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Jimmy Soye

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James Soye (14 April 1885 – 7 October 1974) was a Scottish professional footballer who played as an inside-forward for various clubs in Scotland, Ireland and England in the period prior to World War I. Football career Soye was born in the Govan area of Glasgow and trained as an electrical engineer. After playing Junior Football for Rutherglen Glencairn, Soye moved to Belfast where he had a trial with Belfast Celtic before joining Distillery at the end of the 1903–04 season. In his one season at Distillery, his 14 goals helped the Whites win three trophies, the Irish Cup, the City Cup and the County Antrim Shield when he scored in the Final. In the summer of 1905, he moved to southern England to join Southampton of the Southern League. The "Saints" were anxious to regain the Southern League title which they had taken six times in the eight years up to 1904, but had finished in a disappointing third place at the end of the 1904–05 season. He made his debut
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