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Stevie Crawford
Personal information
Full name Stephen Crawford
Date of birth January 9, 1974 (1974-01-09) (age 36)
Place of birth    Dunfermline, Scotland
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club East Fife
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Raith Rovers
Dunfermline (loan)
Plymouth Argyle
Dundee United
East Fife
115 (22)
042 (11)
073 (23)
025 (16)
144 (47)
026 0(6)
021 0(3)
034 0(8)
059 0(8)
027 0(3)   
National team2
1995–2004 Scotland 025 0(4)
Teams managed
2009– East Fife

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 22:23, 27 April 2009 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 22:23, 27 April 2009 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Stephen "Stevie" Crawford (born 9 January 1974 in Dunfermline, Scotland) is a professional footballer who is currently player-manager for East Fife in the Scottish Second Division.


Domestic career



Crawford, who plays as a striker, began his career with Raith Rovers in 1992. Two years later, Raith beat Celtic in a penalty shootout during the Coca-Cola Cup, earning Crawford a Coca-Cola Cup winner's medal. Raith also played in the UEFA Cup against Bayern Munich.

After the 1995-96 season, Crawford moved on to Millwall, where he spent a single season and scored 10 goals. Hibernian gained Crawford's help in 1997 and made it to the Scottish Premier League by 1999. Crawford moved to Dunfermline Athletic on loan for the 99-00 season, managing to score 16 goals in 25 games.

Dunfermline Athletic

Crawford signed for the Fife side full time in July 2000 after a very successful loan the previous season. His first goal for the Pars came on the 12th of August 2000 against Perth side St. Johnstone.[1] Crawford was Dunfermline's top scorer in his first season at East End Park, scoring 9 goals in 37 league matches. The next season was just as successful for Crawford in goal scoring terms and his goals elevated Dunfermline to finishing 6th in the league. His goal in the final game of the season against Rangers earned his side a one all draw.[2] The 2002-03 season was perhaps Crawford's best season with the Pars. The third game of the season saw him score a hat-trick against Dundee[3] leading to him challenging for top scorer of the season with 19 goals in 35 games. Crawford's goals again helped the Pars move up the league, helping them finish 5th overall. His final season at Dunfermline was the club most successful season in a number of years, which saw them finish 4th thanks to Crawford's 13 goals. This not only saw his side qualify for the UEFA Cup, but he also helped the Pars battle to the final of the Scottish Cup. It was at this time that Crawford decided he wanted to leave Dunfermline in order to sign for a club in England.

Plymouth and Dundee United

Crawford joined English Division One now named the Coca-Cola Championship side Plymouth Argyle.[4] He failed to settle in England due to his lack of goals and his homesickness. After only six months in England, he returned north signing with Dundee United for £80,000.[5] His time at Tannadice was equally short-lived though he did win a Scottish Cup runners-up medal.

Aberdeen and return to Dunfermline

After joining Aberdeen at the start of the 2005–06 season, Crawford returned to Dunfermline in August 2006, despite being a regular starter at Pittodrie and among the top league scorers at the time. He signed a two-year deal with his hometown team[6] but failed to be as productive as he had been in his first spell with Dunfermline, scoring only 8 goals in two seasons. In April 2008, Crawford was told he would not be offered a new contract and was free to find a new club.[7]

Managerial career

It was reported in July 2008 that Crawford had turned down a move to the English Championship in favour of continuing his football in Scotland.[8] Crawford signed a two-year-deal with Scottish Second Division side East Fife a few days later.[9][10] After David Baikie resigned as manager on 14 April 2009, Crawford became caretaker player-manager,[11][12] and he was given the job on a permanent basis later that month.[13]

International career

Over the course of his career Crawford has won 25 caps for Scotland, scoring 4 goals.

International goals

Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 24 May 1995 Toyama Park Stadium, Toyama  Ecuador 2–1 2–1 Kirin Cup
2 15 October 2002 Easter Road, Edinburgh  Canada 1–1 3–1 Friendly match
3 15 October 2002 Easter Road, Edinburgh  Canada 3–1 3–1 Friendly match
4 27 May 2003 Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh  New Zealand 1–0 1–1 Friendly match


2003-04, 2004-05, 2006-07
1992-93, 1994-95, 1998-99

See also


  1. ^ "Saints fight back for point". BBC News. 2000-08-12. Retrieved April 27, 2008.  
  2. ^ "Pars hold Rangers". BBC News. 2002-05-12. Retrieved April 27, 2008.  
  3. ^ "Crawford dumps Dundee". BBC News. 2002-08-17. Retrieved April 27, 2008.  
  4. ^ "Plymouth land Crawford". BBC News. 2004-06-14. Retrieved April 27, 2008.  
  5. ^ "Dundee Utd seal Crawford transfer". BBC News. 2005-01-04. Retrieved April 27, 2008.  
  6. ^ "Crawford returns to Dunfermline". BBC News. 2006-08-31. Retrieved April 27, 2008.  
  7. ^ "No Dunfermline deal for Crawford". BBC News. 2008-04-24. Retrieved April 27, 2008.  
  8. ^ "SPL clubs interested in Crawford". BBC News. 2008-07-23. Retrieved July 18, 2008.  
  9. ^ "Fifers sign “exceptional” Crawford". Retrieved July 23, 2008.  
  10. ^ "East Fife strike to sign Crawford". BBC News. 2008-07-23. Retrieved July 23, 2008.  
  11. ^ "Stevie Crawford- new manager". Retrieved April 14, 2009.  
  12. ^ "Football: Crawford gets East Fife post". Retrieved April 15, 2009.  
  13. ^ "Crawford named East Fife manager". BBC News. 2009-04-27. Retrieved April 27, 2009.  

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