Steve Murray Player Profile


  • Full Name: Steve Murray
  • Born: October 9th, 1944 (Dumbarton)
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Signed: August 1st, 1979
  • First Manager: Jim McLean
  • Career Totals: 5 appearances
  • Also Played For: Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1979-80 2 (3) 5 0 0 0 2 (1) 0 - (2) 0
Totals: 2 (3) 0 2 (1) 0 0 (2) 0

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

 Recent First Team Starts
Dec 15th, 1979 15/12/79 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2
Nov 28th, 1979 28/11/79 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Dec 22nd, 1979 22/12/79 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 0 (sub)
Dec 15th, 1979 15/12/79 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2
Dec 8th, 1979 08/12/79 Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 0 - 0 (sub)
Nov 28th, 1979 28/11/79 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 1
Nov 24th, 1979 24/11/79 Semi Final vs. Hamilton (N) 6 - 2 (sub)


Competition History


Comp
LGE 2 (1) 0 0 0
LC - (2) 0 0 0
Totals: 2 (3) 0

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


Biography


Murray started his career at Dundee in 1964, spending six years at Dens Park, where he collected runners-up medals in both domestic cup competitions. In 1970 he became Aberdeen's record signing in a £50,000 deal and within a year gained his only international cap for Scotland against Belgium. After a contractual dispute at Pittodrie, he signed for Celtic in May 1973 for £55,000 and won all three domestic competitions during his two years at Celtic Park - scoring the second goal for Celtic in the 1974 Scottish Cup final against United.

In 1976 an ongoing toe injury forced Steve to retire aged 32, and he would later join United as a scout. Acupuncture treatment on his foot revived his playing career briefly, firstly in the reserves, and then he made a surprise debut as a substitute in the League Cup semi final against Hamilton Academical in November 1979. He also played as a substitute in the goalless League Cup final against Aberdeen at Hampden, with United going on to win the replay at Dens Park and collect their first ever major honour. It was a short-lived return though, and by March 1980 he was out of the game again when the injury recurred.

Steve later had three short spells in management, firstly at Forfar Athletic in 1980 and at Montrose in 1982. In the summer of 1989 he returned to United as Assistant Manager but, following a reported difference of opinion with the Manager, he left soon after.

Last updated on Monday, February 19th, 2018 by B Orr.





Debut (as sub)

November 24th, 1979
Dundee United 6 - 2 Hamilton Academical

League Cup (Semi Final)

Full Debut

November 28th, 1979
Partick Thistle 1 - 1 Dundee United

League (Premier Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Steve was born on this date in Dumbarton.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 6 - 2 Hamilton
    League Cup (Semi Final)


  • League Debut

    Partick Th 1 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 2 - 0 Dundee
    League (Premier Division)