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Craig Levein

Full name: Craig William Levein
Birthdate: 22.10.1964
Birthplace: Dunfermline, Fife
Joined from: Heart of Midlothian
Nationality: Scotland
Honours: None
Other clubs as manager: Cowdenbeath, Heart of Midlothian, Raith Rovers, Dundee United
Serving Period: 31.10.2004 - 25.01.2006
Games: 70
Wins: 20
Draws: 25
Losses: 25
Manager Profile

The Scot impressed enough north of the border with Hearts to see the Foxes offer him the job of manager in October 2004. His time in charge of Hearts, where he spent most of his time as a player, was highly successful. He guided them two two successive third-placed finishes in the SPL and guided them into Europe. In doing so, he was the first Hearts manager to take the club into successful European competition since the 1960s.

Leicester looked at his qualities and brought him south to the Walkers Stadium in 2004 with the hope that he'd replicate his good showing with the Edinburgh club. Levein brought many of his former Hearts players, and Scottish players in general, to the club, most of whom had little impact.

He was given time to build his squad in the 2004-05 campaign but after a poor start to the following season, which saw City third from bottom in the Championship, he was sacked in January 2006.

His failure with Leicester saw him move back north of the border with Raith Rovers before he did relatively well with Dundee United, enough to see him become the Scotland manager in December 2009.

As a player Levein was born in Dunfermline but spent his youth career with Lochore Welfare before playing for Cowdenbeath between 1981-83. He played over 300 matches for Hearts between 1983-1997 as a defender and went on to manager them.

Competition Total Won Draw Lost F A Win %
League 60 13 24 23 61 70 21.67%
FA Cup 6 4 1 1 10 7 66.67%
League Cup 4 3 0 1 7 3 75%
Europe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
All matches 70 20 25 25 78 80 28.57%

All matches(70)

# Date Pos Result Opposition Competition
1 02.11.2004 13 2 - 2 Crewe Alexandra (A) Championship
2 08.11.2004 12 3 - 0 Coventry City (H) Championship
3 13.11.2004 13 0 - 1 Sunderland (H) Championship
4 20.11.2004 15 0 - 0 Wigan Athletic (A) Championship
5 27.11.2004 13 2 - 1 Plymouth Argyle (H) Championship
6 04.12.2004 8 2 - 0 Leeds United (A) Championship
7 11.12.2004 13 0 - 2 Reading (H) Championship
8 17.12.2004 12 1 - 1 Nottingham Forest (A) Championship
9 26.12.2004 14 0 - 1 Rotherham United (H) Championship
10 28.12.2004 15 0 - 2 Sheffield United (A) Championship
11 03.01.2005 15 1 - 0 Queens Park Rangers (H) Championship
12 08.01.2005 - 2 - 2 Blackpool (H) FA Cup 3
13 15.01.2005 16 1 - 1 Preston North End (A) Championship
14 18.01.2005 - 1 - 0 Blackpool (A) FA Cup 3 rep
15 22.01.2005 14 2 - 0 Gillingham (H) Championship
16 29.01.2005 - 2 - 1 Reading (A) FA Cup 4
17 05.02.2005 15 1 - 1 Crewe Alexandra (H) Championship
18 12.02.2005 15 1 - 2 Ipswich Town (A) Championship
19 19.02.2005 - 2 - 1 Charlton Athletic (A) FA Cup 5
20 22.02.2005 18 2 - 3 Stoke City (A) Championship
21 26.02.2005 18 0 - 0 Reading (A) Championship
22 05.03.2005 18 0 - 1 Nottingham Forest (H) Championship
23 08.03.2005 18 0 - 0 Burnley (A) Championship
24 13.03.2005 - 0 - 1 Blackburn Rovers (A) FA Cup 6
25 15.03.2005 19 2 - 2 Watford (A) Championship
26 18.03.2005 16 2 - 2 West Ham United (A) Championship
27 02.04.2005 15 3 - 1 Millwall (H) Championship
28 05.04.2005 15 1 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) Championship
29 09.04.2005 16 1 - 1 Brighton & Hove Albion (A) Championship
30 16.04.2005 16 0 - 2 Wigan Athletic (H) Championship
31 19.04.2005 16 1 - 1 Cardiff City (H) Championship
32 23.04.2005 16 1 - 2 Sunderland (A) Championship
33 26.04.2005 15 1 - 0 Derby County (H) Championship
34 01.05.2005 15 2 - 0 Leeds United (H) Championship
35 08.05.2005 15 0 - 0 Plymouth Argyle (A) Championship
36 06.08.2005 24 1 - 4 Sheffield United (A) Championship
37 09.08.2005 12 4 - 2 Stoke City (H) Championship
38 13.08.2005 12 0 - 0 Ipswich Town (H) Championship
39 20.08.2005 14 2 - 2 Crewe Alexandra (A) Championship
40 23.08.2005 - 3 - 0 Bury (A) League Cup 1
41 27.08.2005 16 0 - 2 Luton Town (H) Championship
42 29.08.2005 18 1 - 1 Hull City (A) Championship
43 10.09.2005 14 2 - 0 Sheffield Wednesday (H) Championship
44 13.09.2005 15 0 - 1 Cardiff City (A) Championship
45 17.09.2005 15 0 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) Championship
46 20.09.2005 - 2 - 1 Blackpool (H) League Cup 2
47 24.09.2005 16 1 - 2 Queens Park Rangers (H) Championship
48 27.09.2005 17 0 - 0 Brighton & Hove Albion (H) Championship
49 01.10.2005 19 1 - 1 Derby County (A) Championship
50 15.10.2005 15 2 - 1 Watford (A) Championship
51 18.10.2005 17 0 - 1 Burnley (H) Championship
52 23.10.2005 13 2 - 1 Coventry City (H) Championship
53 26.10.2005 - 1 - 0 Cardiff City (A) League Cup 3
54 29.10.2005 12 0 - 0 Preston North End (A) Championship
55 05.11.2005 15 0 - 0 Southampton (H) Championship
56 19.11.2005 16 0 - 1 Burnley (A) Championship
57 22.11.2005 16 2 - 2 Watford (H) Championship
58 26.11.2005 14 4 - 2 Sheffield United (H) Championship
59 30.11.2005 - 1 - 2 Bolton Wanderers (A) League Cup 4
60 03.12.2005 16 1 - 2 Leeds United (A) Championship
61 09.12.2005 16 2 - 3 Stoke City (A) Championship
62 17.12.2005 18 1 - 1 Crewe Alexandra (H) Championship
63 26.12.2005 20 1 - 1 Millwall (H) Championship
64 28.12.2005 20 0 - 2 Reading (A) Championship
65 31.12.2005 20 0 - 1 Norwich City (H) Championship
66 02.01.2006 21 0 - 2 Crystal Palace (A) Championship
67 08.01.2006 - 3 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur (H) FA Cup 3
68 14.01.2006 22 1 - 2 Sheffield Wednesday (A) Championship
69 21.01.2006 22 1 - 2 Cardiff City (H) Championship
70 24.01.2006 22 0 - 1 Plymouth Argyle (A) Championship
Player Club Fee Date
Stuart Taylor Arsenal On loan 18.11.2004
Alan Maybury Heart of Midlothian Unknown 06.01.2005
Mark de Vries Heart of Midlothian Unknown 06.01.2005
Lars Hirschfeld Dundee United Unknown 29.01.2005
Stephen Hughes Rangers £100,000 31.01.2005
Patrick McCarthy Manchester City £100,000 03.03.2005
Darren Kenton Southampton On loan 03.03.2005
Stefan Moore Aston Villa On loan 11.03.2005
Patrick Kisnorbo Heart of Midlothian Unknown 27.04.2005
Paul Henderson Bradford City Free 26.05.2005
Momo Sylla Celtic Free 01.06.2005
Robert Douglas Celtic Free 06.06.2005
Nils-Eric Johansson Blackburn Rovers Free 06.07.2005
Patrik Gerrbrand Hammarby Unknown 15.07.2005
Peter Gilbert Plymouth Argyle £200,000 26.07.2005
Elvis Hammond Fulham On loan 05.08.2005
Joe Hamill Heart of Midlothian Unknown 11.08.2005
Elvis Hammond Fulham £250,000 31.08.2005
Iain Hume Tranmere Rovers £500,000 31.08.2005
Ryan Smith Arsenal On loan 30.09.2005
Matt Fryatt Walsall Unknown 09.01.2006
21 players bought for £1,150,000
Player Club Fee Date
Tomi Petrescu Released Free 17.11.2004
Nathan Blake Leeds United On loan 31.12.2004
Trevor Benjamin Northampton Town On loan 31.12.2004
Trevor Benjamin Northampton Town Free 19.01.2005
Martin Keown Reading Free 28.01.2005
Matt Elliott Retired Unknown 31.01.2005
James Scowcroft Ipswich Town On loan 14.02.2005
Kevin Pressman Leeds United Free 25.02.2005
Ian Walker Released Free 06.05.2005
Nikos Dabizas Released Free 09.05.2005
Nathan Blake Released Free 09.05.2005
James Scowcroft Released Free 09.05.2005
Lars Hirschfeld Released Free 17.05.2005
Lilian Nalis Sheffield United Free 17.05.2005
Stephen Dawson Mansfield Town Free 28.06.2005
Peter Canero Released Free July 2005
Jordan Stewart Watford £125,000 01.07.2005
Matt Heath Coventry City Unknown 08.07.2005
Chris Makin Reading Unknown 21.07.2005
Keith Gillespie Sheffield United Unknown 05.08.2005
Chris O'Grady Rushden & Diamonds On loan 18.08.2005
David Connolly Wigan Athletic £2,000,000 31.08.2005
Tommy Wright Blackpool On loan 31.08.2005
Peter Gilbert Sheffield Wednesday On loan 24.11.2005
Conrad Logan Boston United On loan 24.12.2005
Tommy Wright Barnsley £50,000 01.01.2006
Peter Gilbert Sheffield Wednesday Free 05.01.2006
27 players sold for £2,175,000
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