Craig Brewster Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
2006-07 2 (2) 0 1 0 0.0% 25.0% 75.0%
2005-06 - (1) 0 0 0 0.0% 100.0% 0.0%
1995-96 27 (9) 19 2 0 50.0% 33.3% 16.7%
1994-95 31 (5) 8 5 0 30.6% 25.0% 44.4%
1993-94 37 (3) 20 3 1 32.5% 47.5% 20.0%
Totals: 97 (20) 47


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 19/09/06 3rd Round vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 3
 29/07/06 SPL vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 2
 16/05/96 Promotion Playoff 2nd Leg vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1
 12/05/96 Promotion Playoff 1st Leg vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 1
 04/05/96 First Division vs. Morton (A) 2 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
 06/04/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H) 6 - 1
 23/03/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (H) 6 - 0
 16/03/96 First Division vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 0
 27/02/96 First Division vs. Morton (H) 4 - 0
 24/02/96 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 06/04/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  6 - 1
 23/03/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (H)  6 - 0
 23/03/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (H)  6 - 0
 23/03/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (H)  6 - 0
 16/03/96 First Division vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 0
 27/02/96 First Division vs. Morton (H)  4 - 0
 27/02/96 First Division vs. Morton (H)  4 - 0
 24/02/96 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 2
 17/02/96 4th Round vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 20/01/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 1
 30/12/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 2
 26/12/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 1
 02/12/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  8 - 0
 02/12/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  8 - 0
 02/12/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  8 - 0
 02/12/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  8 - 0
 18/11/95 First Division vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 3
 23/08/95 1st Round vs. Stranraer (A)  2 - 0
 12/08/95 First Division vs. Morton (H)  1 - 1
 25/02/95 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 0
 18/02/95 4th Round vs. Huntly (A)  3 - 1
 21/01/95 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  6 - 1
 26/11/94 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  3 - 1
 19/11/94 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  5 - 2
 08/11/94 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 1
 05/11/94 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 27/08/94 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 1
 21/05/94 Final vs. Rangers (N)  1 - 0
 14/05/94 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 3
 03/05/94 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 1
 16/04/94 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  3 - 0
 02/04/94 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 3
 29/03/94 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 1
 19/03/94 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 2
 19/02/94 4th Round vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 19/02/94 4th Round vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 12/02/94 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 2
 29/01/94 3rd Round vs. Arbroath (A)  3 - 2
 25/01/94 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 15/01/94 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 0
 15/01/94 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 0
 08/01/94 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 0
 11/12/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  3 - 0
 07/12/93 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 1
 13/11/93 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 30/10/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 16/10/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 2

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 19/09/06 3rd Round vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 3
 16/09/06 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A)  0 - 0
 10/09/06 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 3
 29/07/06 SPL vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 2
 21/01/06 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1
 16/05/96 Promotion Playoff 2nd Leg vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 1
 12/05/96 Promotion Playoff 1st Leg vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 1
 04/05/96 First Division vs. Morton (A)  2 - 2
 27/04/96 First Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 1
 22/04/96 First Division vs. Hamilton (A)  2 - 0
 13/04/96 First Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 1
 06/04/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  6 - 1
 30/03/96 First Division vs. St Mirren (A)  3 - 1
 23/03/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (H)  6 - 0
 16/03/96 First Division vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 0
 10/03/96 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 02/03/96 First Division vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 27/02/96 First Division vs. Morton (H)  4 - 0
 24/02/96 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 2
 17/02/96 4th Round vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 03/02/96 First Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 3
 20/01/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (A)  3 - 1
 13/01/96 First Division vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 1
 09/01/96 First Division vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 0
 06/01/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (A)  1 - 1
 30/12/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 2
 26/12/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 1
 16/12/95 First Division vs. Morton (A)  2 - 1
 09/12/95 First Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 0
 02/12/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H)  8 - 0
 25/11/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 18/11/95 First Division vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 3
 11/11/95 First Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 05/11/95 Final vs. Stenhousemuir (N)  0 - 0
 31/10/95 First Division vs. Clydebank (H)  3 - 0
 28/10/95 First Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 1
 21/10/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 0
 14/10/95 First Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 26/08/95 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  0 - 3
 23/08/95 1st Round vs. Stranraer (A)  2 - 0
 12/08/95 First Division vs. Morton (H)  1 - 1
 13/05/95 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 06/05/95 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 2
 01/04/95 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 2
 21/03/95 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 18/03/95 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 2
 12/03/95 Quarter Final vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 07/03/95 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A)  0 - 2
 04/03/95 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 2
 25/02/95 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 0
 21/02/95 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 0
 18/02/95 4th Round vs. Huntly (A)  3 - 1
 07/02/95 3rd Round Replay vs. Clyde (A)  5 - 1
 04/02/95 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 1
 28/01/95 3rd Round vs. Clyde (H)  0 - 0
 21/01/95 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  6 - 1
 14/01/95 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 2
 07/01/95 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 1
 02/01/95 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 0
 31/12/94 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 4
 26/12/94 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 2
 04/12/94 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 3
 26/11/94 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  3 - 1
 19/11/94 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  5 - 2
 08/11/94 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 1
 05/11/94 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 2
 01/10/94 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 2
 29/09/94 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Tatran Prešov (A)  1 - 3
 24/09/94 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  1 - 0
 21/09/94 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 17/09/94 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 15/09/94 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Tatran Prešov (H)  3 - 2
 31/08/94 3rd Round vs. Hamilton (A)  2 - 2
 27/08/94 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 1
 20/08/94 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 16/08/94 2nd Round vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 13/08/94 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 5
 21/05/94 Final vs. Rangers (N)  1 - 0
 14/05/94 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 3
 07/05/94 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 2
 03/05/94 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 1
 30/04/94 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 0
 16/04/94 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  3 - 0
 12/04/94 Semi Final Rep. vs. Aberdeen (N)  1 - 0
 09/04/94 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N)  1 - 1
 05/04/94 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 0
 02/04/94 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 3
 29/03/94 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 1
 26/03/94 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 1
 19/03/94 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 2
 12/03/94 Quarter Final vs. Airdrie (A)  0 - 0
 05/03/94 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 1
 01/03/94 4th Round Replay vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 26/02/94 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 0
 19/02/94 4th Round vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 12/02/94 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 2
 05/02/94 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 1
 29/01/94 3rd Round vs. Arbroath (A)  3 - 2
 25/01/94 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 22/01/94 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 0
 15/01/94 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 0
 08/01/94 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 0
 27/12/93 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 1
 18/12/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A)  0 - 1
 11/12/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  3 - 0
 07/12/93 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  2 - 1
 04/12/93 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 0
 30/11/93 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 0
 20/11/93 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 2
 13/11/93 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 09/11/93 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 2
 06/11/93 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 30/10/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 16/10/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 2
 05/10/93 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 1
 04/09/93 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A)  1 - 1
 07/08/93 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 1


Biography


Born and raised in Dundee, Craig grew up as a Dundee United supporter, and began his career as a youth with United. After being released in 1984, he played at junior level with Dundee Stobswell for a while, before signing for Forfar Athletic in 1985. He appeared regularly in midfield and played against his boyhood heroes in a Scottish Cup tie at Tannadice in March 1987, and again in the replay at Station Park.

His form over the next few years gained the attention of a few clubs, and Raith Rovers signed him in 1991. At Starks Park he converted to striker and formed a prolific partnership with Gordon Dalziel that helped Raith to the First Division title in May 1993. That summer he became Ivan Golac's second signing, returning to Tannadice for a fee reported to be £250,000, and made his debut in the opening League match of the season against Aberdeen at Tannadice. After a slow start, he finished the season as the Club's top scorer, and attained hero status at Tannadice by scoring the goal that won the Scottish Cup for United against Rangers in 1994 - the first time the Terrors had picked up the trophy in the Clubs history.

That amazing career high was quickly followed by one of the worst lows, as Craig's own form, together with a drought of goals throughout the team, saw United relegated from the top flight for the first time in 35 years. During the First Division campaign of 1995-96, Craig teamed up with Gary McSwegan and Robbie Winters to help fire United back to the Premier Division via a Play-Off against Partick Thistle. He finished as the Club's top scorer once more, including four in one game against Dumbarton and a hat-trick against Clydebank, and collected a runners-up medal in the final of the League Challenge Cup in 1995.

After helping United to regain top league status, he was out of contract in the summer and became the first player to leave the club under the newly introduced Bosman ruling. He then signed for Greek side Ionikos where he spent the next five years, winning a Greek Cup runners-up medal in 2000.

Craig returned to Scotland in July 2001 to join Hibs and a year later went to Dunfermline Athletic where he collected a Scottish Cup runners-up medal in 2004. His next move took him to Inverness Caledonian Thistle where he became player/manager in November 2004. In January 2006 he returned to United as player/manager but picked up a long term injury in his first game back as a player.

After an unsuccessful time at Tannadice he left and spent a short time playing for Aberdeen before returning to Inverness Caledonian Thistle for a second time there as player/manager. In 2009 he parted company with the Highland club but then signed for rivals Ross County as a player/coach until the end of the season. In June 2009 he retired as a player and became assistant manager at Ross County. He later had spells as a coach with Crawley Town, Brighton & Hove Albion youth academy, and Plymouth Argyle.

In February 2019 he was inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame.

Squad Numbers


16

Season:
2005-06

16

Season:
2006-07





Debut

August 7th, 1993
Dundee United 1 - 1 Aberdeen

League (Premier Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

    Craig was born on this date in Dundee.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Born and raised in Dundee, Craig grew up as a Dundee United supporter, and began his career as a youth with United. After being released in 1984, he played at junior level with Dundee Stobswell for a while, before signing for Forfar Athletic in 1985. He appeared regularly in midfield and played against his boyhood heroes in a Scottish Cup tie at Tannadice in March 1987, and again in the replay at Station Park.

  • Manager Ivan Golac maintained his record of never having lost the first game in charge of any of the clubs he has managed and a draw was probably just about the right result. The kick-off was delayed ten minutes to let the large crowd in and they got their first sight of United's new look formation in which Billy McKinlay played just behind the front men. This had Aberdeen guessing for the opening 30 minutes, but it wasn't until seven minutes before half-time that United went ahead. Alan Main's goal-kick was headed on by Christian Dailly. The presence of Paddy Connolly distracted the two Aberdeen defenders, allowing Billy McKinlay to race on and he stroked the ball in at Snelders near post from exactly 18 yards for his first goal since scoring the equaliser against the Dons last December. Aberdeen's response was a mini siege around Alan Main's goal with Mixu Paatelainen heading just over and then hitting a swerving 20 yarder which Alan Main could only parry and Booth scrambled the rebound narrowly past.

  • Thistle haven't tasted success at Tannadice in the Premier Division, but they must have felt their moment had arrived in this encounter. They deservedly led 2-1 with just seconds remaining when United pounced to snatch a late equaliser which even Manager Ivan Golac admitted we didn't deserve! Grant Johnson and Freddy van der Hoorn were both omitted from the side which lost to Rangers and with Jim Mclnally suspended, that meant there were recalls for Craig Brewster, Mark Perry and Alex Cleland.

  • Sons have paid heavily for that shock victory over United in October as United banged in six for the second successive home game to take their tally to 17 in the last three games against the men from Boghead. Despite the 3-1 victory at Paisley, Billy Kirkwood made one change for the visit of already relegated Dumbarton, Gary McSwegan replacing Andy McLaren who joined Christian Dailly and Kelham O'Hanlon on the bench.

  • United struggled all night to match the desire to win of their Division 1 opponents. There was also a deep sense of irony that ex United man Jason Scotland was a thorn in the United defence’s flesh all night, scoring once in the first half and being denied his double by an athletic save from Stillie.