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Steve Gray Squad Index
Information:
1986-87 Squad Number:
7
Position:
Outside Right
Date of Birth:
07th February 1967
Birthplace:
Irvine
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 6
Weight:
10st 2lbs
Signed:
10th February 1983
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
Full Name: Stephen Fray

Everyone at Pittodrie was desolate to learn of the death of former player Steve Gray at the age of 42.

A Club spokesperson commented, "Steve was tipped for great things when he was a youngster here, and although he undoubtedly never realised his true potential, he is remembered with fondness by all who know him. Our thoughts are with Steve's family at this sad time."

Steve Gray - A look back at his career

It was back in the days when Aberdeen were winning league titles that the young Steve Gray forced his way into the Aberdeen side that was dominating Scottish football through the eighties. Gray was one of the few rising stars who made it into the Aberdeen side, following on from such as John Hewitt, Neale Cooper, Neil Simpson and Eric Black.

Born in Glasgow on 7th February 1967, Steve hailed from Irvine in Ayrshire and supported Kilmarnock as a youngster. He joined Aberdeen in 1983 from Kilmarnock Boys Club as one of the endless line of youngsters from the west of Scotland who were brought north to join up at Pittodrie where they knew there was a great chance of making it into first team football. After some promising games for the young Aberdeen side, Gray made his first team debut for the Dons against St Johnstone in a League Cup tie at Muirton Park in a 2-0 win on 28th August 1985. It was Alex Ferguson who saw great potential in the youngster who was already an Under 18 regular in the Scotland set up. He would also go on to represent Scotland at Under 21 level. Later that season Steve came on as a substitute in the Skol League Cup Final at Hampden as Aberdeen defeated Hibernian 3-0; Ferguson's only League Cup success at the club.

Stevie Gray went on to play 50 competitive matches for Aberdeen before being sold to Airdrie in 1988. Steve returned to the northeast some time later and played a big part in the Huntly success in the Highland League in the 1990's.

Died: Irvine, 19th September 2009

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
03/08/1985
Meadowbank Thistle 2-2 Aberdeen
Friendly 18 Start
07/08/1985
Dunfermline Athletic 1-0 Aberdeen
Friendly 5,500 18 Sub
28/08/1985
St. Johnstone 0-2 Aberdeen
League Cup R3 5,100 18 Start
18/09/1985
Akranes 1-3 Aberdeen
European Cup R1 1L 7,000 18 Start
21/09/1985
Aberdeen 1-1 St. Mirren
Premier Division 12,585 18 Start
25/09/1985
Dundee United 0-1 Aberdeen
League Cup SF 1L 12,837 18 Sub
28/09/1985
Rangers 0-3 Aberdeen
Premier Division 37,599 18 Sub
02/10/1985
Aberdeen 4-1 Akranes
European Cup R1 2L 14,700 18 Start
09/10/1985
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee United
League Cup SF 2L 20,000 18 Sub
12/10/1985
Hibernian 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,337 18 Sub
19/10/1985
Aberdeen 3-2 Dundee United
Premier Division 15,148 18 Start
23/10/1985
Servette 0-0 Aberdeen
European Cup R2 1L 8,000 18 Sub
27/10/1985
Aberdeen 3-0 Hibernian
League Cup F 40,061 18 Sub
30/10/1985
Heart of Midlothian 1-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 12,866 18 Start
06/11/1985
Aberdeen 1-0 Servette
European Cup R2 2L 19,000 18 Sub
09/11/1985
Aberdeen 4-1 Dundee
Premier Division 12,600 18 Start
16/11/1985
Motherwell 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,960 18 Start
16/12/1985
Aberdeen 1-3 Billy McNeill Select
Testimonial 16,500 18 Sub
01/01/1986
Dundee 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,096 18 Start
04/01/1986
Aberdeen 3-1 St. Mirren
Premier Division 11,500 18 Start
29/03/1986
Motherwell 0-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,957 19 Sub
09/04/1986
Aberdeen 3-2 Motherwell
Premier Division 10,300 19 Start
26/04/1986
Aberdeen 1-1 Rangers
Premier Division 17,000 19 Start
03/05/1986
Clydebank 0-6 Aberdeen
Premier Division 2,382 19 Start
24/07/1986
Sodra Bohuslan 1-1 Aberdeen
Tour - Sweden 19 Sub
27/07/1986
Vara 0-3 Aberdeen
Tour - Sweden 19 Start
29/07/1986
Skoftebyns I. F. 0-4 Aberdeen
Tour - Sweden 19 Start
02/08/1986
Aberdeen 0-2 VFB Stuttgart
Friendly 7,000 19 Start
09/08/1986
Dundee United 2-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 10,910 19 Start
13/08/1986
Aberdeen 4-0 Hibernian
Premier Division 12,983 19 Start
16/08/1986
Aberdeen 2-0 Hamilton
Premier Division 10,316 19 Sub
20/08/1986
Aberdeen 4-0 Alloa Athletic
League Cup R2 7,000 19 Start
23/08/1986
Celtic 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 46,073 19 Start
27/08/1986
Aberdeen 3-1 Clyde
League Cup R3 8,081 19 Start
03/09/1986
Aberdeen 1-1 Celtic
League Cup QF 23,500 19 Start
06/09/1986
St. Mirren 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,435 19 Start
13/09/1986
Aberdeen 0-1 Heart of Midlothian
Premier Division 15,625 19 Sub
11/10/1986
Aberdeen 2-0 Dundee United
Premier Division 14,922 19 Sub
04/04/1987
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,346 20 Start
11/04/1987
Aberdeen 1-1 Clydebank
Premier Division 6,000 20 Sub
18/04/1987
Heart of Midlothian 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 12,539 20 Start
25/04/1987
Motherwell 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 2,886 20 Start
02/05/1987
Aberdeen 1-1 Rangers
Premier Division 23,500 20 Start
09/05/1987
Aberdeen 3-1 Falkirk
Premier Division 7,300 20 Start
26/07/1987
Dawlish Town 0-4 Aberdeen
Friendly 20 Start
31/07/1987
Exeter City 1-1 Aberdeen
Friendly 20 Start
26/12/1987
Falkirk 0-2 Aberdeen
Premier Division 5,000 20 Sub
02/01/1988
Aberdeen 0-0 Dundee United
Premier Division 21,500 20 Sub
09/01/1988
Hibernian 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 16,000 20 Start
16/01/1988
Aberdeen 1-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Premier Division 20,000 20 Start
27/02/1988
Aberdeen 1-0 Dundee
Premier Division 13,500 21 Start
05/03/1988
St. Mirren 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 4,858 21 Start
02/04/1988
Dunfermline Athletic 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 7,132 21 Sub
13/04/1988
Aberdeen 1-1 Dundee United
Scottish Cup SF REP 17,288 21 Sub
30/07/1988
Rothes 0-8 Aberdeen
Mackessack Quaich SF 21 Start
02/08/1988
Keith 1-3 Aberdeen
Friendly 980 21 Start
05/08/1988
Feyenoord 2-1 Aberdeen
Tour 21 Sub
07/08/1988
Aberdeen 0-0 Royal Antwerp
Tour 30,000 21 Start
13/08/1988
Dundee 1-1 Aberdeen
Premier Division 12,222 21 Start
17/08/1988
Aberdeen 4-0 Arbroath
League Cup R2 9,139 21 Start
10/12/1988
Celtic 0-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 42,437 21 Start
13/12/1988
Aberdeen 3-3 Gothenburg XI
Testimonial 23,000 21 Sub
17/12/1988
Aberdeen 3-1 St. Mirren
Premier Division 8,500 21 Start
31/12/1988
Dundee 2-0 Aberdeen
Premier Division 9,828 21 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1988-89
4
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
2
2
2
1987-88
4
3
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
4
4
0
2
0
0
1986-87
9
4
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
4
1
3
1
0
1985-86
10
3
1
1
3
0
0
0
0
2
2
1
13
8
2
1
2
1
Totals:
27
10
2
5
3
0
0
1
0
2
2
1
34
16
3
8
5
3
Total Appearances/Goals: 50 3