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Jimmy Melia

Liverpool FC

2 caps, 1 goals

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 9: A 3
50% successful

1963

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name James Melia
Born 1 November 1937 in Scotland Road, Liverpool, Lancashire [registered in Liverpool South, March 1938]. Apparently the fifth child of eleven.
Attended St. Anthony's School, Scotland Road.
Height/Weight 5' 8½", 10st. 12lbs [1963].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Ancestry.com

Club Career

Club(s) Played his schoolboy football in Liverpool and for England before being signed by Liverpool FC. He joined the groundstaff in 1953. He turned professional on 1 November 1954. He spent just over nine years at Anfield, playing 269 league matches, scoring 76 times, before securing a £55,000 move to Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in March 1964. Before the end of the year, and 24 league appearances and four goals, in December, Melia joined Southampton FC for a club record transfer fee £30,000.  After 139 league apearances and eleven goals, Aldershot FC signed Melia as a player-coach in November 1968, it cost them £9,000. He stepped up to player-manager role from April 1969. After 134 league appearances and fourteen goals, he was sacked in January 1972. He was signed by Crewe Alexandra FC as their player-manager in May 1972 until December 1974. He retired from playing after only four league appearances for The Alex.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1961-62, runners-up 1965-66; Football League Champions 1963-64;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Management Career

Club(s) Melia became the manager at Southport FC in July 1975 until September that year. Later in 1975, he was coaching in the Middle East and then scouted for the Southern California Lasers in the NSL in 1978. A year later, he was head coach of Cleveland Cobras. He was scouting for Brighton & Hove Albion FC, before serving as their manager from March to October 1963. He left to manage CF Os Belenense in Portugal before returning to manage Stockport County FC from July to November 1986.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1982-83

England Career

Player number One of three who became 816th players (818) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
First match No. 367, 6 April 1963, England 1 Scotland 2, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 25 years 156 days.
Last match No. 371, 5 June 1963, Switzerland 1 England 8, an end-of-season tour match at Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel, aged 25 years 216 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1962-63;
Team honours None
Individual honours England Youth, England Schoolboy.
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Took on various coaching and managerial roles. After 1989, Jimmy was coaching youths in academies in Sharjah, UAE. He coaches youths in America for Liverpool FC as a Technical Director. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.171.

 

Jimmy Melia - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
4 2 1 2 0 0 180 1 180 min 0 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Jimmy Melia - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
Away - Friendly 1 1 0 0 8 1 +7 0 0 8.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All - White 2 1 0 1 9 3 +6 0 0 4.50 1.50 50.0 =0

 

Jimmy Melia - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championships
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1962-63 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1

 

Jimmy Melia - Match History
 Club: Liverpool F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: Alf Ramsey - 2 full capsx

Age 25
1 367 6 April 1963 - England 1 Scotland 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London BC HL Start 10
- 369 29 May 1963 - Czechoslovakia 2 England 4, Štadión Tehelné pole, Bratislava Tour AW squad member
- 370 2 June 1963 - GDR 1 England 2, Zentralstadion, Leipzig AW
2 371 5 June 1963 - Switzerland 1 England 8, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel AW Start 83 10

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