Dundee United Legend Jimmy Briggs passes away 1937-2011


Dundee United have announced the news that former club captain and legend Jimmy Briggs has died at the age of 74.

He made 401 appearances for the Club scoring 33 times in a career at Tannadice which covered 15 years from August 1955 to January 1970. Jimmy captained Dundee United in their European debut against Barcelona in the Fairs Cities Cup in October 1966, a game United won 2-1.

The United statement added, “Although he never collected silverware with United or made it onto the international stage, his undoubted ability drew attention from south of the border but Jimmy chose to remain at Tannadice. For this dedication and great service along with some wonderful memories, ‘Gunboat’, as he was affectionately known by United supporters, will always be remembered by fans and all at the Club. Everybody at Dundee United Football Club would like to offer their deepest condolences to Jimmy’s family and friends at this sad time.”

The full back later played for Montrose and Keith.

Everyone at Scotzine would like to pass their condolences onto the Briggs family.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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