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.

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