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Rennie: David

1986-1989 (Leeds Player Details)(Player Details)


Born: Edinburgh: 29-08-1964

Debut: Charlton Athletic (a): 18-01-1986

5’11 1/4” 11st 12lb (1986)

Starting with Edina Hibs, he was the winner of twenty Scottish Youth Caps, playing in Scotland’s UEFA Youth Championship winning side of 1982. He joined Leicester City from school and turned professional in May 1982, but was largely confined to the Reserves. He made his League debut for the Foxes at West Bromwich Albion in a 0-1 loss to the Baggies on 3rd September 1983. He played his final game for the Filbert Street side in a 0-3 loss to Coventry City at Highfield Road on 3rd October 1985 and scored once in twenty-one League and two League Cup appearances for the Foxes, until making his £50,000 move to Leeds in January 1986. Rennie played in the heart of the defence or as a ball-winning midfielder and even turned out at full-back for Leeds. He was a member of the Leeds side that reached the Second Division play-offs and the FA Cup Semi-Finals in 1986-87, when he scored the goal that gave Leeds the lead after fourteen minutes, before they finally succumbed to Coventry City 3-2 after extra-time. After giving Leeds good and solid service he joined Bristol City on 31st July 1989 for £175,000. Again he was a solid and reliable performer and made one hundred and one League starts as well as three as substitute, notching eight goals, together with twenty-two further appearances in Cup and other games. On 20th February 1992 he moved to Birmingham City for £120,000 and scored four times in thirty-five League games, including three as substitute, as well as two other games. Blues’ boss Terry Cooper swapped him for Coventry City winger David Smith, valued at £100,000, on 11th March 1993. Rennie went on to skipper the Sky Blues in the EPL with his usual steady determination, amassing another eighty-two League appearances, including two as substitute and scoring three goals. He also played ten games in Cup competitions, including one from the bench. He did return to St Andrew’s in February 1996, on a month’s trial, but failed to make the team. On 5th August 1996 he joined Northampton Town and was an almost ever-present as he made forty-five starts and had three games from the bench in scoring three goals in the League, together with eight further appearances in the Cup competitions, before moving to Third Division Peterborough United on 1st December 1997 on a free-transfer. He made his Posh debut in a 1-0 home win over Cambridge United the following day and gave steady service before playing his final game in a 1-1 draw at Scarborough on 8th May 1999 and being released by the club five days later. He made twenty-seven League appearances and five in Football League Trophy games while with Posh. Boston United took him on, on 1st August 1999 and he scored five goals in forty-three League starts and a further one goal in four starts in the F.A. Cup and six starts in other games. He joined Non-League Burton Albion for £2,000 on 18th September 2000. He retired on 31st May 2002. After leaving first class football he had attended IT courses and other education courses, including Spanish lessons, and joined a small IT company in Leicester, moving on to a larger Leicester based Company. He later worked for a company called Peninsula Business Services, which specialised in employment law and health, and safety solutions.

League 95/65
F.A. Cup 71
League Cup 70
Full Members’ Cup 41