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James Moffat (born 27 January 1960) is a Scottish former footballer and manager, currently without a club after being released by Montrose.

Jim Moffat
Personal information
Date of birth (1960-01-27) 27 January 1960 (age 59)
Place of birth Dunfermline, Scotland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1981 Montrose 106 (0)
1981–1983 Hamilton Academical 5 (0)
1983 Dunfermline Athletic 6 (0)
1983–1989 Forfar Athletic 62 (0)
1987Montrose (loan) 4 (0)
1988East Fife (loan) 1 (0)
1989 Brechin City 1 (0)
1989–1993 East Fife 34 (0)
1993 Montrose 12 (0)
1993–1994 Cowdenbeath 17 (0)
1994–1995 East Stirlingshire 14 (0)
1995–1996 Albion Rovers 21 (0)
1996–1998 Cowdenbeath 4 (0)
1998–2001 Forfar Athletic 15 (0)
Total 302 (0)
Teams managed
2002–2006 East Fife
2007–2008 Forfar Athletic
2009–2010 Montrose (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He played as a goalkeeper for several Scottish lower league clubs. After retiring from playing in 2001, Moffat was appointed as the assistant manager at Stirling Albion.

He then became the manager of East Fife in 2002. He achieved promotion from the Third Division in 2003, but the club were relegated in the following season. He was sacked in 2006 after a run of defeats.[1]

He was appointed manager of Forfar in March 2007, but was sacked in April 2008 with the side just one point above last place in the Third Division.[2]

Jim Moffat was appointed as Steven Tweed's assistant joining the club in June 2009 from Tayport Juniors where he held a similar position. [1][permanent dead link]

On 3 June 2010, Montrose boss Steven Tweed decided to part company with his assistant, the former East Fife and Forfar manager Jim Moffat. The duo had teamed up at Links Park twelve months prior as Tweed looked to have an old head on board as he started his first full season as a player/manager. [2][permanent dead link]


Personal lifeEdit

Moffat is a principal teacher of physical education at St Columba's Roman Catholic High School in Dunfermline, Fife. He was principal teacher of physical education at Bell Baxter High School in Cupar in late 1990s to mid 2000s. Jim is a valued member of the CF1C[3]


East Fife


  1. ^ East Fife dismiss manager Moffat, BBC Sport, 6 February 2006.
  2. ^ "Forfar exit for manager Moffat". BBC News. 2008-04-21. Retrieved April 21, 2008.
  3. ^ Celtic tie has minnows riding on the crest of a wave Third Division[permanent dead link]

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