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Ian Burns Squad Index
Information:
1957-58 Squad Number:
8
Position:
Right Half
Date of Birth:
19th April 1939
Birthplace:
Aberdeen
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 9
Weight:
10st 7lbs
Signed:
22nd June 1957
Career History:
Banks o' Dee
Aberdeen 22nd June 1957, free 30th April 1966
Montrose 28th May 1966
Brechin City 4th June 1966
Deveronvale 18th February 1970 to 30th April 1971
Honours:
Selected for Scotland Under-23 v Wales in December 1958, but withdrew from the match with injury. Reserve for the Scottish League against Scotland in January 1961.
 
Profile:
In armed services at beginning of season 1959-60. "A zestful player verging on international honours. A part-time player who works in an insurance office."

Source: Blackpool programme, 28th January 1961

Died: Larbert, 6th December 2015

In 1969 Ian left the Commercial Union Group which he had joined from Northern Insurance, where he had worked when with the Dons, to join the Equity and Law Life Assurance Society in Aberdeen.


Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
10/08/1957
Aberdeen 5-1 Queen of the South
League Cup G1 22,000 18 Start
14/08/1957
Falkirk 3-4 Aberdeen
League Cup G1 8,000 18 Start
17/08/1957
Motherwell 2-3 Aberdeen
League Cup G1 6,000 18 Start
24/08/1957
Queen of the South 2-3 Aberdeen
League Cup G1 5,000 18 Start
28/08/1957
Aberdeen 2-1 Falkirk
League Cup G1 11,500 18 Start
31/08/1957
Aberdeen 5-3 Motherwell
League Cup G1 18,000 18 Start
07/09/1957
Aberdeen 0-1 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 18 Start
11/09/1957
Aberdeen 1-2 Clyde
League Cup QF 1L 18,000 18 Start
05/10/1957
Aberdeen 5-1 Airdrieonians
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 18 Start
12/10/1957
Airdrieonians 2-6 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 18 Start
26/10/1957
Aberdeen 1-3 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 12,500 18 Start
08/03/1958
Aberdeen 2-4 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 18 Start
19/03/1958
Kilmarnock 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 18 Start
05/04/1958
Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 18 Start
09/04/1958
Aberdeen 4-3 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 18 Start
12/04/1958
Aberdeen 3-4 Queen of the South
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 18 Start
16/04/1958
Aberdeen 0-4 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 18 Start
21/04/1958
East Fife 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 19 Start
26/04/1958
Rangers 5-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 19 Start
09/08/1958
Kilmarnock 1-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G4 6,000 19 Start
13/08/1958
Aberdeen 1-2 Hibernian
League Cup G4 15,000 19 Start
16/08/1958
Aberdeen 5-1 Falkirk
League Cup G4 12,000 19 Start
20/08/1958
Aberdeen 0-1 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 19 Start
23/08/1958
Aberdeen 0-2 Kilmarnock
League Cup G4 14,000 19 Start
27/08/1958
Hibernian 4-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G4 16,000 19 Start
30/08/1958
Falkirk 1-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G4 6,000 19 Start
06/09/1958
Dundee 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 19 Start
13/09/1958
Aberdeen 4-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 7,500 19 Start
20/09/1958
Third Lanark 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 19 Start
22/09/1958
Aberdeen 1-2 British Army XI
Friendly 8,000 19 Start
27/09/1958
Aberdeen 3-1 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 19 Start
04/10/1958
Partick Thistle 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 19 Start
11/10/1958
Stirling Albion 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,460 19 Start
18/10/1958
Aberdeen 4-0 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 19 Start
25/10/1958
Aberdeen 5-0 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 17,000 19 Start
01/11/1958
Kilmarnock 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 19 Start
08/11/1958
St. Mirren 1-5 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 19 Start
15/11/1958
Aberdeen 2-2 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 17,000 19 Start
22/11/1958
Clyde 4-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 19 Start
20/12/1958
Aberdeen 1-3 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 19 Start
27/12/1958
Airdrie 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 19 Start
04/03/1959
Aberdeen 2-2 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 19 Start
07/03/1959
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 19 Start
11/03/1959
Aberdeen 3-3 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 19 Start
14/03/1959
Aberdeen 3-1 Kilmarnock
Scottish Cup QF 19,000 19 Start
28/03/1959
Queen of the South 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 19 Start
04/04/1959
Aberdeen 1-1 Third Lanark
Scottish Cup SF 25,000 19 Start
08/04/1959
Aberdeen 1-0 Third Lanark
Scottish Cup SF REP 17,500 19 Start
11/04/1959
Motherwell 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 19 Start
15/04/1959
Aberdeen 2-4 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 18,000 19 Start
12/08/1959
Heart of Midlothian 2-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G3 25,000 20 Start
29/08/1959
Aberdeen 2-4 Kilmarnock
League Cup G3 8,500 20 Start
05/09/1959
Aberdeen 0-3 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 20 Start
19/09/1959
Aberdeen 5-2 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 20 Start
26/09/1959
Airdrie 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,500 20 Start
28/09/1959
Aberdeen 3-3 Newcastle United
Friendly 10,000 20 Start
03/10/1959
Aberdeen 3-1 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 20 Start
10/10/1959
Celtic 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 25,000 20 Start
14/10/1959
Luton Town 4-0 Aberdeen
Friendly 20 Start
31/10/1959
Clyde 7-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 20 Start
07/11/1959
Motherwell 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 20 Start
17/11/1959
Aberdeen 4-3 Fulham
Friendly 15,000 20 Start
21/11/1959
Aberdeen 1-3 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 19,000 20 Start
28/11/1959
Raith Rovers 5-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 20 Start
16/01/1960
Aberdeen 2-2 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 20 Start
30/01/1960
Aberdeen 0-0 Brechin City
Scottish Cup R1 12,000 20 Start
03/02/1960
Brechin City 3-6 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R1 REP 4,300 20 Start
06/02/1960
Aberdeen 3-2 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 14,000 20 Start
13/02/1960
Aberdeen 0-2 Clyde
Scottish Cup R2 15,435 20 Start
01/03/1960
Rangers 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 20 Start
08/03/1960
Aberdeen 0-2 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 20 Start
12/03/1960
Aberdeen 2-2 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 20 Start
19/03/1960
Third Lanark 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 20 Start
22/03/1960
Aberdeen 0-1 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 20 Start
26/03/1960
Heart of Midlothian 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 20 Start
02/04/1960
Aberdeen 4-2 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 20 Start
16/04/1960
Stirling Albion 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,185 20 Start
23/04/1960
Arbroath 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 21 Start
30/04/1960
Aberdeen 2-0 Ayr United
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 21 Start
13/08/1960
Aberdeen 4-3 Ayr United
League Cup G4 14,000 21 Start
17/08/1960
Raith Rovers 4-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G4 6,000 21 Start
20/08/1960
Aberdeen 1-4 Dundee
League Cup G4 18,000 21 Start
24/08/1960
Aberdeen 1-4 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 21 Start
27/08/1960
Ayr United 1-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G4 4,000 21 Start
31/08/1960
Aberdeen 3-0 Raith Rovers
League Cup G4 8,000 21 Start
03/09/1960
Dundee 6-0 Aberdeen
League Cup G4 14,500 21 Start
10/09/1960
Dundee 3-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 21 Start
12/09/1960
Aberdeen 3-2 Bahia
Friendly 15,000 21 Start
01/10/1960
Ayr United 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 21 Start
08/10/1960
Aberdeen 5-3 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 21 Start
15/10/1960
Clyde 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 21 Start
22/10/1960
Raith Rovers 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 21 Start
29/10/1960
Aberdeen 1-1 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 21 Start
05/11/1960
Heart of Midlothian 3-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 21 Start
12/11/1960
Aberdeen 3-3 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 21 Start
19/11/1960
Hibernian 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 21 Start
24/12/1960
St. Mirren 1-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 21 Start
31/12/1960
Dunfermline Athletic 2-6 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,335 21 Start
02/01/1961
Aberdeen 2-1 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 23,000 21 Start
07/01/1961
St. Johnstone 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 21 Start
14/01/1961
Aberdeen 1-3 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 21 Start
21/01/1961
Aberdeen 3-1 Ayr United
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 21 Start
28/01/1961
Blackpool 1-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 4,430 21 Start
04/02/1961
Third Lanark 5-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 21 Start
11/02/1961
Aberdeen 4-2 Deveronvale
Scottish Cup R2 14,200 21 Start
25/02/1961
Aberdeen 3-6 Dunfermline Athletic
Scottish Cup R3 18,000 21 Start
01/03/1961
Aberdeen 0-1 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 21 Start
04/03/1961
Airdrie 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 21 Start
11/03/1961
Kilmarnock 4-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 21 Start
14/03/1961
Aberdeen 0-2 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 11,500 21 Start
23/08/1961
Aberdeen 7-0 Stirling Albion
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 22 Start
26/08/1961
Aberdeen 0-0 Dunfermline Athletic
League Cup G2 10,000 22 Start
30/08/1961
Motherwell 2-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 7,000 22 Start
02/09/1961
Aberdeen 2-2 Dundee United
League Cup G2 7,000 22 Start
09/09/1961
St. Johnstone 4-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,500 22 Start
16/09/1961
Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 22 Start
23/09/1961
Airdrie 7-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 3,000 22 Start
25/09/1961
Aberdeen 5-2 British Army XI
Friendly 3,000 22 Start
30/09/1961
Aberdeen 1-3 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 22 Start
07/10/1961
St. Mirren 3-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 22 Start
10/10/1961
Aberdeen 2-0 Le Havre
Friendship Cup 1L 22 Start
14/10/1961
Aberdeen 0-2 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 22 Start
25/11/1961
Aberdeen 0-0 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 22 Start
02/12/1961
Kilmarnock 4-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 7,500 22 Start
09/12/1961
Aberdeen 5-2 Airdrie
Scottish Cup R1 8,800 22 Start
16/12/1961
Aberdeen 1-3 Dundee United
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 22 Start
23/12/1961
Rangers 2-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 28,000 22 Start
06/01/1962
Stirling Albion 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,313 22 Start
10/01/1962
Aberdeen 1-1 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 22 Start
13/01/1962
Aberdeen 1-1 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 4,200 22 Start
17/01/1962
Dundee 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 13,000 22 Start
20/01/1962
Partick Thistle 4-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 22 Start
23/01/1962
Aberdeen 3-3 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 22 Start
27/01/1962
Clyde 2-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 10,000 22 Start
31/01/1962
Aberdeen 10-3 Clyde
Scottish Cup R2 REP 16,376 22 Start
03/02/1962
Aberdeen 3-1 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 22 Start
17/02/1962
Aberdeen 2-2 Rangers
Scottish Cup R3 41,139 22 Start
03/03/1962
Aberdeen 1-2 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 22 Start
21/09/1963
Aberdeen 0-2 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 24 Start
28/09/1963
Airdrie 1-7 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 24 Start
05/10/1963
Aberdeen 1-1 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 24 Start
16/11/1963
Aberdeen 6-2 Motherwell
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 24 Start
19/11/1963
Aberdeen 2-0 Stoke City
Friendly 10,000 24 Start
23/11/1963
Queen of the South 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 24 Start
30/11/1963
Hibernian 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 24 Start
07/12/1963
Aberdeen 4-1 East Stirlingshire
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 24 Start
14/12/1963
Dundee United 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 24 Start
28/12/1963
Aberdeen 0-5 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 8,500 24 Start
01/01/1964
Dundee 1-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 24 Start
02/01/1964
Aberdeen 0-1 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 24 Start
04/01/1964
St. Mirren 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 24 Start
11/01/1964
Aberdeen 5-2 Hibernian
Scottish Cup R1 15,000 24 Start
18/01/1964
Aberdeen 2-2 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 7,500 24 Start
25/01/1964
Aberdeen 1-1 Queens Park
Scottish Cup R2 13,300 24 Start
29/01/1964
Queens Park 1-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 REP 6,100 24 Start
01/02/1964
Third Lanark 1-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 24 Start
08/02/1964
Aberdeen 0-3 Celtic
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 24 Start
15/02/1964
Aberdeen 1-2 Ayr United
Scottish Cup R3 10,300 24 Start
19/02/1964
Aberdeen 0-0 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 24 Start
22/02/1964
Falkirk 2-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 24 Start
29/02/1964
Aberdeen 1-2 Heart of Midlothian
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 24 Start
11/03/1964
Aberdeen 1-1 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 22,000 24 Start
14/03/1964
Motherwell 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 24 Start
21/03/1964
Aberdeen 3-0 Queen of the South
Div 1 (Old) 3,400 24 Start
28/03/1964
Aberdeen 3-1 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 24 Start
04/04/1964
East Stirlingshire 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 1,000 24 Start
08/04/1964
Aberdeen 0-1 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 24 Start
18/04/1964
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee United
Div 1 (Old) 3,500 24 Start
24/04/1964
Dunfermline Athletic 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,500 25 Start
02/05/1964
Aberdeen 3-2 St. Johnstone
Summer Cup 4,500 25 Start
06/05/1964
Dundee 1-0 Aberdeen
Summer Cup 12,000 25 Start
09/05/1964
Dundee United 4-1 Aberdeen
Summer Cup 5,174 25 Start
13/05/1964
St. Johnstone 0-2 Aberdeen
Summer Cup 4,800 25 Start
16/05/1964
Aberdeen 3-1 Dundee
Summer Cup 9,000 25 Start
20/05/1964
Aberdeen 5-0 Dundee United
Summer Cup 10,343 25 Start
23/05/1964
Partick Thistle 1-0 Aberdeen
Summer Cup SF 1L 11,537 25 Start
27/05/1964
Aberdeen 3-1 Partick Thistle
Summer Cup SF 2L 14,000 25 Start
15/08/1964
St. Mirren 3-3 Aberdeen
League Cup G1 5,000 25 Start
19/08/1964
Aberdeen 2-1 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 25 Start
22/08/1964
Aberdeen 3-4 Rangers
League Cup G1 30,000 25 Start
26/08/1964
St. Johnstone 1-1 Aberdeen
League Cup G1 4,000 25 Start
29/08/1964
Aberdeen 2-2 St. Mirren
League Cup G1 7,000 25 Start
02/09/1964
Aberdeen 1-3 Hibernian
Summer Cup F REP 25 Start
05/09/1964
Dundee 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
12/09/1964
Aberdeen 5-5 St. Johnstone
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 25 Start
24/10/1964
Dunfermline Athletic 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 25 Start
31/10/1964
Aberdeen 2-1 Falkirk
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 25 Start
07/11/1964
Rangers 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 30,000 25 Start
14/11/1964
Aberdeen 2-1 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 25 Start
21/11/1964
Aberdeen 1-1 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 25 Start
28/11/1964
Dundee United 0-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,000 25 Start
12/12/1964
Heart of Midlothian 6-3 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,117 25 Start
19/12/1964
Aberdeen 0-3 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 3,500 25 Start
26/12/1964
St. Mirren 4-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,500 25 Start
01/01/1965
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
09/01/1965
Aberdeen 1-1 Hibernian
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 25 Start
16/01/1965
Partick Thistle 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 25 Start
10/02/1965
East Fife 1-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R1 REP 7,000 25 Start
17/02/1965
St. Johnstone 2-4 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 25 Start
27/02/1965
Aberdeen 2-2 Dunfermline Athletic
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 25 Start
06/03/1965
Falkirk 0-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 4,000 25 Start
13/03/1965
Aberdeen 2-0 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 25,000 25 Start
14/08/1965
Clyde 1-2 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 4,000 26 Start
18/08/1965
Aberdeen 1-1 Heart of Midlothian
League Cup G2 18,000 26 Start
21/08/1965
Aberdeen 2-0 Rangers
League Cup G2 24,000 26 Start
25/08/1965
Aberdeen 2-2 Stirling Albion
Div 1 (Old) 7,000 26 Start
28/08/1965
Aberdeen 2-0 Clyde
League Cup G2 12,000 26 Start
01/09/1965
Heart of Midlothian 2-0 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 11,000 26 Start
04/09/1965
Rangers 4-0 Aberdeen
League Cup G2 45,000 26 Start
25/09/1965
Celtic 7-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 20,000 26 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1965-66
2
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
0
0
0
0
0
1964-65
19
0
0
4
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
24
0
0
1
0
0
1963-64
26
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
30
0
0
9
0
0
1961-62
19
0
0
3
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
26
0
0
2
0
0
1960-61
21
0
1
6
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
29
0
1
2
0
0
1959-60
21
0
0
2
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
26
0
0
3
0
0
1958-59
21
0
0
6
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
30
0
0
1
0
0
1957-58
12
0
1
7
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
19
0
5
0
0
0
Totals:
141
0
2
34
0
4
17
0
0
0
0
0
192
0
6
18
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 192 6