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Place of birth
Glasgow, Scotland


70 kg


1.78 m



Playing position

Craig Slater

Career start
July 1, 2012

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Date of birth
(1994-04-26) 26 April 1994 (age 21)

Current team
Kilmarnock F.C. (#19 / Midfielder)


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Craig Slater (born 26 April 1994) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for League Two club Colchester United.


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Slater began his career at St Mirren but left in 2012 to join Kilmarnock. He made his professional debut in December 2012 and went on to spend four years in East Ayrshire, making 85 appearances. He left in 2016 to join English League Two club Colchester United.

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Slater has represented Scotland at under-16, under-17, under-19 and under-21 levels.

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Club career

Born in Glasgow, Slater played for the youth teams at St Mirren "since the age of five or six". On leaving school in 2010 at the age of 16, he signed professional terms and a two-year contract. However, he said "going into training every day just wasn’t enjoyable any more and I felt as if I wasn’t going anywhere with the club" and asked to have his contract terminated in 2012. He briefly trained with Rangers but he left with the club suffering financial difficulty, before joining Kilmarnock.


Slater made his professional debut for Kilmarnock on 29 December 2012, in an away match against Motherwell coming on as a substitute in a 2–2 draw. He made one further appearance for Killie during the 2012–13 season, starting in their 3–1 home defeat by Hibernian on 15 May 2013.

In the 2013–14 season, after a substitute appearance on the opening day of the season, Slater began to establish himself in the first-team during the Autumn of 2013, and in February 2014, he was named as the SPFL Young Player of the Month for January. He scored his first career goal on 29 March when he scored the winning goal in injury time in Kilmarnock's 2–1 win away to Motherwell. He ended the season having made 22 league appearances and one cup appearance.

Slater scored on the opening day of the 2014–15 season in the 1–1 draw with Dundee. He received his first red card on 1 January 2015 against his former employers St Mirren. He had just converted a penalty kick to put Kilmarnock 2–0 up, but he was shown a second yellow card after running to celebrate with supporters. He scored two more goals to bring his tally to four for the season in his 27 appearances.

Slater scored in his first game of the season for the second successive season with a goal in Kilmarnock's 4–1 League Cup win against Berwick Ranger on 25 August 2015. He scored four goals in 32 appearances. After helping his side to Scottish Premiership survival by beating Falkirk 4–1 on aggregate, on 23 May 2016, Slater announced that he was to leave Kilmarnock. He had rejected the offer of a new deal.

Colchester United

On 7 July 2016, Slater joined English League Two club Colchester United, signing a two-year contract. He made his debut for Colchester on 6 August in their 1–1 draw with Hartlepool United at Victoria Park on the opening day of the season. He scored his first Colchester goal with a free kick in their 2–1 defeat to Plymouth Argyle at Home Park on 29 October. He was ruled out for the remainder of the 2016–17 season in March 2017 following an operation for a double hernia and groin problems, having scored three goals in 32 games in all competitions.

International career

Slater has represented Scotland at under-16, under-17, under-19 and under-21 levels.

He made his under-16 debut against Jersey on 18 August 2009, and made four appearances in total.

Slater made ten appearances for the under-17 team between his debut against Iceland in July 2009 and March 2011. He scored one goal for the team in Scotland's 2–1 win against the United States in November 2010.

Slater played one game for Scotland's under-19 team on 9 April 2013 when they defeated their Serbian counterparts 2–1.

On 5 March 2014, Slater made his debut for the Scotland under-21 side, starting in a 2–2 draw against Hungary at Tannadice. Between 2014 and 2016, he made ten appearances for the under-21s.

Career statistics

As of match played 12 August 2017


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