David McCreery

Date of birth16 September 1957
Place of birthBelfast
NationalityNorthern Irish
PositionMidfielder

An all-action striker nicknamed 'The Roadrunner', mainly a squad player, sometimes in mid-field. Never established a regular place. The former Manchester United midfielder arrived on Tyneside after a spell in the USA. A vastly underrated performer, David combined with Terry McDermott.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Manchester United 01 Oct 1974 01 Aug 1979
Queens Park Rangers 01 Aug 1979 01 Oct 1982
Newcastle United 01 Oct 1982 01 Aug 1991
Hartlepool United 01 Aug 1991 01 Oct 1992
Carlisle United 01 Oct 1992 01 Oct 1994

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1974-75 Manchester United League Division Two
2
1975-76 Manchester United FA Cup 1
2
1975-76 Manchester United League Cup
1
1975-76 Manchester United League Division One 12
16
4
1976-77 Manchester United FA Cup
3
1976-77 Manchester United League Cup 3
2
1976-77 Manchester United League Division One 9
16
2
1976-77 Manchester United UEFA Cup 1
3
1977-78 Manchester United FA Charity Shield
1
1977-78 Manchester United FA Cup
1
1977-78 Manchester United League Cup 1
1
1977-78 Manchester United League Division One 13
4
1
1977-78 Manchester United UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 3
1978-79 Manchester United League Cup
1
1978-79 Manchester United League Division One 14
1
1982-83 Newcastle United League Cup 2
1982-83 Newcastle United League Division Two 23
3
1983-84 Newcastle United FA Cup 1
1983-84 Newcastle United League Cup 2
1983-84 Newcastle United League Division Two 40
1984-85 Newcastle United FA Cup
1
1984-85 Newcastle United League Cup 4
1984-85 Newcastle United League Division One 34
1
1
1985-86 Newcastle United FA Cup 1
1985-86 Newcastle United League Cup 2
1985-86 Newcastle United League Division One 39
2
1986-87 Newcastle United FA Cup 3
1986-87 Newcastle United League Cup 2
1986-87 Newcastle United League Division One 30
1987-88 Newcastle United FA Cup 1
1987-88 Newcastle United League Cup 3
1987-88 Newcastle United League Division One 35
1
1988-89 Newcastle United FA Cup 4
1988-89 Newcastle United League Division One 36


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
15 Oct 1974 Portsmouth v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division Two
19 Oct 1974 Blackpool v Manchester United W 0-3 League Division Two
19 Aug 1975 Birmingham City v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
20 Sep 1975 Manchester United v Ipswich Town W 1-0 League Division One
24 Sep 1975 Derby County v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
27 Sep 1975 Manchester City v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
04 Oct 1975 Manchester United v Leicester City D 0-0 League Division One
25 Oct 1975 West Ham United v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
08 Nov 1975 Liverpool v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
12 Nov 1975 Manchester City v Manchester United L 4-0 League Cup 4th round
15 Nov 1975 Manchester United v Aston Villa W 2-0 League Division One
22 Nov 1975 Arsenal v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
29 Nov 1975 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 1-0 League Division One
13 Dec 1975 Sheffield United v Manchester United W 1-4 League Division One
27 Dec 1975 Manchester United v Burnley W 2-1 League Division One
17 Jan 1976 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
31 Jan 1976 Manchester United v Birmingham City W 3-1 League Division One
07 Feb 1976 Coventry City v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
14 Feb 1976 Leicester City v Manchester United W 1-2 FA Cup 5th round
18 Feb 1976 Manchester United v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
25 Feb 1976 Manchester United v Derby County D 1-1 League Division One
28 Feb 1976 Manchester United v West Ham United W 4-0 League Division One
13 Mar 1976 Manchester United v Leeds United W 3-2 League Division One
17 Mar 1976 Norwich City v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
20 Mar 1976 Newcastle United v Manchester United W 3-4 League Division One
27 Mar 1976 Manchester United v Middlesbrough W 3-0 League Division One
03 Apr 1976 Derby County v Manchester United W 0-2 FA Cup Semi-final
10 Apr 1976 Ipswich Town v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
17 Apr 1976 Manchester United v Everton W 2-1 League Division One
19 Apr 1976 Burnley v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
21 Apr 1976 Manchester United v Stoke City L 0-1 League Division One
24 Apr 1976 Leicester City v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
01 May 1976 Manchester United v Southampton L 0-1 FA Cup Final
04 May 1976 Manchester United v Manchester City W 2-0 League Division One
01 Sep 1976 Manchester United v Tranmere Rovers W 5-0 League Cup 2nd round
04 Sep 1976 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-3 League Division One
15 Sep 1976 Ajax v Manchester United L 1-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
22 Sep 1976 Manchester United v Sunderland D 2-2 League Cup 3rd round
25 Sep 1976 Manchester City v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
29 Sep 1976 Manchester United v Ajax W 2-0
Agg: 2-1
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
02 Oct 1976 Leeds United v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
04 Oct 1976 Sunderland v Manchester United D 2-2 League Cup 3rd round replay
06 Oct 1976 Manchester United v Sunderland W 1-0 League Cup 3rd round 2nd replay
16 Oct 1976 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United L 4-0 League Division One
20 Oct 1976 Manchester United v Juventus W 1-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
30 Oct 1976 Manchester United v Ipswich Town L 0-1 League Division One
03 Nov 1976 Juventus v Manchester United L 3-0
Agg: 3-1
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
01 Dec 1976 Manchester United v Everton L 0-3 League Cup Quarter-final
18 Dec 1976 Arsenal v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
27 Dec 1976 Manchester United v Everton W 4-0 League Division One
01 Jan 1977 Manchester United v Aston Villa W 2-0 League Division One
03 Jan 1977 Ipswich Town v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
15 Jan 1977 Manchester United v Coventry City W 2-0 League Division One
26 Feb 1977 Southampton v Manchester United D 2-2 FA Cup 5th round
05 Mar 1977 Manchester United v Manchester City W 3-1 League Division One
12 Mar 1977 Manchester United v Leeds United W 1-0 League Division One
19 Mar 1977 Manchester United v Aston Villa W 2-1 FA Cup Quarter-final
23 Mar 1977 Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion D 2-2 League Division One
02 Apr 1977 Norwich City v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
05 Apr 1977 Everton v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
09 Apr 1977 Manchester United v Stoke City W 3-0 League Division One
11 Apr 1977 Sunderland v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
16 Apr 1977 Manchester United v Leicester City D 1-1 League Division One
19 Apr 1977 Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United L 4-0 League Division One
30 Apr 1977 Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers W 1-0 League Division One
03 May 1977 Liverpool v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
07 May 1977 Bristol City v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
11 May 1977 Stoke City v Manchester United D 3-3 League Division One
14 May 1977 Manchester United v Arsenal W 3-2 League Division One
16 May 1977 West Ham United v Manchester United L 4-2 League Division One
21 May 1977 Liverpool v Manchester United W 1-2 FA Cup Final
13 Aug 1977 Liverpool v Manchester United D 0-0 FA Charity Shield
20 Aug 1977 Birmingham City v Manchester United W 1-4 League Division One
24 Aug 1977 Manchester United v Coventry City W 2-1 League Division One
27 Aug 1977 Manchester United v Ipswich Town D 0-0 League Division One
30 Aug 1977 Arsenal v Manchester United L 3-2 League Cup 2nd round
03 Sep 1977 Derby County v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
10 Sep 1977 Manchester City v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
14 Sep 1977 Saint Etienne v Manchester United D 1-1 ECW Cup 1st round 1st leg
17 Sep 1977 Manchester United v Chelsea L 0-1 League Division One
08 Oct 1977 Middlesbrough v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
19 Oct 1977 FC Porto v Manchester United L 4-0 ECW Cup 2nd round 1st leg
22 Oct 1977 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United L 4-0 League Division One
29 Oct 1977 Aston Villa v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
02 Nov 1977 Manchester United v FC Porto W 5-2
Agg: 5-6
ECW Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
05 Nov 1977 Manchester United v Arsenal L 1-2 League Division One
12 Nov 1977 Nottingham Forest v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
19 Nov 1977 Manchester United v Norwich City W 1-0 League Division One
07 Jan 1978 Carlisle United v Manchester United D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
29 Mar 1978 Manchester United v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
01 Apr 1978 Arsenal v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
08 Apr 1978 Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers W 3-1 League Division One
15 Apr 1978 Norwich City v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
29 Apr 1978 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
19 Aug 1978 Manchester United v Birmingham City W 1-0 League Division One
23 Aug 1978 Leeds United v Manchester United W 2-3 League Division One
26 Aug 1978 Ipswich Town v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
02 Sep 1978 Manchester United v Everton D 1-1 League Division One
09 Sep 1978 Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
16 Sep 1978 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division One
04 Oct 1978 Manchester United v Watford L 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
07 Oct 1978 Manchester United v Middlesbrough W 3-2 League Division One
11 Nov 1978 Birmingham City v Manchester United L 5-1 League Division One
30 Dec 1978 Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion L 3-5 League Division One
16 Apr 1979 Manchester United v Coventry City D 0-0 League Division One
18 Apr 1979 Nottingham Forest v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
21 Apr 1979 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
25 Apr 1979 Manchester United v Norwich City W 1-0 League Division One
28 Apr 1979 Manchester United v Derby County D 0-0 League Division One
16 May 1979 Manchester United v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1975-76 Northern Ireland British Home Championship 2
1
1976-77 Northern Ireland British Home Championship 3
1976-77 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
1976-77 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
1977-78 Northern Ireland British Home Championship 3
1977-78 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
1977-78 Northern Ireland Under-21 1
1978-79 Northern Ireland British Home Championship 1
1978-79 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 6
1979-80 Northern Ireland British Home Championship
3
1979-80 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
1
1979-80 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 2
1979-80 Northern Ireland Unofficial 1
1980-81 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
2
1981-82 Northern Ireland British Home Championship
1
1981-82 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 7
1981-82 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
1982-83 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
1983-84 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship
1
1984-85 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1984-85 Northern Ireland International Friendly
1
1985-86 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 5
1
1985-86 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
1986-87 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
1987-88 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
1988-89 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 2
1988-89 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
1989-90 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 2
1989-90 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
08 May 1976 Scotland v Northern Ireland L 3-0 British Home Championship
11 May 1976 England v Northern Ireland L 4-0 British Home Championship
14 May 1976 Wales v Northern Ireland L 1-0 British Home Championship
13 Oct 1976 Netherlands v Northern Ireland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Group 4
10 Nov 1976 Belgium v Northern Ireland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
27 Apr 1977 West Germany v Northern Ireland L 5-0 International Friendly
28 May 1977 Northern Ireland v England L 1-2 British Home Championship
01 Jun 1977 Scotland v Northern Ireland L 3-0 British Home Championship
03 Jun 1977 Northern Ireland v Wales D 1-1 British Home Championship
11 Jun 1977 Iceland v Northern Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
21 Sep 1977 Northern Ireland v Iceland W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
12 Oct 1977 Northern Ireland v Netherlands L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 4
16 Nov 1977 Northern Ireland v Belgium W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 4
08 Mar 1978 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland D 1-1 U21
13 May 1978 Scotland v Northern Ireland D 1-1 British Home Championship
16 May 1978 England v Northern Ireland L 1-0 British Home Championship
19 May 1978 Wales v Northern Ireland L 1-0 British Home Championship
20 Sep 1978 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
25 Oct 1978 Northern Ireland v Denmark W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
29 Nov 1978 Bulgaria v Northern Ireland W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
07 Feb 1979 England v Northern Ireland L 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
02 May 1979 Northern Ireland v Bulgaria W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
25 May 1979 Northern Ireland v Wales D 1-1 British Home Championship
06 Jun 1979 Denmark v Northern Ireland L 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
17 Oct 1979 Northern Ireland v England L 1-5 UEFA European Championship Group 1
21 Nov 1979 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
16 May 1980 Northern Ireland v Scotland W 1-0 British Home Championship
20 May 1980 England v Northern Ireland D 1-1 British Home Championship
23 May 1980 Wales v Northern Ireland W 0-1 British Home Championship
11 Jun 1980 Australia v Northern Ireland W 1-2 International Friendly
15 Jun 1980 Australia v Northern Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly
22 Jun 1980 Western Australia v Northern Ireland W 0-4 Unofficial
15 Oct 1980 Northern Ireland v Sweden W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
19 Nov 1980 Portugal v Northern Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
25 Mar 1981 Scotland v Northern Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 6
29 Apr 1981 Northern Ireland v Portugal W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
03 Jun 1981 Sweden v Northern Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
14 Oct 1981 Northern Ireland v Scotland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
18 Nov 1981 Northern Ireland v Israel W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
23 Feb 1982 England v Northern Ireland L 4-0 British Home Championship
24 Mar 1982 France v Northern Ireland L 4-0 International Friendly
17 Jun 1982 Northern Ireland v Yugoslavia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 5
21 Jun 1982 Honduras v Northern Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 5
25 Jun 1982 Spain v Northern Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 5
01 Jul 1982 Austria v Northern Ireland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round group D
04 Jul 1982 France v Northern Ireland L 4-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round group D
13 Oct 1982 Austria v Northern Ireland L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
12 Oct 1983 Turkey v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
12 Sep 1984 Northern Ireland v Romania W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
27 Mar 1985 Spain v Northern Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
11 Sep 1985 Turkey v Northern Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
16 Oct 1985 Romania v Northern Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
13 Nov 1985 England v Northern Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
26 Feb 1986 France v Northern Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
26 Mar 1986 Northern Ireland v Denmark D 1-1 International Friendly
03 Jun 1986 Algeria v Northern Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
07 Jun 1986 Spain v Northern Ireland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
12 Jun 1986 Brazil v Northern Ireland L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
12 Nov 1986 Turkey v Northern Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
01 Apr 1987 Northern Ireland v England L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
29 Apr 1987 Northern Ireland v Yugoslavia L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
14 Oct 1987 Yugoslavia v Northern Ireland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
21 Dec 1988 Spain v Northern Ireland L 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
26 Apr 1989 Malta v Northern Ireland W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 6
26 May 1989 Northern Ireland v Chile L 0-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 1989 Northern Ireland v Hungary L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 6
11 Oct 1989 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
27 Mar 1990 Northern Ireland v Norway L 2-3 International Friendly
18 May 1990 Northern Ireland v Uruguay W 1-0 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.