Full name:James McBurney Feeney
Date of Birth:23 June 1921
Place of Birth:Belfast, Northern Ireland
Date of Death:1985
Place of Death:Belfast, Northern Ireland

Playing career:

1946-1947Swansea City
1947-1948Swansea City
1948-1949Swansea City
1949-1950Swansea City
1950-1951Ipswich Town
1951-1952Ipswich Town
1952-1953Ipswich Town
1953-1954Ipswich Town
1954-1955Ipswich Town390
1955-1956Ipswich Town
1958Ulster United
1959Ulster United


Jim Feeney was born in Belfast on June 23, 1921. Jim started his career with Ligoniel Methodist in the Churches League. He then played with Crusaders and Ards II in Irish junior football. At the end of the 1940-41 season he joined Belfast giants Linfield Football Club. Jimmy started making his mark for Linfield at left back in the Regional League in the 1944-1945 season.

He was often described as a versatile two-footed footballer. His fine play for Linfield earned him a move to Swansea City in the Football League in December 1946. Jimmy played in 88 Football League games for Swansea.

Jimmy played in two international games for Northern Ireland. He played against Scotland in November 1946 and against England in November 1949.

In March 1950 he moved to Ipswich Town. He played in 214 Football League games for Ipswich.

In the summer of 1956 he returned to Northern Ireland to play for Ards in the Irish League. Jimmy played at centre half for Ards. In October 1957 he left with his family for Canada.

In Toronto he joined the Ulster United club and helped that club to a tenth-place finish in the fifteen team league in the 1958 National Soccer League season.

On Sunday June 8, 1958 he played for Ulster United in their exhibition game against Manchester City in Detroit.

Ulster United finished the 1959 season in a disappointing 11th place in the National Soccer League’s final standings.

Before start of the 1964 season he was hired as coach of St Andrew’s in the Ontario Soccer League.

After a spell as a trainer at the club Jim took over as the manager of Larne in the Irish League B Division in September 1969. After less than a year as a manager he resigned from his job.

Jim died in 1985. His son Warren also represented the Northern Irish national team.