Neil Murray Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Neil Murray
  • Born: February 21st, 1973 (Bellshill)
  • Height: 5' 9
  • Position: Defensive Midfielder
  • Signed: February 11th, 1999
  • First Manager: Paul Sturrock
  • Career Totals: 6 appearances, 1 goals
  • Also Played For: Ayr United, Falkirk, FC Lorient, FC Sion, FSV Mainz 05, Grimsby Town, Rangers


Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1998-99 4 (2) 1 0 0 33.3% 16.7% 50.0%
Totals: 4 (2) 1


 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
 15/05/99 SPL vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 4
 20/04/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 1
 10/04/99 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N) 0 - 2
 16/03/99 5th Round Replay vs. Ayr Utd (H) 2 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 16/03/99 5th Round Replay vs. Ayr Utd (H) 2 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 16/03/99 5th Round Replay vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 15/05/99 SPL vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 4
 08/05/99 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 0
 20/04/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 1
 17/04/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  4 - 0
 10/04/99 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N)  0 - 2
 16/03/99 5th Round Replay vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1


Biography


Neil began his career with Rangers, joining the club as a teenager, and was a member of the squad that won the domestic treble during the 1992-93 season. Part of a further two championship successes, he was on the losing side in 1994 when United finally lifter the Scottish Cup by beating Rangers at Hampden Park. The Scotland Under-21 internationalist joined Swiss club Sion in 1996-97 and won the Swiss League and Cup double before moving to Lorient in France a year later.

Neil joined United on a short-term deal in March 1999, making a scoring debut in a Scottish Cup tie against Ayr United. He made just five more appearances, and when his contract was not renewed, he signed for German side Mainz 05. A spell on loan at Grimsby Town was followed by a move to Falkirk in February 2002, before he finished his career with Ayr United in 2003.

Squad Numbers


25

Season:
1998-99





Debut

March 16th, 1999
Dundee United 2 - 1 Ayr United

Scottish Cup (5th Round Replay)


Timeline


  • 1. Date of Birth


    Neil was born on this date in Bellshill.


  • 2. Signed For Dundee United


    Neil began his career with Rangers, joining the club as a teenager, and was a member of the squad that won the domestic treble during the 1992-93 season. Part of a further two championship successes, he was on the losing side in 1994 when United finally lifter the Scottish Cup by beating Rangers at Hampden Park. The Scotland Under-21 internationalist joined Swiss club Sion in 1996-97 and won the S


  • 3. First Team Debut

    Dundee United 2 - 1 Ayr Utd
    Scottish Cup (5th Round Replay)

    We gained a place in the quarter finals with this narrow victory over a First Division side which shaded the play territorially, but in terms of chances all the scoring was squeezed into a five minute period either side of the half-time whistle. Neil Murray, making his debut, put us ahead with a controlled volley from 25 yards, but Walker hooked home the equaliser shortly after the re-start. Magnu


  • 4. First Goal

    Dundee United 2 - 1 Ayr Utd
    Scottish Cup (5th Round Replay)

    We gained a place in the quarter finals with this narrow victory over a First Division side which shaded the play territorially, but in terms of chances all the scoring was squeezed into a five minute period either side of the half-time whistle. Neil Murray, making his debut, put us ahead with a controlled volley from 25 yards, but Walker hooked home the equaliser shortly after the re-start. Magnu


  • 5. League Debut

    Aberdeen 0 - 4 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    After Billy Dodds headed us in front nine minutes from the break, a whirlwind spell of three goals in as many minutes buried Aberdeen with Joe Miller, Kjell Olofsson and Billy Dodds all finding the net. Thereafter we cruised to our fourth win of the season over the Pittodrie men, recording our biggest win of the season.


  • 6. Last Appearance

    Hearts 4 - 1 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    The least said about this display the better. Manager Paul Sturrock was one of the lucky ones being abroad on a scouting mission. We were simply never at the races against a rampant Hearts side. Ironically, in the wake of our heaviest defeat of the season, Dunfermline's defeat at Dens Park confirmed our Premier status for next season.