McNab, Jim

Jim McNab

Jim McNab

Clubs played for: Sunderland,Preston North End, Stockport County

Born: 1940

Birthplace: Denny, Stirlingshire


Biography: Tough no nonsense Left-half played in Sunderlands 1964 promotion winning team.He was possibly part of one of Sunderlands greatest ever back line ups -Montgomery, Irwin, Ashurst, Harvey,& Hurley. He played 320 games for Sunderland before moving to Preston N E in 1967 where he played another 224 games. A number of years after his playing career was over he helped Bobby Kerr run his pub The Copt Hill near to Sunderland where he had remained. He died in 2006 aged 66.

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McNab, Jim I worked for Jimmy and Gordon at Hawdonside Garage. Great bloke. Every Christmas we had a party at the Burn pub with other Sunderland players great laugh
Best place I ever worked for. RIP Jim
17-01-21 Keith Wilson

McNab, Jim I knew Jim when his Football career was over. He owned a share in a body repairs/garage in Houghton le Spring, a really nice chap.
07-09-20 Nick Cook

McNab, Jim When Jim was at Preston North End playing, he did,shall we say, like a pint. My brother was his partner in crime. I was introduced to Jim in the 'Fleece Inn' in Penwortham. The following month was the annual Longton Pram Race Day finishing with the football match with collection's for local charities etc: I asked Jim if he would come and kick the match off, no problem was his reply, and what time is the kick off he asked. I'll be there, don't worry. On the day of the game Jim arrived, but not alone, he had brought with him his team mate Willie Irvine, with their boots with them. They both played in opposite teams for the first half and then left us to it, for the second half. What a great gesture from in my mind a true gent. Sorely missed. Paul Johnson

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