Tully Craig

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Tully Craig
Personal information
Full name Thomas Craig
Date of birth (1895-07-18)18 July 1895
Place of birth Laurieston, Scotland
Date of death 21 June 1963(1963-06-21) (aged 67)
Place of death Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Utility
Youth career
Grange Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1919–1922 Celtic 9 (0)
1922–1923 Alloa Athletic
1923–1935 Rangers 234 (32)
National team
1927–1930 Scotland 8 (1)
Teams managed
1935–1950 Falkirk
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Thomas "Tully" Craig (18 July 1895 – 21 June 1963) was a Scottish footballer who is best known for his time with Rangers. He was a versatile player who could play up front, in midfield or defence.

Playing career[edit]

Craig was born in Laurieston was signed by Celtic from Grange Rovers in June 1919 and made his first team debut for the club in a 3-2 league win at Kilmarnock on 17 January 1920. The left-half impressed on his debut, scoring two goals, but he was deemed to be too lightweight by Celtic manager Willie Maley and consequently spent most of his time at Parkhead in the reserves.[1]

Maley was only too pleased to offload the player to Alloa Athletic in an exchange deal which saw Craig and two other Celts swapped for Willie Crilley. While Crilley would disappoint in the Hoops, Craig was a huge success at Alloa, so much so that after only one season Rangers bought him for a fee of seven hundred and fifty pounds. Whilst at Ibrox he won; five league championships, two Scottish Cups, two Glasgow Cups and four Charity Cups. Craig retired from football in 1935.[2]

Craig won eight Scotland caps between 1927 and 1930.[3]

Managerial career[edit]

After his retirement he went on to manage both Falkirk from 1935 to 1950 [4] and Linfield for a season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Craig, Thomas". The Celtic Wiki. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Craig, Tully". Rangerspedia. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Thomas Craig". www.londonhearts.com. London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Falkirk FC Managers

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