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Ian MacFarlane

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Ian MacFarlane

Birth
Lanark, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death
17 Jun 2019 (aged 86)
Leicestershire, England
Burial
Great Glen, Harborough District, Leicestershire, England Add to Map
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A tall, tough, fast-tackling full-back, Ian joined Chelsea in 1956 from Aberdeen in his native Scotland, a year after we had won the league, and having made his debut in the second game of the season, he held down a regular place in Ted Drake's side until a sending-off at Manchester City in September 1957.

He returned to the side later that season and a decent defensive partnership with Peter Sillett looked on the cards before a game at Stamford Bridge against Blackpool in March 1958. Ian was up against the legendary Stanley Matthews and despite making a heavy challenge on him before the interval which led to Matthews re-emerging heavily strapped, the winger set up three goals for the visitors. That was Ian's 43rd and final appearance for the Blues before he started what proved a long and successful association with Leicester City a month later.

He was a player, an assistant manager and for a spell the caretaker manager for the Foxes. Among his other jobs he was manager at Carlisle United.
A tall, tough, fast-tackling full-back, Ian joined Chelsea in 1956 from Aberdeen in his native Scotland, a year after we had won the league, and having made his debut in the second game of the season, he held down a regular place in Ted Drake's side until a sending-off at Manchester City in September 1957.

He returned to the side later that season and a decent defensive partnership with Peter Sillett looked on the cards before a game at Stamford Bridge against Blackpool in March 1958. Ian was up against the legendary Stanley Matthews and despite making a heavy challenge on him before the interval which led to Matthews re-emerging heavily strapped, the winger set up three goals for the visitors. That was Ian's 43rd and final appearance for the Blues before he started what proved a long and successful association with Leicester City a month later.

He was a player, an assistant manager and for a spell the caretaker manager for the Foxes. Among his other jobs he was manager at Carlisle United.

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