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Michael Gray

Sunderland AFC

3 caps, 0 goals

P 3 W 0 D 3 L 0 F 2: A 2
*(actual F 1: A 2)
50% successful

1999

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
162

Profile

Full name Michael Gray (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 3 August 1974 in Sunderland, county Durham [registered in Sunderland, September 1974].
Attended Castleview School, Sunderland
Married possibly to Joanne Lawson [registered in Sunderland, June 2002]. The only Michael Gray to marry in Sunderland.
Height/Weight 5' 7", 10st. 10lbs [2000].

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2000] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Began in Manchester United FC's Football of Excellence, but failed to make the grade. Joined his hometown club, Sunderland AFC, from being a trainee, signing professionally on 1 July 1992 and played for them 363 times, scoring sixteen goals. Gray was loaned to Glasgow Celtic FC on 31 August 2003, where he made a further seven SPL appearances.  Unwanted by the Black Cats, he joined Blackburn Rovers FC on a free transfer on 28 January 2004 (64 Premiership appearances), loaned to Leeds United AFC on 3 February 2005, and again in 2007 (16 Championship appearances).  Joined Wolverhampton Wanderers on 25 July 2007 (41 league appearances, four goals).  On 9 January 2009, Gray joined Sheffield Wednesday FC on loan, signing a permanent free deal on transfer deadline day, 2 February 2009, until the end of the season (43 league appearances, two goals). Following Wednesday's relegation into the third tier of English football, the club did not offer Gray any contract, thus Michael Gray announced his retirement from football on 11 May 2010. Having played 534 league games, scoring 22 times.
Club honours Football League Champions 1995-96, 1998-99;
Individual honours PFA Division One Team of the Year 1995-96, 1998-99;
Distinctions None

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2000].

England Career

Player number 1093rd player to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
First match No. 757, 28 April 1999, Hungary 1 England 1, a friendly match at N├ępstadion, Budapest, substitute (63), aged 24 years 269 days;
Last match No. 759, 9 June 1999, Bulgaria 1 England 1, a European Championships qualification match at Stadion Balgarska Armia, Sofiya, aged 24 years 311 days;
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Wrote a blog on the BBC Football website, not updated since May 2010.

 

Michael Gray - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
3 3 2 1 2 0 162 0 0 min 0 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Michael Gray - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Red 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
Away - White 2 0 2 0 2 2 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 3 0 3 0 2 2 =0 1 1 0.667 0.667 50.0 =0

 

Michael Gray - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

ECP

2 0 2 0 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
European Championship 2 0 2 0 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
Friendly 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 3 0 3 0 2 2 =0 1 1 0.667 0.667 50.0 =0

 

Michael Gray - Match Record - Tournament Matches
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1998-2000 2 0 2 0 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
EC All 2 0 2 0 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1998-2000 2 0 2 0 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
EC All 2 0 2 0 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0

 

Michael Gray - Match History
 Club: Sunderland A.F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: Kevin Keegan - 3 full capsx

Age 24
1 757 28 April 1999 - Hungary 1 England 1, N├ępstadion, Budapest Fr AD sub 63 14
0-1 when substituting
2 758 5 June 1999 - England 0 Sweden 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HD sub ht 12
0-0 when substituting
3 759 9 June 1999 - Bulgaria 1 England 1, Stadion Balgarska Armia, Sofiya AD Start 3

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