Ray Farningham

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Ray Farningham
Personal information
Full name Raymond Farningham
Date of birth (1961-04-10) 10 April 1961 (age 55)
Place of birth Dundee, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Lochee United F.C.
Youth career
Dundee United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1986 Forfar Athletic 240 (29)
1986–1989 Motherwell 76 (12)
1989–1992 Dunfermline Athletic 45 (1)
1992–1994 Partick Thistle 72 (15)
1994–1998 Dundee 79 (8)
1998 Forfar Athletic (loan) 9 (1)
Teams managed
2005–2006 Forfar Athletic
2011–2012 Montrose

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ray Farningham (born 10 April 1961 in Dundee) is a Scottish former footballer who played as a midfielder for a handful of Scottish clubs. He previously managed Forfar Athletic, Montrose and was the assistant manager of Dundee. Ray is now assistant manager at junior side Lochee United F.C.


Farningham trained as a youth with Dundee United before beginning his senior career with Forfar Athletic, making his debut towards the end of the 1970s. In his seven years at Station Park, Farningham was part of the sides which won the 1983–84 Scottish Second Division title and which earlier reached the 1981–82 Scottish Cup semi-final, losing to Rangers after a replay. Full-time football backoned for Farningham and he joined Motherwell for £12,000 in 1986. Farningham spent three years at Fir Park before a similar spell at East End Park with Dunfermline Athletic. In the early 1990s, Farningham joined Partick Thistle, again for three years, before returning to his hometown to join Dundee. Two years after signing, Farningham began to combine playing duties with coaching the youngsters at Dens Park, and at the end of his career, returned to first club Forfar on loan, scoring once during his temporary stay.

Following his retirement from playing, Farningham continued as a coach at Dundee, stepping up to coach the senior players before becoming assistant to Jim Duffy. In July 2001 and prior to Duffy's arrival, Farningham received a three-month dugout ban after his behaviour during an under-21 match two months previously.[1] In September 2005, Farningham returned to Forfar as manager, taking over from Brian Fairley, who had resigned.[2] Farningham won his first two matches and kept Forfar in the Second Division but left in May 2006 to become chief scout at divisional rivals Gretna,[3] who had won the championship that season.

Farningham was made redundant in 2008 following Gretna's demise and was working on a building site[4] before returning to Dundee in November 2008 as Jocky Scott's assistant.[5]

Farningham was appointed interim manager of Montrose in March 2011,[6] and given the post permanently in early April.

Farningham returned to Dundee as assistant manager in May 2012.[7]





  1. ^ "Dundee in triple bad behaviour blow". BBC Sport. 19 July 2001. Retrieved 7 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "Farningham named new Forfar boss". BBC Sport. 26 September 2005. Retrieved 7 November 2008. 
  3. ^ "Forfar boss quits for Gretna post". BBC Sport. 4 May 2006. Retrieved 7 November 2008. 
  4. ^ Roache, Ian (6 November 2008). "Building up club high on Jinky's agenda". The Courier. Retrieved 7 November 2008. 
  5. ^ "Farningham to be Dens assistant". BBC Sport. 2 November 2008. Retrieved 7 November 2008. 
  6. ^ "Montrose turn to Ray Farningham as Steven Tweed exits". BBC Sport. 21 March 2011. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Ray Farningham back for third spell at Dens Park". The Courier. DC Thomson. 18 May 2012. Retrieved 19 July 2012. 

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