Craig Moore at NARSA 2020

NARSA are thrilled to announce our first VIP guest for the 2020 convention in San Francisco; the former Rangers captain and five-time title winner at the club, Craig Moore.

Craig first joined Rangers as a youth in 1993 and in two spells become one of the most important players at the club over the following decade in which they enjoyed one of their most successful periods. His five league titles at Ibrox spanned Walter Smith’s Nine In A Row, Dick Advocaat and Alex McLeish eras, including the treble winning 2002-03 season and that remarkable 6-1 win over Dunfermline on the final day of the season.

Despite a brief spell at Crystal Palace before returning to Rangers, Craig won a total of 12 major honours at the cub, before leaving for Borussia Mönchengladbach, then managed by Dick Advocaat. A return to the UK followed next with Craig joining Newcastle United, becoming the second Australian to play for the Magpies after another former Ranger, the striker Davie Mitchell.

After an unfortunate time at Newcastle with injuries, Craig returned to Australia to Brisbane Roar before finishing his playing career back in Europe with Greek side Kavala.

“I couldn’t be happier to kick off our VIP announcements this year with a real superstar from my own era growing up. Craig will be a brilliant part of our event in San Francisco, and I’m really looking forward to hearing his experiences spanning Walter Smith, Dick Advocaat, and Alex McLeish – all tremendously successful managers with our great club. Craig has been an absolute gentleman and pleasure to deal with in getting this announcement broadcast, and I can’t wait for him to experience his first NARSA convention. We have more VIP announcements coming shortly as we continue to shape the event.” – Gary Gillan, NARSA President

Craig was inducted into the Football Federation of Australia’s Hall of Fame in 2011, having played 52 times for the Socceroos, scoring three goals, as well as representing the national team at two World Cups and scoring a penalty against Croatia in the Group Stages of the World Cup 2006 in Germany which helped Australia reach the knockout stages for the only time in their history.

Following roles as Sporting Director of Brisbane Roar and Mentoring and Scouting for the FFA, Craig is now enjoying a successful new career in Football Consultancy.

San Francisco will be Craig’s first NARSA convention and he will undoubtedly be a fantastic addition to our event.

You can add in his Twitter: @CraigMoore_18