Jim Hammond

1907-1985

Jim Hammond - Fulham FC

Known as the 'Galloping Hairpin' because of his unusual physique, Jim Hammond was fast, clever with the ball and possessed a terrific shot.

For many years he held Fulham’s aggregate goalscoring record with 150, a tally which was finally beaten by Bedford Jezzard in the mid-1950s.

Hammond scored 31 goals as Fulham took the Third Division South title in 1931/32 and also played in the Whites’ FA Cup run of 1936.

Before joining Fulham, he represented Sussex at only 16 years of age and also gained an England Amateur international cap. He was named as 12th man when England played Austria in 1932 but never won a full cap.

Hammond also had a fine career as a country cricketer, playing 196 matches for Sussex between 1928 and 1946. He became a first-class umpire at the same time as Johnny Arnold in 1961.

Within a week in July 1985, both Hammond and his Fulham strike partner, Ronnie Rooke, died. Hammond was 77 years of age.