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Jim Melrose

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Position Striker
Born 07 Oct 1958, Glasgow (Scotland)
Height 175 cm
Weight 63 kg
International Caps Scotland: 8 U21

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Partick Thistle 01 Aug 1975 01 Jul 1980     £25000
Leicester City 01 Jul 1980 01 Sep 1982 82 21  
Coventry City 01 Sep 1982 01 Mar 1983 24 8 £100000
Glasgow Celtic 01 Mar 1983 01 Nov 1984     £40000
Wolverhampton Wanderers 01 Sep 1984   7 2 on loan
Manchester City 01 Nov 1984 01 Mar 1986 34 8 £45000
Charlton Athletic 01 Mar 1986 23 Sep 1987 48 19 £50000
Leeds United 23 Sep 1987 01 Feb 1988 6 0 £50000
Shrewsbury Town 01 Feb 1988 01 Jun 1990 49 3  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1987 - 1988 3(1)  0(1)  0(1)  0  0 
Total 3(1)  0(1)  0(1)  0  0 

Jabba's Comments

There were a few grumbles when Jim Melrose was signed - he'd scored the 1st leg goal for Charlton that had helped them beat us in the play-offs in the previous year - and he never really made it into the first team. A much-travelled forward who never scored enough goals to become an automatic first choice and never fulfilled the promise that had brought him caps at Schoolboy and U21 level as well as an appearance for the Scottish Football League in a representative match.

Andrew Hodgson says: I've played golf with Jim and did all the joinery work on his house. As a sad Man City fan always enjoyed his company. I class him as a good friend (not the greatest footballer though).

Paul Weston says: My colleague at work is claiming to know this person. Her name is Evelyn Woods. Can I have confirmation please, I think she's nuts. She reckons he has a brother called Frankie

jim murty says: Does anybody know where he is now and have his details?

Anon says: He lives in Macclesfield Cheshire, and I believe he scouts for Leicester City. If you know him and ever speak to him, be prepared to be a good listener! He is NEVER short of a word or three.

twodogsbluearmy says: I saw him play at Leicester, he was my favorite player at the time. he used to get his car fixed at my uncles garage, he was always there getting it fixed (bit of a old banger). he was a very nice bloke, he got me the whole of the leicester squads autographs. he is now the chief scout at leicester city.

ross melrose says: he is great because he is my dad

James Heath says: I used to live up the road from him adn was mates with his son's Jim melrose junior and craig melrose

Ross Melrose says: Jim is a great Dad to me Cause he always ring to see how am gettind on for my local football team

toonfan says: I think you are doing Jim a bit of a disservice, he was Leicester's record equalling signing at £250,000 He also hit(no pun intended)the headlines when he suffered a cheek fracture in April 1988 when playing for Shrewsbury after being elbowed by Mr TV Chris Kamara, an incident that led to the 1st civil court action for an on-field incident in England. Kammie got done for GBH, I bet that never get's a mention on Sky. Didn't Jim also get done in a ticket scam while chief scout at Leicester, although I think there was an appeal.

Glasgow Frank says: I saw him play at Thistle. Craig and Melrose were the ham and eggs of football at the time. We need them now!

ryan dunfield says: was good friends with his son jim. lost contact though, after heading back to canada. class family, hilarious antics


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