Ray Stewart Player Profile


  • Full Name: Raymond Strean McDonald Stewart
  • Born: September 7th, 1959 (Stanley, Perth)
  • Height: 5' 10
  • Position: Right Back
  • Signed: December 8th, 1975
  • First Manager: Jim McLean
  • Career Totals: 52 appearances, 6 goals
  • Also Played For: St Johnstone, Stirling Albion, West Ham United


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1979-80 5 5 1 1 0 3 0 2 1
1978-79 38 38 4 5 0 34 4 4 0
1977-78 7 7 1 0 0 6 1 1 0
1976-77 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Totals: 52 (0) 6 44 (0) 5 8 (0) 1

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Aug 25th, 1979 25/08/79 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 3
Aug 18th, 1979 18/08/79 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 1
Aug 11th, 1979 11/08/79 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 0
Aug 1st, 1979 01/08/79 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N) 2 - 3
Jul 28th, 1979 28/07/79 Quarter Final vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 0

 Recent First Team Goals
Aug 1st, 1979 01/08/79 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N) 2 - 3
May 5th, 1979 05/05/79 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 2
Apr 21st, 1979 21/04/79 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 2
Mar 7th, 1979 07/03/79 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 4 - 0
Nov 18th, 1978 18/11/78 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 1

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Aug 1st, 1979 01/08/79 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N) 2 - 3 (43') p
May 5th, 1979 05/05/79 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 2 (66')
Apr 21st, 1979 21/04/79 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 2 (57') p
Mar 7th, 1979 07/03/79 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 4 - 0 (76') p
Nov 18th, 1978 18/11/78 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 1 (6')
Apr 29th, 1978 29/04/78 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 5 - 2 (58')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Aug 25th, 1979 25/08/79 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 3
Aug 18th, 1979 18/08/79 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 1
Aug 11th, 1979 11/08/79 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 0
Aug 1st, 1979 01/08/79 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N) 2 - 3
Jul 28th, 1979 28/07/79 Quarter Final vs. Dunfermline (H) 3 - 0
May 5th, 1979 05/05/79 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 2
Apr 28th, 1979 28/04/79 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Apr 25th, 1979 25/04/79 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 1
Apr 21st, 1979 21/04/79 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 2
Apr 14th, 1979 14/04/79 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 3 - 0
Apr 11th, 1979 11/04/79 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 1
Apr 7th, 1979 07/04/79 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 0
Apr 4th, 1979 04/04/79 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 2
Mar 31st, 1979 31/03/79 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 1
Mar 28th, 1979 28/03/79 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 2 - 1
Mar 17th, 1979 17/03/79 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 0
Mar 14th, 1979 14/03/79 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1
Mar 10th, 1979 10/03/79 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 4 - 1
Mar 7th, 1979 07/03/79 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 4 - 0
Mar 3rd, 1979 03/03/79 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 1
Feb 26th, 1979 26/02/79 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (H) 0 - 2
Feb 10th, 1979 10/02/79 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1
Jan 20th, 1979 20/01/79 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 2
Dec 23rd, 1978 23/12/78 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 1
Dec 16th, 1978 16/12/78 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 1
Dec 9th, 1978 09/12/78 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 3 - 0
Nov 25th, 1978 25/11/78 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 1 - 1
Nov 18th, 1978 18/11/78 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 1
Nov 11th, 1978 11/11/78 Premier Division vs. Morton (A) 1 - 3
Nov 4th, 1978 04/11/78 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1
Oct 28th, 1978 28/10/78 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 0
Oct 21st, 1978 21/10/78 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1
Oct 14th, 1978 14/10/78 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 0
Oct 7th, 1978 07/10/78 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 1
Sep 30th, 1978 30/09/78 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 3 - 1
Sep 27th, 1978 27/09/78 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Standard (H) 0 - 0
Sep 23rd, 1978 23/09/78 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 3 - 1
Sep 9th, 1978 09/09/78 Premier Division vs. Morton (H) 1 - 2
Sep 2nd, 1978 02/09/78 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Aug 30th, 1978 30/08/78 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 3
Aug 26th, 1978 26/08/78 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 1
Aug 19th, 1978 19/08/78 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 1
Aug 12th, 1978 12/08/78 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 0
Apr 29th, 1978 29/04/78 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 5 - 2
Apr 26th, 1978 26/04/78 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (H) 3 - 1
Apr 22nd, 1978 22/04/78 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 3
Apr 19th, 1978 19/04/78 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 1
Apr 15th, 1978 15/04/78 Premier Division vs. Ayr Utd (H) 1 - 0
Apr 12th, 1978 12/04/78 Premier Division vs. Clydebank (H) 1 - 0
Oct 26th, 1977 26/10/77 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Arbroath (H) 2 - 1
Sep 4th, 1976 04/09/76 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 1
Sep 1st, 1976 01/09/76 Sectional Tie vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 1


Competition History


Comp
LGE 44 5 6 0
SC 1 0 0 0
LC 4 0 0 0
UEFA 1 0 0 0
DRY 2 1 0 0
Totals: 52 (0) 6

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


Biography


Ray signed an S form with United in May 1973 when he was just thirteen years old and still a pupil at Perth Grammar School. He was with Errol Rovers in 1975, and captained the Scottish Schoolboys team. At the end of that year, he had signed a professional contract and was playing in the reserves. By early 1976 he was established in the Scotland professional youth side, eventually becoming captain and by May 1977 he was involved at Under-21 level.

After playing regularly in United reserves, he made his first team debut in September 1976 against Celtic in a League Cup tie, just days before his 17th birthday, but it was another year before he became a first team regular. During the 1978-79 season, Ray only missed two league games as United came close to taking the League title, leading the pack at the end of their fixtures, but being pipped at the post as Celtic won their outstanding matches.

Having been voted Young Player of the Year at the SPFA awards in 1979, Ray's talent attracted interest from south of the border and rumours of a move were confirmed when West Ham United bought him for around £400,000 at the end of August 1979, just days before his twentieth birthday. Part of the fee received was reinvested in the construction of the covering for the north terracing.

Ray won an FA Cup medal with the London club, where he was the regular penalty taker, missing only ten times from almost ninety attempts. He earned full international recognition with a debut for Scotland in May 1981 against Wales, for the first of ten caps. In 1991 he left West Ham United to join St Johnstone and later played with Stirling Albion. Ray went into management at Forfar Athletic, Livingston and Stirling Albion.

Last updated on Thursday, April 21st, 2022 by B Orr.





Debut

September 1st, 1976
Celtic 1 - 1 Dundee United

League Cup (Sectional Tie)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Ray was born on this date in Stanley, Perth.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Celtic 1 - 1 Dundee United
    League Cup (Sectional Tie)


  • League Debut

    Hibernian 1 - 2 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)


  • First Goal

    Dundee United 5 - 2 Partick Th
    League (Premier Division)


  • Last Goal

    Celtic 3 - 2 Dundee United
    Dryburgh Cup (Semi Final)

    An early Hampden appearance lost for United, but plenty of encouragement from their display.


  • 50th Appearance

    Dundee United 3 - 0 Dundee
    League (Premier Division)

    With Hamish McAlpine only just returned to the fold after his fall out with manager Jim McLean in Japan, former Chelsea and England 'keeper Peter Bonetti made his first appearance for United in the hi


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 3 Aberdeen
    League (Premier Division)

    Dundee United reshuffled their attacking formation slightly after last week's defeat to Kilmarnock. Davie Dodds came into the side in place of Billy Kirkwood, who was on the subs bench with Ian Ballan


  • Left the Club