First Team


14th May 2024

Dundee United are delighted to announce the extension of Craig Sibbald’s contract, as he pens a new deal which will keep him at Tannadice until the summer of 2026.

Initially joining the club in July 2022, Sibbald’s consistency in the middle of the park saw him firmly cement his status as a fans’ favourite on the terraces.

Last term, the midfield general played an outstanding 88% of our cinch Championship minutes, as he was an integral cog in the tangerine wheel which secured promotion back to the Premiership at the first time of asking.

Balancing his defensive duties with a potent threat in the attacking third, Sibbald netted four fine strikes throughout the campaign, most recently restoring parity against Partick Thistle in a memorable 4-1 triumph over the Glasgow outfit.

Furthermore, he ranked in the league’s top three for pass accuracy percentage into the final third, made over 160 interceptions and completed more dribbles than any other central midfielder in the division.

A phenomenal season was recognised at our showpiece 2024 Player of the Year Awards Dinner, with the former Livingston and Falkirk man garnering individual acclaim from fans, peers and coaching staff alike to take home all three awards.

In total, Sibbald boasts 80 competitive appearances in tangerine, and having committed his future to the city of Discovery, he is set to become the 162nd player in the history of the club to represent United over a century of times.

No other current United player has been utilised more frequently by Manager Jim Goodwin.


Excited about the challenge of returning to the top flight of Scottish football, our number 14 said: “Every player wants to challenge themselves and we're looking forward to being back where we belong next season.

"Playing in front of the Dundee United fans has been a pleasure and I've loved my time here - extending for another two years was never in question!”


After handing out the first contract extension of the summer, Goodwin added: “Securing Craig’s services is a significant boost as we continue preparing for our return to the Premiership. He showed his quality over the entire season and is a player who improves those around him.

"His consistency on the pitch is invaluable, and we're delighted to have him committed to the cause.”

Watch Craig's interview on DUTV