Walsall player 167. James ‘Jimmy’ Torrance


Jimmy Torrance (28 July 1889 – 2 July 1949) was a Scottish footballer and football manager. He played as a utility forward for Fulham for sixteen years, and also spent two seasons at Walsall, including one season as manager.
Joining Fulham from Glasgow Ashfield in 1910, he spent sixteen years at the club, making a total of 355 appearances, scoring 35 goals. A utility forward, he played in four different attacking positions for the “Cottagers”. For almost the entirety of his time at Craven Cottage, the club were in the Second Division and led by Phil Kelso. Andy Ducat was in charge from 1924 to 1926.

James Torrance Jimmy Torrance taken from Photo on Fulham fans facebook page.
He moved to Walsall in July 1926, and replaced David Ashworth as manager for the 1927–28 campaign. He masterminded a 7–0 win over Coventry City in the Third Division South, and signed David Fairhurst and Moses Lane.[Torrance played forty league and cup games for “Saddlers”, but the club only avoided applying for re-election by two points, and he left Fellows Park at the end of the season. He later worked for a telephone company, and died of cancer in July 1949.

Youth career
Glasgow Ashfield
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1910–1926 Fulham 335 (35)
1926–1927 Walsall 40
Total 375 (35)
Teams managed
1927–1928 Walsall
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