Ian Wilson (footballer, born 1958)

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Ian Wilson
Personal information
Full name Ian William Wilson
Date of birth (1958-03-27) 27 March 1958 (age 56)
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Aberdeen
Dundee
Elgin City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1987 Leicester City 309 (19)
1987–1989 Everton 34 (1)
1989–1990 Besiktas 18 (1)
1990–1991 Derby County 11 (0)
1991–1992 Bury 24 (1)
1992–1993 Wigan Athletic 5 (0)
Peterhead
National team
1987–1988 Scotland 5 (0)
Teams managed
1993–1994 Peterhead
1995–1998 Peterhead
2000–2003 Peterhead
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ian Wilson (born March 27, 1958 in Aberdeen) is a former Scottish international football player and football manager.

Career[edit]

Playing[edit]

Prior to moving into the Highland Football League with Elgin City, Wilson's first senior club as a professional was with his home town club Aberdeen. When freed by Aberdeen, after one season, Wilson signed for Dundee and spent only one season at Dens Park. He never played in the first team with either Aberdeen or Dundee. Wilson was signed by Leicester City from then Highland League club Elgin City in April 1979 for a record breaking transfer fee of £20,000. He is among some of the longest serving Leicester City players and captained the side during a successful eight years at the club.

Wilson said goodbye to Filbert Street in September 1987 when new Everton boss Colin Harvey signed him for £300,000. His finest moment at Everton was playing in the 1989 FA Cup Final in a 3-2 defeat to Liverpool, when he came on as a second-half substitute. Two seasons later, he signed for Istanbul giants Beşiktaş and, in his only season there, won both the Turkish League Championship and the Turkish Cup.

Wilson was capped five times at senior level for Scotland, all during 1987.[1]

Managerial[edit]

In 1993, immediately after leaving Wigan Athletic in the first half of the season, he became manager of then Highland League club Peterhead where he guided them into a promotion-challenging position in each season of his three-and-a-half-year reign. He then moved to Japan to join Nagoya Grampus Eight as assistant manager to his former Leicester Manager Gordon Milne. He returned in 1995 before again leaving to join up with Milne, this time at Turkish club Beşiktaş J.K..

After Management[edit]

Ian Wilson had a weekly column in the Aberdeen Evening Express entitled 'Wilson's World'. After this ended, he continued running his soccer schools in Aberdeen, which have been going since 1999. The schools develop and coach youngsters from age 4 to 14 years. The schools are well established in Aberdeen and the Grampian area. More recently, Wilson also has soccer schools setup in the Marmaris area of Turkey.

References[edit]

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