Jimmy Mullen (footballer born 1923)

Jimmy Mullen (footballer born 1923)

Football player infobox2
playername= Jimmy Mullen

fullname =
nickname =
dateofbirth = birth date|1923|1|6|df=y
cityofbirth = Newcastle upon Tyne
countryofbirth = England
dateofdeath = death date and age|1987|10|23|1923|1|6|df=y
cityofdeath = Wolverhampton
countryofdeath = England
height =
position = Striker
youthyears =
youthclubs = Newcastle Boys
Northumberland Boys
years = 1937-1960
clubs = Wolverhampton Wanderers
caps(goals) = 445 0(98)
nationalyears = 1942-1954
nationalteam = England
nationalcaps(goals) = 012 00(6)

Jimmy Mullen (6 January 192323 October 1987) was an English footballer, who spent his whole career at Wolverhampton Wanderers.


Mullen joined the Midlanders in June 1937, turned professional on his 17th birthday, and remained with the club until his retirement in May 1960. His league debut came in February 1939, in a 4-1 win over Leeds United. He made 634 appearances in total, scoring 139 goals, helping the club win their only three league titles (1953/54, 1957/58, 1958/59) and a FA Cup in 1949 (although he did not play in the final).

He also played for England, earning 12 caps (3 wartime). He made his international debut on October 24, 1942 in 1-2 friendly defeat to Wales at his home ground Molineux and became England's first ever substitute in an international on May 18, 1950, scoring against Belgium in the Heysel Stadium in a 4-1 win. He also played in the 1950 FIFA World Cup and the 1954 FIFA World Cup. He scored 6 goals, including in the 1954 World Cup against Switzerland.

During wartime, he served as a soldier in the Army from 1942 onward, based at Farnborough, Catterick and Barnard Castle. After retiring from football, he ran a sports shop in Wolverhampton until shortly before his death.

External links

* [http://www.wolves.premiumtv.co.uk/page/GoldenOldies/0,,10307~65336,00.html Official Wolves profile]
* [http://home.swipnet.se/~w-57029/wolves/mullen.htm Fansite profile]

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