Ian Ballantyne Player Profile

Player Details

Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1979-80 2 (1) 0 0 0 33.3% 0.0% 66.7%
Totals: 2 (1) 0

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 15/09/79 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 2 - 3
 01/09/79 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Airdrie (H) 2 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals

 List of Goals Scored

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 15/09/79 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 3
 01/09/79 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 0
 25/08/79 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 3


As a youth, Ian played for Williamburgh Amateurs before becoming a prolific forward for Division Two side Queens Park. At the age of 19, he signed for United when his contract expired at the end of the 1978/79 season. The move caused headlines with the Glasgow side accusing United of 'tapping up' the player prior to his move.

He made his debut as a substitute three games into the 1979/80 campaign, but after only two first team starts he vanished from the first team squad. In November 1979 ex-United striker Gordon Wallace, now manager of Raith Rovers, signed Ballantyne for a reported fee of £12,500, and he went on to spend 4 years with the Kirkcaldy side, making over 100 appearances. He spent the 1982/83 season with East Stirlingshire before heading to Hong Kong to play for First Division side Zindadad.

Last updated on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 by B Orr.

Debut (as sub)

August 25th, 1979
Dundee United 1 - 3 Aberdeen

League (Premier Division)

Full Debut

September 1st, 1979
Dundee United 2 - 0 Airdrieonians

League Cup (2nd Round 2nd Leg)


  • Date of Birth

    Ian was born on this date in Achanamara.

  • Signed For Dundee United

  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

    Dundee United 2 - 2 Dundee
    Forfarshire Cup (Semi Final)

    A bumper crowd of 12,170 turned up at Tannadice to see this Forfarshire Cup final and with Dundee winning promotion to the top league it would be the first of many in coming 12 months. Such was the ex

  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 1 - 3 Aberdeen
    League (Premier Division)

    Dundee United reshuffled their attacking formation slightly after last week's defeat to Kilmarnock. Davie Dodds came into the side in place of Billy Kirkwood, who was on the subs bench with Ian Ballan

  • Last Appearance

    St Mirren 3 - 2 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    United turned up at Love Street with St Mirren looking for their first league win of the season. Sturrock and Addison started on the bench for United. McDougall and Weir came in for St Mirren, with De