People

Grant Murray – biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroScottish footballer
Is Athlete 
Football player 
Association football player 
Sports official 
Association football manager 
From United Kingdom 
Type Sports 
Gendermale
Birth 29 August 1975, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Age:44 years
Star sign Virgo
Stats
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 76 kg
Sports Teams
St Johnstone F.C.
Kilmarnock F.C.
Partick Thistle F.C.
Raith Rovers F.C.
Heart of Midlothian F.C.

Grant Robert Murray (born 29 August 1975 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish professional football player and manager. His versatility saw him play in several positions during his career, such as a defensive midfielder and at fullback, although he was primarily considered to be a centre back.

Playing career

Murray started his career with Hearts, playing for their first team in six seasons. He was an unused substitute as Hearts beat Rangers 2–1 in the 1998 Scottish Cup Final. Murray moved to St Johnstone in 2001, but they were relegated from the Scottish Premier League (SPL) in 2002. He then signed for Partick Thistle in 2003, but they were relegated from the SPL in 2004 and the First Division in 2005. Murray signed for Kilmarnock in 2006, where he linked up again with Jim Jefferies, who had been his manager at Hearts. He agreed a new two-year contract with Kilmarnock in April 2007.

Murray was released by Kilmarnock after the 2008–09 Scottish Premier League season. He signed for First Division club Raith Rovers later in the 2009 close season and scored his first goal for Raith Rovers on 29 August 2009, a stunning 30-yard volley against Dunfermline Athletic in a Fife derby at East End Park.

Coaching career

Murray moved into coaching while playing for Raith Rovers, earning UEFA qualifications. On 3 July 2012, Murray was appointed their player/manager. Murray signed an extended contract with Raith Rovers in December 2013. He guided Raith Rovers to victory in the 2013–14 Scottish Challenge Cup, winning in the final against Rangers at Easter Road. It was his first trophy as a manager and Raith’s first cup win since the 1994–95 Scottish League Cup. Murray was sacked by Raith in April 2015, after a run of five successive defeats.

As of October 2015, Murray was coaching Hibernian academy players. He guided the Hibs under-20 team to double success in 2017–18, winning the SPFL Development League and the Scottish Youth Cup.

Managerial statistics

As of 27 April 2015
TeamFromToRecord
GWDLWin %
Raith RoversJuly 2012April 2015 133 51 29 53 038.35

Honours

Manager

Raith Rovers
  • Scottish Challenge Cup (1): 2013–14