Grant Murray

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Grant Murray
Personal information
Full name Grant Robert Murray
Date of birth (1975-08-29) 29 August 1975 (age 38)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Raith Rovers (player/manager)
Number 25
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2001 Heart of Midlothian 75 (1)
2001–2003 St. Johnstone 71 (2)
2003–2006 Partick Thistle 104 (1)
2006–2009 Kilmarnock 49 (1)
2009– Raith Rovers 116 (8)
Teams managed
2012– Raith Rovers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 July 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Grant Robert Murray (born 29 August 1975 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish professional footballer, who currently plays for and manages Raith Rovers. His versatility has seen him play in several positions during his career, such as a defensive midfielder and at fullback, although he is now primarily considered to be a right back.

Murray started his career with Hearts, playing for their first team in six seasons.[1] He was an unused substitute as Hearts beat Rangers 2–1 in the 1998 Scottish Cup Final. Murray moved to St. Johnstone in 2001,[1] but they were relegated from the Scottish Premier League (SPL) in 2002. He then signed for Partick Thistle in 2003, but they were relegated from the SPL in 2004 and the First Division in 2005.[1] Murray signed for Kilmarnock in 2006, where he linked up again with Jim Jefferies, who had been his manager at Hearts.[1] He agreed a new two-year contract with Kilmarnock in April 2007.[2]

Murray was released by Kilmarnock after the 2008–09 Scottish Premier League season.[3] He signed for First Division club Raith Rovers later in the 2009 close season and scored his first goal for Raith Rovers on 29 August 2009, a stunning 30 yard volley against Dunfermline Athletic in a Fife derby at East End Park. Murray moved into coaching while at Raith, earning UEFA qualifications.[4]

On 3 July 2012, Murray was appointed player/manager at Raith Rovers.[5] Murray signed an extended contract with Raith Rovers in December 2013.[6]

On 6 April 2014, Murray guided Raith Rovers to a Ramsdens Challenge Cup Final victory over Rangers at Easter Road to secure his first trophy as a manager and Raith's first cup since 1994.

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 3 May 2014

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Raith Rovers July 2012 Present 92 36 23 33 39.13

Honours[edit]

Manager[edit]

Raith Rovers

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Murray completes move to Killie". BBC Sport (BBC). 12 July 2006. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Keeper Smith could leave Killie". BBC Sport (BBC). 12 April 2007. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Killie release experienced trio". BBC Sport (BBC). 12 June 2009. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Raith poised to appoint Grant Murray as new manager". The Scotsman (Johnston Press). 2 July 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "New Management Team Announced". raithrovers.net (Raith Rovers FC). 3 July 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Raith Rovers manager Grant Murray extends his contract". BBC Sport. BBC. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 

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