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 42)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Defender
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)
2009–2015 Raith Rovers 116 (8)
Teams managed
2012–2015 Raith Rovers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 July 2012

Grant Robert Murray (born 29 August 1975 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish professional football player and manager. His versatility saw him play in several positions during his career, such as a defensive midfielder and at fullback, although he was primarily considered to be a centre back.

Playing career[edit]

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.

Coaching career[edit]

Murray moved into coaching while playing for Raith Rovers, earning UEFA qualifications.[4] On 3 July 2012, Murray was appointed their player/manager.[5] Murray signed an extended contract with Raith Rovers in December 2013.[6] He guided Raith Rovers to victory in the 2013–14 Scottish Challenge Cup, winning in the final against Rangers at Easter Road. It was his first trophy as a manager and Raith's first cup win since the 1994–95 Scottish League Cup. Murray was sacked by Raith in April 2015, after a run of five successive defeats.[7]

As of October 2015, Murray was coaching Hibernian academy players.[8] He guided the Hibs under-20 team to double success in 2017–18, winning the SPFL Development League and the Scottish Youth Cup.[9][10]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 27 April 2015
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Raith Rovers July 2012 April 2015 133 51 29 53 038.35



Raith Rovers


  1. ^ a b c d "Murray completes move to Killie". BBC Sport. 12 July 2006. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Keeper Smith could leave Killie". BBC Sport. 12 April 2007. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Killie release experienced trio". BBC Sport. 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". 3 July 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Raith Rovers manager Grant Murray extends his contract". BBC Sport. 5 December 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Raith Rovers: Grant Murray sacked after three years in charge". BBC Sport. 27 April 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "East of Scotland Shield on Saturday". 9 October 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "Hibs kids Hampden-bound after beating Celtic in Youth Cup semi". Edinburgh Evening News. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2018. 
  10. ^ Crawford, Kenny (26 April 2018). "Scottish Youth Cup final: Hibernian beat Aberdeen 3-1". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 26 April 2018. 

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