Ian King (footballer)

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Ian King
Personal information
Full name Ian King
Date of birth (1937-05-27)27 May 1937
Place of birth Loanhead, Midlothian, Scotland
Date of death 24 July 2016(2016-07-24) (aged 79)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1955–1957 Arniston Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1965 Leicester City 244 (6)
1965–1968 Charlton Athletic 63 (0)
1968–1970 Burton Albion
Total 307 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ian King (27 May 1937 — 24 July 2016) was a Scottish football player. He spent the majority of his career at Leicester City, making up one third of the legendary half-back line with Colin Appleton and Frank McLintock.[1] He made appearances in 244 Leicester City games, including 27 appearances in the FA Cup, and 22 appearances in the League Cup, and 4 in the Cup Winners Cup.

He made his first appearance for Leicester City on 11 September 1957, away against Sheffield Wednesday. King played as a defender, scoring a total of seven goals (including 1 goal in the Football League Cup).

King died on 24 July 2016.[2]


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