phil gray - fact file

1986 - 1992        forward

FULL NAME :  Philip Gray

Born on 2nd October 1968 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Height : -  1.75m  (5' 9")

Weight : -  - kgs    (11st 8lbs)

 
 

A young striker from Northern Ireland, Phil Gray made an impact when he first got into the first team, but failed to oust big name strikers and moved on to a long career elsewhere.

A little on the short side for a striker, Phil had an aggressive approach to the game, but not a nasty one, making defenders hurry their clearances by closing them down quickly and challenging for every ball in the air. 

Gray had come up through the youth system and had scored lots of goals, so when he made the first team, he was perhaps a little young and found it hard to adapt.  His first game came when the first team rested a significant number of players just before the 1987 FA Cup final, losing 0-1 to Everton at Goodison Park.

Always giving a lot of effort to the performances he made, but regular injuries did not help his cause in getting a regular first team spot, leaving him to go out on loan to Barnsley and Fulham to get some first team experience, but got only three games at each club.

Seemed set to get a break towards the end of the 1990-91 season, but the new signing of striker John Hendry pushed him out of contention and that summer Phil moved on to Luton Town.  Had a successful time at Kenilworth Road, leading to him getting his first Northern Ireland cap, but injuries hit again and he was bought by Sunderland, where he enjoyed a good reputation with the crowd, as his whole-hearted performances won their favour.

Went abroad next to France with Nancy and Holland with Fortuna Sittard, but returned to Luton in 1997, but didn't settle anywhere for very long, joining Burnley and Oxford United, before going on loan to Boston United and then dropping into non-league with Chelmsford City, Stevenage Borough on loan, Maidenhead and then playing for his local Hertfordshire side Stotfold.

 

NICKNAME :  Tippy (as initials on his training kit were PG)

Career Record
 
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 21st August 1986 ?? 11th May 1987 v Everton (First Division) (away)  lost 0-1 4 + 6 as a sub 0
Barnsley 17th January 1990 Loan ??  4 0
Fulham 8th November 1990 Loan ??  5 + 1 as sub 1
Luton Town 16th August 1991 275,000 ??  ?? ??
Sunderland 19th July 1993 800,000 ??  ?? ??
Nancy (France) ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
Fortuna Sittard (Holland) 1st August 1996 ?? ??  10 1
Luton Town 15th September 1997 400,000 ??  ?? ??
Burnley 17th July 2000 Free ??  ?? ??
Oxford United 10th November 2000 Free ??  ?? ??
Boston United 7th October 2001 Loan ??  ?? ??
Chelmsford City 29th July 2002 Free ??  ?? ??
Stevenage Borough 17th January 2003 Loan ??  ?? ??
Maidenhead ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
Stotfold ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
- ?? ?? ??  ?? ??

 

Career Record
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
4 + 5 as a sub League appearances; 0 goals
0 + 1 as a sub FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
1 + 20 as a sub Other appearances; 2 goals
Barnsley (loan)
3 League appearances; 0 goals
1 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 Other appearances; 0 goals
Fulham (loan)
3 League appearances; 0 goals
0 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
2 + 1 as a sub Other appearances; 1 goal
Luton Town
54 + 5 as a sub League appearances; 22 goals
2 FA Cup appearances; 1 goal
4 League Cup appearances; 3 goals
2 Other appearances; 0 goals
Sunderland
108 + 7 as a sub League appearances; 34 goals
8 FA Cup appearances; 3 goals
9 League Cup appearances; 4 goals
2 Other appearances; 0 goals
Nancy (France)
- League appearances; goals
- French Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
Fortuna Sittard (Holland)
- League appearances; goals
- Dutch Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
Luton Town
74 + 7 as a sub League appearances; 21 goals
3 FA Cup appearances; 3 goals
9 League Cup appearances; 3 goals
0 + 1 as a sub Other appearances; 0 goals
Burnley
5 League appearances; 1 goal
0 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
2 + 1 as a sub League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 Other appearances; 0 goals
Oxford United
35 + 9 as a sub League appearances; 11 goals
2 FA Cup appearances; 2 goals
1 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
1 Other appearances; 0 goals
Boston United (loan)
3 League appearances; 0 goals
0  FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0  Other appearances; 0 goals
Chelmsford City
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
Stevenage Borough (loan)
0 + 2 as a sub League appearances; 0 goals
0   FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0  Other appearances; 0 goals
Maidenhead
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
Stotfold
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
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- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals

Honours
Northern Ireland international
26 full caps;  6 goals
?? Under-21 caps; ?? goals
- Cup winners medal 19---

Milestones
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