James George “Jimmy” Dudley (24 August 1928 – 25 April 2006) was a Scottish footballer. He was born in Gartosh in Lanarkshire, his family moved down here when Jimmy was only 8. He attended Hill Top School and when he left school he spent some time with Walsall Conduits FC. He joined West Brom from Albright Youth Club in August 1944.He turned professional with Albion was at the young age of 17. He had to wait for 3 and a half years to make his debut. He was a member of West Bromwich Albion’s 1954 FA Cup winning side and scored the equalising goal against Port Vale in the semi-final at Villa Park. Albion finished as league runners-up in the same season.
Dudley made 166 successive appearances between 1952 and 1956, a club record that was surpassed by Ally Robertson in 1979. He made a total of 320 games and transferred to Walsall in 1959, for around £4,000. He went on to play 176 games for the Saddlers and scored 3 goals, winning promotion in 1960. Jimmy’s brother George also played for Walsall
After Football Jim worked at Guest Motors West Bromwich Ford dealer as a van parts salesman
Sorry I cannot find a picture of Jimmy.
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