Craig Brown (footballer, born 1940)

James Craig Brown CBE (born 1 July 1940) is a Scottish former professional football player and manager. After his playing career with Rangers, Dundee and Falkirk was curtailed by a series of knee injuries, Brown entered management with Clyde in 1977. Brown then coached various Scotland youth teams until he was appointed Scotland manager in 1993. He held this position until 2001, the longest tenure for a Scotland manager, and they qualified for the UEFA Euro 1996 and 1998 FIFA World Cup tournaments. Brown later managed Preston North End, Motherwell and Aberdeen. He retired from management in 2013 and was appointed a non-executive director of Aberdeen. Brown was awarded the CBE in 1999 for services to football.[2]

Craig Brown
Personal information
Full name James Craig Brown
Date of birth (1940-07-01) 1 July 1940 (age 81)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Position(s) Wing half
Youth career
Kilmarnock Amateurs[1]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1957–1961 Rangers 0 (0)
1957–1958Coltness United (loan)
1960–1961Dundee (loan)
1961–1965 Dundee 14 (0)
1965–1967 Falkirk 17 (0)
Total 31 (0)
Teams managed
1977–1986 Clyde
1986–1993 Scotland U21
1993–2001 Scotland
2002–2004 Preston North End
2009–2010 Motherwell
2010–2013 Aberdeen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only