Ray McKinnon Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1997-98 10 (2) 12 0 2 0 7 (2) 0 3 0
1996-97 20 (13) 33 6 8 0 17 (9) 6 3 (4) 0
1995-96 7 (8) 15 0 3 0 6 (5) 0 1 (3) 0
1991-92 21 (5) 26 4 3 0 21 (4) 4 - (1) 0
1990-91 24 24 3 3 0 17 2 7 1
1989-90 8 (3) 11 0 1 0 7 (3) 0 1 0
1988-89 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 - -
1987-88 - - - - - - - - -
Totals: 91 (31) 13 76 (23) 12 15 (8) 1

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
G2G = Goals to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
May 2nd, 1998 02/05/98 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 1
Mar 21st, 1998 21/03/98 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 1
Feb 18th, 1998 18/02/98 4th Round Replay vs. Inverness CT (A) 3 - 2
Feb 14th, 1998 14/02/98 4th Round vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 1
Jan 3rd, 1998 03/01/98 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
Feb 22nd, 1997 22/02/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 3 - 2
Jan 18th, 1997 18/01/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 1
Jan 4th, 1997 04/01/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 0
Nov 2nd, 1996 02/11/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 1
Mar 7th, 1992 07/03/92 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Feb 22nd, 1997 22/02/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 3 - 2 (75')
Feb 22nd, 1997 22/02/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 3 - 2 (65')
Feb 22nd, 1997 22/02/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 3 - 2 (45')
Jan 18th, 1997 18/01/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 1 (82')
Jan 4th, 1997 04/01/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 0 (65')
Nov 2nd, 1996 02/11/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 1 (57')
Mar 7th, 1992 07/03/92 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 0 (64')
Jan 4th, 1992 04/01/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A) 3 - 1 (35')
Nov 9th, 1991 09/11/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 1 (3')
Oct 29th, 1991 29/10/91 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 3 - 2 (17')
Apr 13th, 1991 13/04/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 1 (89')
Mar 13th, 1991 13/03/91 5th Round vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 1 (37')
Sep 15th, 1990 15/09/90 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1 (53')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
May 2nd, 1998 02/05/98 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 1
Mar 21st, 1998 21/03/98 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 1
Feb 18th, 1998 18/02/98 4th Round Replay vs. Inverness CT (A) 3 - 2
Feb 14th, 1998 14/02/98 4th Round vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 1
Jan 3rd, 1998 03/01/98 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1
Dec 27th, 1997 27/12/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 4 (sub)
Dec 20th, 1997 20/12/97 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 1
Dec 6th, 1997 06/12/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 0 - 0 (sub)
Sep 27th, 1997 27/09/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
Sep 20th, 1997 20/09/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 2
Sep 13th, 1997 13/09/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 2
Sep 9th, 1997 09/09/97 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 0
May 10th, 1997 10/05/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 3
May 7th, 1997 07/05/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 1
May 3rd, 1997 03/05/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Apr 22nd, 1997 22/04/97 Semi Final Replay vs. Kilmarnock (N) 0 - 1
Apr 19th, 1997 19/04/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 1
Apr 14th, 1997 14/04/97 Semi Final vs. Kilmarnock (N) 0 - 0 (sub)
Mar 22nd, 1997 22/03/97 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H) 2 - 1
Mar 12th, 1997 12/03/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 2 - 0 (sub)
Mar 8th, 1997 08/03/97 Quarter Final vs. Motherwell (H) 4 - 1
Mar 1st, 1997 01/03/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 1
Feb 25th, 1997 25/02/97 4th Round Replay vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 0
Feb 22nd, 1997 22/02/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 3 - 2
Feb 16th, 1997 16/02/97 4th Round vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Jan 18th, 1997 18/01/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 1 (sub)
Jan 11th, 1997 11/01/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 1
Jan 4th, 1997 04/01/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 0
Jan 1st, 1997 01/01/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 0 (sub)
Dec 28th, 1996 28/12/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A) 1 - 0 (sub)
Dec 26th, 1996 26/12/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 0
Dec 14th, 1996 14/12/96 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Dec 10th, 1996 10/12/96 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Dec 7th, 1996 07/12/96 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 0 (sub)
Nov 30th, 1996 30/11/96 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1 (sub)
Nov 23rd, 1996 23/11/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H) 1 - 2
Nov 16th, 1996 16/11/96 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 3
Nov 2nd, 1996 02/11/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 1
Oct 26th, 1996 26/10/96 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 0
Sep 14th, 1996 14/09/96 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
Sep 7th, 1996 07/09/96 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 1
Sep 3rd, 1996 03/09/96 3rd Round vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 2 (sub)
Aug 24th, 1996 24/08/96 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1
Aug 13th, 1996 13/08/96 2nd Round vs. Stirling Albion (A) 2 - 1 (sub)
Aug 10th, 1996 10/08/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
May 16th, 1996 16/05/96 Promotion Playoff 2nd Leg vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1 (sub)
May 12th, 1996 12/05/96 Promotion Playoff 1st Leg vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 1
May 4th, 1996 04/05/96 First Division vs. Morton (A) 2 - 2 (sub)
Mar 23rd, 1996 23/03/96 First Division vs. Clydebank (H) 6 - 0 (sub)
Mar 16th, 1996 16/03/96 First Division vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 0 (sub)
Mar 10th, 1996 10/03/96 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2 (sub)
Mar 2nd, 1996 02/03/96 First Division vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 1
Feb 27th, 1996 27/02/96 First Division vs. Morton (H) 4 - 0
Feb 24th, 1996 24/02/96 First Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2
Feb 17th, 1996 17/02/96 4th Round vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Feb 14th, 1996 14/02/96 3rd Round vs. Berwick (A) 2 - 1 (sub)
Nov 25th, 1995 25/11/95 First Division vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 1
Nov 18th, 1995 18/11/95 First Division vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 3
Nov 11th, 1995 11/11/95 First Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Nov 5th, 1995 05/11/95 Final vs. Stenhousemuir (N) 0 - 0
Apr 11th, 1992 11/04/92 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 2
Apr 4th, 1992 04/04/92 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 1
Mar 28th, 1992 28/03/92 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 3 (sub)
Mar 17th, 1992 17/03/92 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A) 0 - 1
Mar 14th, 1992 14/03/92 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0
Mar 7th, 1992 07/03/92 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 0 (sub)
Feb 29th, 1992 29/02/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 1
Feb 22nd, 1992 22/02/92 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2
Feb 11th, 1992 11/02/92 4th Round vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2 (sub)
Feb 1st, 1992 01/02/92 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
Jan 18th, 1992 18/01/92 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 1 - 3
Jan 11th, 1992 11/01/92 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H) 2 - 1
Jan 4th, 1992 04/01/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A) 3 - 1
Jan 1st, 1992 01/01/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 0 (sub)
Dec 28th, 1991 28/12/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 3
Dec 14th, 1991 14/12/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 0 - 0 (sub)
Dec 7th, 1991 07/12/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 1
Dec 3rd, 1991 03/12/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 1
Nov 30th, 1991 30/11/91 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 1
Nov 23rd, 1991 23/11/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 1
Nov 16th, 1991 16/11/91 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 1
Nov 9th, 1991 09/11/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 1
Nov 6th, 1991 06/11/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 1
Nov 2nd, 1991 02/11/91 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 0
Oct 29th, 1991 29/10/91 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 3 - 2
Oct 26th, 1991 26/10/91 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A) 3 - 1
May 18th, 1991 18/05/91 Final vs. Motherwell (N) 3 - 4
May 11th, 1991 11/05/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 1
May 4th, 1991 04/05/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 1
Apr 20th, 1991 20/04/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 1
Apr 16th, 1991 16/04/91 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 1
Apr 13th, 1991 13/04/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 1
Apr 6th, 1991 06/04/91 Semi Final vs. St Johnstone (N) 2 - 1
Mar 30th, 1991 30/03/91 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 0
Mar 23rd, 1991 23/03/91 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 2
Mar 13th, 1991 13/03/91 5th Round vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 1
Mar 9th, 1991 09/03/91 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0
Mar 2nd, 1991 02/03/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0
Feb 23rd, 1991 23/02/91 4th Round vs. Airdrie (H) 2 - 0
Feb 19th, 1991 19/02/91 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 0
Dec 1st, 1990 01/12/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 1
Nov 24th, 1990 24/11/90 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 3
Nov 17th, 1990 17/11/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 1
Sep 29th, 1990 29/09/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 1
Sep 25th, 1990 25/09/90 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N) 0 - 2
Sep 22nd, 1990 22/09/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 1
Sep 18th, 1990 18/09/90 1st Round 1st Leg vs. FH (A) 3 - 1
Sep 15th, 1990 15/09/90 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1
Sep 8th, 1990 08/09/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 1 - 0
Sep 4th, 1990 04/09/90 Quarter Final vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 0
Apr 28th, 1990 28/04/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 1
Apr 18th, 1990 18/04/90 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1
Mar 24th, 1990 24/03/90 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 2
Mar 10th, 1990 10/03/90 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0 (sub)
Mar 3rd, 1990 03/03/90 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 3 (sub)
Feb 26th, 1990 26/02/90 4th Round vs. QOS (H) 2 - 1
Feb 17th, 1990 17/02/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 0
Feb 10th, 1990 10/02/90 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1
Feb 3rd, 1990 03/02/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 3
Jan 27th, 1990 27/01/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 3
Oct 21st, 1989 21/10/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 3 (sub)
Apr 8th, 1989 08/04/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 1


Competition History


Comp
LGE 76 (23) 12 17 0
SC 10 (6) 1 3 0
LC 3 (2) 0 0 0
UEFA 1 0 0 0
LCC 1 0 0 0
Totals: 91 (31) 13

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


Biography


Ray was an 'S' signing from Finlathen Boys Club. He was a Scotland schools and Under-15 player and became an Under-21 international. He made a breakthrough into the first team by 1989-90 and was frequently in the side over the next three years, collecting a runners-up medal in the Scottish Cup Final of 1991.

In June 1992 he moved to Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest for a fee reported to be around £750,000. After a move to Aberdeen in February 1994, he played most of his games for them during the 1994-95 season. In November 1995 he agreed to drop a division and return to Tannadice to help his hometown team regain their Premier Division status when Billy Kirkwood signed him for a reported £200,000. After promotion he went down in United history when he netted a hat-trick of free kicks in a match against Kilmarnock on in March 1997. At a time when United were flying high under Tommy McLean, Ray was a regular in the first team squad, but the following season he was unable to hold down a first team slot and later left to join Luton Town at the end of that campaign.

Ray played for a host of different clubs across the UK and Northern Ireland between 2000 and 2006 before settling down with junior side Lochee United, whom he became manager of in 2004, while also holding a coaching post with the Scottish FA. Appointed manager of Brechin City in 2012, Ray enjoyed a successful spell there before being appointed Raith Rovers manager in the summer of 2015. A year later he returned to Tannadice once again, this time as manager, after the Club's relegation from the Premiership. Although his side won the Challenge Cup in his first season, Ray ultimately failed in winning promotion back to the top flight, and left the Club by mutual consent in October 2017.

Last updated on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 by B Orr.





Debut

April 8th, 1989
Dundee United 2 - 1 Dundee

League (Premier Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Ray was born on this date in Dundee.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

    Luncarty 0 - 5 Dundee United
    Friendly

    This celebratory match produced fine entertainment for the crowd enjoying a fine sunny afternoon. Understandably, the match was almost totally dominated by the Tannadice side which would have won by a


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 2 - 1 Dundee
    League (Premier Division)

    Win number five maintained our 100% record in derby matches this season, but the fact the result was so close after leading by two goals at the interval was something of a disappointment to everyone a


  • First Goal

    Aberdeen 1 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    The trip to Pittodrie was undoubtedly our biggest test so far and the opening exchanges were in the usual mould of new firm derbies with both sides testing each other out. However, in the seventeenth


  • 50th Appearance

    Falkirk 1 - 3 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    Manager, Jim McLean, opted for the same eleven which had finished the New Years Day game with Aberdeen as we looked to make it four wins out of four against the newly promoted Brockville side. The mat


  • 50th League Appearance

    Airdrie 1 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    The only change from the side which defeated Hibs for the re-arranged trip to Broomfield was on the substitute bench where Darren Jackson replaced Paddy Connolly. The match couldn't have got off to a


  • Left the Club


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • Last Goal

    Kilmarnock 2 - 3 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    It isn't often that both managers agree that the wrong side won, but both Tommy Mclean and Bobby Williamson were in agreement. The home side struggling to avoid the drop had a better start when Mauric


  • 100th Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 0 Hearts
    Scottish Cup (4th Round Replay)

    United extended their unbeaten run to 12 matches and in the process secured a place in the last eight of the Scottish Cup for the third consecutive season since winning the competition. A goal by Robb


  • Last Appearance

    Hibernian 1 - 2 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    The tension of the occasion was highly evident in the opening stages. Immediately after Crawford sent an angular drive narrowly wide, we passed up an even better chance, Lars Zetterlund placing a Kjel


  • Left the Club