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|Full name||David Narey|
|Date of birth||12 June 1956|
|Place of birth||Dundee, Scotland|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Playing position||Central defender|
|St Columba's BC|
|1978||Scottish League XI||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
David Narey, MBE (born 12 June 1956) is a former Scottish international footballer, who spent 21 years with Dundee United, coinciding with United's most successful era, under the management of Jim McLean. Many considered Narey to be the most naturally talented member of the side during these years. Although best remembered as a central defender, he was equally comfortable in a midfield position. Narey is probably best remembered for opening the scoring for Scotland against Brazil in the 1982 FIFA World Cup.
Narey won three trophies in his career with Dundee United, the Scottish League Cup in 1979 and again in 1980 and the Scottish Football League Premier Division title in 1983. He also captained United when they played in the 1987 UEFA Cup Final against IFK Gothenburg, which they lost 1-0 in the first leg in Sweden and drew the return leg at Tannadice 1-1, for a 2-1 defeat on aggregate.
Upon leaving United, Narey joined Raith Rovers, who were playing in the Scottish Football League First Division. He was part of the Raith team that won promotion to the Premier Division as First Division champions. He also played in the Raith team that defeated Celtic in the 1994 Scottish League Cup Final, winning the Man-of-the-Match award for his performance in the game.
Narey made his international debut for Scotland against Sweden in April 1977, becoming the first Dundee United player to represent Scotland at full international level. He played in both the 1982 and 1986 FIFA World Cups an scored his only international goal during the 1982 tournament, a long range shot against Brazil. Television pundit Jimmy Hill upset Scottish fans by describing the goal as a "toe poke". Narey made the last of his 35 appearances for Scotland in 1989.
- Scottish Premier League winner: 1982–83
- Scottish Cup runner-up: 1981, 1985, 1987, 1988
- Scottish League Cup winner: 1979, 1980
- Scottish League Cup runner-up: 1981, 1984
- UEFA Cup runner-up: 1987
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