Anniversary

Name: Ian Crawford
Born: Edinburgh, Scotland, 14 July 1933
Clubs: Hamilton Academical, Heart of Midlothian, West Ham United, Scunthorpe United, Peterborough United

Winger Ian Crawford was born on this day 80 years ago and spent two years as a West Ham United player in the early 1960s.

Born in Edinburgh, his career began in his homeland with spells at Hamilton Academical and Hearts, where he notched 58 goals in 127 games, winning two league championships and a Scottish Cup.

In 1961 he joined the Hammers for a £10,000 fee and he turned out in 24 league games, scoring five times. His playing career ended with spells at Scunthorpe and Peterborough, but encouraged by then Hammers boss Ron Greenwood, he took up coaching and served Arsenal and Everton in that capacity.

He also managed Norwegian side HamKam in the early 1980s and died in September 2007 at the age of 73.