Jimmy Dykes (Scottish footballer)

James Dykes (12 October 1916 – 1974) was a Scottish footballer, who played for Heart of Midlothian and appeared twice for the Scotland national football team in 1938. He was born in Law, South Lanarkshire. His senior career was effectively curtailed by the Second World War, and he made guest appearances for a variety of clubs in England and Northern Ireland during that war. After ending his playing career in 1951, Dykes emigrated to Australia.

Jimmy Dykes
Personal information
Full name James Dykes
Date of birth (1916-10-12)12 October 1916
Place of birth Law, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Date of death 1974 (aged 5758)[1]
Position(s) Centre half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1935–1946 Heart of Midlothian 55 (4)
Ayr United (guest)
Blackpool (guest)
Charlton Athletic (guest)
Chelsea (guest)
Glentoran (guest)
1946–1947 Dundela
1947–1950 Portadown
1950–1951 Newry Town
1951 Ross County
National team
1937–1939 Scottish League XI[2] 3 (0)
1938 Scotland 2 (0)
Scotland (wartime) 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


  1. Oldest Surviving Scottish Internationalists
  2. "James Dykes". Londonhearts.com. London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 4 December 2011.