Ian Stewart (Scottish footballer)

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Ian Stewart
Personal information
Playing position Winger
Youth career
Perth Celtic[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1965 Arbroath[1] 9 (3)
1965–1966 Dundee United[2] 1 (1)
1966–1967 Arbroath[1] 6 (0)
1967–1974 Forfar Athletic[3] 162 (37)
1974–1978 Montrose[4] 109 (20)
1978–1980 Brechin City[5] 17 (1)
1983–1987 Montrose[4] 2 (0)
Total 306 (62)
Teams managed
1978–1980 Brechin City
1980–1983 Arbroath
1983–1990 Montrose
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ian Stewart (born 1945 or 1946)[6] is a Scottish former football player and manager.

Stewart worked as a civil servant while being involved in football on a part-time basis.[7] He was player/manager of Brechin City in the late 1970s, but left that position in January 1980 to become manager of Arbroath.[7] Stewart was sacked by Arbroath in November 1983, despite losing only 39 out of 132 league matches in charge.[8] Arbroath had narrowly missed out on promotion in each of the previous two seasons.[9]

Soon after leaving Arbroath, he was appointed manager of Montrose.[10][11] He guided Montrose to promotion in 1984–85.[12] He made a surprising appearances as a player for Montrose in September 1984, aged 38, when two players were unable to travel to an away match against Berwick Rangers.[6] Montrose produced a surprise victory against Hearts at Tynecastle in a 1986–87 Scottish League Cup tie.[13][14] It was the first time any visiting team had won at Tynecastle in fifteen months.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "ARBROATH : 1946/47 – 2011/12". www.neilbrown.newcastlefans.com. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "DUNDEE UNITED : 1946/47 – 2011/12". www.neilbrown.newcastlefans.com. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "FORFAR ATHLETIC : 1949/50 – 2011/12". www.neilbrown.newcastlefans.com. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "MONTROSE : 1955/56 – 2011/12". www.neilbrown.newcastlefans.com. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "BRECHIN CITY : 1954/55 – 2011/12". www.neilbrown.newcastlefans.com. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Miller's magic for Aberdeen lights up Grotto". The Herald (Herald & Times Group). 24 September 1984. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Paul, Ian (16 January 1980). "Henderson: It was time to go". The Herald (Herald & Times Group). Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Kopel hits back at Arbroath". The Herald (Herald & Times Group). 25 November 1983. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "We were lucky: Clough". The Herald (Herald & Times Group). 24 November 1983. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  10. ^ Traynor, Jim (17 December 1983). "Fleming faces up to a new challenge". The Herald (Herald & Times Group). Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  11. ^ Paul, Ian (16 December 1983). "Knox in a hurry to put Dundee back on top". The Herald (Herald & Times Group). Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  12. ^ Traynor, Jim (27 April 1985). "No spite in Stewart, the man at the top". The Herald (Herald & Times Group). Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  13. ^ a b Hepburn, Ray (20 August 1986). "Joy for Montrose in cup heart-breaker". The Herald (Herald & Times Group). Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  14. ^ Reynolds, Jim (21 August 1986). "£3000 shock troops". The Herald (Herald & Times Group). Retrieved 23 September 2012.