Scott Booth

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Scott Booth
Personal information
Full name Scott Booth
Date of birth (1971-12-16) 16 December 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Stenhousemuir (manager)
Youth career
1987–88 Deeside Boys Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1997 Aberdeen 162 (43)
1997–1999 Borussia Dortmund 9 (1)
1998 FC Utrecht (loan) 14 (5)
1999 Vitesse (loan) 18 (4)
1999–2003 FC Twente 103 (21)
2003–2004 Aberdeen 21 (8)
Total 327 (82)
National team
1990–1993 Scotland U21[1] 15 (8)
1993–2001 Scotland 22 (6)
Teams managed
2014– Stenhousemuir
* 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.

Playing career[edit]

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.[2] 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 rejoined Aberdeen in the summer of 2003.[3] He was Aberdeen's top scorer in the 2003–04 season, but was hit by injury. He retired from football aged 32 at the end of his contract in 2004.[4]

International career[edit]

Booth was a member of Scotland's Euro 1996 and 1998 World Cup squad.[2] 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.[5]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
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

Commentator[edit]

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.[6]

Coaching career[edit]

Booth was appointed by the Scottish Football Association as Scotland under-15 assistant manager in December 2011.[2]

He was appointed manager of Scottish League One club Stenhousemuir in February 2014.[7]

Honours[edit]

Aberdeen
Borussia Dortmund
FC Twente

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 21 December 2014

Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Stenhousemuir Scotland February 2014 present 34 11 8 15 32.35

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fitbastats.com/scotlandu21/player.php?playerid=177
  2. ^ a b c "Scott Booth becomes assistant Scotland youth coach". BBC Sport (BBC). 9 December 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Booth makes Dons return". BBC Sport. 14 July 2003. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Booth retires from football". BBC Sport. 25 June 2004. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  5. ^ Paul, Ian (17 February 1993). "Scotland Under-21s 3, Malta Under-21s 0". The Herald (Herald & Times Group). Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ "Scott Booth appointed Stenhousemuir boss". BBC Sport. BBC. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 

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