Aberdeen boss Craig joked that Niall McGinn could teach Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo about pace and movement after his goal in the Dons’ 3-1 win at Kilmarnock.
McGinn scored for the third successive SPL match as the Dons leapfrogged the Ayrshire side in to third place in the table.
The 25-year-old will report for international duty ahead of Northern Ireland’s game with Portugal where he could face superstar Ronaldo.
And Brown was in a good mood after seeing McGinn add to his goals against Motherwell and Hibernian.
Ryan Fraser beat Ryan O’Leary on the left and floated over a cross for McGinn to find space between Michael Nelson and Rory McKeown to head past a stranded Kyle Letheren.
After the match McGinn said: "The turning point has probably been the Motherwell game when we came back from 3-1 behind. But all in all we have played well this season and been waiting for the results to come."
Craig Brown added: "McGinn along with Gavin Rae has got crucial goals. But his movement and pace are also great assets and I've told him he will have the chance to use them on Porto's big pitch and show (Cristiano) Ronaldo how to play!"