PROFILE: JIMMY DIMMOCK
A true great of the club who played with distinction for more than a decade and wrote his name into our early history books, winger Jimmy Dimmock was spotted playing for local side Edmonton Ramblers and immediately signed to an amateur contract in 1916.
After serving in the First World War with the Royal Field Artillery, Dimmock was chased by both Arsenal and Tottenham but chose to join Spurs and signed as a professional in May 1919.
Dimmock made his debut that December against Lincoln City and was an immediate fixture in the side as we ran away with the 2nd Division title in 1919/20. Known for his long mazy dribbles (for which he was occasionally criticised for being too self-indulgent) Dimmock was enormously popular with the White Hart Lane crowd who loved his trickery and his thunderous shot with either foot. 1920/21 was undoubtedly his most memorable season - he made the first of his three England appearances against Scotland and then scoring the only goal of the game as we bear Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup Final.
Towards the end of the 1920s Dimmock started to visibly put on weight and lost a touch of the speed on which he relied, and Tottenham released him in April 1931. He had made 438 appearances, scoring 112 goals.
Preferring to stay in London rather than join Bristol Rovers, Dimmock signed for Thames before they folded and he signed for Clapton Orient. He signed for Ashford in 1934 but lasted just two months before retiring.
After retiring from the game, Dimmock spent some time working in the road haulage industry but suffered with poor health later in his life, eventually losing both legs. He died in December 1972, aged 72.
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