|Date of birth||25 January 1927|
|Place of birth||Govanhill, Glasgow, Scotland|
|Date of death||27 May 1969(aged 42)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|1949||Scottish League XI||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
His time at Celtic coincided with possibly the worst era in the club's history in terms of performances and trophies. He did win the Glasgow Cup in 1948–49, and had also featured for Celtic for four seasons during World War II which are not counted as official matches. He was selected for the Scottish League XI once, in 1949.
At St Mirren, he was responsible for scoring an own goal in the 1955 Scottish League Cup Final against Aberdeen, who went on to win the match 2-1. He retired from playing at the end of the season, and later ran a public house in Paisley.
Jimmy was the first of four generations of Mallan men to play football to a high standard. His son, also Jimmy, played Junior football as a striker, scoring a hat-trick for Johnstone Burgh in the 1964 Scottish Junior Cup final. His grandson Stevie, a striker born in 1967, played for several Scottish Football League clubs in the 1990s, and after moving to Junior football in his mid-30s, played for several more years and appeared in the 2011 Scottish Junior Cup Final at the age of 44. His great-grandson, also Stevie, born in 1996, made his debut as a midfielder for St Mirren in November 2014 and played 100 games for the club before moving to England.
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