David Narey Scottish international footballer who spent 21 years with Dundee United. With Narey United were Scottish champions once and league cup winners twice. He also played in numerous cup runs in Europe including playing in the 1983-84 European Cup semi final and the 1987 UEFA Cup Final. Although best remembered as a central defender, he occasionally played in midfield. After leaving United he won the 1994-95 Scottish League Cup with Raith Rovers.(born 12 June 1956) is a former
|Full name||David Narey|
|Date of birth||12 June 1956|
|Place of birth||Dundee, Scotland|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|St Columba's BC|
|1978||Scottish League XI||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He collected 35 full caps for Scotland including playing in two World Cups. Narey opening the scoring for Scotland against Brazil with a 20-yard drive in the 1982 FIFA World Cup. He is a Scottish Football Hall of Fame inductee as he is also at Dundee United.
Narey was born and brought up in Dundee and attended St John's Roman Catholic High School. He played football for St Columba's Boys Club and signed schoolboy forms with Dundee United in January 1972.
Narey won three trophies in his career with Dundee United, the Scottish League Cup in 1979 and again in 1980 and the Scottish Football League Premier Division title in 1983. He also captained United when they played in the 1987 UEFA Cup Final against IFK Gothenburg, which they lost 1-0 in the first leg in Sweden and drew the return leg at Tannadice 1-1, for a 2-1 defeat on aggregate.
Upon leaving United, Narey joined Raith Rovers, who were playing in the Scottish Football League First Division. He was part of the Raith team that won promotion to the Premier Division as First Division champions. He also played in the Raith team that defeated Celtic in the 1994 Scottish League Cup Final, winning the Man-of-the-Match award for his performance in the game.
Narey made his international debut for Scotland against Sweden in April 1977, becoming the first Dundee United player to represent Scotland at full international level. He played in both the 1982 and 1986 FIFA World Cups an scored his only international goal during the 1982 tournament, a long range shot against Brazil. Television pundit Jimmy Hill upset Scottish fans by describing the goal as a "toe poke". By contrast the The Glasgow Herald correspondent at the match, Jim Reynoldsdescribed Narey's goal as "a wonderful right-foot shot which no goalkeeper in the world would have stopped." In 2018 the BBC named the goal as number 16 in their 50 Great World Cup moments. Narey made the last of his 35 appearances for Scotland in 1989.
|Scotland national team|
- Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.
|1.||18 June 1982||Estadio Benito Villamarín, Seville||Brazil||1–0||1–4||1982 FIFA World Cup|
- Scottish Premier League winner: 1982–83
- Scottish Cup runner-up: 1981, 1985, 1987, 1988
- Scottish League Cup winner: 1979, 1980
- Scottish League Cup runner-up: 1981, 1984
- UEFA Cup runner-up: 1987
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- National Football Teams profile
- SFA profile