James Henry "Jimmy" Dimmock (1900-1972, born Edmonton, London) was a footballer who scored the winning goal for Tottenham Hotspur in the 1921 FA Cup Final. He played as a leftwinger and became the fans' favourite with his mazy runs and trickery, and also won three caps for England.
Born in Edmonton on December 5 1900. Where he attended Montague Rd School. He played junior football for Park Avenue and Gothic Works before signing as an amateur for Tottenham Hotspur in 1916. During the First World War, he played for Clapton Orient and Edmonton Ramblers.
Jimmy Dimmock turned professional with Tottenham Hotspur in May 1919, and his first match was at Lincoln City on October 4th.
He holds a unique place in the history of Tottenham Hotspur by being the only player in the club's history to play 400 league games and score 100 league goals. He also remains (at 20 years 139 days) the youngest Tottenham player to appear in an FA Cup Final.
Undoubtedly his most memorable season was the 1920-21 season. Jimmy made his international debut against Scotland in April 09, 1921 at the age of 20 years and 125 days to become the youngest Spurs player (at that time) to play for England , and a fortnight later he appeared for Spurs in the FA Cup Final against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge. Despite sustaining an injury early in the game, he scored the only goal of the game to secure a second FA Cup triumph for Tottenham. Surprisingly, he had to wait five years to gain his 2 further international caps, against Wales and Belgium in 1926.
When he was released by Spurs in 1931 he had scored 100 goals in 400 league games, and 12 in 38 FA Cup matches.
He worked for a time in the road haulage industry but suffered from poor health later in life, eventually losing both legs. He died on December 23 1972 at the North Middlesex Hospital, Edmonton, London.