Campbell Money

Israel Campbell Money (born 31 August 1960 in Maybole, Ayrshire) is a Scottish former football goalkeeper and former manager of Stranraer, Ayr United and Stenhousemuir.

Campbell Money
Personal information
Full name Israel Campbell Money[1]
Date of birth (1960-08-31) 31 August 1960 (age 60)
Place of birth Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
1978–1981 St Mirren
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1996 St Mirren 336 (2)
National team
1987–1988 Scotland U21 3 (0)
1990 Scotland B 1 (0)
1990[2] SFA (SFL centenary) 1 (0)
Teams managed
1996–1999 Stranraer
2002–2004 Ayr United
2006–2007 Stenhousemuir
2008–2009 Cumnock
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Money started his senior career with St Mirren, whom he joined from Dailly Amateurs in 1978. As a result of his move to full-time football he was obliged to give up a career in the police force.[3][4] He made his debut on 1 August 1978 when selected to face a Southampton side containing stars such as Peter Osgood and Ted McDougall. However the presence of established goalkeeper, Billy Thomson, limited his appearances at Love Street until 1984, when Thomson switched teams and joined Dundee United.[4]

Money became Saints' regular goalkeeper and became a fans favourite for his part in the side's 1987 Scottish Cup win.[4] He played in over 400 matches for the club and holds a record for playing in the most European games, eight in total. He is also their all-time top scoring goalkeeper with penalties in December 1992 against Cowdenbeath and Clydebank.[4]


Widely considered one of St Mirren's best ever goalkeepers,[3] he earned selection to several Scotland national team squads without ever earning a cap.[4] He did play for the under-21s as an overage player,[5] and was selected once by Scotland B in 1990, replacing Bryan Gunn in a goalless draw against Yugoslavia.[6][7]

Managerial careerEdit

In the later years of his career, Money became player-assistant manager to Jimmy Bone at St Mirren before leaving the Paisley club to become a manager in his own right at Stranraer. In his time with Stranraer he led the Blues to the Scottish Challenge Cup in 1997[3] and the Scottish Football League Second Division title in 1998.[1] After leaving Stranraer, in 1999, he joined his boyhood heroes, Ayr United,[1] in a coaching capacity before replacing Gordon Dalziel as their manager in 2002. He left Somerset Park in 2004, briefly managing junior side Cumnock.

Money then joined Stenhousemuir as youth development director, where he gained a reputation of breeding young talent at the club. He replaced Des McKeown as manager in early November 2006. However, after a poor start to the 2007–08 season that culminated in a 7–0 thrashing from East Fife, he resigned.

Money then returned to managing Cumnock of the Scottish Junior Football West Premier League. He replaced Mark Shanks, who had replaced him at Ayr United. On 10 March 2009, with Cumnock being in second bottom position in the league, Money agreed to leave Cumnock and was replaced by Stevie Farrell.

Money was inducted to the St Mirren Hall of Fame in 2004.[4] As of summer 2009, he took up the role of SFYI Development and Monitoring Co-ordinator at the SFA.

See alsoEdit


External linksEdit

  • Campbell Money at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database