Jim McNab

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Jim McNab (13 April 1940, Denny, Stirlingshire, Scotland – 29 June 2006) was a footballer with Sunderland, Preston North End and Stockport County. He began his career at Sunderland, making 285 League appearances and scoring 13 goals between 1958 and 1967. He was part of Sunderland's Second Division promotion winning side in 1963/64.

Alongside Jimmy Montgomery, Cecil Irwin, Len Ashurst, Martin Harvey and Charlie Hurley, McNab formed one of the most notable and most settled back fives in Sunderland's history.

He joined Preston North End in March 1967.[1] He made 224 League appearances and scored 6 goals for the Deepdale club, twice bring named the club's Official Player of the Year. He won a Third Division championship medal in 1970/71.

Finally, he moved to Stockport County in 1974 where he ended his career after making a further 30 League appearances, scoring one goal.


  • Jim McNab, Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database