Ian Branfoot

Ian Branfoot
Personal information
Full nameIan Grant Branfoot
Date of birth (1947-01-26) 26 January 1947 (age 70)
Place of birth Gateshead, England
Playing positionFull back
Youth career
Senior career*
1965-1969Sheffield Wednesday36(0)
1969-1973Doncaster Rovers156(5)
1973-1977Lincoln City166(11)
Teams managed
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Ian Give Branfoot (given birth to Gateshead, 26 January 1947) can be an British former footballer and supervisor. He played being a defender, and after beginning at Gateshead joined Sheffield Thursday, making his Soccer Group debut in 1965. After 42 mature performances for the membership he still left in 1969-70 for Doncaster Rovers. He produced over 150 Group performances for Rovers, and after shifting to Lincoln Town in 1973-74, he continued to create over 150 group performances for the Imps aswell. Branfoot was supervisor of Reading from 31 January 1984 to 23 Oct 1989,. He must rank as you of Reading’s most effective managers, leading Reading to advertising from Department 4 to Department 3 in 1984 predicated on the good function of Maurice Evans, and promotion from Department 3 to Department 2 as champions in 1986. This last accomplishment included an archive breaking begin to the growing season of 13 directly wins. The membership managed a 13th placement the next time of year but had been relegated in 1988. Nevertheless, in the same time of year that they received the Full Users Cup defeating Luton City 4-1 at Wembley. He became supervisor of Southampton in June 1991, staying in this placement until January 1994. Then handled Fulham between 1994 and 1996. Branfoot later on experienced a spell at Sunderland A.F.C. as an academy movie director with Leeds United like a scout.