Ian Painter

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Ian Painter
Personal information
Full name Ian John Painter
Date of birth (1964-12-28) 28 December 1964 (age 53)
Place of birth Wombourne, England
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1980–1982 Stoke City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1986 Stoke City 113 (20)
1986–1987 Coventry City 3 (0)
Willenhall Town
Total 116 (20)
National team
1986 England U21 1 (0)
Teams managed
1995–1997 Bilston Town
1998–2002 Stafford Rangers
2002–2003 Hednesford Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ian John Painter (born 28 December 1964) was a footballer who for Coventry City and Stoke City. He made 116 appearances in the Football League.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Painter was born in Wombourne, England, but graduated from Stoke's youth system at the Victoria Ground, making his debut one day before his 18th birthday against Everton in 1982.[2] He became a key player for Stoke at a time when the club was struggling both on and off the field, he earned an England under-21 call up in 1983 and also became the club's top scorer in the 1984–85 season.[2] However Stoke were relegated with just 17 points and new manager Mick Mills decided Painter was surplus to requirements and let him join Coventry City for a fee of £85,000.[2] His time at Coventry was overshadowed by injuries and made only three appearances before he decided to retire from football at the age of 23. He later played for non-league Willenhall Town to keep fit.[2]

Managerial career[edit]

He became manager of non-league side Bilston Town in 1995 before managing Stafford Rangers from 1998 to 2002.[2] He was also manager of Hednesford Town from August 2002 to February 2003.[3]

After football[edit]

He spent four years in non-league before he became a part-time coach whilst also owning a sports shop in Wombourne.[2] He joined the Coventry City Former Players Association in October 2011.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Source:[5]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City 1982–83 First Division 22 4 3 1 0 0 25 5
1983–84 First Division 34 8 1 0 1 0 36 8
1984–85 First Division 38 6 2 2 2 1 42 9
1985–86 Second Division 19 2 1 0 0 0 20 2
Total 113 20 7 3 3 1 123 24
Coventry City 1986–87 First Division 3 0 0 0 3 0 6 0
Total 3 0 0 0 3 0 6 0
Career Total 116 20 7 3 6 1 126 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ *Lowe, Simon: "Stoke City The Modern Era - A Complete Record" (Desert Island Books, ISBN 1-874287-39-2).
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  3. ^ "Hednesford Town FC". BBC. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ian Painter joins the Association". CCFPA. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Ian Painter profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)

External links[edit]

  • Ian Painter at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database