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Jimmy Ruffell

West Ham United FC

6 appearances, 0 goals

P 6 W 3 D 1 L 2 F 15: A 8
58% successful

1926-29

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
540

Profile

Full name James William Ruffell
Born 11 August 1900 at 60 Doncaster Road in Barnsley, West Riding of Yorkshire [registered in Barnsley, September 1900].
Death registration and 1939 register states he was born on the 11th.

Census Notes

According to the 1901 census, James W. is the youngest of three children to London-born parents Alfred and Eliza, living at 60 Doncaster Road. His father is a builders labourer.

According to the 1911 census, James now has three younger siblings, and is the second of five children now at home with their parents. He is in fact, one of nine, but four of his siblings have died. His father is now a greengrocer, and they all live at 303 Church Road in the Manor Park area of East Ham.

According to the 1939 register, James W., a lorry driver, is married to Ellen H. and living at 226 Salisbury Avenue in Barking.

Married to Ellen H. Murphy [registered in West Ham, September 1920].
Died 5 September 1989, aged 89 years 28 days [registered in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, September 1989].
Buried in St. John the Baptist Church, Danbury.
Height/Weight 5' 7", 10st. 2lbs [1923].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Began his playing career after he left Yorkshire for London, starting with Fulwell FC and then Chadwell Heath United FC. Also played with Manor Park Albion FC and Wall End United FC, a club based in East Ham. West Ham United FC signed Ruffell in March 1920. He made 505 league appearances and scored 159 goals, before the Hammers released him on a free transfer on 22 April 1938. Aldershot FC signed him in June. He retired teh following season because of injury, having played just twice, scoring once.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1922-23; Football League Division Two runners-up 1922-23;
Individual honours Football League (three appearances)
Distinctions x

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of three who became 501st players (503) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
First match No. 149, 17 April 1926, England 0 Scotland 1, a British Championship match at Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester, aged 25 years 252 days.
Last match No. 169, 20 November 1929, England 6 Wales 0, a British Championship match at Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, Fulham, London, aged 29 years 104 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1925-26, 1926-27, 1928-29;
Team honours British Championship shared 1926-27;
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Beyond England

After leaving the game, he became an Essex licensee until retiring in 1966. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.214.

 

Jimmy Ruffell - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 6 6 540 0 0 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 Ruffell - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 4 2 1 1 11 5 +6 1 1 2.75 1.25 62.5 +1
Away 2 1 0 1 3 3 =0 1 0 1.50 1.50 50.0 =0
All - British Championship 6 3 1 2 14 8 +6 2 1 2.333 1.333 58.3 +1

 

Jimmy Ruffell - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1925-26 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
BC 1926-27 1 0 1 0 3 3 =0 0 0 3.00 3.00 50.0 =0
BC 1928-29 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 1 0 1.667 1.333 66.7 +1
BC 1929-30 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 0 1 6.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 6 3 1 2 14 8 +6 2 1 2.333 1.333 58.3 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 6 3 1 2 14 8 +6 2 1 2.333 1.333 58.3 +1
All 6 3 1 2 14 8 +6 2 1 2.333 1.333 58.3 +1

 

Jimmy Ruffell - Match History
 Club: West Ham United F.C. - 6 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 6 full capsx

Age 25
1 149 17 April 1926 - England 0 Scotland 1, Old Trafford, Manchester BC HL Start ol
Age 26
2 151 20 October 1926 - England 3 Ireland 3, Anfield Road, Liverpool BC HW Start ol
Age 28
3 162 22 October 1928 - England 2 Ireland 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool BC HW Start ol
4 163 17 November 1928 - Wales 2 England 3, Vetch Field, Swansea AW Start ol
5 164 13 April 1929 - Scotland 1 England 0, Hampden Park,  Glasgow AL Start ol
Age 29
6 169 20 November 1929 - England 6 Wales 0, Stamford Bridge, Fulham BC HW Start ol

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