Iain Munro

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Iain Munro
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Personal information
Full name Alexander Iain Fordyce Munro
Date of birth (1951-08-24) 24 August 1951 (age 67)
Place of birth Uddingston, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder / Left back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1973 St Mirren 105 (16)
1973–1976 Hibernian 61 (11)
1976–1977 Rangers 5 (0)
1977–1980 St Mirren 89 (3)
1980–1981 Stoke City 32 (1)
1981–1983 Sunderland 80 (0)
1983–1984 Dundee United 14 (0)
1984–1986 Hibernian 33 (0)
Total 419 (31)
National team
1979–1980 Scotland 7 (0)
1980 Scottish League XI[1] 1 (0)
Teams managed
1991 Dunfermline Athletic
1991–1992 Dundee
1992–1996 Hamilton Academical
1996 St Mirren
1996–1997 Raith Rovers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alexander Iain Fordyce Munro (born 24 August 1951) is a Scottish former professional football player and manager.

Playing career[edit]

Munro was born in Uddingston and began his career at St Mirren making 103 league appearances for the Buddies in four years scoring 16 goals before moving to Hibernian in 1973. He spent three years at Hibs playing in 61 league matches and then joined Rangers for a short spell before making a return to Love Street. Munro spent three years back at St Mirren before moving south to Stoke City where he spent the 1980–81 season making 34 appearances scoring once which came in a 2–1 away victory at Southampton. In the summer of 1981 manager Alan Durban moved to Sunderland and he took Munro up to Roker Park with him. He spent three seasons at Sunderland making 88 appearances and later played with Dundee United and ended his career with a second spell at Hibernian.

Coaching and management[edit]

Munro managed Dunfermline Athletic, Dundee, Hamilton Academical, Raith Rovers, and coached Ayr United. His coaching qualifications include the UEFA Pro-licence and the SFA 'A' Licence. He is also a qualified physical education teacher. He has coached soccer in the United States with R.S.L. Florida.

He is currently YSC Director and Union Youth Director at YSC Sports in Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States, a youth soccer center which aims to provide high quality coaching for kids with an aim of developing skills in young players. YSC is the official youth development partner of the Philadelphia Union, a Major League Soccer club. Munro also does half-time television commentary for the Union's home games.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Source:[2]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
St Mirren 1969–70 Scottish Division One 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1970–71 Scottish Division One 32 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 3
1971–72 Scottish Division Two 36 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 6
1972–73 Scottish Division Two 32 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 7
Total 105 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 105 16
Hibernian 1973–74 Scottish Division One 14 2 1 0 9 0 4 1 28 3
1974–75 Scottish Division One 30 8 1 0 3 1 5 2 39 11
1975–76 Scottish First Division 17 1 2 0 8 1 2 0 29 2
Total 61 11 4 0 20 2 11 3 96 16
Rangers 1975–76 Scottish First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
1976–77 Scottish First Division 5 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 11 1
Total 5 0 0 0 6 1 1 0 12 1
St Mirren 1977–78 Scottish First Division 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 3
1978–79 Scottish First Division 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 0
1979–80 Scottish First Division 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 0
Total 89 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 89 3
Stoke City 1980–81 First Division 32 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 34 1
Sunderland 1981–82 First Division 34 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 37 0
1982–83 First Division 37 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 41 0
1983–84 First Division 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Total 80 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 88 0
Dundee United 1983–84 Scottish First Division 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1984–85 Scottish First Division 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 8 0
Total 14 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 17 0
Hibernian 1984–85 Scottish First Division 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1985–86 Scottish First Division 27 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 36 0
1986–87 Scottish First Division 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 33 0 4 0 6 0 0 0 44 0
Career Total 419 31 11 0 41 3 13 3 484 37

International[edit]

Source:[3]

National team Year Apps Goals
Scotland 1979 5 0
1980 2 0
Total 7 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iain Munro". Londonhearts.com. London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  2. ^ Iain Munro at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
  3. ^ Munro, Iain at National-Football-Teams.com

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