Midfielder Bremner made his only appearance for Scotland during his time at Hibernian in March 1976, coming on as a substitute for Kenny Dalglish in a game against Switzerland.
National team Scotland
Watched by a host of managers, including Eddie Turnbull when manager at Aberdeen, Des Bremner signed for Hibs in the summer of 1972 from Highland League club Deverondale. After just a few months at Easter Road, John Brownlie's unfortunate leg break gave Des Bremner a somewhat premature opportunity to make his first team breakthrough, and he made 11 appearances at right back that season. On Brownlie's recovery to full fitness and reinstatement to the right back position, Bremner reverted successfully to midfield.
The industrious Bremner won his first and only full cap as a substitute for Dalgleish in Scotland's 1-0 victory over Switzerland at Hampden in April 1976. After several seasons at Easter Road he moved to Aston Villa in 1979, winning the European Cup with the midlands side in 1982.
He made the short move to Birmingham City in 1984 staying five years, before playing a few games for Fulham and Walsall. Bremner ended his playing career with Stafford Rangers and is now a financial director with the players union in England.