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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: 01.11.2004 - 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
102.11.2004132 - 2Crewe Alexandra (A)Championship
208.11.2004123 - 0Coventry City (H)Championship
313.11.2004130 - 1Sunderland (H)Championship
420.11.2004150 - 0Wigan Athletic (A)Championship
527.11.2004132 - 1Plymouth Argyle (H)Championship
604.12.200482 - 0Leeds United (A)Championship
711.12.2004130 - 2Reading (H)Championship
817.12.2004121 - 1Nottingham Forest (A)Championship
926.12.2004140 - 1Rotherham United (H)Championship
1028.12.2004150 - 2Sheffield United (A)Championship
1103.01.2005151 - 0Queens Park Rangers (H)Championship
1208.01.2005-2 - 2Blackpool (H)FA Cup 3
1315.01.2005161 - 1Preston North End (A)Championship
1418.01.2005-1 - 0Blackpool (A)FA Cup 3 rep
1522.01.2005142 - 0Gillingham (H)Championship
1629.01.2005-2 - 1Reading (A)FA Cup 4
1705.02.2005151 - 1Crewe Alexandra (H)Championship
1812.02.2005151 - 2Ipswich Town (A)Championship
1919.02.2005-2 - 1Charlton Athletic (A)FA Cup 5
2022.02.2005182 - 3Stoke City (A)Championship
2126.02.2005180 - 0Reading (A)Championship
2205.03.2005180 - 1Nottingham Forest (H)Championship
2308.03.2005180 - 0Burnley (A)Championship
2413.03.2005-0 - 1Blackburn Rovers (A)FA Cup 6
2515.03.2005192 - 2Watford (A)Championship
2618.03.2005162 - 2West Ham United (A)Championship
2702.04.2005153 - 1Millwall (H)Championship
2805.04.2005151 - 1Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)Championship
2909.04.2005161 - 1Brighton & Hove Albion (A)Championship
3016.04.2005160 - 2Wigan Athletic (H)Championship
3119.04.2005161 - 1Cardiff City (H)Championship
3223.04.2005161 - 2Sunderland (A)Championship
3326.04.2005151 - 0Derby County (H)Championship
3401.05.2005152 - 0Leeds United (H)Championship
3508.05.2005150 - 0Plymouth Argyle (A)Championship
3606.08.2005241 - 4Sheffield United (A)Championship
3709.08.2005124 - 2Stoke City (H)Championship
3813.08.2005120 - 0Ipswich Town (H)Championship
3920.08.2005142 - 2Crewe Alexandra (A)Championship
4023.08.2005-3 - 0Bury (A)League Cup 1
4127.08.2005160 - 2Luton Town (H)Championship
4229.08.2005181 - 1Hull City (A)Championship
4310.09.2005142 - 0Sheffield Wednesday (H)Championship
4413.09.2005150 - 1Cardiff City (A)Championship
4517.09.2005150 - 0Wolverhampton Wanderers (A)Championship
4620.09.2005-2 - 1Blackpool (H)League Cup 2
4724.09.2005161 - 2Queens Park Rangers (H)Championship
4827.09.2005170 - 0Brighton & Hove Albion (H)Championship
4901.10.2005191 - 1Derby County (A)Championship
5015.10.2005152 - 1Watford (A)Championship
5118.10.2005170 - 1Burnley (H)Championship
5223.10.2005132 - 1Coventry City (H)Championship
5326.10.2005-1 - 0Cardiff City (A)League Cup 3
5429.10.2005120 - 0Preston North End (A)Championship
5505.11.2005150 - 0Southampton (H)Championship
5619.11.2005160 - 1Burnley (A)Championship
5722.11.2005162 - 2Watford (H)Championship
5826.11.2005144 - 2Sheffield United (H)Championship
5930.11.2005-1 - 2Bolton Wanderers (A)League Cup 4
6003.12.2005161 - 2Leeds United (A)Championship
6109.12.2005162 - 3Stoke City (A)Championship
6217.12.2005181 - 1Crewe Alexandra (H)Championship
6326.12.2005201 - 1Millwall (H)Championship
6428.12.2005200 - 2Reading (A)Championship
6531.12.2005200 - 1Norwich City (H)Championship
6602.01.2006210 - 2Crystal Palace (A)Championship
6708.01.2006-3 - 2Tottenham Hotspur (H)FA Cup 3
6814.01.2006221 - 2Sheffield Wednesday (A)Championship
6921.01.2006221 - 2Cardiff City (H)Championship
7024.01.2006220 - 1Plymouth Argyle (A)Championship

Craig Levein transfers in

Player Club Fee Date
Stuart Taylor Arsenal On loan 18.11.2004
Mark De Vries Heart of Midlothian Unknown 06.01.2005
Alan Maybury 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
Iain Hume Tranmere Rovers £500,000 31.08.2005
Elvis Hammond Fulham £250,000 31.08.2005
Ryan Smith Arsenal On loan 30.09.2005
Matt Fryatt Walsall Unknown 09.01.2006

Craig Levein bought 21 players for £1,150,000

Craig Levein transfers out

Player Club Fee Date
Tomi Petrescu Released Free 17.11.2004
Trevor Benjamin Northampton Town On loan 31.12.2004
Nathan Blake Leeds United 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

Craig Levein sold 27 players for £2,175,000
Manager 17 of 38 ordered a-z

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