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Arbroath Hall of Fame Inductee 2019 – Jimmy Bone




Arbroath Hall of Fame Inductee 2019 – Jimmy Bone

We are delighted to announce that former Arbroath Striker and Manager Jimmy Bone is our second 2019 Hall of Fame Inductee.

Again we thank the supporters of the club who voted for the Jimmy into the Arbroath Hall of Fame and in turn Jimmy is forever recognised as a true Lichtie Legend.

Jimmy started his career with Partick Thistle, before moving to England to sign for Norwich City were he helped the Canaries to secure the second division Championship at the end of the 1971-1972 season before scoring the club’s first ever goal in Division One at the start of the the 1972-1973 season.

Whilst at Norwich City, Jimmy also represented Scotland against Denmark and Yugoslavia and scored against Denmark in the 19th minute in a 4-1 win.

He moved on to Sheffield United, before sealing a move back to Scotland in 1974 with Celtic.

In 1975, Albert Henderson signed Jimmy for the Lichties from Jock Stein’s Celtic for £10,000.

Jimmy scored on his Arbroath debut in a 2-2 home draw with Dundee in January 1975, with Andy Penman also getting on the scoresheet.

He was top scorer for the Lichties in his first three seasons and went on to score 41 goals in 97 league games between 1975 and 1977, but not even his impressive goal tally could help Arbroath reach the new Premier Division, following League reconstruction in 1975-1976.

In January 1978, Alex Ferguson signed Jimmy for £25,000 at St Mirren. It would be one of the last signings made by Sir Alex at St Mirren, but his successor, Jim Clunie would name Jimmy as the St Mirren Captain.

He guided St Mirren to qualification in the UEFA Cup before joining Toronto Blizzard on loan, before sealing a move to Hong Kong Rangers in the 1982-1983 season.

Jimmy returned to Scotland with Hearts in 1985 but returned to Gayfield as a Player-Manager and spent two seasons at Gayfield scoring 2 more goals in 30 appearances.

The lure of old club St Mirren meant Jimmy left Gayfield and joined the Buddies this time as Assistant Manager to Alex Smith in 1987.

Current Coach John Young replaced Jimmy as Manager at Gayfield in 1987.

Jimmy went on to manage Airdrie, Zambian Power Dynamos, East Fife, Stenhousemuir whilst also joining Dick Campbell at Partick Thistle as assistant Manager in 2007.

Jimmy was inducted into the St Mirren Hall of Fame in October 2017 having played for the Buddies from 1978-1982, Assistant Manager 1986-1987 and Manager from 1992-1996.

Jimmy continues his relationship with Arbroath FC as helps Manager Dick Campbell with scouting

We are absolutely thrilled to be inducting Jimmy into our Hall of Fame!

Congratulations Jimmy!


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