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Player Details : David James Craig
Demographic Information
Name David James Craig
Date of Birth08/06/1944
Place of BirthComber (nr Belfast), Northern Ireland
PositionFull Back
Newcastle Statistics
Years 1960 - 1978
Debut:06/11/1963 - Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic [A] --- (L 1-2)
Appearances:431   [Starts: 425,  Subs: 6]
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David, along with the likes of George Dalton, Joe Butler, etc., was another one of great group of youngsters who came through the Junior ranks at Newcastle. Having joined the Juniors straight from school, in August 1960, and turning professional two years later he was at one stage Newcastle's longest serving player.

He was a superb defender and appeared in both legs of the victorious Fairs Cup final, he also went on to win 25 full international caps with Northern Ireland. David missed out on the FA Cup final of 1974 because of injury, but there again he didn't miss much! After spending 18 years with Newcastle, and giving sterling service to the club David left, with the full backing of the club and supporters, and joined local non-leaguers Blyth Spartans.


NUFC, 1964, Official Programme 24/08/1964, G.F. Laybourne & Co. Ltd., Newcastle, England,

Scott, K.H, 2015, Newcastle United Day by Day, KayLynM Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, ISBN: 978-0-9934201-0-8,

Williams, T., Peskett, R., eds, 1971, Newcastle United 1970-71 League Record, Rothmans Football Yearbook 1971-72 [pp294-295], Queen Anne Press, London, England,

Wright, G., Dunk, P., eds, 1973, Rothmans Football Yearbook 1973-74, Queen Anne Press, England,