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 51)
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
2014–2015 Rangers (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

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. He played for East Fife, Hibernian, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Rangers and Hearts. He was also capped 43 times by Scotland. After retiring from play after 2001, in 2010 he became a coach and manager, working for East Fife and Rangers as an assistant.

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, winning seven Scottish league championships.

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.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

Durie was appointed assistant manager of East Fife in November 2010.[4] On 1 March 2012 he was made caretaker manager at Bayview following the departure of John Robertson.[5] Durie took the job on a longer term basis, but then suffered from ill health.[6] He resigned in November 2012 due to this illness.[7]

Durie joined the Rangers coaching staff in July 2013, to work with the reserve and under-20 teams.[8] He was promoted to a first team coaching role in December 2014, following the departure of manager Ally McCoist.[9] Durie left Rangers in July 2015, as new manager Mark Warburton made changes to the coaching staff.[10]

Personal life[edit]

His son, Scott Durie, was a youth player at Rangers and signed for East Fife in 2010.[11]

Durie was declared bankrupt in 2016.[12]

Statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 6 September 1989 Maksimir 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

Manager[edit]

As of 3 November 2012

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Archer, Ian (12 October 1997). "Scotland's heroes join the final party". Mail on Sunday. Retrieved 14 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Tottenham Hotspur VS Crystal Palace Match overview Premier League 92/93". 
  3. ^ Dick, David (19 May 1996). "Laudrup shatters Hearts". The Independent. London. Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Gordon Durie makes East Fife return as coach". BBC Sport. BBC. 13 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "East Fife caretaker". Greg Maxwell (Forth One). 1 March 2012. 
  6. ^ Smith, Craig (17 October 2012). "East Fife chief says supporters needed 'now more than ever'". The Courier. DC Thomson. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Gordon Durie leaves East Fife manager's job due to illness". BBC Sport. BBC. 4 November 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Gordon Durie joins Ibrox coaching staff". The Herald. Herald & Times Group. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2015. 
  9. ^ McLaughlin, Chris (23 December 2014). "Rangers: Gordon Durie to replace Ian Durrant in backroom team". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 4 July 2015. 
  10. ^ Jack, Christopher (4 July 2015). "Warburton reshapes Rangers backroom staff as Durie and Henry depart". Evening Times. Herald & Times Group. Retrieved 4 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "East Fife sign defender Scott Durie from Rangers". BBC Sport. BBC. 5 July 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2010. 
  12. ^ "Former Dundee, Celtic and Scotland goalkeeper Rab Douglas declared bankrupt". The Courier. DC Thomson. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 

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