Neil Murray (footballer)

Neil Andrew Murray (born 21 February 1973 in Bellshill) is a Scottish former footballer. He began his career with Rangers in the early 1990s, and also played for clubs in Switzerland, France, Germany and England. He represented the Scotland Under-21 national team

Neil Murray
Personal information
Full name Neil Andrew Murray[1]
Date of birth (1973-02-21) 21 February 1973 (age 47)
Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1996 Rangers 63 (3)
1996–1997 Sion 35 (0)
1997–1998 Lorient 16 (2)
1999 Dundee United 8 (0)
1999–2001 Mainz 05 11 (0)
2000–2001Grimsby Town (loan) 2 (0)
2002 Falkirk 8 (0)
2002–2003 Ayr United 23 (0)
National team
1992–1996 Scotland U21[2] 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

PlayingEdit

Murray began his career with Rangers, where he won the domestic treble in 1992/93. He left Rangers in 1996, joining Swiss club Sion and winning the Swiss League and Cup double before moving to Lorient in France a year later. He then returned to Scotland for a short spell at Dundee United, before signing for German club Mainz 05. During his two years there, he had a short loan spell in England with Grimsby Town. Murray came back Scotland permanently in 2002, signing for Falkirk before playing his final season in professional football with Ayr United.

Murray represented the Scotland national under-21 football team.[3]

Scout and agentEdit

Murray later worked alongside ex-Rangers player Kevin Drinkell for a sports management company.[4] He also worked as a co-commentator for Setanta Sports coverage of the Bundesliga. Murray was appointed Head Scout by Rangers on 8 March 2011.[5][6] He left this position 2 April 2013.[7]

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Rangers

Sion

InternationalEdit

  • FIFA U-16 World Championship Runner-up: 1989
  • World Student Games - Great Britain team - Bronze medal
  • UEFA U21 European Championships semi-final 1996 in Barcelona

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Neil Murray". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Neil Murray". www.fitbastats.com. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
  3. ^ Paul, Ian (17 February 1993). "Scotland Under-21s 3, Malta Under-21s 0". The Herald. Herald & Times Group. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  4. ^ Guy Dixon (1 October 2006). "110sport sets sights on English football stars". Scotland on Sunday.
  5. ^ "Murray and Bomber back". Rangers.co.uk. Rangers Football Club. 8 March 2011. Archived from the original on 11 March 2011.
  6. ^ McCarthy, David (20 June 2011). "New Rangers scout Brian Rice excited to join Ally McCoist's Ibrox revolution". Daily Record. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
  7. ^ "Neil Murray leaves RFC". Rangers F.C. 2 April 2013. Archived from the original on 6 April 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2018.

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