Jimmy Gunning

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Jimmy Gunning
Personal information
Full name James Michael Gunning[1]
Date of birth 25 June 1929[2]
Place of birth Helensburgh, Scotland
Date of death 27 August 1993(1993-08-27) (aged 64)
Place of death Dublin, Ireland
Position(s) Outside right
Youth career
–1946 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1950 Hibernian 1 (0)
Forres Mechanics (loan)
1950–1953 Manchester City 13 (0)
1953–1954 Weymouth
1954–1955 Barrow 10 (1)
1957–1958 Mossley 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

James Michael Gunning (25 June 1929 – 27 August 1993) was a Scottish professional football winger. He played in the Scottish Football League for Hibernian and in the English Football League for Manchester City and Barrow.

Born in Helensburgh, Gunning was a junior with Wolverhampton Wanderers, but was unable to settle and returned to Scotland in 1946, signing for Hibernian as an amateur.[3] He then joined the Royal Air Force; a posting in the Highlands allowed Gunning to play Highland League football for Forres Mechanics.[3] After leaving the RAF, Gunning returned to Easter Road, but he found first team opportunities very limited as Hibs enjoyed the services of The Famous Five.[3] He played once for Hibs in a league match, during the 1950–51 season.[3]

Gunning signed for Manchester City in November 1950.[3] During three seasons with the club, Gunning made 13 league appearances.[3] He left City in 1953, joining non-league Weymouth but in 1954 returned to the Football League when he joined Barrow, playing ten times in the 1954–55 season.[2]

Gunning played once for Mossley in the 1957–58 season.[4]


  1. ^ "Jimmy Gunning". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  2. ^ Jump up to: a b "Jimmy Gunning". Neil Brown. Retrieved 24 February 2010.
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b c d e f Jeffrey, p65.
  4. ^ "Complete A-Z of players 1919-2010: Gabrielson to Gurney". Mossley A.F.C. Retrieved 17 February 2010.
  • Jeffrey, Jim (2005). The Men Who Made Hibernian F.C. since 1946. Tempus Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-7524-3091-2.

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