16 December 2006

Jim Platt

Long-term understudy to Pat Jennings, when given the chance in the Northern Ireland Number One jersey, Jim Platt was involved in some famous victories...

Name: James Archibald Platt
Born: 26 January 1952, Ballymoney
Height: 5.10 ft
Weight: 12.10 st
Position: Goalkeeper

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 23 Full Caps (1976-1986), 2 Amateur Caps (1970), Youth.
Club Honours: (with Middlesbrough) Anglo-Scottish Cup Winner 1975/76; (with Ballymena) Irish Cup Winner 1983/84, (with Coleraine) Irish Cup Runner-Up 1985/86; League Cup Winner 1987/88; Ulster Cup Winner 1985/86, 1986/87; North West Senior Cup Winner.
Awards: North-East Player of the Year 1981; Middlesbrough Player of the Year 1972, 1981.

Club Career: 
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Europe
Other
Ballymena United
-
-
Amateur
-
-
-
-
-
69/70
-
Trial
0(0)/0
-
-
-
-
70/71-82/83
-
£7,000
401(0)/0
32(0)/0
33(0)/0
-
13(0)/0
Hartlepool United
78/79
-
Loan
13(0)/0
-
-
-
-
78/79
-
Loan
4(0)/0
2(0)/0
-
-
-
Ballymena United
83/84
Jun-83
Free
26(0)/0
5(0)/0
-
-
15(0)0
Coleraine
84/85-89/90
Jun-84
Free
-
-
-
6(0)/0
-
Ballyclare.Comrades
90/91
Dec-90
Free
2(0)/0
1(0)/0
-
-
-
TOTALS
-
£7,000
446(0)/0
44(0)/0
33(0)/0
6(0)/0
28(0)/0

Coaching Career:
Ballymena United... Player/Manager (Jun-83 - Jun-84)
Coleraine.......... Player/Manager (Jun-84 - Apr-90)
Northern Ireland... Caretaker Manager (Feb-87)
Ballyclare Comrades Player/Manager (Dec-90 - Nov-92)
Ayssriska (Sweden). Manager
Darlington......... Director of Coaching (Aug-95 - Dec-95)
................... Manager (Dec-95 - Jul-96)
Gateshead.......... Manager (1996 - 1997)
Middlesbrough...... Head Coach of Football in the Community Centre
Darlington ........ Goalkeeping Coach (May-09 - Sep-09)

Biography:
To follow.



Official Middlesbrough Site Bio
Wikipedia Article

Northern Ireland Cap Details:
24-03-1976 Israel...... A D 1-1 FR sub
13-05-1978 Scotland.... A D 1-1 BC
16-05-1978 England..... A L 0-1 BC
19-05-1978 Wales....... A L 0-1 BC
16-05-1980 Scotland.... H W 1-0 BC
20-05-1980 England..... A D 1-1 BC

23-05-1980 Wales....... A W 1-0 BC
11-06-1980 Australia... A W 2-1 FR
15-06-1980 Australia... A D 1-1 FR
18-06-1980 Australia... A W 2-1 FR
15-10-1980 Sweden...... H W 3-0 WCQ
19-11-1980 Portugal.... A L 0-1 WCQ
24-03-1982 France...... A L 0-4 FR
28-04-1982 Scotland.... H D 1-1 BC
27-05-1982 Wales....... A L 0-3 BC sub
01-07-1982 Austria..... N D 2-2 WCF
13-10-1982 Austria..... A L 0-2 ECQ
17-11-1982 West Germany H W 1-0 ECQ
15-12-1982 Albania..... A D 0-0 ECQ
30-03-1983 Turkey...... A W 2-1 ECQ
04-04-1984 England..... A L 0-1 BC
22-05-1984 Wales....... A D 1-1 BC sub
23-04-1986 Morocco..... H W 2-1 FR sub
.
Summary: 19(4)/0. Won 8, Drew 7, Lost 8.


Northern Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
10-01-1970 Wales....... H W 3-1
14-02-1970 Scotland.... A L 1-3

Summary: 2/0. Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 1.

With thanks to "Anonymous" below for pointing out the info available at http://www.ballymenaunitedfc.com/.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jim Platt also won the 1984 Irish Cup with Ballymena United.

Anonymous said...

http://www.ballymenaunitedfc.com/history/records/sbs/198384/appearances.htm

In Jim Platt's second spell at Ballymena United he made 26 league appearances, 5 Irish cup appearances, 0 League Cup, 0 European, 15 other cup games; totalling 46 games with 0 goals overall.

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