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Jim Storrie

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Position Centre forward
Born 31 Mar 1940, Kirkintilloch (Scotland)
Height 173 cm
Weight 71 kg
International Caps none

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Airdrieonians 01 Dec 1957 01 Jun 1962     £15650
Leeds United 01 Jun 1962 01 Feb 1967 156 67 £13500
Aberdeen 01 Feb 1967 01 Dec 1967 24 9  
Rotherham United 01 Dec 1967 01 Dec 1969 71 19  
Portsmouth 01 Dec 1969 01 Oct 1972 43 12  
Aldershot 01 Mar 1972   3 1 on loan
St Mirren 01 Oct 1972        

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1962 - 1963 3825 31 21 0  0 
1963 - 1964 153 0  21 0  0 
1964 - 1965 3716 82 11 0  0 
1965 - 1966 3013 1  21 91 0 
1966 - 1967 3(3)1 0  11 1  0 
Total 123(3)58 123 85 101 0 

Jabba's Comments

Jim Storrie was a big and popular Scottish centre-forward who did much to help Leeds out of Division 2, and who top-scored for the club in the first season back in Division 1. He returned to Scotland with Aberdeen after 5 successful years at Elland Road, but had a less than thrilling time at Pittodrie, and a penalty miss in the Scottish Cup Final didn't do much to help his cause. After 5 more years south of the border, he went back up to St Mirren as a player-coach and later had a coaching role at his first senior club, Airdrie.

Peter Creek says: My first game at ER was against Cardiff in the early 60's. We won 3-0, Jim scoring all 3 with his head. I was hooked & Storrie was my hero for years.

Benny Gormley says: lived beside Jim Storrie on Braehead St., played football as kids, went to school with his wife Nancy, she was friends with my young sister, hope all is well with Jim and Nancy.

Richard Longley says: I remember the first time Jim ever played at ER. It was a friendly pre season match and i think he scored the only goal of the game. It was pi...ng it down for most of the game.However the big talking point was the return of john charles.But JC's return to ER was a monumental flop and to this day i don't think most people realise just how important a part Jim played in the foundations of the successes leeds had in the 60,s. He was such a hard working player and what he may have lacked in natural skills he more than made up for in effort and scored many goals and indeed won matches with his tenacity.

the torryloon says: Jim missed that penalty in the SC semi against Dundee Utd which we won 1-0 anyways, and not the final. His stats for Aberdeen are 66-67 P7+4 SUB 2 goals 67-68 P13 9 goals

Ray Henderson says: I used to watch him play for Airdrie. I am sure he was the player who used to walk round the perimeter of the pitch on his hands at half-time. Can you confirm this?

Paul Robinson says: I saw Jim play at Leeds. I'm sure that he occasionally played on the right wing. He was certainly capable of beating 4 or 5 players and then putting the cross behind the dead ball line - but we loved him anyway because of his tenacity and good nature.

mike gill says: We all watched Leeds through thick and thin from 1958 onwards. Jim Storrie was not only talented and grossly underrated but he was a first class entertainer also. Anybody remember a game against Burnley away in 1965/66 [United won 1 - 0 ]when Jim baited Adam Blacklaw, the Burnley keeper throughout the match. How they both weren't sent off I don't know. But they both went off with their arms around each other............Different days. Ps If Brian Myers, Alf Fisher, David Drake, Brian Rogers or any of the loyal Leeds fans of those days are still around - or anybody who played for Grange Park or Tetleys with me - give me an email

scott storrie says: my dad has got the same name! I wonder if he is related? I to am a talented football player.

Alan Farrar says: I loved Jim Storie as a very young leeds fan. He never quit and gave eveything. I have a vague memory of him creashing heavily into the goal posts at Blackpool in the early sixties while trying to get on the end of a cross

Stephen Hutcheon says: We lived in the Carmanor area of Leeds in the 60's along with a few of the Leeds players. My mother was friendly with Nancy Storrie and often babysat for Jim and Nancy.Jim was good enough to obtain signed photographs of many of the great leeds players of the time for a Leeds mad yougster(myself). Hope all is well with Jim and Nancy.

Richard Ross says: Jim was my hero as a young Aberdeen fan. He was one of the stronger players at the club and had a good turn of speed. Shame he habded lasted longer with us. His colour picture was one of the most popular handed out by the local newspaper at the time.


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