. ^ "Austria - Egypt". FIFA. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Radio Times – Television Commentators at the Olympic Games". BBC. Retrieved 2015-11-30.
  7. ^ "Radio Times – Television Commentators at the Olympic Games". BBC. Retrieved 2015-11-30.

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