Ian Porterfield

Midfielder, Football team manager

1946 – 2007

 Credit ยป
51

Who was Ian Porterfield?

John "Ian" Porterfield was a Scottish professional footballer, and an experienced football coach who worked at both club and international level for almost 30 years. Up until his death, he was the coach of the Armenian national team.

As a player, Porterfield scored the only goal of the 1973 FA Cup Final as Sunderland memorably overcame the odds to beat Leeds United. As a manager, he has the dubious honour of being the very first manager to be sacked in the FA Premier League era, when he was fired by Chelsea. He replaced Alex Ferguson as manager of Aberdeen in 1986.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Feb 11, 1946
Dunfermline
Nationality
  • Scotland
Profession
Lived in
  • Dunfermline
Died
Sep 11, 2007
Surrey

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Ian Porterfield." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 29 May 2024. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/ian_porterfield>.

Discuss this Ian Porterfield biography with the community:

0 Comments

    Our awesome collection of

    Promoted Bios

    »

    Browse Biographies.net