Ian Measham

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Ian Measham
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-12-14) 14 December 1964 (age 52)
Place of birth Barnsley, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Right back
Youth career
Huddersfield Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1986 Huddersfield Town 17 (0)
1985 Lincoln City (loan) 6 (0)
1985 Rochdale (loan) 12 (0)
1986–1987 Cambridge United 46 (0)
1988–1994 Burnley 182 (2)
1994–1996 Doncaster Rovers 32 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ian Measham (born 14 December 1964) is a former professional footballer who played as a defender for Huddersfield Town, Lincoln City, Rochdale, Cambridge United, Burnley & Doncaster Rovers.[1]

Measham started his football career at Huddersfield Town as a junior. He signed full terms in 1982 and spent spells on loan at Lincoln City and Rochdale before leaving the club at the end of the 1985–86 season to join Cambridge United in July 1986. He played every game of the 1986–87 season,[2] and was named player of the season, earning him a section in the book "Cambridge United – 101 Golden Greats",[3] but missed the whole of the next season through injury. In November 1988 he signed for Burnley, where he made more than 200 league and cup appearances in a five-season stay and won the Fourth Division title in the 1991–92 season. In September 1993, he joined Doncaster Rovers, where he spent three seasons but his time was marred by a serious neck injury. This injury only allowed him to play 32 games for Doncaster and eventually forced his retirement in 1996.[4]



  1. ^ "Ian Measham". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 8 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Eastbourne 0-3 U's: Borough swept away by United tide". Cambridge United F.C. 9 September 2008. Retrieved 8 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Cambridge United – 101 Golden Greats". Desert Island Books. Retrieved 9 October 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Ian Measham talks to the Longside". The Longside. SportNetwork. 19 March 2006. Retrieved 9 October 2009.