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Ian Olney (born 17 December 1969) is a former footballer who played as a forward. He started his career at Aston Villa in 1988, for whom he made 88 league appearances, scoring 16 goals, and 4 years later was sold to Oldham Athletic for £750,000, at that time Oldham's transfer record.[1] He was part of the team that dramatically survived relegation from the Premier League on the final day of the season, after defeating Southampton 4-3. He later played for Kidderminster Harriers and Forest Green Rovers.

Ian Olney
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-12-17) 17 December 1969 (age 49)
Place of birth Luton, England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1992 Aston Villa 88 (16)
1992–1996 Oldham Athletic 46 (13)
1996–1997 Kidderminster Harriers ? (?)
2000–2001 Forest Green Rovers 2 (0)
National team
1990–1991 England U21 10 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Following his career ending, he began training to become an Independent Financial Advisor, and to this day works around the Birmingham area in this capacity.


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