Ian Reid (footballer)

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Ian Reid
Personal information
Date of birth (1951-02-06) February 6, 1951 (age 66)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1973 Dundee United 12 (3)
1973–1978 Queen of the South 154 (79)
1978 Airdrieonians 7 (2)
1978–1980 Forfar Athletic 29 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ian Reid (born 6 February 1951) is a Scottish former professional footballer, who played as a striker for Dundee United, Queen of the South, Airdrieonians and Forfar Athletic.


Reid was born in Glasgow and started his career as a youth player at Nottingham Forest, but was unable to secure a senior contract. He joined Dundee United in July 1970, making his senior debut the following month. Despite an impressive early impact, including scoring against Grasshoppers in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, he spent most of his three years at the club playing in the reserves.[1] Reid played in 12 league matches for the Tannadice Park club and scored 3 goals.

Reid signed for Queen of the South in September 1973, having initially turned down the move the previous month.[2] Reid played in 193 matches in all competitions for Queens, with 154 of those being league matches. Reid is currently 8th equal in Queens all-time goal scoring list alongside Jimmy Robertson with 89 goals in all competitions, with 79 of those being league goals.[3] Fellow player Ian McChesney described Reid as 'the player who made things tick'. Reid's Queens career came to an end in January 1977 when he was transferred for a fee of £4,000 to Airdrieonians where he played in 7 league matches and scored 2 goals.[4]

Reid then played with Forfar Athletic where he played in 29 league matches and scored 7 goals.