David Crawford (footballer, born 1992)

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David Crawford
Personal information
Full name David Crawford
Date of birth (1992-05-18) 18 May 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Albion Rovers
Youth career
2006–2011 Hibernian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Hibernian 2 (0)
2011 Ayr United (loan)
2011 Brechin City (loan) 10 (0)
2012 Brechin City 10 (0)
2012– Albion Rovers 35 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:47, 30 May 2013 (UTC).

David Crawford (born 18 May 1992 in Bellshill) is a Scottish footballer who plays for Albion Rovers. Crawford has previously played for Hibernian, Ayr United and Brechin City.


Crawford, who was born in Bellshill, joined Hibernian in 2006.[1] During his progress through the Hibs youth system, Crawford received the rising star award voted upon by the coaches of the SPL under-19 teams in January 2011.[1][2] This progress earned him a one-year professional contract with Hibs in March 2011.[2][3]

Crawford was then loaned out to Second Division club Ayr United for the rest of the 2010–11 season.[4][5] He was given the man of the match award for his performance in his full début for Ayr, a 3–1 win against Airdrie United.[6] Crawford, along with his namesake David Crawford (a goalkeeper), helped Ayr win promotion to the First Division through the end of season play-offs.[5][7]

He made his Hibs first team debut on 24 July 2011, coming on as a substitute in the 85th minute of the 2–0 defeat against Celtic at Easter Road.[8] Manager Colin Calderwood praised Crawford after he contributed in a victory against Inverness CT.[9] Crawford was then loaned out to Brechin City.[10] He made 11 appearances for Brechin before returning to Hibs.[11] Crawford was then released from his contract with Hibs by mutual consent.[11]

Crawford then signed for Brechin City on a contract to the end of the 2011–12 season.[12] The following season, he joined Albion Rovers.[13]


  1. ^ a b "David Crawford – Hibernian". Clydesdale Bank. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Hardie, David (25 March 2011). "Cup boost as Hibs tie up David Crawford". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Winger David Crawford signs one-year deal with Hibs". Daily Record. 25 March 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Wilson, Mike (8 April 2011). "Hibs youngster David Crawford welcomes loan move to Ayr United". Ayrshire Post. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Crawford on Play-off Challenge". 17 May 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  6. ^ Wilson, Mike (6 May 2011). "Hibs teenager David Crawford stakes play-off claim with Ayr United". Ayrshire Post. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Brechin City 1–2 Ayr United (2–3)". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 22 May 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Hibernian 0 – 2 Celtic". BBC Sport. BBC. 24 July 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  9. ^ Hardie, David (9 August 2011). "Boss predicts bright future for Hibs kid Crawford". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "City Sign Defender and Winger". brechincity.com. Brechin City F.C. 26 August 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "Winger Departure Confirmed". hibernianfc.co.uk. Hibernian F.C. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  12. ^ Hoey, John (6 January 2012). "One in One Out at the Glebe". brechincity.com. Brechin City FC. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "Rovers add two new faces to Cliftonhill squad". acadvertiser.co.uk. Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012.