James McCrae (footballer)

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James McCrae
Personal information
Full name James Clark Fulton McCrae
Date of birth (1894-09-02)2 September 1894
Place of birth Bridge of Weir, Scotland
Date of death 3 September 1974(1974-09-03) (aged 80)
Place of death Paisley, Scotland
Youth career
Port Glasgow Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1912–1919 Clyde
1914–1918 Grenadier Guards
Clyde (war guest)
1916Rangers (war guest) 3 (0)
West Ham United (war guest)
1919–1920 West Ham United 54 (3)
1920–1923 Bury 84 (10)
1923–1924 Wigan Borough 32 (6)
1924–1925 New Brighton 6 (0)
1925–1926 Manchester United 9 (0)
1926–1927 Watford 2 (0)
1927Third Lanark (loan)
1927–1928 Clyde
Total 190 (19)
Teams managed
1934–1936 Egypt
1941 İstanbulspor
1946–1948 Fram
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

James Clark Fulton McCrae (also spelt McRae, McRea, McCray and McCabe; 2 September 1894 – 3 September 1974) was a Scottish football player and manager. His brother was Scottish international player David McCrae.


Playing career[edit]

Born in Bridge of Weir, McCrae signed professional forms with Clyde in 1912, but his playing career was interrupted by the First World War. During the War, McCrae joined the Grenadier Guards, playing for their football team, as well as guesting for Clyde, Rangers,[1] and West Ham United. McCrae joined West Ham United permanently in June 1919, playing in their first ever League game.[2] McCrae also played for Bury, Wigan Borough, New Brighton, Manchester United[3] and Watford, and he made a total of 187 appearances in the Football League. McCrae later played in Scotland for Third Lanark and his first club, Clyde, before retiring in 1928.

Coaching career[edit]

McCrae coached Egypt at the 1934 FIFA World Cup, and also managed İstanbulspor in Turkey and Fram of Iceland.


  1. ^ "Player History - M". Gersnet Online. Retrieved 30 May 2009.
  2. ^ "James McCrae". West Ham Stats. Retrieved 30 May 2009.
  3. ^ "McCrae". Stretford End. Retrieved 30 May 2009.

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