Eric Black

Scottish Footballer and Manager

Eric Black is a Scottish former footballer. He played for Aberdeen and Metz as a striker and won two international caps for Scotland. He was caretaker manager at Birmingham City following the departure of Steve Bruce. He was assistant manager to Bruce at Sunderland from June 2009 and was appointed caretaker manager for one game on 4 December 2011, again following the departure of Bruce. Black left Sunderland on 6 December 2011.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Eric Black.


1963 Birth Born on October 1, 1963.


1981 17 Years Old He made 180 league appearances (30 as substitute) and scored 70 goals for Aberdeen between 1981 and 1986.


1988 24 Years Old That same year, Black joined Metz in France. After five seasons (1986–91) with Metz, during which he won the 1988 French Cup, and had two children, Black was forced to retire prematurely from the game due to a chronic back problem. … Read More


2001 37 Years Old Since retiring as a player Black has coached and managed, most notably as assistant manager at Celtic and manager at Coventry City and Motherwell. He joined Motherwell in October 2001.


2004 40 Years Old 1 More Event
He was appointed Coventry manager in January 2004, following the resignation of Gary McAllister. … Read More
2007 43 Years Old He managed one game as caretaker manager, after Bruce joined Wigan Athletic, before leaving St Andrew's in November 2007.
Black was appointed caretaker manager of Sunderland on 30 November 2011, following the departure of Bruce. … Read More
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