David Sinclair (footballer, born 1969)

David Sinclair (born 6 October 1969) is a Scottish former footballer who played in defence.

David Sinclair
Personal information
Full name David Sinclair[1]
Date of birth (1969-10-06) 6 October 1969 (age 50)
Place of birth Dunfermline, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1996 Raith Rovers 176 (1)
1992Portadown (loan)
1996–1997 Millwall 8 (0)
1997–1998 Dundee United 10 (0)
1998Livingston (loan) 5 (0)
1998–2000 Falkirk 45 (1)
2000 Forfar Athletic 2 (1)
2001 Hill of Beath Hawthorn
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Sinclair made most of his career appearances at Raith Rovers, where he picked up two Scottish First Division title medals, plus a League Cup winner's medal. After making over 175 league appearances for Raith, Sinclair failed to make even half that at a number of other clubs, retiring in 2001.

After the League Cup victory Raith Rovers manager Jimmy Nicholl is quoted to have said "Even Davie Sinclair was crying and he's so tough he's got tattoos on his teeth".[2][3]


Raith RoversEdit

1992–93, 1994–95

Personal lifeEdit

Sinclair was brought up in the village of High Valleyfield.[4]


  1. ^ "David Sinclair". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  2. ^ Presenters: Tam Cowan, Stuart Cosgrove (30 October 2010). "Off the Ball". Off the Ball. Glasgow. BBC. BBC Radio Scotland.
  3. ^ Lawther, Steven (2014). Unthinkable. Durrington, West Sussex: Pitch Publishing. p. 183. ISBN 9781909626645.
  4. ^ https://dafc.co.uk/story.php?t=The_Rover_Returns&ID=8050

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