Ian Britton Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Ian Britton
  • Born: May 19th, 1954 (Dundee)
  • Died: March 31st, 2016
  • Height: 5' 5
  • Position: Defender
  • Signed: August 11th, 1982
  • First Manager: Jim McLean
  • Career Totals: 18 appearances, 2 goals
  • Also Played For: Arbroath, Blackpool, Burnley, Chelsea


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1983-84 - (1) 0 0 0 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
1982-83 14 (3) 2 0 0 58.8% 41.2% 0.0%
Totals: 14 (4) 2


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets 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
 26/03/83 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 3 - 3
 15/01/83 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 0
 23/10/82 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 0
 09/10/82 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 1
 18/09/82 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
 26/03/83 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 3 - 3
 21/08/82 Group Stage - Section 4 vs. Raith Rovers (H) 5 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 26/03/83 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  3 - 3
 21/08/82 Group Stage - Section 4 vs. Raith Rovers (H)  5 - 1

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 30/08/83 Group Section 1 vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  5 - 0
 23/04/83 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  4 - 0
 26/03/83 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  3 - 3
 15/01/83 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 0
 23/10/82 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 0
 09/10/82 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 1
 02/10/82 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 25/09/82 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 0
 18/09/82 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 0
 15/09/82 1st Round 1st Leg vs. PSV (H)  1 - 1
 11/09/82 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 0
 04/09/82 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 0
 01/09/82 Group Stage - Section 4 vs. Raith Rovers (A)  3 - 1
 28/08/82 Group Stage - Section 4 vs. St Johnstone (A)  3 - 0
 25/08/82 Group Stage - Section 4 vs. Falkirk (H)  4 - 0
 21/08/82 Group Stage - Section 4 vs. Raith Rovers (H)  5 - 1
 18/08/82 Group Stage - Section 4 vs. Falkirk (A)  4 - 0
 14/08/82 Group Stage - Section 4 vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 0


Biography

Britton started his playing career with Dundee amateur side Hillside Rangers, and was signed by Chelsea as an apprentice in the summer of 1971. He made his first team debut in December 1972, and at the end of that season returned to Dundee to guest star in the testimonial for Dennis Gillespie at Tannadice. He became a regular in the Chelsea side after their relegation from the First Division in 1975, winning promotion back to the top flight in 1977.

After ten years at Stamford Bridge, Ian was released in the summer of 1982, and was offered training facilities at Tannadice before signing and then playing in a pre-season friendly against Southampton on the same day. He featured in the first team in the early months of season 1982-83, playing ten league games as the side went on to win the championship. He was less often in the side in the second half of the season, becoming very much a reserve player.

He was released in October 1983, joining Arbroath for a short period before returning south where he played for Blackpool, helping them win promotion to the Third Division in 1985. A year later Ian signed for Burnley, staying until 1989. He then played for non-league Morecambe and Accrington Stanley.

Debut

August 14th, 1982
Dundee United 3 - 0 St Johnstone

League Cup (Group Stage - Section 4)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Ian was born on this date in Dundee.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Britton started his playing career with Dundee amateur side Hillside Rangers, and was signed by Chelsea as an apprentice in the summer of 1971. He made his first team debut in December 1972, and at the end of that season returned to Dundee to guest star in the testimonial for Dennis Gillespie at Tannadice. He became a regular in the Chelsea side after their relegation from the First Division in 1975, winning promotion back to the top flight in 1977.

  • United kicked off their League Cup - Section 4 series of matches with a home game against St Johnstone. With a number of injuries affecting Jim McLean's team selection, there were one or two surprises in the starting eleven.

  • Dundee United started the game with the same team as faced Falkirk in midweek. Milne who came on as a sub last week, retained his place on the bench. Raith Rovers attack was spearheaded by former Tannadice player Ian Ballantyne who is currently their top goal scorer.

  • United lost their way in this vital match. Davie Dodds, Ian Britton, with his first League goal and Richard Gough {again on target) overtook Gordon Rae's fourth minute opener before the interval.

  • Despite a good showing By Willie Garner's men, they had no answer to United's firepower.Davie Dodds opened the scoring when he hammered home the rebound from a blocked Richard Gough effort. Before half-time John Reilly whipped home the second after an Eamonn Bannon cross had struck Alex Taylor.