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Ian Bolton

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Full nameIan Robert Bolton
Date of birth13 July 1953(age 63)
Place of birthLeicester, England
Playing positionCentral defender

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Ian Robert Bolton (born 13 July 1953) is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League as a central defender for Notts County, Lincoln City, Watford and Brentford.Bolton was born in Leicester and began his career as an apprentice with Birmingham City. He turned professional on joining Notts County in March 1972. He joined Lincoln City on loan in August 1976 and transferred to Watford in August 1977 for a fee of £12,500. He was described by manager Graham Taylor as the best signing he made and played for Watford, in both midfield and defence, as they climbed from the Fourth Division to the top flight. His 'explosion' free kicks became legendary.

He moved to Brentford in December 1983, subsequently playing non-league football for Barnet and Kingsbury Town from whom he joined Hayes in 1987. After leaving Hayes he joined Chalfont St Peter.

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