Ian Crawford (footballer)

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Ian Crawford
Personal information
Date of birth (1934-07-14)14 July 1934
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Date of death 30 November 2007(2007-11-30) (aged 73)
Place of death Peterborough, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
1950–1953 Hibernian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1954 Hamilton Academical 19 (3)
1954–1961 Heart of Midlothian 127 (58)
1961–1963 West Ham United 24 (5)
1963–1964 Scunthorpe United 35 (2)
1964–1968 Peterborough United 196 (6)
Total 401 (74)
National team
1957 Scotland U23 1 (1)
Teams managed
1979-1983 HamKam
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ian Crawford (14 July 1934 – 30 November 2007) was a Scottish football player and coach who most prominently played for Heart of Midlothian in the late 1950s. He scored two goals as Hearts won the 1956 Scottish Cup Final, the club's first Scottish Cup win in 50 years.[1]

Crawford started his senior career with Hearts' Edinburgh derby rivals Hibernian, but did not make a league appearance for the Easter Road club, who enjoyed the services of the Famous Five at the time. After a spell with Hamilton Academical, Crawford joined Hearts in August 1954. He scored 58 goals in 127 league appearances as Hearts won two league championships and the Scottish Cup during his time at the club.

He was transferred to West Ham United for £10,000 in 1961, where he played alongside Bobby Moore under the management of Ron Greenwood.[1] Crawford later said that it was Greenwood's encouragement that led him to go into coaching, and he served both Everton and Arsenal in that capacity.[1] He also played for both Scunthorpe United and Peterborough United before retiring as a player.[1]

Crawford never played for Scotland at full international level, but did win one cap at under–23 level, scoring against England.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Ian Crawford". The Scotsman. 6 December 2007. 

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