Christian Dailly

Where is Christian Dailly now?

A versatile player who could play in defence or midfield, Christian Dailly retired from playing in 2012 after a short spell at Southend United which ended a 22-year professional playing career.

A three-time winner of the Scottish Cup (once with Dundee United and twice with Rangers), Dailly also won the Scottish Premier League, the Scottish League Cup and also won a UEFA Cup runners-up medal during his time at Rangers.

A cult hero at Upton Park because of his never say die attitude and high fitness levels whilst playing, Dailly was a Championship play-off winner with the club and won an FA Cup runners-up medal in 2006 after West Ham’s defeat on penalties to Liverpool in what has been heralded as one of the modern game’s greatest finals.

Dailly also had a decent international career with Scotland and became the youngest player to represent his country at under-21 level when he made his debut at 16.

He went onto to win 67 caps with the national side captaining them on 12 occasions.

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Upon retiring from playing Dailly started a new career as an athletics coach and is qualified to coach both sprinters and endurance athletes.

He has also completed a sports science degree which he passed with first-class honours.

Dailly regularly appears as a pundit on Sky Sports for their coverage of the Scottish league and cups as well as guesting on the Sky Sports News channel.

His son Harvey Dailly has followed his father into the game and spent time on the books of Dundee United.

Since June 2017, Dailly has been working at Dundee United as a part-time coach for free under his former team mate Ray McKinnon.

In July 2017 Dailly represented Scotland in Star Sixes, a new six-a-side indoor international tournament at the O2 in London featuring some of the world’s most iconic footballers.

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Christian Dailly: Premier League Statistics

NationalityScottish
PositionDefender
Appearances196
Goals4
Yellow Cards28
Red Cards1
Premier League Teams Played forBlackburn Rovers, Derby County, West Ham United

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com