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Jimmy Mullen

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

12 caps, 6 goals

P 12 W 8 D 2 L 2 F 31: A 14
*(actual F 31: A 14)
75% successful

1947-54

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
1070

Profile

Full name James Mullen (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 6 January 1923 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland [registered in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, March 1923]. To Thomas and Margaret Jane (née Aitken)
notes Jimmy Mullen appeared in the UK Phone Books from 1959 onwards, he was living at 23 York Avenue, telephone number 27612. His sports shop (Jimmy Mullen Sports Ltd) was at 61 Stafford Road, telephone number 21511. By 1968, his sports shop had moved to 33 Broad Street. By 1980, he had moved home, to 33 Birchfield Avenue in Tettenhall, telephone number Wolverhampton 753177. He remained at both until at least 1984
Married three possibilities, to Joan F. Clayton [registered in Wolverhampton, June 1946], or to Sarah S. Neilson [registered in Wolverhampton, September 1947], or to Margaret Higgins [registered in Wolverhampton, June 1951]. The only three James Mullin's to marry in Wolverhampton.
Died 23 October 1987 in Walsall, aged 64 years 290 days [registered in Walsall, Staffordshire, October 1987].
Height/Weight 5' 10", 11st. 4lbs [1950].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played school football in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, playing for Newcastle boys and Northumberland boys. He was spotted and signed for Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, signing amateur forms and joining the groundstaff in July 1937, becoming a professional in January 1940. Apart from guesting for Leicester City FC, he remained with Wolves until his retirement in May 1960, completing 448 league appearances, scoring 99.
Club honours Football League runners-up 1938-39, 1949-50, 1954-55, Champions 1953-54, 1957-58, 1958-59; Football League (North) War Cup winners 1941-42; FA Cup winners 1948-49; FA Charity Shield shared 1949, winners 1954, 1959, runners-up 1958;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance);
Distinctions The youngest ever Wolverhampton Wanderers FC player, at 16 years and 43 days, he played against Leeds United AFC on 18 February 1939.

Source

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

England Career

Player number 665th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
First match No. 231, 12 April 1947, England 1 Scotland 1, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 24 years 96 days.
Last match No. 289, 20 June 1954, England 2 Switzerland 0, a World Cup Finals group match at Wankdorfstadion, Bern, aged 31 years 165 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1950, 1954;
British Championships 1946-47, 1949-50;
Team honours British Championships winners 1946-47, 1949-50;
Individual honours England war-time (three appearances (one Victory appearance), England B (three appearances), England Schoolboy
Distinctions Jimmy Mullen holds the distinction of being England's first substitute, and England's first goalscoring substitute.

Beyond England

After retiring from football, he became a sports shop proprietor in Wolverhampton. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.183.

 

Jimmy Mullen - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
18+ 12 7 11 1 0 1070 6 178 min 2 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 Mullen - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 1 2 0 8 6 +2 0 0 2.667 2.00 66.7 +1
Away 7 6 0 1 21 7 +14 1 1 3.00 1.00 85.7 +5
Neutral 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 1 1 1.00 0.50 50.0 =0
All 12 8 2 2 31 14 +17 2 2 2.583 1.167 75.0 +6

 

Jimmy Mullen - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 11 8 2 1 31 13 +18 1 2 2.818 1.182 81.8 +7
Blue 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
All 12 8 2 2 31 14 +17 2 2 2.583 1.167 75.0 +6

 

Jimmy Mullen - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

3 3 0 0 11 4 +7 0 0 3.667 1.333 100.0 +3
WCF 3 2 0 1 4 1 +3 1 2 1.333 0.333 66.7 +1
World Cup 6 5 0 1 15 5 +10 1 2 2.50 0.833 83.3 +4
British Championship 4 3 1 0 12 5 +5 0 0 3.00 1.25 87.5 +3

Note that the 1949-50 records of the World Cup Preliminaries and British Championships are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.

Friendly 5 3 1 1 15 8 +7 1 0 3.00 1.60 70.0 +2
All 12 8 2 2 31 14 +17 2 2 2.583 1.167 75.0 +6

 

Jimmy Mullen - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP/BC 1953-54 3 3 0 0 11 4 +7 0 0 3.667 1.333 100.0 +3
All 3 3 0 0 11 4 +7 0 0 3.667 1.33 100.0 +3
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1950 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 1 1 1.00 0.50 50.0 =0
WCF 1954 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 3 2 0 1 4 1 +3 1 2 1.333 0.333 66.7 +1
World Cup Preliminary and Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1949-50 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1 1 1 1.00 0.50 50.0 =0
WC 1953-54 4 4 0 0 13 4 +9 0 1 3.25 1.00 100.0 +4
All 6 5 0 1 15 5 +10 1 2 2.50 0.833 83.3 +4
British Championships
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1946-47 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC/WCP 1953-54 3 3 0 0 11 4 +7 0 0 3.667 1.333 100.0 +3
All 4 3 1 0 12 5 +5 0 0 3.00 1.25 87.5 +3
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 6 5 0 1 15 5 +10 1 2 2.50 0.833 83.3 +4
BC 4 3 1 0 12 5 +5 0 0 3.00 1.25 87.5 +3

Note that the 1949-50 records of the World Cup Preliminaries and British Championships are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.

All 7 5 1 1 16 9 +7 1 2 2.289 1.286 78.6 +4

 

Jimmy Mullen - Match History
 Club: Woverhampton Wanderers F.C. - 12 full caps

Coach: Walter WInterbottom - 12 full capsx

Age 24
1 231 12 April 1947 - England 1 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London BC HD Start 11
Age 26
- 246 13 May 1949 - Sweden 3 England 1, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län Tour AL squad
1 b 14 May 1949 - Finland 0 England B 4, Helsinki AW Start 11
2 247 18 May 1949 - Norway 1 England 4, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo AW Start 11
3 248 22 May 1949 - France 1 England 3, Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes, Paris AW Start 11
Age 27
2 b 22 February 1950 - England B 1 Netherlands 0, St James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Fr HW Start 11
- b 11 May 1950 - Italy B 5 England B 0, Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano Tour AL squad member or reserve
- 254 14 May 1950 - Portugal 3 England 5, Estádio Nacional, Jamor, Lisboa AW
- b 17 May 1950 - Netherlands 3 England B 0, Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam AL
4 255 18 May 1950 - Belgium 1 England 4, Stade du Centenaire, Bruxelles AW sub 10 ?
0-0 when substituting
3 b 21 May 1950 - Luxembourg 1 England B 2, Stade Municipal, Stad Lëtzeburg HW Start 11
5 256 25 June 1950 - England 2 Chile 0, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro WCF NW Start 11
6 257 29 June 1950 - USA 1 England 0, Estádio Raimundo Sampaio, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais NL Start 11
- 258 2 July 1950 - Spain 1 England 0, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro NL squad member
Age 30
7 281 10 October 1953 - Wales 1 England 4, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC/
WCP
AW Start 11
8 282 21 October 1953 - England 4 Rest of the World 4, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Start 11
9 283 11 November 1953 - England 3 Ireland 1, Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool BC/
WCP
HW Start 11
Age 31
10 285 3 April 1954 - Scotland 2 England 4, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow BC/
WCP
AW Start 11
11 286 16 May 1954 - Yugoslavia 1 England 0, Stadion Jugoslovenska Narodna Armija, Beograd Tour AL Start 11
- 287 23 May 1954 - Hungary 7 England 1, Népstadion, Budapest AL squad member
- 288 17 June 1954 - Belgium 4 England 4, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel WCF ND squad member
12 289 20 June 1954 - England 2 Switzerland 0, Wankdorfstadion, Bern AW Start 11
- 290 26 June 1954 - Uruguay 4 England 2, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel NL squad member

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