CSS MenuMaker

International Debut

David did appear for Scotland Under 23 and Under 21 before he made his full debut for Scotland vs Sweden on 27th April 1977 (aged 21).

David replaced John Blackley after 76 mins in a 3-1 win. View further details regarding the game.

His 1st full cap was also the 1st time a Dundee Utd player appeared for Scotland at that level.

Appearances & Goals

David made 35 appearances for Scotland, scoring 1 goal (the famous "toe-poke") vs Brazil in 1982 World Cup.

World Cups

David represented Scotland in the 1982 and 1986 World Cups, making 5 appearances out of a possible 6 in the group stages.

From Dundee Utd, David and Paul Sturrock were in the 1982 World Cup squad in Spain and 4 years later in Mexico, they were joined by Richard Gough, Maurice Malpas and Eammon Bannon.

View a photo of the team-mates alongside Walter Smith, in dark blue colours.


4 managers included David in their starting line-ups / squads during his International career. They were Willie Osmond, Jock Stein, Alex Ferguson and Andy Roxburgh.

Other Info

David Narey was inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame on 15 November 2010.

Many have said David would've made many more appearances for Scotland, had it not been for Aberdeen duo Wiilie Miller and Alex McLeish.