Christian Dailly

Scotland 2017

Dailly became Dundee United’s youngest ever player when he made his debut in 1990, as well as the youngest player to play for Scotland U21’s later that year. A versatile player who played most of his career in defence or defensive midfield, although he started out as a striker scoring in his first three matches for the Tannadice club. He helped the club win the Scottish Cup against Rangers, before later becoming captain. He joined Premier League new boys Derby County, before stints at Blackburn, West Ham and then a move back north of the border to join Rangers. There he helped them win two Scottish Cups and one Scottish League Cup. He held the world record for most matches at U21 level and is Scotland’s sixth-most capped player with 67 appearances.

Full name: Christian Eduard Dailly
Born: 23/10/1973, Dundee, Scotland
Clubs: Dundee United (1990-1996), Derby County (1996-1998), Blackburn Rovers (1998-2001), West Ham United (2001-2007), Southampton (loan, 2007), Rangers (2008-2009), Charlton Athletic (2009-2011), Portsmouth (2011), Southend United (2012)
International: 67 apps, 6 goals (1997-2008)
Position: Defender/midfielder


  • Scottish Premier League winner (1): 2008-09
  • Scottish Cup winner (3): 1993-94, 2007-08, 2008-09
  • Scottish League Cup winner (1): 2007-08