Ian Palmer (soccer)

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Ian Palmer
Personal information
Full name Ian Craig Palmer
Date of birth (1966-03-09) 9 March 1966 (age 51)
Place of birth Johannesburg, South Africa
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
PG Rangers
Orlando Pirates
Teams managed
Eldo Sporting
Mabopane Young Masters
2004–2005 Manning Rangers
2006–2007 FC AK
2007–2008 Maritzburg United
2009 African Warriors
2009–2010 United FC
2010–2011 Blackburn Rovers
2011–2012 Maritzburg United
2012 Black Leopards
2013 Santos
2013– Chippa United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ian Palmer (born 9 March 1966 in Johannesburg, Gauteng) is a South African football coach who most recently managed National First Division club Milano United.[1]

Palmer, who hails from Riverlea, played as a striker for Orlando Pirates until his career was cut short by a kidney ailment.[2] He has since managed teams in both the Premier Soccer League and the National First Division.[3]

He received a kidney transplant in 2016.[4]


  1. ^ "Milano Sack Palmer" Soccer Laduma. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
  2. ^ "Rangers must go for broke". IOL. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Chippa confirm Palmer appointment". KickOff. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Former Orlando Pirates star Ian Palmer undergoes kidney transplant" Times Live. Retrieved 2016-09-26.