McIntosh was an experienced centre back and full back by the time he joined Hull City in the 1910 close season. He served the Tigers for four seasons, playing both centrally and at right back throughout his first season. He missed much of 1911/12 season though came back for ten starts in central defence at the end of the season. He again missed a big chunk of 1912/13 season, but in his fourth and final season McIntosh was again practically ever-present under new manager Harry Chapman. McIntosh scored only twice for City in four years, in consecutive matches in 1912 against Huddersfield (lost 2-5) and, seven days later, against Leeds City (won 6-2).
McIntosh was born in Glasgow and played junior football for Petershill Juniors and Glasgow Perthshire. He also had a brief spell with the Scots Guards as a teenager. In February 1907 McIntosh joined Third Lanark as an amateur, three months later he had signed professional terms for Aberdeen where he played for two seasons, making 63 league starts. His form for the Dons led to Glasgow Celtic securing his signature in May 1909, but he stayed only one season at Parkhead, starting eleven games in all competitions, before joining the Tigers.
When McIntosh left City in 1914 he served with the Scots Guards again, making wartime guest appearances for Hearts and Hibernian. In 1917 he was seconded to the US Army to train their soldiers as they readied themselves to join the war effort. Following his discharge from the Army, McIntosh had a few months at Dumbarton before retiring from football. After a long life James died in April 1963.
Date/Place of Birth: 25 May 1886, Glasgow
Hull City First Game: 3 September 1910, West Bromwich Albion H (Division Two), 24 years, 101 days old
Hull City Final Game: 25 April 1914, Barnsley H (Division Two), 27 years, 335 days old
Petershill Juniors, Glasgow Perthshire (1904-1907), Third Lanark (1907), Aberdeen (1907-1909), Glasgow Celtic (1909-1910), Hull City (1910-1914), Dumbarton (1918-1919)
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Career: 96 apps, 2 goalsJames McIntosh