Ian Fleming (footballer)

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Ian Fleming
Personal information
Full nameJohn Hares Fleming [1]
Date of birth (1953-01-15) 15 January 1953 (age 68)
Place of birth Maybole, Scotland
Position(s) Winger / Midfielder
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1971–1975 Kilmarnock 94 (51)
1975–1979 Aberdeen 66 (12)
1979–1980 Sheffield Wednesday 14 (1)
1980–1982 Dundee 48 (5)
1982–1987 Brechin City 132 (15)
Total354(84)
Teams managed
1982–1987 Brechin City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ian Fleming (born 15 January 1953) is a Scottish former football player and manager. He played for Kilmarnock, Aberdeen, Sheffield Wednesday and Dundee and was then player-manager of Brechin City.

Aberdeen signed Fleming for £15,000 from Kilmarnock in December 1975. [2]

Despite guiding Brechin to promotion to the First Division and the club enjoying a successful spell, Fleming was sacked by Brechin in December 1986. [3] Fleming was then assistant manager of Forfar Athletic and manager of Icelandic side FH in 1987. [4]

In 2011, Fleming used his contacts in football to raise funds for his twin granddaughters, who suffered from cerebral palsy. [5] The funds were needed to pay for surgery in the United States that was not available in the NHS. [5]

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References

  1. "Ian Fleming". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  2. http://www.afcheritage.org/Team/CurrentSquad/player_show.cfm?player_id=322&Season=1978-79 [ bare URL ]
  3. McKinlay, Hugh (22 December 1986). "Fleming sacked by Brechin". The Herald . Herald & Times Group. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  4. "Morgunblaðið". timarit.is. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  5. 1 2 McKelvie, Geraldine (4 April 2011). "'Mind-boggling' generosity to help Chloe and Ayley Hirsch". The Courier . Archived from the original on 7 January 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2011.