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Craig Pead

Personal information
Full nameCraig George Pead
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing positionRight full-back, Central midfield

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Craig George Pead (born 15 September 1981 in Bromsgrove, England) is a former professional footballer. He announced his retirement from football on 21 May 2009, following his release from Brentford, and a knee injury.

Pead began his career at Coventry, where he made 42 league appearances, memorably scoring a spectacular goal against Wimbledon. His father remains at Coventry as kit-man.

Pead was named in the PFA League Two Team of the Year for the 2006-07 season. Pead was released by Walsall at the end of the 2006 07 season on 15 May 2007. He became Brentford manager Terry Butcher's fourth summer signing on 2 July 2007 following a recommendation from former Brentford captain Michael Dobson. Pead was named in the PFA League Two Team of the Year for the second year running at the end of the 2007 08 season.

Despite his awards, Craig Pead was made available for a free transfer by Brentford manager, Andy Scott at the conclusion of the 2007 08 season. However, Pead turned down a contract offer from Port Vale and decided to stay at Brentford for the final year of his contract. He retired at the end of the 2008 09 season due to a ongoing knee injury and now runs football coaching courses for children in the Coventry and Warwickshire area.

Throughout his career, Pead was known by the nickname 'Peado' by supporters of both his own and opposition clubs.

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