Rae Ingram

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Rae Ingram
Personal information
Full name Rae Ingram
Date of birth (1974-12-06) 6 December 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Full back
Youth career
Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1998 Manchester City 21 (0)
1998 Macclesfield Town (loan) 5 (0)
1998–2001 Macclesfield Town 97 (1)
2001–2003 Port Vale 28 (0)
2003–2004 Bangor City
Total 151+ (1+)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Rae Ingram (born 6 December 1974) is an English former footballer. A defender, he played 151 league games in a ten-year career in the Football League and Premier League.

He began his career at Manchester City in July 1993, and made 21 appearances over the next five years. He was loaned out to Macclesfield Town in March 1993, and helped the "Silkmen" to promotion out of the Third Division in 1997–98. He joined the club permanently in July 1998, before he moved on to Port Vale in June 2001. He left Vale Park in May 2003, and spent one season in the Welsh Premier League with Bangor City, before announcing his retirement. He later became a firefighter.

Playing career[edit]

Ingram started his career at Manchester City, signing professional forms at Maine Road in July 1993 under Brian Horton's stewardship. After battles against relegation in 1993–94 and 1994–95, the "Sky Blues" lost their Premier League status in 1995–96 under Alan Ball. Ingram made his debut on 30 August 1995, in a 2–0 home defeat to Everton, and played four further top-flight games during the campaign.[1] A centre-half, he was forced to play out of position at left-back due to a lack of specialist full-backs at the club.[2] He featured 22 times in 1996–97, finding a first team place from January onwards under new boss Frank Clark (who replaced short-term appointment Steve Coppell). He fell out of the first team picture though in 1997–98, and finished the season on loan at Macclesfield Town, after recovering from a bout of ME.[3] He made five league appearances for Sammy McIlroy's "Silkmen", helping the club to finish as runners-up of the Third Division, and went to Moss Rose permanently in July 1998 on a free transfer. Ingram made 34 appearances, but could not prevent the club from finishing bottom of the Second Division in 1998–99. He played 39 times in 1999–2000 and 36 times in 2000–01. He scored his first and only senior goal on 14 October 2000, in a 2–1 home win over Cheltenham Town.

He signed with Port Vale in June 2001, in a move that reunited him with former boss Brian Horton. He featured 28 times in 2001–02, having lost his first team at Vale Park by December 2001. He could only play four games in 2002–03, as he contracted meningitis in January 2003;[4] after doctors confirmed it was the non-lethal strain he was released from hospital.[5] He was released by new manager Martin Foyle in May 2003,[6] and subsequently signed for Welsh Premier League outfit Bangor City, who were managed by his former teammate Peter Davenport. He left Bangor at the end of the 2003–04 season,[7] and went into retirement.[8]

Personal life[edit]

As of January 2011, Ingram is working as a firefighter in Sale, Greater Manchester.[9]

Honours[edit]

with Macclesfield Town

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rae Ingram". premiersoccerstats.co. Retrieved 3 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Where are they now – Rae Ingram". football-league.co.uk. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rae Ingram". Silk Online. Retrieved 3 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "Vale player in meningitis scare". BBC Sport. 27 January 2003. Retrieved 3 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "Footballer released from hospital". BBC Sport. 11 February 2003. Retrieved 3 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "Carragher exits Vale". BBC Sport. 9 May 2003. Retrieved 3 June 2009. 
  7. ^ "Bangor City". eufo.de. Retrieved 3 June 2009. 
  8. ^ "Rae Ingram". mancityinfo.org. Retrieved 3 June 2009. [dead link]
  9. ^ Buckley, Andy (28 January 2011). "Ex-City star Rae Ingram tackles new role". The advertiser. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 

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