Ray McKinnon Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1997-98 10 (2) 0 2 0 33.3% 16.7% 50.0%
1996-97 20 (13) 6 8 0 54.5% 24.2% 21.2%
1995-96 7 (8) 0 3 0 40.0% 46.7% 13.3%
1991-92 21 (5) 4 3 0 46.2% 26.9% 26.9%
1990-91 24 3 3 0 50.0% 16.7% 33.3%
1989-90 8 (3) 0 1 0 27.3% 18.2% 54.5%
1988-89 1 0 0 0 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
1987-88 - - - - - - -
Totals: 91 (31) 13


 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
 02/05/98 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 1
 21/03/98 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 1
 18/02/98 4th Round Replay vs. Inverness CT (A) 3 - 2
 14/02/98 4th Round vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 1
 03/01/98 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 22/02/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 3 - 2
 18/01/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 1
 04/01/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 0
 02/11/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 1
 07/03/92 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 22/02/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 2
 22/02/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 2
 22/02/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 2
 18/01/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 1
 04/01/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 0
 02/11/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  3 - 1
 07/03/92 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 0
 04/01/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  3 - 1
 09/11/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 1
 29/10/91 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  3 - 2
 13/04/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 1
 13/03/91 5th Round vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 1
 15/09/90 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1

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


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.





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

    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.

  • 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 at Tannadice.

  • 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 minute Stewart McKimmie was sent packing after elbowing Mixu Paatelainen in the face and that incident saw the match burst into life as we tried to take advantage of our numerical superiority. Mixu Paatelainen sent an angled drive just wide of Snelder's left hand post and Connor then blocked one of the Finn's crosses. We ended a fairly even first half as the likelier side and certainly endorsed that view with a bright and breezy start to the second half.

  • 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 Maurice Malpas sent a glancing header past his own keeper as he stretched to make contact with Burke's cross.

  • Last Appearance - Hibernian 1 - 2 Dundee United

    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 Kjell Olofsson cut back narrowly wide of the target. We rued that, as just after the half hour mark when Grant Brebner headed in a McGinlay cross.