Jimmy Sharp
Jimmy Sharp

Jimmy Sharp

Jimmy Sharp spent three years with Woolwich Arsenal early in the 20th century.

The highly-rated full back joined from Fulham in June 1905 and went on to make 116 starts, scoring five goals.


Name Jimmy Sharp
Arsenal Career 1905 - 1908
Position: Defender
Appearances 116 (116 starts, 0 as a sub)
Goals 5

Sharp was recognised for his consistent displays with three caps for Scotland. And with him in the side Arsenal reached the FA Cup semi-finals in consecutive seasons in 1906 and 1907, having never previously progressed beyond the second round.

The Scot eventually left for Glasgow Rangers for £400 in April 1908, before rejoining Fulham. Sharp then headed to the United States but returned within months to link up with Chelsea, before becoming a trainer at Fulham, Walsall and Cliftonville.