Ian Fleming (footballer)

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Ian Fleming
Personal information
Full name John Hares Fleming[1]
Date of birth (1953-01-15) 15 January 1953 (age 64)
Place of birth Maybole, Scotland
Playing position Winger / Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1975 Kilmarnock 94 (51)
1975–1979 Aberdeen 66 (12)
1979–1980 Sheffield Wednesday 14 (1)
1980–1982 Dundee 48 (5)
1982–1987 Brechin City 132 (15)
Total 354 (84)
Teams managed
1982–1987 Brechin City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ian Fleming (born 15 January 1953) is a Scottish former football player and manager. He played for Kilmarnock, Aberdeen, Sheffield Wednesday and Dundee and was then player-manager of Brechin City.

Aberdeen signed Fleming for £15,000 from Kilmarnock in December 1975.[2]

Despite guiding Brechin to promotion to the First Division and the club enjoying a successful spell, Fleming was sacked by Brechin in December 1986.[3] Fleming was then assistant manager of Forfar Athletic and manager of Icelandic side FH in 1987.[4]

In 2011, Fleming used his contacts in football to raise funds for his twin granddaughters, who suffered from cerebral palsy.[5] The funds were needed to pay for surgery in the United States that was not available in the NHS.[5]


  1. ^ "Ian Fleming". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 
  2. ^ http://www.afcheritage.org/Team/CurrentSquad/player_show.cfm?player_id=322&Season=1978-79
  3. ^ McKinlay, Hugh (22 December 1986). "Fleming sacked by Brechin". The Herald. Herald & Times Group. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Morgunblaðið". timarit.is. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  5. ^ a b McKelvie, Geraldine (4 April 2011). "'Mind-boggling' generosity to help Chloe and Ayley Hirsch". The Courier. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 

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