Jimmy Moran

James Moran (6 March 1935 – 1 January 2020) was a Scottish footballer who scored 52 goals from 190 appearances in the Football League playing as an inside forward for Leicester City, Norwich City, Northampton Town, Darlington and Workington in the 1950s and 1960s. He began his career with Wishaw Juniors,[1] and went on to play English non-league football in the Eastern Counties League for Lowestoft Town.[2] In 1967, he joined Great Yarmouth Town, becoming manager for the 1968–69 season and leading the club to its first league title.[4] He returned to Lowestoft, and later managed Gorleston from 1975 to 1976 and played for Bury Town,[5][6] before becoming manager of Lowestoft.[7] Moran died at the age of 84 in January 2020.[3][8]

Jimmy Moran
Personal information
Full name James Moran[1]
Date of birth (1935-03-06)6 March 1935[2]
Place of birth Cleland, North Lanarkshire,[2] Scotland
Date of death 1 January 2020(2020-01-01) (aged 84)[3]
Playing position(s) Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Wishaw Juniors
1956–1957 Leicester City 3 (1)
1957–1961 Norwich City 36 (17)
1961–1962 Northampton Town 24 (6)
1962–1963 Darlington 26 (6)
1963–1966 Workington 100 (22)
1966–1967 Lowestoft Town
1967–19?? Great Yarmouth Town
Teams managed
1968–19?? Great Yarmouth Town
1975–1976 Gorleston
Lowestoft Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Jimmy Moran". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Jimmy Moran". Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Players Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Jimmy (James) Moran". Eastern Daily Press. 7 February 2020. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  4. ^ "The life and times of Yarmouth Town FC". Eastern Daily Press. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Previous managers". Gorleston F.C. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  6. ^ "The history of the Eastern Counties Football League: Players and Personalities" (PDF). Dartford F.C. p. 4. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  7. ^ Keyzor, Gary (1 February 2012). "Micky Chapman – a remarkable achievement". Lowestoft Town F.C. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  8. ^ Lakey, Chris (6 February 2020). "Norwich City's '59ers' midfielder dies". Eastern Daily Press. Retrieved 10 February 2020.