Craig Brewster Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
2006-07 2 (2) 4 0 1 0 1 (2) 0 1 0
2005-06 - (1) 1 0 0 0 - (1) 0 - -
1995-96 27 (9) 36 19 2 0 25 (7) 17 2 (2) 2
1994-95 31 (5) 36 8 5 0 25 (2) 7 6 (3) 1
1993-94 37 (3) 40 20 3 1 30 (3) 16 7 4
Totals: 97 (20) 47 81 (15) 40 16 (5) 7

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
G2G = Goals to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Sep 19th, 2006 19/09/06 3rd Round vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 3
Jul 29th, 2006 29/07/06 SPL vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 2
May 16th, 1996 16/05/96 Promotion Playoff 2nd Leg vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1
May 12th, 1996 12/05/96 Promotion Playoff 1st Leg vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 1
May 4th, 1996 04/05/96 First Division vs. Morton (A) 2 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
Apr 6th, 1996 06/04/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H) 6 - 1
Mar 23rd, 1996 23/03/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (H) 6 - 0
Mar 16th, 1996 16/03/96 First Division vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 0
Feb 27th, 1996 27/02/96 First Division vs. Morton (H) 4 - 0
Feb 24th, 1996 24/02/96 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Apr 6th, 1996 06/04/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H) 6 - 1 (85')
Mar 23rd, 1996 23/03/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (H) 6 - 0 (78')
Mar 23rd, 1996 23/03/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (H) 6 - 0 (37')
Mar 23rd, 1996 23/03/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (H) 6 - 0 (12')
Mar 16th, 1996 16/03/96 First Division vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 0 (61')
Feb 27th, 1996 27/02/96 First Division vs. Morton (H) 4 - 0 (19')
Feb 27th, 1996 27/02/96 First Division vs. Morton (H) 4 - 0 (10')
Feb 24th, 1996 24/02/96 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2 (76')
Feb 17th, 1996 17/02/96 4th Round vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0 (82')
Jan 20th, 1996 20/01/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (A) 3 - 1 (12')
Dec 30th, 1995 30/12/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (H) 2 - 2 (32')
Dec 26th, 1995 26/12/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (H) 1 - 1 (68')
Dec 2nd, 1995 02/12/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H) 8 - 0 (56')
Dec 2nd, 1995 02/12/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H) 8 - 0 (51')
Dec 2nd, 1995 02/12/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H) 8 - 0 (15')
Dec 2nd, 1995 02/12/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H) 8 - 0 (8')
Nov 18th, 1995 18/11/95 First Division vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 3 (57')
Aug 23rd, 1995 23/08/95 1st Round vs. Stranraer (A) 2 - 0 (19')
Aug 12th, 1995 12/08/95 First Division vs. Morton (H) 1 - 1 (23')
Feb 25th, 1995 25/02/95 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 0 (46')
Feb 18th, 1995 18/02/95 4th Round vs. Huntly (A) 3 - 1 (13')
Jan 21st, 1995 21/01/95 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 6 - 1 (56')
Nov 26th, 1994 26/11/94 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A) 3 - 1 (63')
Nov 19th, 1994 19/11/94 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 5 - 2 (14')
Nov 8th, 1994 08/11/94 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 1 (90')
Nov 5th, 1994 05/11/94 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 2 (13')
Aug 27th, 1994 27/08/94 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 1 (86')
May 21st, 1994 21/05/94 Final vs. Rangers (N) 1 - 0 (47')
May 14th, 1994 14/05/94 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H) 2 - 3 (88')
May 3rd, 1994 03/05/94 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 1 (4')
Apr 16th, 1994 16/04/94 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 3 - 0 (26')
Apr 2nd, 1994 02/04/94 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 3 (77')
Mar 29th, 1994 29/03/94 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 1 (9')
Mar 19th, 1994 19/03/94 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 2 (40')
Feb 19th, 1994 19/02/94 4th Round vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2 (55')
Feb 19th, 1994 19/02/94 4th Round vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2 (43')
Feb 12th, 1994 12/02/94 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 2 (-)
Jan 29th, 1994 29/01/94 3rd Round vs. Arbroath (A) 3 - 2 (42')
Jan 25th, 1994 25/01/94 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1 (5')
Jan 15th, 1994 15/01/94 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A) 2 - 0 (12')
Jan 15th, 1994 15/01/94 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A) 2 - 0 (77')
Jan 8th, 1994 08/01/94 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 3 - 0 (75')
Dec 11th, 1993 11/12/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 3 - 0 (21')
Dec 7th, 1993 07/12/93 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 1 (7')
Nov 13th, 1993 13/11/93 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 2 (21')
Oct 30th, 1993 30/10/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 0 (53')
Oct 16th, 1993 16/10/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 2 (41')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Sep 19th, 2006 19/09/06 3rd Round vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 3
Sep 16th, 2006 16/09/06 SPL vs. Inverness CT (A) 0 - 0 (sub)
Sep 10th, 2006 10/09/06 SPL vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 3 (sub)
Jul 29th, 2006 29/07/06 SPL vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 2
Jan 21st, 2006 21/01/06 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1 (sub)
May 16th, 1996 16/05/96 Promotion Playoff 2nd Leg vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1
May 12th, 1996 12/05/96 Promotion Playoff 1st Leg vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 1
May 4th, 1996 04/05/96 First Division vs. Morton (A) 2 - 2
Apr 27th, 1996 27/04/96 First Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 0 - 1
Apr 22nd, 1996 22/04/96 First Division vs. Hamilton (A) 2 - 0
Apr 13th, 1996 13/04/96 First Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 1
Apr 6th, 1996 06/04/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H) 6 - 1
Mar 30th, 1996 30/03/96 First Division vs. St Mirren (A) 3 - 1
Mar 23rd, 1996 23/03/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (H) 6 - 0
Mar 16th, 1996 16/03/96 First Division vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 0
Mar 10th, 1996 10/03/96 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Mar 2nd, 1996 02/03/96 First Division vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 1
Feb 27th, 1996 27/02/96 First Division vs. Morton (H) 4 - 0
Feb 24th, 1996 24/02/96 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2
Feb 17th, 1996 17/02/96 4th Round vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Feb 3rd, 1996 03/02/96 First Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 3
Jan 20th, 1996 20/01/96 First Division vs. Dumbarton (A) 3 - 1
Jan 13th, 1996 13/01/96 First Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 1
Jan 9th, 1996 09/01/96 First Division vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 0
Jan 6th, 1996 06/01/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (A) 1 - 1
Dec 30th, 1995 30/12/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (H) 2 - 2
Dec 26th, 1995 26/12/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (H) 1 - 1
Dec 16th, 1995 16/12/95 First Division vs. Morton (A) 2 - 1
Dec 9th, 1995 09/12/95 First Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 0
Dec 2nd, 1995 02/12/95 First Division vs. Dumbarton (H) 8 - 0
Nov 25th, 1995 25/11/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 1
Nov 18th, 1995 18/11/95 First Division vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 3 (sub)
Nov 11th, 1995 11/11/95 First Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Nov 5th, 1995 05/11/95 Final vs. Stenhousemuir (N) 0 - 0 (sub)
Oct 31st, 1995 31/10/95 First Division vs. Clydebank (H) 3 - 0 (sub)
Oct 28th, 1995 28/10/95 First Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 1 (sub)
Oct 21st, 1995 21/10/95 First Division vs. Hamilton (A) 1 - 0 (sub)
Oct 14th, 1995 14/10/95 First Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 1 (sub)
Aug 26th, 1995 26/08/95 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 3 (sub)
Aug 23rd, 1995 23/08/95 1st Round vs. Stranraer (A) 2 - 0
Aug 12th, 1995 12/08/95 First Division vs. Morton (H) 1 - 1
May 13th, 1995 13/05/95 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 1
May 6th, 1995 06/05/95 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 2
Apr 1st, 1995 01/04/95 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 2
Mar 21st, 1995 21/03/95 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 1
Mar 18th, 1995 18/03/95 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 2 (sub)
Mar 12th, 1995 12/03/95 Quarter Final vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 2 (sub)
Mar 7th, 1995 07/03/95 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 2 (sub)
Mar 4th, 1995 04/03/95 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 2
Feb 25th, 1995 25/02/95 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 0
Feb 21st, 1995 21/02/95 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 0
Feb 18th, 1995 18/02/95 4th Round vs. Huntly (A) 3 - 1
Feb 7th, 1995 07/02/95 3rd Round Replay vs. Clyde (A) 5 - 1
Feb 4th, 1995 04/02/95 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 1
Jan 28th, 1995 28/01/95 3rd Round vs. Clyde (H) 0 - 0
Jan 21st, 1995 21/01/95 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 6 - 1
Jan 14th, 1995 14/01/95 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 2
Jan 7th, 1995 07/01/95 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 1
Jan 2nd, 1995 02/01/95 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 0
Dec 31st, 1994 31/12/94 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 4
Dec 26th, 1994 26/12/94 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 2
Dec 4th, 1994 04/12/94 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 3
Nov 26th, 1994 26/11/94 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A) 3 - 1
Nov 19th, 1994 19/11/94 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 5 - 2
Nov 8th, 1994 08/11/94 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 1
Nov 5th, 1994 05/11/94 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 2
Oct 1st, 1994 01/10/94 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 2
Sep 29th, 1994 29/09/94 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Tatran Prešov (A) 1 - 3 (sub)
Sep 24th, 1994 24/09/94 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 0
Sep 21st, 1994 21/09/94 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1 (sub)
Sep 17th, 1994 17/09/94 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 2
Sep 15th, 1994 15/09/94 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Tatran Prešov (H) 3 - 2
Aug 31st, 1994 31/08/94 3rd Round vs. Hamilton (A) 2 - 2
Aug 27th, 1994 27/08/94 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 1
Aug 20th, 1994 20/08/94 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Aug 16th, 1994 16/08/94 2nd Round vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0
Aug 13th, 1994 13/08/94 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 5
May 21st, 1994 21/05/94 Final vs. Rangers (N) 1 - 0
May 14th, 1994 14/05/94 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H) 2 - 3
May 7th, 1994 07/05/94 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 2
May 3rd, 1994 03/05/94 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 1
Apr 30th, 1994 30/04/94 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 0
Apr 16th, 1994 16/04/94 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 3 - 0
Apr 12th, 1994 12/04/94 Semi Final Rep. vs. Aberdeen (N) 1 - 0
Apr 9th, 1994 09/04/94 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 1 - 1
Apr 5th, 1994 05/04/94 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 0
Apr 2nd, 1994 02/04/94 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 3
Mar 29th, 1994 29/03/94 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 1
Mar 26th, 1994 26/03/94 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1
Mar 19th, 1994 19/03/94 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 2
Mar 12th, 1994 12/03/94 Quarter Final vs. Airdrie (A) 0 - 0
Mar 5th, 1994 05/03/94 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 1
Mar 1st, 1994 01/03/94 4th Round Replay vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0
Feb 26th, 1994 26/02/94 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 0
Feb 19th, 1994 19/02/94 4th Round vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2
Feb 12th, 1994 12/02/94 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 2
Feb 5th, 1994 05/02/94 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 1
Jan 29th, 1994 29/01/94 3rd Round vs. Arbroath (A) 3 - 2
Jan 25th, 1994 25/01/94 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
Jan 22nd, 1994 22/01/94 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 0
Jan 15th, 1994 15/01/94 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A) 2 - 0
Jan 8th, 1994 08/01/94 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 3 - 0
Dec 27th, 1993 27/12/93 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 1
Dec 18th, 1993 18/12/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 1
Dec 11th, 1993 11/12/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 3 - 0
Dec 7th, 1993 07/12/93 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 1
Dec 4th, 1993 04/12/93 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 0
Nov 30th, 1993 30/11/93 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 0
Nov 20th, 1993 20/11/93 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 2 (sub)
Nov 13th, 1993 13/11/93 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 2
Nov 9th, 1993 09/11/93 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H) 2 - 2
Nov 6th, 1993 06/11/93 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1
Oct 30th, 1993 30/10/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 0
Oct 16th, 1993 16/10/93 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 2
Oct 5th, 1993 05/10/93 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Sep 4th, 1993 04/09/93 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Aug 7th, 1993 07/08/93 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1


Competition History


Comp
LGE 81 (15) 40 10 0
SC 11 (2) 6 1 1
LC 3 (1) 0 0 0
CWC 1 (1) 0 0 0
LCC 1 (1) 1 0 0
Totals: 97 (20) 47

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


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.

Last updated on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 by B Orr.

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


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 1 - 1 Aberdeen
    League (Premier Division)

    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


  • First Goal

    Dundee United 2 - 2 Partick Th
    League (Premier Division)

    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


  • 50th Appearance

    Tatran Prešov 3 - 1 Dundee United
    Cup Winners' Cup (1st Round 2nd Leg)

    Despite getting off to the perfect start with a goal after only two minutes, United tumbled disappointingly out of the Cup Winners Cup. This was the second successive year in which United had lost in


  • 50th League Appearance

    Dundee United 6 - 1 Motherwell
    League (Premier Division)

    Sergio Henriques Games, hereafter known as plain Sergio, may not have found the net as the Brazilian made his United debut, but his presence for 62 minutes added a new dimension to United's play which


  • 100th Appearance

    Dundee United 4 - 0 Morton
    League (First Division)

    Boosted by the return of skipper Dave Bowman from suspension, United had this top of the table clash won by half-time after a breath-taking opening 45 minutes. However, before United had established t


  • Last Goal

    Dundee United 6 - 1 Dumbarton
    League (First Division)

    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


  • Last Appearance

    St Johnstone 3 - 0 Dundee United
    League Cup (3rd Round)

    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 al