Andy Gray Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1975-76 10 2 0 0 60.0% 0.0% 40.0%
1974-75 46 26 0 0 47.8% 23.9% 28.3%
1973-74 37 (2) 19 0 0 48.7% 28.2% 23.1%
Totals: 93 (2) 47


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 23/09/75 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Keflavík (A) 2 - 0
 13/09/75 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 1
 06/09/75 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0
 30/08/75 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 1
 27/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A) 2 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 16/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 0
 26/04/75 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 4 - 2
 15/03/75 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 0
 11/02/75 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 1
 08/02/75 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 3

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 16/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 0
 16/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 0
 26/04/75 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  4 - 2
 15/03/75 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 0
 11/02/75 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 1
 08/02/75 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 3
 05/02/75 3rd Round Replay vs. Berwick (A)  1 - 0
 04/02/75 3rd Round vs. Berwick (H)  1 - 1
 01/02/75 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 0
 28/12/74 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 14/12/74 Division One vs. Morton (A)  6 - 0
 14/12/74 Division One vs. Morton (A)  6 - 0
 16/11/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (A)  5 - 0
 02/11/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (A)  3 - 1
 02/11/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (A)  3 - 1
 26/10/74 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H)  3 - 3
 26/10/74 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H)  3 - 3
 26/10/74 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H)  3 - 3
 12/10/74 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  5 - 0
 05/10/74 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 14/09/74 Division One vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 0
 14/09/74 Division One vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 0
 31/08/74 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  5 - 0
 31/08/74 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  5 - 0
 28/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (A)  2 - 2
 21/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 0
 10/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 1
 10/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 1
 08/05/74 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 4
 09/04/74 Semi Final Replay vs. Hearts (N)  4 - 2
 30/03/74 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1
 23/03/74 Division One vs. East Fife (A)  2 - 0
 16/03/74 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 3
 29/12/73 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H)  6 - 0
 29/12/73 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H)  6 - 0
 29/12/73 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H)  6 - 0
 29/12/73 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H)  6 - 0
 22/12/73 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 2
 22/12/73 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 2
 19/12/73 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Newcastle Utd (A)  1 - 4
 08/12/73 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  3 - 3
 27/10/73 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 3
 13/10/73 Division One vs. Morton (A)  2 - 0
 06/10/73 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  4 - 0
 08/09/73 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 01/09/73 Division One vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 1
 29/08/73 Sectional Tie vs. East Fife (H)  5 - 2

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 23/09/75 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Keflavík (A)  2 - 0
 13/09/75 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  3 - 1
 06/09/75 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 0
 30/08/75 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 1
 27/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 1
 23/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 1
 20/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 2
 16/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 0
 13/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 3
 09/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 26/04/75 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A)  4 - 2
 19/04/75 Division One vs. Morton (H)  1 - 0
 12/04/75 Division One vs. Clyde (A)  2 - 1
 05/04/75 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 2
 29/03/75 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 2
 19/03/75 Division One vs. Arbroath (H)  3 - 1
 15/03/75 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 0
 05/03/75 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 1
 01/03/75 Division One vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 1
 19/02/75 4th Round vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 1
 11/02/75 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 1
 08/02/75 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 3
 05/02/75 3rd Round Replay vs. Berwick (A)  1 - 0
 04/02/75 3rd Round vs. Berwick (H)  1 - 1
 01/02/75 Division One vs. Airdrie (H)  1 - 0
 11/01/75 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 3
 04/01/75 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  0 - 2
 02/01/75 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 1
 28/12/74 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 21/12/74 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H)  3 - 4
 14/12/74 Division One vs. Morton (A)  6 - 0
 07/12/74 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  3 - 3
 30/11/74 Division One vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 4
 27/11/74 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H)  4 - 0
 16/11/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (A)  5 - 0
 09/11/74 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 0
 06/11/74 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Bursaspor (A)  0 - 1
 02/11/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (A)  3 - 1
 26/10/74 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H)  3 - 3
 23/10/74 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Bursaspor (H)  0 - 0
 19/10/74 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 1
 12/10/74 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  5 - 0
 05/10/74 Division One vs. Airdrie (A)  1 - 1
 02/10/74 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Jiul (A)  0 - 2
 28/09/74 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 21/09/74 Division One vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 3
 18/09/74 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Jiul (H)  3 - 0
 14/09/74 Division One vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 0
 07/09/74 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 31/08/74 Division One vs. Motherwell (H)  5 - 0
 28/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (A)  2 - 2
 24/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 21/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 0
 17/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 14/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 0
 10/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (H)  3 - 1
 10/05/74 Division One vs. Morton (H)  4 - 2
 08/05/74 Division One vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 4
 04/05/74 Final vs. Celtic (N)  0 - 3
 27/04/74 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 1
 24/04/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (H)  1 - 1
 20/04/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (A)  2 - 1
 17/04/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (H)  3 - 1
 13/04/74 Division One vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 2
 09/04/74 Semi Final Replay vs. Hearts (N)  4 - 2
 06/04/74 Semi Final vs. Hearts (N)  1 - 1
 30/03/74 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1
 23/03/74 Division One vs. East Fife (A)  2 - 0
 16/03/74 Division One vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 3
 12/03/74 5th Round Replay vs. Dunfermline (H)  4 - 0
 10/03/74 5th Round vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 1
 02/01/74 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 29/12/73 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H)  6 - 0
 22/12/73 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 2
 19/12/73 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Newcastle Utd (A)  1 - 4
 12/12/73 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Newcastle Utd (H)  2 - 0
 08/12/73 Division One vs. Celtic (A)  3 - 3
 24/11/73 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A)  1 - 1
 21/11/73 Division One vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 1
 17/11/73 Division One vs. East Fife (H)  0 - 0
 10/11/73 Division One vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 07/11/73 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Leicester City (H)  1 - 0
 27/10/73 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 3
 24/10/73 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Leicester City (A)  1 - 1
 20/10/73 Division One vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 3
 13/10/73 Division One vs. Morton (A)  2 - 0
 06/10/73 Division One vs. Clyde (H)  4 - 0
 03/10/73 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Sheff Utd (H)  2 - 0
 29/09/73 Division One vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 4
 18/09/73 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Sheff Utd (A)  0 - 0
 15/09/73 Division One vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 0
 08/09/73 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 01/09/73 Division One vs. Dumbarton (A)  2 - 1
 29/08/73 Sectional Tie vs. East Fife (H)  5 - 2
 18/08/73 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 4


Biography


Andy joined United in May 1973 from Clydebank Strollers. At the time, the player was being tracked by several clubs. He quickly appeared in the first team, making his debut aged seventeen, as a substitute against Motherwell in a League Cup tie in August 1973. His first senior goal came ten days later, scoring against East Fife at Tannadice. He quickly became first choice centre forward and was part of the Scotland professional youth squad by October. A prolific scorer right from the start, he scored four goals in one match against Dumbarton at Tannadice in December 1973 - it could have been five but missed a penalty kick. He played a major role in the run up to the Club's first Scottish Cup final in 1974, scoring a vital third goal against Hearts in the semi-final replay at Hampden Park. He ended his first season with United as top scorer and collected a Scottish Cup runners-up medal.

Dumbarton suffered again as Andy netted a hat-trick in October 1974, and he played in all four ties against Jiul Petrosani and Bursaspor as United appeared in the European Cup Winners Cup. The young striker topped not only the United scoring charts again in his second season but was also Scotland's joint top scorer alongside a future United legend, Motherwell's Willie Pettigrew. Several English clubs began to show an interest, and this intensified when Andy played for the Scotland Under-23 side. It wasn't long before an offer came in, and after just a handful of domestic matches into the 1975-76 seasons and an appearance in the UEFA Cup against Keflavik, Aston Villa made a bid in late September 1975. The nineteen-year-old moved south for a reported fee of £110,000, then a United record and an offer the Club couldn't refuse.

Andy was soon called up to the full Scotland squad, and make his international debut against Romania in December 1975 - he would go on to win 20 caps for his country. In his second season at Villa Park he was joint winner of England's golden boot, won both the PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards for the 1976-77 season, and helped the club win the League Cup. He joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1979 for an English record transfer fee of £1.49 million and scored the winning goal for them in the League Cup final in 1980. In late, 1983, he moved to Everton, where he won an FA Cup winners medal, scoring in the final against Watford. A year later he won the League Championship and European Cup Winners Cup, scoring in the final against Rapid Vienna, but collected a runners-up medal in the FA Cup final against Manchester United. He returned to Aston Villa in July 1985 and had a spell on loan at Notts County. In 1986 United made an attempt to bring the player back to Tannadice but their offer was rejected by Villa. He moved on to West Brom in 1987, before returning to Scotland to sign for Rangers in 1988. He spent one season at Ibrox as they won the Scottish Premier Division, before dropping to non-league with Cheltenham Town before retiring in 1990. He returned to Aston Villa for a third time, this time as a coach under Ron Atkinson, before focusing on a successful career as a football commentator and presenter on television.





Debut (as sub)

August 18th, 1973
Motherwell 4 - 0 Dundee United

League Cup (Sectional Tie)

Full Debut

August 29th, 1973
Dundee United 5 - 2 East Fife

League Cup (Sectional Tie)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

    Andy was born on this date in Glasgow.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Andy joined United in May 1973 from Clydebank Strollers. At the time, the player was being tracked by several clubs. He quickly appeared in the first team, making his debut aged seventeen, as a substitute against Motherwell in a League Cup tie in August 1973. His first senior goal came ten days later, scoring against East Fife at Tannadice. He quickly became first choice centre forward and was part of the Scotland professional youth squad by October. A prolific scorer right from the start, he scored four goals in one match against Dumbarton at Tannadice in December 1973 - it could have been five but missed a penalty kick. He played a major role in the run up to the Club's first Scottish Cup final in 1974, scoring a vital third goal against Hearts in the semi-final replay at Hampden Park. He ended his first season with United as top scorer and collected a Scottish Cup runners-up medal.

  • A bleak afternoon at Fir Park where we ran into a Motherwell side bang in form. From the moment ex-Dundee winger Billy Campbell put the home side ahead with a header from ten yards after 37 minutes, the Steelmen were the more polished outfit. A dreadful mix-up between Jackie Copland and Jim Cameron enabled McCabe to nip in and make it two in the 49th minute.

  • The challenge to qualify from the section was still alive although were virtually ruled out of contention by that stage. Goals were to be of prime consideration for the Tannadice side as joint section leaders Aberdeen and Motherwell met at Fir Park the same afternoon and second qualifying spot jested on a clear cut result there, and United's ability to hammer in the goals.

  • Last Appearance - Keflavík 0 - 2 Dundee United

    Both legs against Keflavik took place on Tuesdays with the First Leg on the 23rd September 1975. The venue was IBK's Keklavikurvollur Stadium which is situated not far from the international airport where we landed on our recent trip to Iceland.