David Crawford (footballer, born 1985)

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David Crawford
Personal information
Full name David Crawford
Date of birth (1985-06-30) 30 June 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Queen's Park 94 (0)
2007–2008 Dumbarton 26 (0)
2008–2009 Queen's Park 23 (0)
2009–2010 Alloa Athletic 36 (0)
2010–2011 Ayr United 18 (0)
2011 Albion Rovers (trialist) 1 (0)
2011–2012 Clyde 11 (0)
2012 Stirling Albion 0 (0)
2012–2013 Montrose 9 (0)
2013–2014 Stirling Albion 43 (0)
2014–2015 Arbroath 10 (1)
2015–2016 Alloa Athletic 10 (0)
2016 Partick Thistle 0 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:32, 22 May 2016 (UTC).


David Crawford (born 30 June 1985 in Glasgow) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a goalkeeper.

Career[edit]

Crawford began his career with Queen's Park. He moved to Dumbarton for the 2007–08 season,[1] but returned to Queen's Park at the end of the season.[2] Across two spells with The Spiders Crawford made 132 appearances in all competitions.

Following Queen's Park's relegation to the Third Division, Crawford signed for Alloa Athletic on 4 June 2009.[3] On 4 June 2010, after Alloa had missed out on promotion, Crawford signed for fellow Second Division club Ayr United.[4] During his time at Ayr, in a match against Forfar Athletic, he saved two of four penalties his team conceded in a 4–1 defeat.[5]

On 13 August 2011, Crawford played for Albion Rovers as a trialist against Forfar Athletic, as both the club's registered goalkeepers were unavailable.[6][7] In December 2011, he signed for Clyde.[8]

Crawford signed for Stirling Albion during the 2012 summer transfer window.[9][10] This was only a short-term deal to cover for their three injured goalkeepers however, and with their return to fitness he left the club in August 2012, after playing just one cup match against Arbroath.[11] He then moved to Montrose.[12] However, he returned to Stirling Albion in January 2013, initially until the end of the 2012-13 season,[13] but then extended his stay until May 2014.[14]

Crawford signed for Arbroath in July 2014.[15] On 25 October 2014, he scored as Arbroath won 5–1 against Montrose, his long free-kick from his own half beating Montrose goalkeeper Lucas Birnstingl.[16] In June 2015, Crawford returned for a second spell with Scottish Championship side Alloa Athletic.[17] However, after Alloa's relegation from the Scottish Championship, Crawford was released by the club.[18]

On 15 July 2016, Crawford signed a short-term contract with Scottish Premiership side Partick Thistle, to provide cover for injured goalkeepers Tomáš Černý and Ryan Scully after having impressed as a trialist in a friendly game against Morton. He made his debut for the club in the same evening that he signed for them, playing and keeping a clean sheet away to Airdrionians in the Scottish League Cup. [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dumbarton land keeper Crawford". BBC Sport. 25 September 2007. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Crawford makes return to Hampden". BBC Sport. 30 May 2008. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Spiders keeper switches to Alloa". BBC Sport. 4 June 2009. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Wilson, Mike (4 June 2010). "Ayr United make first summer signings". Ayrshire Post. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Forfar Athletic 4-1 Ayr United". BBC Sport. 16 October 2010. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Albion Rovers 1-0 Forfar Athletic". SPFL. 13 August 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Managers Comments". albionroversfc.com. 15 August 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Crawford Signs Short-Term Deal". clydefc.co.uk. 17 December 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Scottish Division Three ins and outs". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Albion sign keeper Crawford". stirlingalbionfc.co.uk. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "Crawford leaves Binos". Scottish Football League. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Montrose capture Crawford". SPFL. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  13. ^ "Binos re-sign keeper Crawford". stirling albionfc.co.uk. 23 January 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  14. ^ "Crawford agrees new deal". stirlingalbionfc.co.uk. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  15. ^ Arbroath snap up Crawford, SPFL.
  16. ^ Rae, Mark (25 October 2014). "Montrose 1 Arbroath 5". Montrose F.C. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  17. ^ "Alloa Athletic: David Crawford returns from Arbroath". BBC Sport. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  18. ^ "Rebuilding begins". alloaathletic.co.uk. 3 May 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
  19. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36742445

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