It is barely heartbreaking to report that Jimmy O’Rourke, one of the most well-liked and gifted Scottish football players, is no longer with us. Yes, the well-liked football player tragically died at the age of 76. Several tweets confirming his death at the age of 76 have been made by former football players for the Hibernian and Motherwell teams.
The information was confirmed on November 15, 2022, according to the sources, and ever since his passing was announced, his followers have been paying tribute to him and expressing their condolences.
What Was The Cause Of Death For Jimmy O’Rourke?
The cause of his death has not yet been disclosed, according to the most recent news, although rumours suggest that the former footballer, who was 76 years old, died from age-related difficulties. We can’t disclose the precise reason for his passing till his family hasn’t done so. Since the news of his passing spread, many individuals have used their social media accounts to remember him.
Throughout his football career, he played for numerous teams and was a striker who he always loved to play. Through his games, he gained a large global fan base as well as the affection and admiration of his followers. We’re going to discuss some information about his private life.
Jimmy O’Rourke: Who Was He?
On September 18, 1946, Jimmy was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was a former association football player from Scotland who played as a striker for Hibernian, St. Johnstone, and Motherwell. When he was 16 years old, he made his first team appearance in an Inter-Cities Fairs Cup after signing with Hibs right out of high school football in 1962. He faced Utrecht in his debut game. Later, he overtook another player as the youngest Hibs player.
From 1962 to 1974, he was a player for Hibernian. From 1974 to 1976, he was a player for St. Johnstone. From 1976 to 1978, he switched teams once more, this time to Motherwell. He scored 118 goals in 337 games during the course of his career. Sadly, the gifted player has left this world and his heartbroken family is left alone.
On Twitter, someone posted, “Very sad news about Jimmy O’Rourke passing away this morning. He and Pat are the key factors behind my 50-year commitment to this fantastic club. Regards to his family and friends during this difficult time. “RIP Jimmy O’Rourke, a true Hibs great who will be mourned by all Hibbies who knew him or saw him play. This recent image of Jimmy brought a smile to many faces,” was written in another account.