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Full name  Henry Cairney
1980–1983  Airdrieonians
Manages  Annan Athletic F.C.
Years  Team
Position  Defender
Playing position  Defender
Role  Football player
Name  Harry Cairney

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Date of birth  (1961-09-01) 1 September 1961 (age 54)

Place of birth  Holytown, Scotland

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Henry "Harry" Cairney (born 1 September 1961) is a former Scottish football player and manager. He made over 700 appearances in the Scottish Football League for Airdrieonians, Stenhousemuir and Brechin City. Cairney has also managed Annan Athletic and Arbroath.



Cairney was born in Holytown and began his senior career with Airdrieonians, making his senior debut in a match against Rangers at Ibrox. He then played for Stenhousemuir, where he made over 300 league appearances. In 1992, he joined Brechin City, where he stayed for 11 years and made over 350 appearances. He retired in 2003 and was appointed as manager of East of Scotland League side Annan Athletic.

Cairney moved to Arbroath in September 2004, but resigned just over a year later. Cairney subsequently rejoined Annan, and was manager at the time of their election to the Scottish League in July 2008. He won the Scottish Football League award for Third Division manager after his first month in the league. Cairney resigned his position as Annan manager in December 2012, citing family and health reasons.

Cairney also teaches Physics and Chemistry at Mearns Castle High School in Newton Mearns.

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As of 20 December 2012


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