Craig Brown

Craig Brown

3 stars

  • Witty After Dinner Speaker
  • Former Scotland Manager

Craig Brown was the outstanding boy footballer of his generation – captain of Scotland Schoolboys and Scotland Youths. His professional football career was cut short at the very young age of just 27 due to a serious knee injury, which he sustained at the age of 19. He 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. In 1986 Craig was invited to join the Scotland coaching staff by Alex Ferguson for the World Cup in Mexico and thereafter was appointed full time number two to Andy Roxburgh. In November of 1993 he became Scotland Manager. He was 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 has many a tale and story to share from a very distinguished football career. 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 in high regard. Craig is currently Director of Football for Fulham FC and is a regular television & radio pundit.