Jackie McNamara is a Scottish professional football manager and executive, and former player. He is a former Scotland international, who filled a variety of defensive roles in his playing career. McNamara began his playing career with Dunfermline Athletic before joining Celtic in 1995. During ten years at the club he won the Scottish Premier League title four times and the Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup three times each. He then played in England with Wolverhampton Wanderers before returning to Scotland, finishing his career with spells at Aberdeen, Falkirk and Partick Thistle. In international football, McNamara played for Scotland at under-21 and B international levels, and made 33 full international appearances. He was a member of the Scotland squad that played at the 1998 FIFA World Cup. McNamara moved into management with Partick Thistle in April 2011, before his appointment at Dundee United in January 2013.
About Jackie McNamara
Former Celtic football great who served as captain for the club and was named Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year in 1996. He also played internationally for Scotland.
He debuted for his senior career in 1991 with Dunfermline Athletic.
Following playing football, he managed at Patrick Thistle and Dundee United.
He was born in Glasgow, Scotland.
He played in a Celtic game versus the Republic of Ireland where Robbie Keane scored the only goal of the match.