Ian Ure

Date of birth07 December 1939
Place of birthAyr
NationalityScottish
PositionCentre half

Arsenal paid Dundee £62,500 for Ian's services in 1963 – then a world record fee for a centre-half. He moved on to Manchester United in 1969 when his best days were behind him.

An excellent central-defender, combative, spent two seasons as Bill Foulkes' successor, but he had seen better days.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Arsenal 01 Aug 1963 01 Aug 1969

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1963-64 Arsenal FA Cup 4
1963-64 Arsenal Fairs Cup 4
1963-64 Arsenal League Division One 41
1
1964-65 Arsenal FA Cup 2
1964-65 Arsenal League Division One 22
1
1965-66 Arsenal League Division One 21
1966-67 Arsenal FA Cup 3
1966-67 Arsenal League Cup 4
1966-67 Arsenal League Division One 37
1967-68 Arsenal FA Cup 3
1967-68 Arsenal League Cup 5
1967-68 Arsenal League Division One 21
1968-69 Arsenal FA Cup 4
1968-69 Arsenal League Cup 5
1968-69 Arsenal League Division One 23
1969-70 Arsenal League Division One 3
1969-70 Manchester United FA Cup 7
1969-70 Manchester United League Cup 7
1969-70 Manchester United League Division One 34
1
1970-71 Manchester United FA Cup 1
1970-71 Manchester United League Cup 3
1970-71 Manchester United League Division One 13


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
24 Aug 1963 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-3 League Division One
27 Aug 1963 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion W 3-2 League Division One
31 Aug 1963 Leicester City v Arsenal L 7-2 League Division One
04 Sep 1963 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal L 4-0 League Division One
07 Sep 1963 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers W 4-3 League Division One
10 Sep 1963 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 3-0 League Division One
14 Sep 1963 Fulham v Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
21 Sep 1963 Arsenal v Manchester United W 2-1 League Division One
25 Sep 1963 Staevnet v Arsenal W 1-7 Fairs Cup 1st round 1st leg
28 Sep 1963 Burnley v Arsenal W 0-3 League Division One
02 Oct 1963 Everton v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
05 Oct 1963 Arsenal v Ipswich Town W 6-0 League Division One
09 Oct 1963 Stoke City v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
15 Oct 1963 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur D 4-4 League Division One
19 Oct 1963 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
22 Oct 1963 Arsenal v Staevnet L 2-3
Agg: 9-4
Fairs Cup 1st round 2nd leg
26 Oct 1963 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest W 4-2 League Division One
02 Nov 1963 Sheffield United v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
09 Nov 1963 Arsenal v West Ham United D 3-3 League Division One
13 Nov 1963 Arsenal v Liège D 1-1 Fairs Cup 2nd round 1st leg
16 Nov 1963 Chelsea v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
23 Nov 1963 Arsenal v Blackpool W 5-3 League Division One
30 Nov 1963 Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal L 4-1 League Division One
07 Dec 1963 Arsenal v Liverpool D 1-1 League Division One
10 Dec 1963 Arsenal v Everton W 6-0 League Division One
14 Dec 1963 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
18 Dec 1963 Liège v Arsenal L 3-1
Agg: 4-2
Fairs Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
21 Dec 1963 Arsenal v Leicester City L 0-1 League Division One
28 Dec 1963 Birmingham City v Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
04 Jan 1964 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1964 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
18 Jan 1964 Arsenal v Fulham D 2-2 League Division One
25 Jan 1964 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal D 3-3 FA Cup 4th round
29 Jan 1964 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion W 2-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
01 Feb 1964 Manchester United v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
08 Feb 1964 Arsenal v Burnley W 3-2 League Division One
15 Feb 1964 Arsenal v Liverpool L 0-1 FA Cup 5th round
18 Feb 1964 Ipswich Town v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
22 Feb 1964 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
29 Feb 1964 Arsenal v Stoke City D 1-1 League Division One
07 Mar 1964 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
14 Mar 1964 Arsenal v Chelsea L 2-4 League Division One
21 Mar 1964 West Ham United v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
24 Mar 1964 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 League Division One
28 Mar 1964 Arsenal v Sheffield United L 1-3 League Division One
30 Mar 1964 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal W 0-4 League Division One
04 Apr 1964 Blackpool v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
11 Apr 1964 Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 League Division One
18 Apr 1964 Liverpool v Arsenal L 5-0 League Division One
22 Aug 1964 Liverpool v Arsenal L 3-2 League Division One
25 Aug 1964 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 League Division One
29 Aug 1964 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 3-1 League Division One
19 Dec 1964 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1964 Arsenal v Stoke City W 3-2 League Division One
02 Jan 1965 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 4-1 League Division One
09 Jan 1965 Darlington v Arsenal W 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
16 Jan 1965 Sunderland v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
23 Jan 1965 Arsenal v Leicester City W 4-3 League Division One
30 Jan 1965 Peterborough United v Arsenal L 2-1 FA Cup 4th round
06 Feb 1965 Chelsea v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
13 Feb 1965 Arsenal v Leeds United L 1-2 League Division One
20 Feb 1965 Arsenal v Fulham W 2-0 League Division One
23 Feb 1965 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-1 League Division One
27 Feb 1965 Burnley v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
06 Mar 1965 Arsenal v Sheffield United D 1-1 League Division One
13 Mar 1965 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
27 Mar 1965 West Ham United v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
03 Apr 1965 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion D 1-1 League Division One
06 Apr 1965 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 3-0 League Division One
16 Apr 1965 Blackpool v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
19 Apr 1965 Arsenal v Blackpool W 3-1 League Division One
24 Apr 1965 Everton v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
26 Apr 1965 Manchester United v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
21 Aug 1965 Arsenal v Stoke City W 2-1 League Division One
25 Aug 1965 Northampton Town v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
28 Aug 1965 Burnley v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
04 Sep 1965 Arsenal v Chelsea L 1-3 League Division One
02 Oct 1965 Newcastle United v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
28 Dec 1965 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday W 5-2 League Division One
01 Jan 1966 Fulham v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
29 Jan 1966 Stoke City v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
19 Feb 1966 Chelsea v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
05 Mar 1966 Arsenal v Blackpool D 0-0 League Division One
08 Mar 1966 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One
12 Mar 1966 Arsenal v Everton L 0-1 League Division One
19 Mar 1966 Manchester United v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
26 Mar 1966 Arsenal v Newcastle United L 1-3 League Division One
05 Apr 1966 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion D 1-1 League Division One
11 Apr 1966 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal D 4-4 League Division One
16 Apr 1966 West Ham United v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
20 Apr 1966 Sunderland v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
23 Apr 1966 Arsenal v Sunderland D 1-1 League Division One
05 May 1966 Arsenal v Leeds United L 0-3 League Division One
07 May 1966 Arsenal v Leicester City W 1-0 League Division One
20 Aug 1966 Sunderland v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
23 Aug 1966 Arsenal v West Ham United W 2-1 League Division One
27 Aug 1966 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 1-0 League Division One
29 Aug 1966 West Ham United v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
03 Sep 1966 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
06 Sep 1966 Arsenal v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 League Division One
10 Sep 1966 Manchester City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
13 Sep 1966 Arsenal v Gillingham D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round
17 Sep 1966 Arsenal v Blackpool D 1-1 League Division One
21 Sep 1966 Gillingham v Arsenal D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round replay
24 Sep 1966 Chelsea v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
28 Sep 1966 Arsenal v Gillingham W 5-0 League Cup 2nd round 2nd replay
01 Oct 1966 Arsenal v Leicester City L 2-4 League Division One
05 Oct 1966 Arsenal v West Ham United L 1-3 League Cup 3rd round
08 Oct 1966 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 2-0 League Division One
15 Oct 1966 Leeds United v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
22 Oct 1966 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion L 2-3 League Division One
12 Nov 1966 Everton v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
19 Nov 1966 Arsenal v Fulham W 1-0 League Division One
26 Nov 1966 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
03 Dec 1966 Arsenal v Burnley D 0-0 League Division One
10 Dec 1966 Sheffield United v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
17 Dec 1966 Arsenal v Sunderland W 2-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1966 Arsenal v Southampton W 4-1 League Division One
27 Dec 1966 Southampton v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
31 Dec 1966 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
07 Jan 1967 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-2 League Division One
14 Jan 1967 Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 League Division One
21 Jan 1967 Blackpool v Arsenal W 0-3 League Division One
28 Jan 1967 Bristol Rovers v Arsenal W 0-3 FA Cup 3rd round
04 Feb 1967 Arsenal v Chelsea W 2-1 League Division One
11 Feb 1967 Leicester City v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
18 Feb 1967 Bolton Wanderers v Arsenal D 0-0 FA Cup 4th round
22 Feb 1967 Arsenal v Bolton Wanderers W 3-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
25 Mar 1967 Arsenal v Sheffield United W 2-0 League Division One
27 Mar 1967 Liverpool v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
28 Mar 1967 Arsenal v Liverpool D 1-1 League Division One
01 Apr 1967 Stoke City v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
19 Apr 1967 Fulham v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
22 Apr 1967 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division One
25 Apr 1967 Arsenal v Everton W 3-1 League Division One
29 Apr 1967 Burnley v Arsenal W 1-4 League Division One
06 May 1967 Arsenal v Stoke City W 3-1 League Division One
13 May 1967 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
28 Aug 1967 Arsenal v Liverpool W 2-0 League Division One
06 Sep 1967 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
09 Sep 1967 Sheffield United v Arsenal W 2-4 League Division One
12 Sep 1967 Coventry City v Arsenal W 1-2 League Cup 2nd round
16 Sep 1967 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 4-0 League Division One
23 Sep 1967 Arsenal v Manchester City W 1-0 League Division One
30 Sep 1967 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
07 Oct 1967 Manchester United v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
11 Oct 1967 Arsenal v Reading W 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
14 Oct 1967 Arsenal v Sunderland W 2-1 League Division One
23 Oct 1967 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal L 3-2 League Division One
28 Oct 1967 Arsenal v Fulham W 5-3 League Division One
16 Dec 1967 Stoke City v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
23 Dec 1967 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest W 3-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1967 Chelsea v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
30 Dec 1967 Arsenal v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
06 Jan 1968 Coventry City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
13 Jan 1968 Arsenal v Sheffield United D 1-1 League Division One
17 Jan 1968 Arsenal v Huddersfield Town W 3-2 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
20 Jan 1968 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
27 Jan 1968 Shrewsbury Town v Arsenal D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
30 Jan 1968 Arsenal v Shrewsbury Town W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
03 Feb 1968 Manchester City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
06 Feb 1968 Huddersfield Town v Arsenal W 1-3
Agg: 3-6
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
10 Feb 1968 Arsenal v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division One
17 Feb 1968 Swansea Town v Arsenal W 0-1 FA Cup 4th round
02 Mar 1968 Arsenal v Leeds United L 0-1 League Cup Final
06 Apr 1968 Everton v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
10 Apr 1968 Southampton v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
12 Oct 1968 Arsenal v Coventry City W 2-1 League Division One
15 Oct 1968 Arsenal v Liverpool W 2-1 League Cup 4th round
19 Oct 1968 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
26 Oct 1968 Arsenal v West Ham United D 0-0 League Division One
29 Oct 1968 Arsenal v Blackpool W 5-1 League Cup Quarter-final
09 Nov 1968 Arsenal v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division One
20 Nov 1968 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
23 Nov 1968 Arsenal v Chelsea L 0-1 League Division One
30 Nov 1968 Burnley v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
04 Dec 1968 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal D 1-1
Agg: 1-2
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
07 Dec 1968 Arsenal v Everton W 3-1 League Division One
14 Dec 1968 Coventry City v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
21 Dec 1968 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion W 2-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1968 Arsenal v Manchester United W 3-0 League Division One
04 Jan 1969 Cardiff City v Arsenal D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
07 Jan 1969 Arsenal v Cardiff City W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
18 Jan 1969 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
25 Jan 1969 Arsenal v Charlton Athletic W 2-0 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 1969 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division One
12 Feb 1969 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal L 1-0 FA Cup 5th round
15 Feb 1969 Arsenal v Burnley W 2-0 League Division One
18 Feb 1969 Arsenal v Ipswich Town L 0-2 League Division One
01 Mar 1969 Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal W 0-5 League Division One
15 Mar 1969 Arsenal v Swindon Town L 1-3 League Cup Final
22 Mar 1969 Queens Park Rangers v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
24 Mar 1969 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 League Division One
29 Mar 1969 Arsenal v Southampton D 0-0 League Division One
31 Mar 1969 Liverpool v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
05 Apr 1969 Sunderland v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
07 Apr 1969 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 3-1 League Division One
08 Apr 1969 Leicester City v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
12 Apr 1969 Arsenal v Leeds United L 1-2 League Division One
13 Aug 1969 Leeds United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
16 Aug 1969 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
19 Aug 1969 Arsenal v Leeds United D 1-1 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1960-61 Scotland Under-23 1
1961-62 Scotland A v League 1
1961-62 Scotland British Championships 1
1961-62 Scotland FIFA World Cup 1
1962-63 Scotland British Championships 3
1962-63 Scotland International Friendly 3
1963-64 Scotland British Championships 1
1963-64 Scotland International Friendly 1
1966-67 Scotland A v B 1
1967-68 Scotland UEFA European Championship 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
01 Mar 1961 England v Scotland W 0-1 U23
08 Nov 1961 Scotland v Wales W 2-0 British Championships
29 Nov 1961 Scotland v Czechoslovakia L 2-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8 play-off
05 Feb 1962 Scotland v Scottish League D 2-2 A v League
20 Oct 1962 Wales v Scotland W 2-3 British Championships
07 Nov 1962 Scotland v Northern Ireland W 5-1 British Championships
06 Apr 1963 England v Scotland W 1-2 British Championships
08 May 1963 Scotland v Austria W 4-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 1963 Norway v Scotland L 4-3 International Friendly
13 Jun 1963 Spain v Scotland W 2-6 International Friendly
12 Oct 1963 Northern Ireland v Scotland L 2-1 British Championships
07 Nov 1963 Scotland v Norway W 6-1 International Friendly
16 May 1967 Israel v Scotland W 1-2 A v B
21 Oct 1967 Northern Ireland v Scotland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.