Jimmy Rimmer Profile

Jimmy Rimmer

Man­chester Uni­ted Facts­book Fea­ture: John Ja­mes Rim­mer, born South­port, Eng­land, Feb­ruary 10, 1948. A Sand­ground­er by bir­th, Jim­my Rim­mer sig­ned his fir­st pro­fes­sion­al con­tract wi­th Man­chester Uni­ted in May 1965. Rim­mer was han­ded his Fir­st Di­vi­sion de­but by le­gendary man­ager Matt Busby in a 3-0 vic­tory ag­ainst Ful­ham at Old Traf­ford on the 15th of April 1968, but he on­ly ma­naged to play in 34 Foot­ball Lea­gue mat­ches for The Reds be­fore he was loaned out to Swansea City in Oct­ober 1973.

Whi­le wi­th Swansea City, Jim­my Rim­mer re­cap­tured his pre­vi­ous good form and the of­ten un­der­rated shot stop­per left Tom­my Docherty´s re­leg­a­tion strug­gling Man­chester Uni­ted te­am the fol­low­ing cam­paign when he re­ceived a new lease of life by shrewd Ar­senal boss Ber­tie Mee who bro­ught him to the marble halls of High­bury Sta­dium for a bar­gain trans­fer fee of £40,000 in the winter of 1974. A doughty and de­pend­able net­mind­er, Rim­mer qui­ckly settled down and he would en­joy some­thing of a renais­sance in North Lon­don. The for­mer Man­chester Uni­ted deputy goal­keeper be­came a re­al fa­vour­ite wi­th the Ar­senal fans and went on to make 124 Fir­st Di­vi­sion ap­pear­ances for The Gun­ners be­fore new man­ager Terry Neill sold him to am­bi­tious As­ton Vil­la whom he help­ed win the Lea­gue Cham­pi­on­ship title in 1981, and the Euro­pean Cup the fol­low­ing year. He fi­nally left the Birm­ing­ham si­de at the end of the 1982-83 sea­son when he de­cided to join for­ces wi­th for­mer te­am Swansea City where he gave ster­ling ser­vice un­til 1986. An in­ter­na­tion­al for Eng­land, Rimmer´s eye-catch­ing re­flexes earned him a seni­or cap in a 3-2 friendly fix­ture tri­umph over Italy at the Yan­kee Sta­dium in New York City on the 28th of May 1976. Jim­my Rim­mer Play­ing Ca­reer: Man­chester Uni­ted, Swansea City, Ar­senal, As­ton Vil­la , Swansea City, Ham­run Spartans, Luton To­wn. Man­aging Ca­reer: None.


Manchester United Appearances

Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Ful­ham 0
Wa­ter­ford 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 3
Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Sun­der­land 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Wat­ford 1
New­castle Uni­ted 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Burn­ley 0
AC Mil­an 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 AC Mil­an 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Lei­cester City 2
Crys­tal Pal­ace 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Ever­ton 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 South­ampton 4
West Ham Uni­ted 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 3 Burn­ley 3
Burn­ley 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 West Ham Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Ever­ton 0
Liver­pool 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Alder­shot 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 3
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Cov­entry City 0
Ips­wich To­wn 4 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Black­pool 1
Wolver­hampton Wan­derers 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Ports­mouth 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Crys­tal Pal­ace 1
Leeds Uni­ted 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 West Brom­wich Al­bion 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Chel­sea 1
New­castle Uni­ted 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Sto­ke City 2
Not­ting­ham For­est 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Crys­tal Pal­ace 2
South­ampton 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 0
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Hud­dersfield To­wn 1
Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 2
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Man­chester City 4
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 As­ton Vil­la 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Ar­senal 3
As­ton Vil­la 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Der­by Coun­ty 4 Man­chester Uni­ted 4
Man­chester Uni­ted 0 Middles­brough 0
Middles­brough 2 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Birm­ing­ham City 3 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
Man­chester Uni­ted 2 New­castle Uni­ted 1
Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur 1 Man­chester Uni­ted 1
South­ampton 0 Man­chester Uni­ted 2


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