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Gordon Dalziel


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Date of birth
(1962-03-16) 16 March 1962 (age 53)

Place of birth
Motherwell, Scotland

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Gordon Dalziel (born 16 March 1962) is a Scottish football player and manager. Dalziel spent most of his playing career with Raith Rovers, scoring 170 goals in 308 league appearances, and winning the 1994–95 Scottish League Cup. He also played for Rangers, Manchester City, Partick Thistle, East Stirlingshire and Ayr United. Dalziel has managed Ayr United, Raith Rovers and Junior club Glenafton Athletic. He is currently director of football at Airdrieonians.


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During his playing career he played as a striker for Rangers, Manchester City, Partick Thistle, East Stirlingshire, Raith Rovers and Ayr United. His greatest success was achieved at Raith Rovers as he became the club's top goal scorer of all time, winning the Scottish League Cup in 1994–95 as well as two First Division titles.


His first managerial job was at Ayr United where he guided them to the 2001–02 League Cup final and the Scottish Cup semi-final in the same year. He was later sacked, however, having failed to get the club to the Scottish Premier League.

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He next took over as manager at Junior team Glenafton, who he left to take over at Raith Rovers in 2004, with the club in financial difficulty. In September 2006, he was asked by the Raith Rovers board to take no active part in the running of the team, while they discussed the terms on which he may leave the club.

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In May 2007, he returned to junior side Glenafton as manager, taking over from the departing former Partick Thistle boss Gerry Collins and in October 2016 was appointed as an advisor on footballing matters at Scottish League One club Airdrieonians. Dalziel given the role of Director of Football at Airdrieonians on 31 October 2016, following the appointment of Mark Wilson as first team coach. Dalziel took charge of the team after Wilson left in June 2017, but the club had to appoint another coach (Willie Aitchison) due to his work for Radio Clyde.

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As a player:

  • Scottish League Cup: 1
  • Scottish First Division: 2
  • Ayr United

    As a manager:

  • Scottish League Cup Runner-up: 1
  • References

    Gordon Dalziel Wikipedia