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Jimmy Guthrie

Jimmy Guthrie

Clubs played for: Dundee, Portsmouth , Crystal Palace , (-)

Born: 1912

Birthplace: Perthshire, Scotland

Position: Midfielder

Biography: Played 84 times for Pompey most famously captaining the team to a 4-1 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the 1939 FA Cup Final. A car accident later in 1939 and the suspension of competitive football during the Second World War put an end to his playing career. Throughout his career he was active in the Players' Union and he became the Union's fifth Chairman in August 1946 holding the position until 1957. His book 'Soccer Rebel', published in 1976, documents his time at the Players' Union and includes commentary about the subsequent work of the renamed Professional Footballers' Association and the state of the English game. Scottish wing half . He became a leading sports writer with the Sunday People but died in hospital in London on September 10, 1981.

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