Andy is one of Scotland’s greatest ever footballers. He played for several clubs in Scotland and England and was renowned for his scoring abilities–especially his ability to score goals from headers. He was a primary football pundit for Sky Sports, as well as a presenter on Andy Gray’s Last Word.
Andy Gray started his professional career as a player with Dundee United where he scored 46 goals in 62 appearances.
In October 1975, at the age of 20, Andy headed south to Aston Villa and won England’s golden boot in 1976/77 with his tally of 25 league goals. His 29 goals in the following season earned him the PFA Young Player of the Year and PFA Players’ Player of the Year awards.
Gray then moved to Everton in November 1983 for £250,000. He enjoyed two seasons with the Merseyside club, winning the FA Cup in May 1984. A year later, he won the League Championship and European Cup Winners’ Cup, also scoring in the final of the latter.
In the mid-1988, he joined Scottish giants Rangers. He spent one season at Ibrox, helping them win the Scottish Premier Division title – the first of nine successive titles they would win.
Gray won 20 caps for Scotland, scoring 7 goals for his country. He also won four caps at Under-23 level and played at schoolboy level. His full international debut came on 17 December 1975 in a 1–1 draw with Romania.
Gray entered coaching as an assistant at Aston Villa, and spent six months at Sheffield Wednesday as reserve team coach under David Pleat before focusing full-time on his television work.
Andy Gray became a football commentator, pundit, and analyst on Sky Sports, serving as a highly recognisable facet of its Premier League coverage since its inception in 1992, most notably alongside studio anchor Richard Keys and lead match commentator Martin Tyler. In addition, he reported for Sky from Euro 2004 in Portugal, although Sky did not have broadcast rights for the games. He commentated for BBC Radio 5 Live in the 2002 World Cup and for ESPN in Euro 2008.
On 8 February 2011, Gray, along with fellow former Sky pundit Richard Keys signed with talkSPORT.
Andy Gray’s face is still a familiar addition to the sporting world and his authoritative sporting speeches are in demand at company seminars nationwide.