Craig Dargo
Craig Dargo
Craig Dargo
● Craig Dargo (SNS)

born in Scotland

Craig Peter Dargo was born on Tuesday, 3rd January, 1978, in Edinburgh.

The 5' 6 (10st 10lbs) forward signed for Jackie McNamara's Thistle on Thursday, 17th November, 2011, having most recently been with St Mirren.

Aged 33, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 19th November, 2011, in a 1-1 draw away to Culter in the Scottish Cup.

There were no goals for Craig during his spell with Thistle.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 7th January, 2012, in a 1-0 defeat at home to Queen of the South in the Scottish Cup, having appeared as a Jag on 7 occasions.

Craig's club-list included Links United, Raith Rovers, Kilmarnock, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, St Mirren, Partick Thistle, Dumbarton, Dunfermline Athletic and Berwick Rangers.

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Dargo began his senior career with Kirkcaldy side Raith Rovers in 1995. He scored 29 goals in 82 league games before moving to Kilmarnock on a free transfer in June 2000. He remained at Rugby Park for the next five years. During this time he made his first appearance in European competition, scoring as Kilmarnock were eliminated by Norwegian side Viking in the UEFA Cup. His time at Kilmarnock was dogged by injuries, and he was released in May 2005 after over 100 games for Killie.

In June 2005, Dargo joined Inverness Caledonian Thistle on a two-year deal, scoring his first goal during a draw against Rangers at Ibrox Stadium. In February 2006, Dargo began negotiations on a new contract, with former Inverness manager Craig Brewster, now managing Ross County, subsequently linked with signing the player. The speculation passed and Dargo made an appearance for the Scotland Future side in March 2006, going on to score 19 goals in 38 games that season. In April 2007, weeks before the end of his contract, Inverness confirmed "a few English clubs" had expressed interest in signing Dargo. A "last go" in mid May – a record deal for the club – failed to keep him at the club, with Dargo announcing in June that he would leave Inverness.

On 28 June 2007, Dargo signed for St Mirren. Dargo aggravated his recurring knee injury which kept him out for several weeks, making debut against former club Kilmarnock on 22 December 2007. Dargo scored his first goal for the club against Gretna to officially relegate them on 29 March 2008. On 17 November 2011, Dargo signed a short-term contract with Partick Thistle, ending in January 2012. On 8 March 2012, Dargo signed a short-term contract with Dumbarton until the end of the season. He became a player/coach at Dunfermline Athletic in 2012, working alongside John Potter. Dargo signed for Berwick Rangers on 19 August 2014. He scored his first and only goals for Berwick when he scored twice in a 3-2 Scottish Cup win against East Fife.

Dargo got into grassroots coaching after his playing career was over, and became Partick Thistle under-18s coach in April 2023. With Paul McDonald officially moving to become Kris Doolan's permanent assistant manager, it was announced on 1st September 2023 that Craig Dargo was appointed as the new Director of the Thistle Weir Youth Academy.

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