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Jimmy Cantrell (born May 7, 1882 in Sheepbridge nr Chesterfieldmarker–died July 31, 1960 at Basfordmarker was a professional footballer who played for Aston Villa, Notts County, Tottenham Hotspur and Sutton United.

Football career

Cantrell began his professional career at Aston Villa. The inside forward played in 48 matches and found the net on 22 occasions for the club between 1904–1907. He moved to Notts County in 1907 where he was converted into the centre forward position. Top scorer in his three seasons at County he maintained a goal every other match ratio in 131 matches and scoring 64 goals in his time there. Tottenham Hotspur impressed by his goal scoring paid a substantial sum for his services in 1912. In a career interrupted by the First World War Cantrell lead the Spurs forward line that won the Football League Second Division in 1919-20 with a then record 70 points. He went on to collect a winner's medal in the 1921 FA Cup Final at the age of 38. He played his last match against Birmingham City just short of his 40th birthday making him the oldest Spurs player to feature in a League match. Cantrell played 176 times and scored on 84 occasions in all competitions between 1912–1922. He ended his career at Sutton United before retiring in 1925.

Honours

Tottenham Hotspur

After football

Cantrell returned to Nottinghammarker where he became a golf professional. He died in Basford in 1960.

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