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Ian McNeill Squad Index
Information:
1955-56 Squad Number:
8
Position:
Inside Left
Date of Birth:
24th February 1932
Birthplace:
Baillieston, Glasgow
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 5 1/4
Weight:
10 st 0lbs
Signed:
27th August 1949
Career History:
Bridgeton Waverley/Aberdeen 27th August 1949/Leicester City March 1956/Brighton March 1959/Southend July 1962/Dover July 1964/Ross County 13th February1965, player-coach then manager/Wigan Athletic Player-manger May 1968, sacked -January 1970/Northwich Victoria Manager/Wigan Athletic May 1976 ? February 1981/Chelsea assistant-manager 1982 to December 1987/Shrewsbury Town December 1987 to January 1990 manager/Milwall April 1990 assistant manager 1990
 
Profile:
Full name: John McKeand McNeill. Manager of Wigan Athletic and Shrewsbury Town. Assistant Manager of Chelsea.

When he signed up at Pittodrie Ian continued with his apprenticeship as a draughtsman. During his time at Pittodrie, Ian had to do his National Service which interfered with his football for almost two years. On the playing front, he once scored seven goals in a 15-0 victory for the reserves. When he made his first team debut he scored within ten minutes against St Mirren. Died: Maryfield West Care Home, Aberdeen, 6th October 2017
Ian McNeill - Season 1955-56

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
06/01/1951
Aberdeen 1-1 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen 15,000 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
1955-56
2
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
1
0
0
1954-55
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1952-53
3
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
1
0
0
1950-51
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
0
0
Totals:
7
0
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
0
1
2
0
1
Total Appearances/Goals: 10 1