|Full name||Iain Thomas Russell|
|Date of birth||14 November 1982|
|Place of birth||Dumfries, Scotland|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Queen of the South|
|2003||→ Dumbarton (loan)||11||(3)|
|2009||→ Alloa Athletic (loan)||6||(2)|
|2010||→ Stirling Albion (loan)||10||(7)|
|2013–||Queen of the South||52||(19)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 January 2015.
Russell came through the youth teams at Annan Athletic and Rangers, before making a few appearances for Motherwell. Since leaving Motherwell, Russell has played for Dumbarton, Brechin City, Morton and Alloa Athletic. Russell was a fans' favourite during his time at Livingston, and has become somewhat of a cult hero among the clubs supporters. A recent online poll saw him voted as the club's third most popular player in their history.
Russell struggled with a hamstring injury throughout the opening period of his Brechin City career, but two goals against Stranraer on 28 October 2006 at Glebe Park saw him open his account. He was the season's top scorer with 15 goals to his name.
In February 2007, Russell signed a new contract with Brechin, but left for Greenock Morton in August 2007 for an undisclosed fee (believed to be £40,000). Russell scored nine goals in all competitions in his first season with Morton, finishing two goals behind top goalscorer Peter Weatherson.
Writing in world football magazine Inside Futbol in March 2010, Russell called for the Scottish Premier League to look at an 18 team top division in order to "move forward to keep fans interested".
On 20 April 2010, Russell scored the winner in a 2–1 victory over Clyde to relegate the Bully Wee. Despite his contribution to the championship win, Beanie did not play enough games to win a Championship medal, but manager Allan Moore gave him his medal in gratitude for his efforts.
After his manager at Stirling, took over at Cappielow, Russell was offered a year's extension to his deal which had run out in May 2010. After rejecting the one-year extension on offer at Morton, Iain Russell signed a two-year deal with Livingston in June 2010 Russell signed a one-year contract extension with Livingston in May 2012. Russell left Livingston in May 2013 after the end of his contract. In his 3 years at the club he made 93 league appearances and scored 44 goals.
Russell signed for Queen of the South on 21 May 2013.
- "Iain Russell". Brechin City F.C. Retrieved 31 October 2009.
- "1. First Team :: Iain Russell's profile". Greenock Morton F.C. Retrieved 16 February 2010.[dead link]
- "Brechin secure trio on new deals". BBC Sport. 15 February 2007. Retrieved 17 September 2008.
- "Morton sign Russell and Gardyne". BBC Sport. 31 August 2007. Retrieved 1 September 2007.
- "Iain Russell joins Alloa Athletic on loan". Greenock Morton F.C. 11 September 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2009.
- "Player News". Greenock Morton F.C. 26 March 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2010.
- "Scottish Premier League Must Lead the Way in Restructuring". insidefutbol.com. 20 March 2010. Retrieved 20 March 2010.
- "Clyde 1–2 Stirling Albion". BBC Sport. 20 April 2010. Retrieved 24 April 2010.
- "MOORE deserves a medal". inverclydenow.com. 14 June 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
- "Russell offered a new contract". Greenock Telegraph. 31 May 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2010.
- "Russell becomes second summer signing". Livingston F.C. 10 June 2010. Retrieved 10 June 2010.
- "Beanie staying put". Livingston F.C. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
- "Player departures". Livingston F.C. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
- Iain Russell career statistics at Soccerbase
- Iain Russell career statistics at Soccerbase (loan spell at Alloa)