Eddie May (Scottish footballer)

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Eddie May
Personal information
Full name Edward Skillion May[1]
Date of birth (1967-08-30) 30 August 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Hutchison Vale
1984–1985 Dundee United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1989 Hibernian 109 (10)
1989–1990 Brentford 47 (10)
1990–1994 Falkirk 153 (22)
1994–1999 Motherwell 109 (5)
1999–2001 Dunfermline Athletic 30 (2)
2001 Airdrieonians 6 (0)
2001 Western Knights
2001–2002 Berwick Rangers 6 (0)
2002–2004 Falkirk 5 (0)
National team
1988–1989 Scotland U21[2] 2 (0)
Teams managed
2009–2010 Falkirk[3]
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Eddie May (born 30 August 1967) is a Scottish football player and coach.

Playing career[edit]

He played as a midfielder and full back for several clubs, including Hibernian, Falkirk and Motherwell during the 1980s and 1990s. When he joined Brentford in July 1989, May's £167,000 transfer fee was a then-club record.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring as a player, May became a coach, developing young players for Falkirk.[5] May was appointed as the manager of Falkirk in June 2009, with former player Steven Pressley and Alex Smith assisting him.[5][6] His first competitive game was a 1–0 victory over FC Vaduz in the UEFA Europa League qualifying rounds, although Falkirk eventually lost their first ever European tie 2–1 on aggregate, becoming the first British club to lose a European tie to a club from Liechtenstein.[7] May developed a reputation for being brutally honest during his spell in charge at Falkirk.[7] May resigned as Falkirk manager soon afterwards, however, with the team bottom of the SPL.[8]

May returned to football in June 2010, becoming a youth coach with Rangers.[9] He was appointed high performance coach at the University of Stirling in August 2012.[10][11] May returned to Hibernian in August 2014 when he became their academy coaching manager.[12]

Acting role[edit]

May appeared for a brief goal in Rangers colours in the movie A Shot at Glory which also starred Ally McCoist, Brian Cox, Michael Keaton and Owen Coyle.


  1. ^ "Eddie May". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 24 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Scotland U21 Player Eddie May Details
  3. ^ Falkirk FC Managers
  4. ^ Brentford Football Club Official Matchday Magazine versus Hull City 07/05/05. 2005. p. 46. 
  5. ^ a b "Falkirk to name May new manager". BBC Sport. 18 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "May is new Bairns boss". Eurosport. 23 June 2009. 
  7. ^ a b Grahame, Ewing (11 February 2010). "Falkirk manager Eddie May pays the price for defeat at Kilmarnock". Daily Telegraph. 
  8. ^ "Steven Pressley succeeds Eddie May as Falkirk manager". BBC Sport. 11 February 2010. 
  9. ^ Wright, Angus (25 June 2010). "Eddie May to coach Rangers youngsters". The Scotsman. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  10. ^ "Former Falkirk boss takes up Stirling University role". Central FM. 15 August 2012. Archived from the original on 19 April 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  11. ^ Strachan, Colleen (27 September 2012). "Ex-Hibs man Eddie May: Playing football and studying should be the goal". Edinburgh Evening News. Johnston Press. Retrieved 27 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "May and Mathie Join Hibernian". www.hibernianfc.co.uk. Hibernian FC. 11 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  • Jeffrey, Jim (2005). The Men Who Made Hibernian F.C. since 1946. Tempus Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-7524-3091-2. 

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