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Ian McNeill Squad Index
Information:
1951-52 Squad Number:
10
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
Salisbury Town June 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

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) 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