Andy Gray Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1975-76 10 10 2 1 0 3 0 7 2
1974-75 46 46 26 2 0 33 20 13 6
1973-74 37 (2) 39 19 3 0 25 (1) 16 12 (1) 3
Totals: 93 (2) 47 61 (1) 36 32 (1) 11

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

 Recent First Team Starts
Sep 23rd, 1975 23/09/75 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Keflavík (A) 2 - 0
Sep 13th, 1975 13/09/75 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 1
Sep 6th, 1975 06/09/75 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0
Aug 30th, 1975 30/08/75 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 1
Aug 27th, 1975 27/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A) 2 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
Aug 16th, 1975 16/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 0
Apr 26th, 1975 26/04/75 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 4 - 2
Mar 15th, 1975 15/03/75 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 0
Feb 11th, 1975 11/02/75 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 1
Feb 8th, 1975 08/02/75 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 3

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Aug 16th, 1975 16/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 0 (11')
Aug 16th, 1975 16/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 0 (49')
Apr 26th, 1975 26/04/75 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 4 - 2 (10')
Mar 15th, 1975 15/03/75 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 0 (32')
Feb 11th, 1975 11/02/75 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 1 (34')
Feb 8th, 1975 08/02/75 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 3 (37')
Feb 5th, 1975 05/02/75 3rd Round Replay vs. Berwick (A) 1 - 0 (89')
Feb 4th, 1975 04/02/75 3rd Round vs. Berwick (H) 1 - 1 (22')
Feb 1st, 1975 01/02/75 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 1 - 0 (57')
Dec 28th, 1974 28/12/74 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0 (36')
Dec 14th, 1974 14/12/74 Division One vs. Morton (A) 6 - 0 (51')
Dec 14th, 1974 14/12/74 Division One vs. Morton (A) 6 - 0 (17')
Nov 16th, 1974 16/11/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 5 - 0 (44')
Nov 2nd, 1974 02/11/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (A) 3 - 1 (88')
Nov 2nd, 1974 02/11/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (A) 3 - 1 (16')
Oct 26th, 1974 26/10/74 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H) 3 - 3 (61')
Oct 26th, 1974 26/10/74 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H) 3 - 3 (86')
Oct 26th, 1974 26/10/74 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H) 3 - 3 (70')
Oct 12th, 1974 12/10/74 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 5 - 0 (56')
Oct 5th, 1974 05/10/74 Division One vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 1 (68')
Sep 14th, 1974 14/09/74 Division One vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 0 (53')
Sep 14th, 1974 14/09/74 Division One vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 0 (59')
Aug 31st, 1974 31/08/74 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 5 - 0 (5')
Aug 31st, 1974 31/08/74 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 5 - 0 (83')
Aug 28th, 1974 28/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (A) 2 - 2 (21')
Aug 21st, 1974 21/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 0 (22')
Aug 10th, 1974 10/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 1 (17')
Aug 10th, 1974 10/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 1 (4')
May 8th, 1974 08/05/74 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 4 (25')
Apr 9th, 1974 09/04/74 Semi Final Replay vs. Hearts (N) 4 - 2 (79')
Mar 30th, 1974 30/03/74 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H) 2 - 1 (61')
Mar 23rd, 1974 23/03/74 Division One vs. East Fife (A) 2 - 0 (82')
Mar 16th, 1974 16/03/74 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 3 - 3 (50')
Dec 29th, 1973 29/12/73 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H) 6 - 0 (66')
Dec 29th, 1973 29/12/73 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H) 6 - 0 (17')
Dec 29th, 1973 29/12/73 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H) 6 - 0 (55')
Dec 29th, 1973 29/12/73 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H) 6 - 0 (76')
Dec 22nd, 1973 22/12/73 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 2 (63')
Dec 22nd, 1973 22/12/73 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 2 (44')
Dec 19th, 1973 19/12/73 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Newcastle Utd (A) 1 - 4 (6')
Dec 8th, 1973 08/12/73 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 3 - 3 (16')
Oct 27th, 1973 27/10/73 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 3 (54')
Oct 13th, 1973 13/10/73 Division One vs. Morton (A) 2 - 0 (75')
Oct 6th, 1973 06/10/73 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 4 - 0 (31')
Sep 8th, 1973 08/09/73 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 0 (8')
Sep 1st, 1973 01/09/73 Division One vs. Dumbarton (A) 2 - 1 (73')
Aug 29th, 1973 29/08/73 Sectional Tie vs. East Fife (H) 5 - 2 (30')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Sep 23rd, 1975 23/09/75 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Keflavík (A) 2 - 0
Sep 13th, 1975 13/09/75 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 1
Sep 6th, 1975 06/09/75 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 0
Aug 30th, 1975 30/08/75 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 1
Aug 27th, 1975 27/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (A) 2 - 1
Aug 23rd, 1975 23/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 1
Aug 20th, 1975 20/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 2
Aug 16th, 1975 16/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 0
Aug 13th, 1975 13/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 3
Aug 9th, 1975 09/08/75 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 1
Apr 26th, 1975 26/04/75 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 4 - 2
Apr 19th, 1975 19/04/75 Division One vs. Morton (H) 1 - 0
Apr 12th, 1975 12/04/75 Division One vs. Clyde (A) 2 - 1
Apr 5th, 1975 05/04/75 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 2
Mar 29th, 1975 29/03/75 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 2
Mar 19th, 1975 19/03/75 Division One vs. Arbroath (H) 3 - 1
Mar 15th, 1975 15/03/75 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 0
Mar 5th, 1975 05/03/75 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 1
Mar 1st, 1975 01/03/75 Division One vs. Dumbarton (A) 2 - 1
Feb 19th, 1975 19/02/75 4th Round vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 1
Feb 11th, 1975 11/02/75 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 1
Feb 8th, 1975 08/02/75 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 3
Feb 5th, 1975 05/02/75 3rd Round Replay vs. Berwick (A) 1 - 0
Feb 4th, 1975 04/02/75 3rd Round vs. Berwick (H) 1 - 1
Feb 1st, 1975 01/02/75 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 1 - 0
Jan 11th, 1975 11/01/75 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 3
Jan 4th, 1975 04/01/75 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 0 - 2
Jan 2nd, 1975 02/01/75 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 1
Dec 28th, 1974 28/12/74 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0
Dec 21st, 1974 21/12/74 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 4
Dec 14th, 1974 14/12/74 Division One vs. Morton (A) 6 - 0
Dec 7th, 1974 07/12/74 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 3 - 3
Nov 30th, 1974 30/11/74 Division One vs. Rangers (A) 2 - 4
Nov 27th, 1974 27/11/74 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 0
Nov 16th, 1974 16/11/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 5 - 0
Nov 9th, 1974 09/11/74 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 0
Nov 6th, 1974 06/11/74 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Bursaspor (A) 0 - 1
Nov 2nd, 1974 02/11/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (A) 3 - 1
Oct 26th, 1974 26/10/74 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H) 3 - 3
Oct 23rd, 1974 23/10/74 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Bursaspor (H) 0 - 0
Oct 19th, 1974 19/10/74 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A) 1 - 1
Oct 12th, 1974 12/10/74 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 5 - 0
Oct 5th, 1974 05/10/74 Division One vs. Airdrie (A) 1 - 1
Oct 2nd, 1974 02/10/74 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Jiul (A) 0 - 2
Sep 28th, 1974 28/09/74 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0
Sep 21st, 1974 21/09/74 Division One vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 3
Sep 18th, 1974 18/09/74 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Jiul (H) 3 - 0
Sep 14th, 1974 14/09/74 Division One vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 0
Sep 7th, 1974 07/09/74 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 2
Aug 31st, 1974 31/08/74 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 5 - 0
Aug 28th, 1974 28/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (A) 2 - 2
Aug 24th, 1974 24/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 1
Aug 21st, 1974 21/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 0
Aug 17th, 1974 17/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Aug 14th, 1974 14/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 0
Aug 10th, 1974 10/08/74 Sectional Tie vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 1
May 10th, 1974 10/05/74 Division One vs. Morton (H) 4 - 2
May 8th, 1974 08/05/74 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 4
May 4th, 1974 04/05/74 Final vs. Celtic (N) 0 - 3
Apr 27th, 1974 27/04/74 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 0 - 1
Apr 24th, 1974 24/04/74 Division One vs. Partick Th (H) 1 - 1
Apr 20th, 1974 20/04/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (A) 2 - 1
Apr 17th, 1974 17/04/74 Division One vs. Arbroath (H) 3 - 1
Apr 13th, 1974 13/04/74 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 2
Apr 9th, 1974 09/04/74 Semi Final Replay vs. Hearts (N) 4 - 2
Apr 6th, 1974 06/04/74 Semi Final vs. Hearts (N) 1 - 1
Mar 30th, 1974 30/03/74 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (H) 2 - 1
Mar 23rd, 1974 23/03/74 Division One vs. East Fife (A) 2 - 0
Mar 16th, 1974 16/03/74 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 3 - 3
Mar 12th, 1974 12/03/74 5th Round Replay vs. Dunfermline (H) 4 - 0
Mar 10th, 1974 10/03/74 5th Round vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 1
Jan 2nd, 1974 02/01/74 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
Dec 29th, 1973 29/12/73 Division One vs. Dumbarton (H) 6 - 0
Dec 22nd, 1973 22/12/73 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 2
Dec 19th, 1973 19/12/73 Semi Final 2nd Leg vs. Newcastle Utd (A) 1 - 4
Dec 12th, 1973 12/12/73 Semi Final 1st Leg vs. Newcastle Utd (H) 2 - 0
Dec 8th, 1973 08/12/73 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 3 - 3
Nov 24th, 1973 24/11/73 Division One vs. Ayr Utd (A) 1 - 1
Nov 21st, 1973 21/11/73 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 1
Nov 17th, 1973 17/11/73 Division One vs. East Fife (H) 0 - 0
Nov 10th, 1973 10/11/73 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1
Nov 7th, 1973 07/11/73 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Leicester City (H) 1 - 0
Oct 27th, 1973 27/10/73 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 3 (sub)
Oct 24th, 1973 24/10/73 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Leicester City (A) 1 - 1
Oct 20th, 1973 20/10/73 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 3
Oct 13th, 1973 13/10/73 Division One vs. Morton (A) 2 - 0
Oct 6th, 1973 06/10/73 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 4 - 0
Oct 3rd, 1973 03/10/73 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Sheff Utd (H) 2 - 0
Sep 29th, 1973 29/09/73 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 4
Sep 18th, 1973 18/09/73 1st Round 1st Leg vs. Sheff Utd (A) 0 - 0
Sep 15th, 1973 15/09/73 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 0
Sep 8th, 1973 08/09/73 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 0
Sep 1st, 1973 01/09/73 Division One vs. Dumbarton (A) 2 - 1
Aug 29th, 1973 29/08/73 Sectional Tie vs. East Fife (H) 5 - 2
Aug 18th, 1973 18/08/73 Sectional Tie vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 4 (sub)


Competition History


Comp
LGE 61 (1) 36 3 0
SC 8 3 1 0
LC 13 (1) 7 0 0
UEFA 1 0 0 0
CWC 4 0 1 0
TEX 6 1 1 0
Totals: 93 (2) 47

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


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.

Last updated on Friday, February 28th, 2020 by B Orr.





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


  • First Team Debut

    Motherwell 4 - 0 Dundee United
    League Cup (Sectional Tie)

    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 min


  • First Goal

    Dundee United 5 - 2 East Fife
    League Cup (Sectional Tie)

    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


  • League Debut

    Dumbarton 1 - 2 Dundee United
    League (Division One)


  • First League Goal

    Dumbarton 1 - 2 Dundee United
    League (Division One)


  • 50th Appearance

    Hibernian 3 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Division One)

    The Easter Road men maintamed their 100% Record with this latest victory. Alex Cropley gave the Tannadice defence most of their problems, and he put Hibs ahead from the spot' after only thr


  • 50th League Appearance

    Dunfermline 1 - 2 Dundee United
    League (Division One)


  • Last Goal

    Dundee United 2 - 0 Kilmarnock
    League Cup (Sectional Tie)


  • Last Appearance

    Keflavík 0 - 2 Dundee United
    UEFA Cup (1st Round 1st Leg)

    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 w