What happened to... the Falkirk team that beat Ajax?
Falkirk played a glamour friendly in July 2007 against the Dutch giants beating them 2-1 thanks to goals from Liam Craig and substitute Chris Mitchell’s winner.
By Craig Turnbull
Tuesday, 15th October 2019, 9:11 pm
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But what happened to the team that beat the likes of Thomas Vermaelen, Wesley Sneijder and Klass Jan Huntelaar?
Spent four years with the Bairns and had stints with Torquay (L2), Peterborough (CH) (2012-15). Loaned out to Scunthorpe and York City before joining Exeter. Signed for Mansfield in 2017, suffered bad knee injury last December.
Spent three years with Falkirk before joining St Mirren for two seasons. Forced to retire at Dunfermline in 2010-11. Coach at Hearts before successful managerial spells with Alloa and St Mirren but was just sacked by Sunderland.
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At Falkirk for six years but signed for Hearts on pre-contract in 2010. Spent three seasons there before playing for a handful of clubs including Kilmarnock and Dumbarton. Now assistant at Annan after caretaker spell at Stirling.
Spent three seasons at Falkirk and helped them to secure back to back seventh placed fnishes in the SPL, moved to Scunthorpe United in 2008. A serious knee injury eventually ended his career, playing eight times in three years.
Spent six years at the club, played over a 100 games in the top flight for the Bairns. Played for St Johnstone, Dundee United, Partick Thistle and Brechin. Now at Kelty Hearts.
Left Falkirk to join Huddersfield in 2010, helped them to gain Championship promotion. Released and signed for Burnley in 2013. Scored on Premier League debut against Chelsea. Signed four-year deal with Rangers in 2018.
Made over 100 appearances for Falkirk but left for Hibernian following boss John Hughes. Had various stints with other clubs including St Johnstone and Shamrock Rovers. Now assistant at St Pat's with former team-mate O'Donnell.
After leaving Falkirk in the summer of 2008, Craig joined St Johnstone and made over 200 appearances during his first spell. He rejoined the Saints after a stint at Hibernian. Second on the all-time appearance at McDiarmid Park.
Saved Falkirk from relegation against Inverness on the final day of the season in 2009. Had spells with St Mirren and Motherwell where he won player of the year. Spell in Holland with NEC before returning to England. Retired.
A fan favourite, had three spells at Falkirk and also played for Stenhousemuir and Bo'ness United. Played for various teams in Portugal, Spain, Cyprus and Romania. Retired and a football consultant in Madeira.
The Irish striker's promising career was curtailed by injury left Falkirk in January 2009. A short stint at St Johnstone followed before he was released and joined Shamrock Rovers in 2009. Retired in 2010 and now a football agent.
Left Falkirk after the Scottish Cup final loss to Rangers. Played for Dutch clubs MVV and Zwolle before joining Danish outfit Vejle Boldklub. Returned to Holland to play for Quick Boys, now player-coach at Argon
Left Falkirk by mutual consent in December 2009 after failing to make an impact in the first team. Had a spell at Strling Albion on loan, moved out to Australia and played with Cobram Roar
Played for Falkirk for four seasons before joining Bradford City. Had spells with Queen of the South and Clyde before tragically ending his own life aged 27. The Chris Mitchell Foundation has been set up in his honour.