David Hannah

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For the Irish footballer of the 1890s, who played for Sunderland, Liverpool and Arsenal, see David Hannah (footballer, born 1867).
David Hannah
Personal information
Full name David Hannah
Date of birth (1973-08-04) 4 August 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Coatbridge, Scotland
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1996 Dundee United 93 (12)
1996–1999 Celtic 63 (1)
1999–2002 Dundee United 124 (13)
2002–2003 AEL Limassol 8 (1)
2003–2004 Ross County 38 (3)
2004–2006 St Johnstone 42 (4)
2006 Bury 2 (0)
2006 Brechin City 7 (1)
2006–2007 Grindavik 14 (0)
2007 Cowdenbeath (loan) 22 (0)
2007–2008 Fylkir 32 (1)
2008 Cowdenbeath (loan) 3 (0)
2008 Montrose 4 (0)
Total 502 (36)
National team
1993–1995 Scotland U21[1] 17 (3)
Teams managed
2008 Montrose (Caretaker)
2011–2012 Einherji
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:04, 22 February 2009 (UTC).

David Hannah (born 4 August 1973) is a Scottish footballer and coach, who played in central midfield. He began his career with Dundee United, transferred to Celtic in 1996 and rejoined Dundee United from 1999 to 2002. He then had short spells with a number of Scottish clubs, including Ross County and St Johnstone, as well as playing for clubs in Cyprus, England and Iceland. He also represented the Scotland under-21 team. During his career, Hannah won all three major honours in Scottish football – the Scottish Cup with Dundee United and the Premier Division title and League Cup with Celtic.

As a coach, Hannah was with Montrose – including a spell as caretaker manager in 2008 – and went on to manage Einherji in Iceland from 2011 to 2012.


David Hannah was born in Coatbridge, and began his career with Dundee United, making his league début in February 1992 and winning a Scottish Cup winners' medal in 1994. In December 1996, after scoring in his final match, Hannah moved to Celtic in a £650,000 deal. Hannah went on to make over sixty appearances for the Bhoys, picking up a League winners' medal and a League Cup medal during the 1997–98 season, and completing a clean sweep of domestic honours. He scored once during his spell at Celtic in a UEFA Cup qualifying tie with Inter Cable Tel in July 1997.[2]

In February 1999, Hannah returned to Tannadice in a £550,000 deal, just over two years since his departure. Scoring in his second match after returning, Hannah went on to make over 200 league appearances during his second spell before leaving in March 2002, just over three years later. Hannah moved to Cypriot side AEL Limassol before returning to Scotland in 2003 with Ross County and being reunited with former United manager Alex Smith. At Ross County he scored once against Inverness Caledonian Thistle.[3] In 2004, Hannah moved to St Johnstone where he spent two seasons before a succession of short-term moves within Britain and Iceland. During his brief spell at Brechin City he scored once against former club Ross County.[4]

In October 2007, following the end of the Icelandic season, Hannah returned to Cowdenbeath on loan for the second time in a year.[5] Following the conclusion of the Icelandic season, Hannah joined Montrose in October 2008 as temporary caretaker player/manager to fill the gap created by the departures of Jim Weir and Kevin McGowne.[6] In December 2008, he left Montrose after eight games in charge,Hannah then joined Highland League side Nairn County in August 2010.


Dundee United


  1. ^ http://www.fitbastats.com/scotlandu21/player.php?playerid=231
  2. ^ "Celtic cruise past Cardiff part-timers". The Independent. 30 July 1997. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ross County 1–1 Inverness CT". BBC. 30 August 2003. Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Brechin City 3–3 Ross County". BBC. 18 March 2006. Retrieved 28 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Hannah joins Traub at Cowden". BBC Sport website. 19 October 2007. Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  6. ^ Hardy, Chris (24 October 2008). "Hannah takes charge at Links Park". The Courier. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 

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