Craig James Bryson (born 6 November 1986) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English Football League Championship club Derby County and the Scottish national team. He plays in central midfield as a box-to-box central midfielder.
Bryson began his career at Scottish First Division club Clyde, for whom he made his professional début in 2004. He moved to the Scottish Premiership with Kilmarnock in 2007 before being bought by Derby County in 2011. At Derby, Bryson has twice won the club's Player of the Year Award – in 2012 and 2014, was named to the PFA Championship Team of the Year in 2014 and became the first Derby player to score a hat-trick against fierce rivals Nottingham Forest in 116 years, when he did so in a 5–0 win in March 2014.Close