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Jim Milburn

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Position Left back
Born 21 Sep 1919, Ashington (England)
Height 169 cm
Weight 70 kg
International Caps none

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Leeds United 01 Oct 1936 01 Jun 1952 220 17  
Bradford Park Avenue 01 Jun 1952 01 Jun 1955 90 10  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1939 - 1939 1  0  0  0  0 
1939 - 1940 1  0  0  0  0 
1940 - 1941 91 0  0  0  0 
1941 - 1941 3  0  0  0  0 
1941 - 1942 111 0  0  0  0 
1942 - 1942 6  0  0  0  0 
1942 - 1943 41 0  0  0  0 
1943 - 1943 4  0  0  0  0 
1943 - 1944 3  0  0  0  0 
1944 - 1945 11 0  0  0  0 
1945 - 1946 9  0  0  0  0 
1946 - 1947 361 1  0  0  0 
1947 - 1948 34  1  0  0  0 
1948 - 1949 424 1  0  0  0 
1949 - 1950 364 5  0  0  0 
1950 - 1951 423 2  0  0  0 
1951 - 1952 173 22 0  0  0 
Total 20815 122 0  0  0 
Total (inc war years) 25919 122 0  0  0 

Jabba's Comments

The youngest of the three Milburn brothers who played for Leeds, Jim started his career with Ashington, and didn't get a match for three years after he signed for Leeds. When he did, it was the last game before war broke out and although he made a large number of wartime appearances for the club when he was home from active service, it wasn't until the resumption of normal football - nearly 10 years after he signed for Leeds - that Jim found himself in the side regularly. He took on the mantle of penalty taker from brother Jack and was even used as a centre-forward towards the end of his time at Leeds (this was before they had realised that John Charles might be quite useful in that position). He went on to enjoy three good seasons with Bradford Park Avenue before retiring from the professional game in 1955. He died in 1985.

Peter Moore says: I well remember Jimmy Milburn playing for Leeds United, during and after the 2nd World War. One game in particular stands out against Middlesboro at home. Leeds were three nil down in the second half, and they moved Jimmy to centre forward and in no time the score was 3-3 thanks to his hat trick the game ended in a draw. His older brothers Jack and George played in the same as my late father (Stan Moore) in the 1930's, and are all of course related to Jack and Bobby Charlton.

Tom Charlton says: Jimmy Milburn was my uncle and like me was the youngest brother of famous brothers. I remember him best from when he brought his family to Ashington to stay with us during the close season.He was arweally nice man and was always smiling. the thing I recall was that he was literally covered in hair!!! except for his head of course,a very common trait in the families.He had hair all the way down to the ends of his fingers and I always thought he resembled a gorilla,that is to my childish eyes as I was only 5 or 6 years old. I also remember his broken nose, a standard accoutrement of a defender in those days. I liked my uncle Jimmy.


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