Craig Levein
Manager Profile

Manager Details

  • Full Name: Craig William Levein
  • Born: October 22nd, 1964 (Dunfermline)
  • First Appointed: October 30th, 2006


Managerial History


Oct 30th, 2006 to Dec 23rd, 2009

Most Appearances Top Scorers
1. Morgaro Gomis - 113
2. Craig Conway - 98
3. Seán Dillon - 95
4. Lee Wilkie - 93
5. David Robertson - 78
6. Darren Dods - 78
7. Prince Buaben - 70
8. Garry Kenneth - 70
9. Willo Flood - 68
10. Mark Kerr - 64
1. Noel Hunt - 25
2. Barry Robson - 20
3. Jon Daly - 13
4. David Robertson - 13
5. Fran Sandaza - 10
6. Lee Wilkie - 10
7. David Goodwillie - 9
8. Craig Conway - 8
9. Prince Buaben - 6
10. Darren Dods - 6

First Match In Charge
Nov 5th, 2006 2 - 1 vs. Rangers, League (SPL)

Last Match In Charge
Dec 15th, 2009 0 - 3 vs. Rangers, League

Total Players Used:
56 (66 including unused subs)

Biggest Win(s)
Jan 11th, 2009 4 - 0 vs. East Stirlingshire, Scottish Cup (4th Round)
Aug 26th, 2008 5 - 1 vs. Cowdenbeath, League Cup (2nd Round)
Mar 17th, 2007 4 - 0 vs. Heart of Midlothian, League (SPL)

Heaviest Defeat(s)
Jan 13th, 2007 0 - 5 vs. Rangers, League (SPL)

Overall Record

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
137 55 40 42 185 161
(40.1%) (29.2%) (30.7%)

At Home

Games Won Drawn Lost For Against
66 30 21 15 86 67
(45.5%) (31.8%) (22.7%)

Biography

Born in Dunfermline, Craig started his professional playing career with Cowdenbeath before moving to Hearts for a fee of £40,000 in 1983. As a centre half, he went on to win the Young Player of the Year award in 1985 and 1986, making over 300 appearances for the Edinburgh club. During this time he was also awarded 16 caps for Scotland.

Injuries hampered Craig's career and he was eventually forced into retirement in 1997. He went onto to manage his former club, Cowdenbeath, that same year and in 2000 he became the Hearts manager. He remained there for four years, taking the club into Europe, before leaving for Leicester City. His spell in England was brief and before long he was back in Scotland as the Raith Rovers boss.

Following the departure of Craig Brewster from Tannadice in October 2006, Craig was appointed manager of United. Rescuing the club from relegation and taking the club to the 2008 League Cup Final, Craig transformed the club working under chairman Eddie Thompson, to such a degree that he was named as a Director at the club.

In December of 2009, Levein was tempted away from United to become the Scotland manager.


Players Signed

New Players Transferred In
Player Date Signed Fee
1. Morgaro Gomis Jan 1st, 2007 £10,000
2. Jon Daly Jan 5th, 2007
3. Seán Dillon Jan 10th, 2007
4. Lukasz Załuska Jun 11th, 2007
5. Willo Flood Jun 12th, 2007
6. Darren Dods Jun 22nd, 2007
7. Prince Buaben Jul 20th, 2007
8. Grzegorz Szamotulski Jul 25th, 2007
9. Jordan Robertson Aug 28th, 2007
10. Danny Swanson Jan 1st, 2008 £40,000
11. Eric Odhiambo Jan 1st, 2008
12. Danny Grainger Jan 1st, 2008 £15,000
13. Mihael Kovačević Jan 18th, 2008 £40,000
14. Mark de Vries Jan 25th, 2008
15. Jim O'Brien Jan 31st, 2008
16. Kémoko Camara Mar 3rd, 2008
17. Kevin Smith Apr 15th, 2008
18. Bryn Hindley Jun 1st, 2008
19. Scott Robertson Jun 3rd, 2008
20. Andis Shala Jun 17th, 2008
21. Michael McGovern Jun 17th, 2008
22. Paul Dixon Jun 23rd, 2008 £25,000
23. Warren Feeney Jul 8th, 2008
24. Fran Sandaza Jul 11th, 2008
25. Roy O'Donovan Aug 8th, 2008
26. Paul Caddis Feb 2nd, 2009
27. James Wesolowski Feb 2nd, 2009
28. Jennison Myrie-Williams Jun 12th, 2009
29. Steve Banks Jul 1st, 2009
30. Grant Mosson Jul 1st, 2009
31. Danny Cadamarteri Jul 1st, 2009
32. Andy Webster Jul 15th, 2009
33. Damián Casalinuovo Jul 18th, 2009
34. Nicky Weaver Aug 5th, 2009
35. Mark Fotheringham Sep 25th, 2009

Youth Players Signed on Professional Terms
Player Pro Terms Signed
1. Keith Watson Dec 23rd, 2006
2. Johnny Russell May 10th, 2007
3. Ryan Dow Jun 29th, 2007
4. Ross Smith Jun 27th, 2008
5. Scott Allan Jun 29th, 2008
6. Dale Hilson Jan 2nd, 2009
7. Craig Hill Jan 7th, 2009
8. Willie Robertson Jun 27th, 2009
9. Marc McCallum Jun 29th, 2009
10. Robert Thomson Jun 29th, 2009
11. Stuart Armstrong Sep 29th, 2009
First Signing

Morgaro Gomis
on Jan 1st, 2007