Scott Crabbe

Scott Crabbe (born 12 August 1968 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish retired footballer. he played for several Scottish clubs, including Heart of Midlothian, Dundee United and Falkirk. He represented the Scotland under-21 team and was named SPFA Young Player of the Year in 1990.

Scott Crabbe
Personal information
Full name Scott Crabbe
Date of birth (1968-08-12) 12 August 1968 (age 51)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Playing position(s) Striker
Youth career
Tynecastle Boys Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1992 Heart of Midlothian 116 (31)
1992–1997 Dundee United 59 (6)
1997–2000 Falkirk 129 (40)
2000–2001 Livingston 31 (5)
2000Cowdenbeath (loan) 1 (0)
2001Raith Rovers (loan) 16 (6)
2001–2002 Ayr United 25 (3)
2002–2004 Alloa Athletic 45 (5)
2004–2005 Albion Rovers 25 (2)
2005–2006 Raith Rovers 39 (2)
2006–2007 East Fife 10 (0)
National team
1989 Scotland U21[1] 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Crabbe started his career with Heart of Midlothian. He joined Hearts from Tynecastle Boys Club in 1986 and made his league debut against Clydebank in January 1987. He started as a midfielder but the switch to striker transformed his career. Becoming a regular first team player, he formed a successful striking partnership with John Robertson. He was selected for the Scotland under-21 team and awarded the Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year.

Crabbe left Hearts in 1992 to join Dundee United. His time at the club was disrupted by a broken leg which caused him to miss United's 1994 Scottish Cup win. In five years at the club, Crabbe played around sixty matches, scoring six goals.

In 1997, he joined Falkirk. Later that year he appeared in the Scottish Cup final against Kilmarnock, which Falkirk lost 1–0. Crabbe's next club was Livingston, where he was part of the team to win the First Division in 2000-01. Soon after, however, he moved to Ayr United after a brief spell at Raith Rovers on loan. At Ayr he was part of the team to make the run to the Scottish Cup Semi-Final against Celtic which Ayr lost 3–0. Crabbe himself put out former club Dundee United in the Quarter-Final.

He then went on to play for Alloa Athletic, Albion Rovers and Raith Rovers again, where he was released in the summer of 2006, subsequently joining East Fife in the Third Division. He retired on 1 June 2007 after making ten appearances for the club.




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  2. ^ "Livvy wrap up the title". BBC. 28 April 2001. Retrieved 14 April 2020.

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