Jim Tansey
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-08-08) 8 August 1953 (age 70)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Position(s) Full-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
South Liverpool
1974–1976 Slavia Melbourne 40 (6)
1977–1983 Heidelberg United 146 (5)
1984 Footscray JUST 26 (0)
International career
1975–1981 Australia 19 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Jim Tansey (born 8 August 1953) is an Australian former soccer player who played as a full-back.[1]

Personal life

The son of Everton footballer Jimmy Tansey,[2] Tansey was born in Liverpool, England in 1953. He emigrated to Australia in 1974.[3] He is also the uncle of 2015 Scottish Cup winner, Greg Tansey.

Club career

Tansey began his senior playing career for South Liverpool F.C. After moving to Australia, he played for Slavia Melbourne in the Victorian State League. With the start of the National Soccer League (NSL), Tansey moved to Fitzroy United Alexander. He later played for NSL club Footscray JUST.[4]

International career

Between 1975 and 1981, Tansey played 19 full international matches for the Australia national team.[5]


Heidelberg United



  1. ^ Micallef, Philip (30 June 2020). "Socceroos Greats - Where are they now: Jim Tansey". SBS Sport. Retrieved 1 March 2023.
  2. ^ Reed, Ron (31 May 2013). "Why Jimmy Tansey, who completed 30 years with Adidas this week, has followed E.J Whitten with aplomb". Herald Sun. Retrieved 9 March 2022.
  3. ^ Hay, Roy (30 October 2014). "Jim Tansey; Extrovert defender and breaker of tradition". Goal Weekly. Archived from the original on 30 October 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2023.
  4. ^ "Tansey, Jim". Australian Player Database. OzFootball. Retrieved 6 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Jim Tansey". Football Australia. 4 February 2021. Retrieved 1 March 2023.