Player of the Day: Iain Munro


Former Scotland international in the spotlight.

Former Scottish international Iain Munro made 88 appearances in three seasons on Wearside between 1981 and 1984.

The Lanarkshire-born full-back followed manager Alan Durban to Wearside from Stoke City for a fee of £150,000.

He began his career with St. Mirren before enjoying spells with Hibernian and Glasgow Rangers where, after just one season, he would return to the Paisley-based club for three years before his move to the Potteries.

Munro spent just one season at the Victoria Ground before moving to Wearside in August 1981.

The 30-year-old lived up to his reputation of a tough-tackling, but finely tuned and tactically aware defender in his two seasons on Wearside as the Black Cats maintained their top-flight status.

An away win at his former club Stoke helped preserve Sunderland’s Division One status in the 1981-82 season before he made 41 appearances during the 1982-83 season as the Black Cats finished 16th.

Iain made ten appearances at the start of the 1983-84 campaign before he moved to Dundee in March 1984.

He finished his career with Hibernian before he moved into management with Dunfermline, Dundee, Hamilton Academical and Raith Rovers.

Capped seven times by Scotland, Munro is a qualified Physical Education teacher and he has been out to America working in academies.