Jimmy Kirk (footballer, born 1913)

James McEwan Kirk (4 November 1913 – 1991) was a Scottish footballer who played for Clyde as a right back.[1][2] He won the Scottish Cup with the club in 1939[3] after suffering disappointment when the team fell at the semi-final stage in both 1936 and 1937.[4] In 2018, Kirk's winner's medal reached a price of £1,600 at auction.[5]

Jimmy Kirk
Personal information
Full name James McEwan Kirk
Date of birth 4 November 1913
Place of birth Wishaw, Scotland
Date of death 1963(1963-00-00) (aged 49–50)
Place of death Dennistoun, Scotland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Blantyre Victoria
1934–1945 Clyde 127 (2)
National team
1940 Scotland (wartime) 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

His career was curtailed by World War II, during which he was selected for Scotland in an unofficial international against a League of Ireland XI in April 1940.[6]


  1. John Litster (October 2012). "A Record of pre-war Scottish League Players". Scottish Football Historian magazine. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. "1939 Scottish Cup Final Programme Clyde V Motherwell (scanned page images)". 22 April 1939. Retrieved 3 June 2020 via Football Programme Centre.
  3. Scottish Cup final: 80th anniversary for Clyde side that held the trophy longest, BBC Sport, 27 May 2019
  4. "Peace and War - Shawfield - 1920-1945". Clyde F.C. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  5. Big price for Bully Wee medal, McTear's Auctioneers, 8 June 2018
  6. Irish XI v Scottish XI, 28 April 1940, 11v11.com