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Ian MacFarlane Squad Index
Information:
1955-56 Squad Number:
3
Position:
Left Back
Date of Birth:
26th January 1933
Birthplace:
Lanark
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
6' 2
Weight:
13st 10lbs
Signed:
22nd May 1954
Career History:
Douglas Water Thistle
Aberdeen 22nd May 1954
Chelsea 25th August 1956
Leicester City 1st May 1958 9,000
Bath City July 1959
Middlesbrough Assistant Manager 1960
Manchester City Assistant Manager 1965
Carlisle United Manager July 1970 to July 1972
Sunderland Assistant Manager March to November 1976, Caretaker Manager 18th October 1976 to 30th November 1976
Leicester City Assistant Manager 1977 to 1982, Caretaker Manager 6th April to 30th June 1978
 
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.

Died: 17th June 2019
Ian MacFarlane - Season 1955-56

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