Full name - Willam Charles Wilde
Date of birth - 24 September 1904
Place of birth - Lyndhurst, England
Date of death - 18 June 1976 (aged 71)
Playing position - Defender
1928–1938 - Apps:293 - Goals:6
William Charles Wilde (24 September 1904 — 18 June 1976), known as Jimmy Wilde, was an English professional footballer who played |
in the Football League, for Crystal Palace, as a defender.
Wilde was born on 24 September 1904 in Lyndhurst, Hampshire and signed for Crystal Palace on 17 November 1928, after leaving the
Wilde made his debut on 24 November 1928 in a home FA Cup tie 2–0 win against Kettering Town and his performance against Peter
Simpson (later a Palace colleague), went a long way to ensuring his first team place in the future. Wilde remained at Palace for ten
years and was a first team regular for eight seasons, six of them as captain, after which he continued to play regularly for the reserves,
helping with the development of younger players, in particular Arthur Hudgell. Wilde made a total of 293 appearances for Crystal Palace.
As of August 2014 this was still within the 20 highest player appearances for the club. He retired from playing in 1938, having made
only three first team appearances over the previous two seasons.
Jimmy Wilde died on 18 June 1976, aged 71.
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