Ian Ballantyne - Player Profile


Full Name:Ian Ballantyne
Born:November 2nd, 1958 (Achanamara)
Position:Forward
Signed:May 1st, 1979
First Manager:Jim McLean
Career Stats: 3 appearances
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)
Also Played For:East Stirlingshire, Queen's Park, Raith Rovers

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 1979-80  Premier Division 2 (1) 0 - - - 33.3% 0.0% 66.7%
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

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Sep 15th, 1979 League  (A)  vs. St Mirren 2 - 3
 Sep 1st, 1979 League Cup  (H)  vs. Airdrieonians 2 - 0
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 None

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.

 Goals Scored
None.