Stockton, County Durham born right back Jimmy Lindsay played junior football for Stockton St John’s in 1897 and Jarrow in 1898 before joining First Division Newcastle United as an amateur in 1899, for whom he made his Football League debut at Glossop in April 1900, playing twice for The Magpies in a week before turning professional with Second Division Burnley in July 1900. He stayed less than a single season at Turf Moor, making 33 appearances before being signed by First Division Bury in April 1901. He remained with Bury for a further 9 seasons, all of them in the First Division, becoming an extremely reliable penalty taker. The highlight of his career at Gigg Lane was his appearance in the 1903 FA Cup Final, where Bury defeated Derby County by a still record 6-0 scoreline. He scored 30 goals, of which 28 were penalties, in 272 appearances before retiring in 1910.
Lindsay’s brother, Billy, was also a professional footballer, and played with him at Newcastle, as well as playing for Grimsby, Luton and Watford.
NB this photograph was taken before a match at Nottingham Forest on 16th September 1905. Forest won the game 3-2. Lindsay scored the second of Bury’s two goals from the penalty spot.