Name: Crabtree, James William (Jimmy)



Birthdate: 1871-12-23 in Burnley (Died: 1908-05-31 in Birmingham)

Position: Left-half

Playing for Villa: August 1895 - January 1904

Previous clubs: Burnley Royal Swifts, Burnley Reserves, Rossendale, Heywood Central, Burnley

Signed: 250 - From Burnley

Sold: - To Plymouth Argyle (maybe Oreston Rovers earlier than January 1904)

League: 178 matches - 7 goals

Cup: 22 matches - 1 goal

Sheriff of London's Charity Shield: 2 matches - 0 goals

International: England A (1894-1902, 14 - 0 goals), England XI (1896-99, 3 apps), England Trials (1900)


More info:
"One of England's greatest players. Shone in any position. Great as a half-back, but greater, possibly, as a back, kicking cleanly and with rare precision. A keen, skilful tackler, clever at close quarters and equally reliable in the open; cool, resourceful, and brainy. Excelled in the finer points of the game, and one of the most versatile players England has boasted. For many seasons unrivalled in his position."
The Villa News and Record 1 September 1906

He played in the 1898-99 Sheriff of London's Charity Shield where Villa drew 0-0 with Queen's Park (Glasgow). (0 goals)
He played in the 1900-01 Sheriff of London's Charity Shield where Villa won 1-0 against Corinthians. (0 goals)



Season

1895-96
1896-97
1897-98
1898-99
1899-1900
1900-01
1901-02
1902-03
1903-04
First team

29 - 3 goals
31 - 2 goal
26 - 1 goal
32 - 2 goals
21 - 0 goals
32 - 0 goals
31 - 0 goals
0
0
Reserves

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-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Youth

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-
-
-
-
-
-
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