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Ian MacFarlane Squad Index
Information:
1956-57 Squad Number:
2
Position:
Full Back
Date of Birth:
26th January 1933
Birthplace:
Lanark
Nationality:
Scottish
Signed:
22nd May 1954
Career History:
Douglas Water Thistle, Aberdeen, Chelsea (1956-1958), Leicester City (1958-1959), Bath City
 
Profile:
After injury terminated Ian's playing career, he went into football management and had spells as manager of Carlisle United from 1970-1972 and Yeovil Town in 1984. Also acted as caretaker manager at Sunderland in 1976 and Leicester City in 1978. As assistant manager at Manchester City he won the English League Cup. In 2018/19 he was Honorary President of Dumbarton FC.
Ian MacFarlane

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
06/05/1955
Home Farm Selected 3-4 Aberdeen
Friendly Dalymount Park, Dublin 22 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
1956-57
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
1955-56
15
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
16
0
0
0
0
0
1954-55
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
Totals:
15
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
16
0
0
4
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 16 0