Currie, James

Birth Date

25th April 1932

Birthplace

Glasgow

Occupation

Forward

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Playing for Shawfield Juniors in Glasgow, Currie earned his first senior chance with Falkirk in 1955.

Although he only made six Scottish League starts, scoring one goal, he top scored for their reserve team with 26 goals.

Signing for Exeter City on a free transfer in June 1956, he made his Grecians debut against on the opening day of the 1956-57 season in a 1-0 defeat at Coventry City. It proved to be a very good season for Currie as he topped the Exeter scoring with 17 goals from 45 starts.

Currie asked to go on the transfer list in August 1957 and a month later Gillingham and Tranmere Rovers enquired after him/

The Grecians sold Currie for the princely sum of £1,000 to Workington in October 1957, after his wife said she couldn’t settle in Exeter.

He stayed with Workington until the end of the 1959-60 season, although he never quite recaptured the form he had shown at St James’ Park, scoring a total of 8 goals in 23 league appearances.

After leaving Workington, Currie signed for Cambridge City.

Appearances

54

Goals

19

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