Platt, Jim

Jim Platt

Jim Platt

Clubs played for: Middlesbrough,Hartlepool United & Cardiff City




Biography: A goalkeeper who played in the Football League between 1971-83. He was a one club man except for two short loans spells at Hartlepool & Cardiff. He made 481 appearances overall for Middlesbrough. He played 23 times for Northern Ireland but would have played a lot more but for a certain Pat Jennings. Always well respected at Middlesbrough his reputation was further enhanced when he came on as a substitute outfield player for the reserve team and scored a hat-trick. When he left Middlesbrough he played for and also managed Ballymena United and Coleraine. Later he managed Swedish team Assyriska and between 1995-97 Darlington and Gateshead. He went on to become chief coach at Middlesbroughs Football Community Centre. Now he is a corporate box host at the club together with being secretary of the Middlesbrough Former Players Association. He still lives in Middlesbrough.

Back to previous page


Do you have any interesting, happy, or humorous memories of Jim?
If so, please let us know and we will be happy to share them with the world!

Platt, Jim I’m sure his wife had twins while he was at Middlesbrough. My mum looked after them in the neonatal unit.
12-05-22 Beth

Platt, Jim I have lived in Australia since 1980. I went to primary school with Jim at The Irish Society. In 11 years he did not miss one day of primary school & got a cert,. for that. I live now in Western Australia and play golf with a friend who comes from Middlesborough and supports their football team. He was over the moon that I went to school with Jim & that I knew him. What a small world it is. I would love to ring Jim & say hello ..where have the years gone!!! When last I was back in Ireland I took a photo of the street Jim lived in at Coeraine. to show to my friend.
Regards Paul Wech.
30-11-21 Paul Welch

Add Your Comments