Jim McPhie

James McPhie (25 August 1920 – 24 February 2002) was a Scottish footballer who played for and managed Falkirk.[1][2] He played as a full-back for Falkirk either side of the Second World War, with guest appearances for Preston North End and Reading.[3] McPhie played in one wartime international for Scotland in November 1945[4] (the war had ended, but official competitions had yet to resume), and represented the Scottish League once, in 1948.[5] He retired as a player in 1953.

Jim McPhie
Personal information
Full name James McPhie
Date of birth 25 August 1920
Place of birth Bonnybridge, Scotland
Date of death 24 February 2002(2002-02-24) (aged 81)
Place of death Falkirk, Scotland
Position(s) Full-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1936–1953 Falkirk 170 (3)
National team
1945 Scotland (wartime) 1 (0)
1948 Scottish League XI 1 (0)
Teams managed
1956–1957 Falkirk
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

After serving the club as a coach, McPhie managed Falkirk for seven games in early 1957 on a caretaker basis,[6] after Bob Shankly moved to Dundee. He was replaced by Reg Smith.


  1. No Falkirk FC Grave - Jimmy McPhie Falkirk Historian, 5 June 2013
  2. Jim McPhie at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  3. John Litster (October 2012). "A Record of pre-war Scottish League Players". Scottish Football Historian magazine. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. "[Scotland player, including unofficial matches] James McPhie". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  5. "[SFL player] James McPhie". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  6. (Falkirk manager) McPhie, James, FitbaStats