Congdon, Jim

Birth Date

21st April 1901


Menheniot, Cornwall



Biographical Text

Cornish winger Jim Congdon played for Exeter City on half-a-dozen occasions in the early 1920s. He joined the club from Millbrook Rangers in East Cornwall and later played for Accrington Stanley and Torquay United.

Son of a farm labourer, Jim made a favourable impression when playing for Exeter City in pre-season practice matches in 1921. He had been playing for Millbrook Rangers and had represented Cornwall and the Plymouth & District League before first appearing for City's reserve team towards the end of the 1920-21 season. Signing as a professional, his Football League debut came in a 1-0 victory at Southend United in October 1921.

Playing just five more games, Jim left St James’ Park after a season and signed for Accrington Stanley in the summer of 1922. Having made five outings in Third Division North outings, he returned to Devon to sign for Torquay United in March 1923.

Jim died in the Liskeard area in 1983.





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