Main, Ian

Birth Date

31st October 1959

Birthplace

Weston-Super-Mare, England

Occupation

Goalkeeper

Biographical Text

Ian Main was an England Schools goalkeeper, who signed by Exeter City in September 1978 whilst he was studying at the University of Exeter, and having played for Gloucester City. At the University of Exeter Ian was reading mathematics for which he received a 2:1 Honours Degree.

He was called up into the first team after an injury to first choice Vince O’Keefe, and made his debut against Rotherham United in March 1979.

He played in the final 13 matches of that season and added a further 26 in 1979-80 when he again took over from O’Keefe.

He started as first choice in 1980-81 and in 1981-82, before being released on a free transfer.

He retired from playing and joined the Police force.

Ian Main died in 1998, aged just 38-years-old.

Appearances

78

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Comments

Mark Deacon:

Ian was not at St Lukes. He was at the University of Exeter reading mathematics for which he received a 2:1 Honours Degree. He was born in 1959 so was only 38 when he died, not 29.

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