|Full name||Scott Booth|
|Date of birth||16 December 1971|
|Place of birth||Aberdeen, Scotland|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|1987–88||Deeside Boys Club|
|1998||→ FC Utrecht (loan)||14||(5)|
|1999||→ Vitesse (loan)||18||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Scott Booth (born 16 December 1971 in Aberdeen) is a former Scottish football player. He began his career at Aberdeen as a teenager in 1990, before moving to Germany in 1997 to play for Borussia Dortmund. After a spell in the Netherlands, he returned to Aberdeen in 2003 before retiring a year later. He is currently the manager of Stenhousemuir.
Booth started his career at his home town club of Aberdeen where he played up front for about nine years. Seen as a favourite by the Aberdeen fans, Booth was part of the Aberdeen side that came so close to winning the League title on the final day of the Scottish Premier League 1990–91 season. He played in every game of Aberdeen's 1995 Scottish League Cup campaign until an injury ruled him out of the final, in which Aberdeen beat Dundee 2–0. Less than two years later he left Pittodrie for a surprise move to Borussia Dortmund in Germany.
The success of fellow Scot Paul Lambert was perhaps one of the reasons behind the move. Nevertheless, he never really got a look-in with the then-European champions, even though he got a brief taste of Champions League football. He is also notable for being the first Scot to win the Intercontinental Cup.
Booth moved on loan to Dutch club FC Utrecht in 1998, to secure his place in the Scotland squad for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. A year later he moved to Vitesse on loan, after which he left Borussia Dortmund permanently. Booth then signed for FC Twente in the Netherlands. He was to become a favourite in the Netherlands, playing there for the next four years and picking up a winner's medal when Twente won the 2001 KNVB Cup after a penalty shoot-out (in which he scored).
Booth was a member of Scotland's Euro 1996 and 1998 World Cup squad. He won 22 caps for Scotland, scoring six goals. He had previously played for the Scotland under-21 team, and set a goalscoring record for the team.
- Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.
|1.||19 May 1993||Kadrioru Stadium, Tallinn||Estonia||3–0||3–0||1994 World Cup qualifier|
|2.||12 October 1994||Hampden Park, Glasgow||Faroe Islands||2–0||5–1||Euro 1996 qualifier|
|3.||16 November 1994||Hampden Park, Glasgow||Russia||1–0||1–1||Euro 1996 qualifier|
|4.||6 September 1995||Hampden Park, Glasgow||Finland||1–0||1–0||Euro 1996 qualifier|
|5.||15 November 1995||Hampden Park, Glasgow||San Marino||2–0||5–0||Euro 1996 qualifier|
|6.||25 April 2001||Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak Stadium, Bydgoszcz||Poland||1–1||1–1||Friendly|
After retiring from football, Scott Booth began a career in broadcasting. He worked as a match co-commentator and pundit for Setanta Sports until its UK broadcasting operation went into administration. He has also worked for STV, BBC Radio Scotland and ESPN. Booth scaled back these commitments when he was appointed as a national youth team coach by the Scottish Football Association.
- Borussia Dortmund
- FC Twente
As of 29 September 2014[update]
- "Scott Booth becomes assistant Scotland youth coach". BBC Sport (BBC). 9 December 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
- "Booth makes Dons return". BBC Sport. 14 July 2003. Retrieved 20 November 2010.
- "Booth retires from football". BBC Sport. 25 June 2004. Retrieved 20 November 2010.
- Paul, Ian (17 February 1993). "Scotland Under-21s 3, Malta Under-21s 0". The Herald (Herald & Times Group). Retrieved 29 August 2012.
- Fisher, Stewart (14 December 2011). "Scott Booth leads familiar faces as SFA's performance schools network finally reaches the nation's classrooms". The Herald (Herald & Times Group). Retrieved 18 February 2014.
- "Scott Booth appointed Stenhousemuir boss". BBC Sport. BBC. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014.