Craig Brown CBE
Craig Brown retired from football management in 2013 with his last SPL team, Aberdeen FC.
Considered one of the most gifted young soccer players of his era, Craig was captain of Scotland Schoolboys and Scotland Youths but his professional football career ended at the age of 27 due to a serious knee injury. In his football career, Craig played for Rangers, Dundee and Falkirk, winning a League Championship medal with Dundee in 1962.
Between 1974 and 1977 he was Assistant Manager at Motherwell Football Club and then became Manager of Clyde FC in 1977.
He was invited to join the Scotland coaching staff by Alex Ferguson for the 1986 World Cup in Mexico and thereafter was appointed full time number two to Andy Roxburgh. He became Scotland Manager in November 1993. He is also the S.F.A. Technical Director having responsibility for the coaching and development of the game in Scotland.
Because of the early injury sustained while playing for Rangers he continued training and education by attending the Scottish School of Physical Education at Jordanhill College and obtaining a Diploma in Physical Education (with distinction) and the appropriate Diploma in Primary Teaching.
In 1969, he became Lecturer in Primary Methods at Craigie College in Ayr until going full time in football in 1986.
He is a Bachelor of Arts in English and Geography and the co-author of a well recognised text book on Primary Teaching Methods. He was also Visiting Lecturer at Paisley University in the Management Department and a regular book reviewer for The Herald.
Craig was awarded a CBE in 1999 for his services to Football.
He has gained a great reputation as a witty after dinner speaker and is particularly sought after for seminars and conferences where his motivational skills are highly regarded.
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