You Are Here > > > Jimmy McColl

Jimmy McColl

Full name: James "Jimmy" McColl
Gender: Male
Born: November 1924 in Glasgow, Glasgow City, Great Britain
Died: August 2013
Affiliations: Queen's Park FC, Glasgow (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Football


The son of a Scottish legend, Jimmy McColl senior, who played nearly 500 League games and scored over 250 goals for Celtic and Hibernian, Jimmy junior was a full-back with Polkemmet Juniors. His first senior club was Queen’s Park with whom he went on to make 29 appearances. During his time at the amateurs he was selected by Matt Busby for the Great Britain team at the 1948 Olympics where he played in two of Britain’s four matches, After the Games he moved to Queen of the South, where he played for a further two seasons before moving to Falkirk and shortly afterwards to Cowdenbeath but an ankle injury forced his retirement. He then took up a job working for Friends Provident. After his death in 2013, his son said how proud his father was to play for Scotland and Great Britain and he wore his Olympic blazer up to the time of his death. McColl’s grandparents lived on the same Glasgow street as Alex Ferguson’s parents.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer London Football Men's Football Great Britain GBR 4

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1948 Summer London Football Great Britain GBR Final Standings 4 1948-07-26 0 0 0
1948 Summer London Football Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1948-08-11 YUG 3, GBR 1 0
1948 Summer London Football Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1948-08-05 GBR 1, FRA 0 0
id: 25,257