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


  • Date of Birth


    Neil was born on this date in Bellshill.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 ne


  • 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. Ironi