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Ian Scanlon Squad Index
Information:
1978-79 Squad Number:
11
Position:
Outside Left
Date of Birth:
13th July 1952
Birthplace:
Birkenshaw (Lanarkshire)
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 10
Weight:
11st 3lbs
Signed:
18th March 1978
Career History:
Viewpark BC
East Stirling 6th June 1970
Notts County 5th July 1972 17,000
Aberdeen 1st April 1978 15,000
St Mirren 30th May 1981 to May 1986
 
Profile:
Full Name: John Ian Scanlon, known as Ian.

Scanlon cut a mercurial figure on the pitch and frequently created exciting moments for the crowd, but he could also drift out of games. Nonetheless he was a significant contributor to the Dons' teams of the late 1970's and played a big part in the League Championship winning season of 1979-1980. In 1979, USA club Washington Diplomats came close to making a 100,000 bid for the player,who was wanting away from Pittodrie, but nothing came of it. Eventually he signed for St Mirren in the summer of 1981 as part of the deal that brought Peter Weir to Aberdeen.

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
29/04/1978
Hibernian 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 11,250 25 Sub

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
1980-81
32
2
5
5
0
0
0
1
0
4
0
0
41
3
5
6
0
13
1979-80
25
4
4
7
0
0
4
0
4
2
0
0
38
4
8
2
0
2
1978-79
24
6
2
5
1
2
4
1
2
2
2
0
35
10
6
5
1
0
1977-78
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
0
Totals:
81
13
12
17
1
2
8
3
6
8
2
0
114
19
20
13
1
15
Total Appearances/Goals: 133 20