Pat Crerand

Pat Crerand
Crerand in 2011
Personal information
Full namePatrick Timothy Crerand[1]
Date of birth (1939-02-19) 19 February 1939 (age 80)
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing positionMidfielder
Youth career
1957–1958Duntocher Hibs
Senior career*
1963–1971Manchester United304(10)
National team
1960–1962Scottish Football League XI7(1)
Teams managed
1972–1976Manchester United (assistant)
1976–1977Northampton Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Patrick Timothy Crerand (born 19 February 1939), is a Scottish former footballer. After six years at Celtic he moved to Manchester United where he was a member of teams that won the English League title twice, the FA Cup and European Cup. He also gained 16 international caps for Scotland.[2]

He spent one season managing Northampton Town and has since forged a career in the media. He started on radio, and now commentates on matches for MUTV.

Early and personal life

Crerand was born to Irish immigrants in the Gorbals area of Glasgow on 19 February 1939. His father, Michael Crerand, was from Newtownstewart, County Tyrone, and his mother, Sarah Boyle, was from Gweedore, County Donegal, where Crerand spent much of his childhood.[3] His father was killed on 12 March 1941 in a German air raid on John Brown's shipyard in Clydebank, where he was working the fire watch on the night of his death; Crerand was two years old.[4]

Crerand married Noreen Ferry, a Scottish girl of Irish descent, in 1963. They have three children, Patrick, Lorraine and Danny, who was also a professional footballer.[5] He also has eight grandchildren. Scarlett, Chelsea, Danny, Eina, Ursula, Jade, Saoirse and Nicholas. A cousin, Charlie Gallagher, also later became a footballer with Celtic.[6] In 2007, he released his autobiography Never Turn the Other Cheek.

Crerand became involved in Irish politics during the Troubles.[3] Crerand said in his autobiography that he was a friend of John Hume and he had talked to IRA members, including Martin McGuinness, in an effort to resolve the rent strikes of 1975.[3]

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