Ian Black (footballer, born 1924)

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Ian Black
Personal information
Full name Ian Henderson Black[1][2]
Date of birth (1924-03-27)27 March 1924
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Date of death 13 December 2012(2012-12-13) (aged 88)
Place of death Kingston upon Thames, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Aberdeen Boys Brigade
St Clement's (Aberdeen)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1947 Aberdeen 0 (0)
1947–1950 Southampton 97 (0)
1950–1959 Fulham 263 (1)
1959–1962 Bath City
1962–1964 Canterbury City
National team
1948 Scotland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ian Henderson Black (27 March 1924 – 13 December 2012)[3] was a Scottish football goalkeeper. Black played for Aberdeen, Southampton and Fulham, and also played one game for Scotland.[4]

Playing career[edit]

Having been born in 1924, Black's early football career was disrupted by the Second World War, during which he made guest appearances for both Southampton and Chelsea, winning the South Final of the Football League War Cup with the latter.[4] He was transferred by Aberdeen, who held his permanent registration, to Southampton in December 1947.[4] He made nearly 100 league appearances for Southampton, and made his only appearance for Scotland, a 2–0 defeat by England,[5] at Hampden Park, while he was with the club.

Black was transferred to Fulham in 1950 in exchange for Hugh Kelly,[6] and made over 250 league appearances for that club. He moved down to the Southern League to play for Bath City, with whom he won a Southern League Championship and a Somerset Premier Cup in 1960, followed by a Southern League Runners-up place in 1962. He then moved to Canterbury City.[4] He retired from football in 1964.[4]


  1. ^ "Ian Black". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Ian Henderson Black, London Hearts.
  3. ^ Bull, David (17 December 2012). "Ian Black: An Appreciation". Southampton FC. Retrieved 17 December 2012. [dead link]
  4. ^ a b c d e Ian Black - A Squad, Scottish Football Association.
  5. ^ Sat 10 Apr 1948 Scotland 0 England 2, London Hearts.
  6. ^ Holley, Duncan; Chalk, Gary (1992). The Alphabet of the Saints. ACL & Polar Publishing. pp. 194–195. ISBN 0-9514862-3-3. 

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