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
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 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


Biography

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.

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)


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    Ian was born on this date in Achanamara.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    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.

  • A Premier clash that United will want to forget as soon as possible. Slack play allowed Mark McGhee to put the Dons ahead and Joe Harper was responsible for adding to that tally before Steve Archibald completed the visiting scoring in the 64th minute. Despite these setbacks United kept plugging away and were finally rewarded when Paul Sturrock grabbed a late consolation goal.

  • Last Appearance - St Mirren 3 - 2 Dundee United

    Saints first league win of the season came against a United side which never really settled into their normal rhythm. Willie Pettigrew's double, however, augured well for the future.