Ian Spence

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Ian Spence
Personal information
Playing position Inside forward
Youth career
–1957 Armadale Thistle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1959 Stirling Albion[1] 79 (35)
1959–1960 Raith Rovers[2] 37 (9)
1960–1962 Stirling Albion[1] 41 (10)
1962 Stenhousemuir[3] 6 (1)
1962–1963 Third Lanark[4] 17 (4)
1963–1964 Berwick Rangers[5] 17 (1)
Total 197 (60)
Teams managed
1963–1966 Berwick Rangers
1967–1968 Dumbarton
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ian Spence is a Scottish former football player and manager.

Football career[edit]

Spence's footballing career started at junior side Armadale Thistle.[6] In January 1957 he joined Stirling Albion. An attacking player, Spence was top scorer in the 1957/58 season with 20 goals helping Stirling Albion to win the league and gain promotion to the first division.[6] He spent a brief spell at Raith Rovers between October 1959 and January 1960 before returning to Stirling Albion where he captained the side.[6] He was released by the club in 1961 and the then moved to Stenhousemuir. In 1963 he joined Berwick Rangers as player/manager and in 1964 he took them to the semi-final of the Scottish League Cup losing 4-0 to Rangers. After leaving Berwick Rangers in 1966 he managed Dumbarton.