Craig Dalrymple

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Craig Dalrymple
Personal information
Full name Craig Dalrymple
Place of birth Melton Mowbray, England
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Vancouver Whitecaps Residency
Youth career
1986–1992 Ipswich Town FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1998 Croatia SC
1992–1993 Capilano University(CCAA)
1994–1995 Simon Fraser University (NAIA)
1995–1998 Vancouver 86ers
1999–2005 Surrey United Premier
Teams managed
2002 BCSA Provincial Team (head coach)
2010 Vancouver Whitecaps Residency (interim head coach)
2010– Vancouver Whitecaps Residency (U-16 head coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Craig Dalrymple is a former English soccer player and the current assistant technical director and U-16 head coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency.


Dalrymple was born in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England. Darylmple bagan his career was a Midfielder with Ipswich Towns academy. Craig went on to spend 6 years with the Tractor Boys without making a first team appearance.[1]

Following his time at Ipswich Craig went on to play for a number of clubs and institutions including a stint with the Vancouver Whitecaps in their previous incarnation as the Vancouver 86ers.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Before rejoining the Whitecaps, Darlymple held a number of technical, coaching and scouting positions within the game.

Darlymple's most recent role being a one year stint as a youth coach with Portsmouth F.C working with the academy players.

Prior to his time at Portsmouth Dalrymple spent 10 years as technical director of Surrey United Soccer Club in Surrey, British Columbia.

Dalrymple is a fully licenced coach holding several coaching 'badges' include 'A'-level license certification from the UEFA, the USSF and the CSA.[3]

In 2007, Dalrymple was also employed in the role of scout for the Canadian U-20 soccer team. Dalrymple began at the Vancouver Whitecaps in May 2010. Dalrymple was the Whitecaps Residency head coach in the 2010 USL Premier Development League campaign, succeeding interim head coach Colin Miller. When Richard Grootscholten was appointed technical director of the Whitecaps Residency in 2011, Dalrymple became assistant technical director, assistant head coach to the Whitecaps U-23 and U-18 teams, and head coach of the Whitecaps U-16 team.

His coaching credentials include 'A'-level license certification from the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), United States Soccer Federation (USSF), and the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA).