Gordon Durie

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Gordon Durie
Personal information
Full name Gordon Scott Durie
Date of birth (1965-12-06) 6 December 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth Paisley, Scotland
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1984 East Fife 81 (26)
1984–1986 Hibernian 47 (14)
1986–1991 Chelsea 123 (51)
1991–1993 Tottenham Hotspur 58 (11)
1993–2000 Rangers 125 (44)
2000–2001 Heart of Midlothian 16 (3)
Total 450 (149)
National team
1987–1998 Scotland 43 (7)
Teams managed
2012 East Fife
2014– Rangers (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Gordon Scott Durie (born 6 December 1965 in Paisley), known as Jukebox after the TV programme Jukebox Jury, is a Scottish former professional footballer, a utility player who usually played as a striker.

Playing career[edit]

During his career he played for East Fife, Hibernian, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Rangers and Hearts. He was also capped 43 times by Scotland, scoring 7 goals. Durie scored the second goal in a 2–0 win against Latvia that clinched qualification for the 1998 FIFA World Cup.[1]

His spell with Chelsea from 1986 to 1991 yielded 51 league goals and a Second Division title medal, and in his subsequent two-year spell at Tottenham Hotspur he was scorer of the North London club's first FA Premier League goal in a 2–2 home draw with Crystal Palace on 22 August 1992.[2]

The most successful period of his career came while playing for Rangers, where he was part of the side that won nine Scottish league championships in a row, joining after their fifth successive triumph in 1993. He also added further titles in 1999 and 2000 after Celtic had disrupted their winning run.

Earlier in his career, he was part of the Chelsea side that won the Football League Second Division title in 1989.

Durie scored a hat-trick in the 1996 Scottish Cup Final to help Rangers beat Hearts 5–1.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 6 September 1989 Dinamo Stadion, Zagreb  Yugoslavia 1–0 1–3 WCQG5
2 1 May 1991 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  San Marino 2–0 2–0 ECQG2
3 11 September 1991 Wankdorf Stadion, Bern  Switzerland 1–2 2–2 ECQG2
4 13 November 1991 Hampden Park, Glasgow  San Marino 3–0 4–0 ECQG2
5 26 May 1996 Veteran's Stadium, New Britain CT  United States 1–0 1–2 Friendly
6 11 October 1997 Celtic Park, Glasgow  Latvia 2–0 2–0 WCQG4
7 12 November 1997 Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, St Etienne  France 1–1 1–2 Friendly

Coaching career[edit]

Durie was appointed assistant manager of East Fife in November 2010.[3] On 1 March 2012 he was made caretaker manager at Bayview following the departure of John Robertson.[4] Durie took the job on a longer term basis, but then suffered from ill health.[5] He resigned in November 2012 due to this illness.[6]

On 2 July 2013 Durie joined Rangers coaching staff to work with the reserves and under-20s.[7] He was promoted to a first team coaching role in December 2014, following the departure of manager Ally McCoist.[8]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 3 November 2012

Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
East Fife Scotland March 2012 November 2012

Personal life[edit]

His son, Scott Durie, was a youth player at Rangers and signed for East Fife in 2010.[9]


  1. ^ Archer, Ian (12 October 1997). "Scotland's heroes join the final party". Mail on Sunday. Retrieved 14 August 2010. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Gordon Durie makes East Fife return as coach". BBC Sport. 13 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "East Fife caretaker". Greg Maxwell (Forth One). 1 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Smith, Craig (17 October 2012). "East Fife chief says supporters needed 'now more than ever'". The Courier (DC Thomson). Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Gordon Durie leaves East Fife manager's job due to illness". BBC Sport. BBC. 4 November 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  7. ^ Gordon Durie joins Ibrox coaching staff
  8. ^ Rangers: Gordon Durie to replace Ian Durrant in backroom team, BBC Sport
  9. ^ "East Fife sign defender Scott Durie from Rangers". BBC Sport (BBC). 5 July 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2010. 

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