Ian was midfielder who joined City in 1984 after playing for England schoolboys
He was a member of the famous FA Youth Cup winning team of 1986, before making his full League debut in 1987.
He never quite became as successful at City as some of his youth team colleagues and made just 24 appearances over two years, before moving to Stoke in 1989 wher he made 30 appearances over 3 years plus a further 12 whilst on loan to Crewe.
In 1992 he moved to Bury where he ended his League career. Although he did play for Buxton in 1994
Born 20th September 1967 in Manchester
City Appearances inc Sub League 24 scoring 3 goals, Cup 8 scoring 1 goal.
Barry was a tricky midfielder who never quite made it at the highest level, after an early career in non-league football he signed for Hereford in 1974, after spells at Crystal Palace and Plymouth he signed on for Malcom Allisons 'revolution' at City in March 1979 for a fee in the region of £75,000.
He made a great start for the Blues scoring 3 times before the season was out. The following season however he could not make the same impact and went out on loan to Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel. On his return to the UK he signed for Brentford and then finished his career playing for various league and non-league clubs, QPR, Grays Athletic, Orient, Crewe and Staines.
When he retired from football he became a successful greyhound trainer and is now a top football agent.
Born 29th June 1952
City Appearances – League 19, goals scored 3 – Cup 2, 0 goals scored
Bill was among the last of the orthodox Centre Forwards, and the introduction of the Revie plan heralded the end of his career at Maine Road. He arrived at City from Greenwood Victoria, and worked his passage through the junior sides before making his first senior appearance in the Maine Rd Derby on 30th August 1952. Then scoring 2 goals in his next appearance at Spurs.
He eventually left City for Chesterfield then 3 years later moved to his last club, Stockport, finally retiring from full-time football in 1958. However he did continue to play part-time for Altrincham and Macclesfield Town
Bert was born near Sandbach, and it was inevitable that he should spend his formative days with the local Ramblers. He had a trial with Huddersfield Town in the 1932-33 season and then spent 5 years with Leeds. Then onto Spurs for a few months, but because he was anxious to assist his brother in his building business, Bert was always on the lookout for an opportunity to return North. It came in 1938 when City paid Spurs a fee of £10,500.
He made his debut against Spurs at Maine Road on 5th November 1938 when City won 2-0.
During the war he spent 12 months in a troopship and he became the third player to re-sign after the war, and he ended his playing career in 1950 by which time he had collected 11 England caps and an enviable reputation as one of the most accomplished and best behaved backs in the business.
Adapted from an article by Eric Todd from The Guardian (19th February 1972)
The son of former Preston North End footballer George Summerbee, Mike Summerbee began his career with Bristol City but was released aged 15. He was signed by Swindon Town, making his debut aged 16 as a wet-behind-the ears winger. It was accepted that people in his position were of the, shall we say, 'discerning nature' when it came to physical contact and that's how Mike began his career. For a few games, anyway. more