Player of the Day: Jimmy McNab

by Kate Smith

All you need to know about 1960s star.

Jimmy McNab was a regular of the left side of the Sunderland team, going on to be a club stalwart of the 1960s

Turning pro in May 1957, McNab made his debut versus Ipswich in 1958, winning promotion in 1964.

His overall tally of 323 appearances in red and white is all the more impressive given the two broken legs McNab endured during his spell with the club.

Preston paid £15,000 McNab in March 1967 and he gave good service in Lancashire, making over 200 appearances for North End and twice picking up the Player of the Year award.

He later represented Stockport County, making his final League appearance in January 1976.

McNab was awarded a belated testimonial in 1999 - the first such game to be played at the new Stadium of Light.