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Ian Burns Squad Index
Information:
1961-62 Squad Number:
4
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.


Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
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

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