Craig Stewart Russell (born 4 February 1974) is an English former footballer. He played 305 league games in a 13-year career in English and Scottish football.
He began his career at Sunderland, firing the "Black Cats" into the Premier League in 1995–96 as champions of the First Division. He was sold to Manchester City in November 1997. Rarely featuring at Maine Road, he was loaned out to Tranmere Rovers, Port Vale, Oxford United, and St Johnstone, before signing with St. Johnstone permanently in July 2000. He spent two full seasons in the Scottish Premier League, before signing with Carlisle United in January 2003. An unused substitute in the 2003 Football League Trophy Final, he moved on to Darlington in January 2004, before leaving the Football League in May 2005.Close