Danny Gray Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Daniel Gray
  • Born: May 2nd, 1951
  • Died: November 24th, 2011 (Glasgow)
  • Position: Left Back
  • Signed: April 8th, 1968
  • First Manager: Jack Steedman
  • Career Totals: 140 appearances, 2 goals
  • Also Played For: Chelsea


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1972-73 16 (1) 1 0 0 5.9% 17.6% 76.5%
1971-72 36 (2) 1 0 0 39.5% 28.9% 31.6%
1970-71 37 0 0 0 48.6% 21.6% 29.7%
1969-70 40 0 1 1 32.5% 17.5% 50.0%
1968-69 3 (5) 0 0 0 25.0% 25.0% 50.0%
Totals: 132 (8) 2


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 23/12/72 1st Round Replay vs. Brechin City (H) 1 - 2
 16/12/72 1st Round vs. Brechin City (A) 0 - 0
 02/12/72 Division 2 vs. Stranraer (A) 0 - 4
 11/11/72 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (H) 1 - 2
 20/09/72 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (A) 0 - 3

 Recent First Team Goals
 06/09/72 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (A) 1 - 3
 30/10/71 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (A) 1 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 06/09/72 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (A)  1 - 3
 30/10/71 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (A)  1 - 0

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 23/12/72 1st Round Replay vs. Brechin City (H)  1 - 2
 16/12/72 1st Round vs. Brechin City (A)  0 - 0
 02/12/72 Division 2 vs. Stranraer (A)  0 - 4
 11/11/72 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (H)  1 - 2
 04/11/72 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  2 - 3
 20/09/72 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (A)  0 - 3
 16/09/72 Division 2 vs. Raith Rovers (H)  1 - 1
 13/09/72 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  1 - 2
 09/09/72 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (A)  2 - 4
 06/09/72 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (A)  1 - 3
 02/09/72 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (H)  0 - 3
 30/08/72 Group 3 vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 3
 26/08/72 Group 3 vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 5
 23/08/72 Group 3 vs. Ayr Utd (A)  0 - 5
 19/08/72 Group 3 vs. St Mirren (A)  2 - 4
 16/08/72 Group 3 vs. Ayr Utd (H)  1 - 0
 12/08/72 Group 3 vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 2
 04/05/72 Final vs. Stirling Albion (N)  1 - 5
 29/04/72 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  1 - 3
 22/04/72 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (H)  0 - 0
 18/04/72 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (A)  4 - 4
 15/04/72 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (A)  2 - 1
 11/04/72 Division 2 vs. Raith Rovers (H)  3 - 1
 05/04/72 Semi Final vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  2 - 0
 01/04/72 Division 2 vs. Stranraer (H)  3 - 0
 25/03/72 Division 2 vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  1 - 0
 11/03/72 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  1 - 2
 04/03/72 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (H)  3 - 4
 26/02/72 4th Round vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 4
 19/02/72 Division 2 vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  0 - 0
 12/02/72 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  3 - 1
 09/02/72 3rd Round Replay vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 0
 05/02/72 3rd Round vs. East Fife (H)  1 - 1
 29/01/72 Division 2 vs. Montrose (A)  2 - 1
 22/01/72 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (H)  3 - 1
 15/01/72 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (A)  2 - 1
 27/12/71 Division 2 vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 25/12/71 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  2 - 1
 18/12/71 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (A)  1 - 1
 11/12/71 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (H)  1 - 2
 30/11/71 1st Round vs. Falkirk (A)  4 - 2
 27/11/71 Division 2 vs. Stranraer (A)  2 - 2
 06/11/71 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  2 - 0
 30/10/71 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (A)  1 - 0
 23/10/71 Division 2 vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  1 - 4
 16/10/71 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  1 - 1
 09/10/71 Division 2 vs. Montrose (H)  1 - 2
 02/10/71 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (A)  0 - 2
 29/09/71 Division 2 vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 3
 25/09/71 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (H)  0 - 0
 22/09/71 Quarter Final 2nd Leg vs. Celtic (A)  2 - 6
 18/09/71 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (A)  1 - 1
 15/09/71 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (H)  1 - 1
 11/09/71 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 3
 01/09/71 Group 5 vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  4 - 3
 21/04/71 Division 2 vs. Hamilton Accies (A)  0 - 0
 10/04/71 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (A)  1 - 1
 03/04/71 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (A)  1 - 0
 27/03/71 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (H)  2 - 0
 20/03/71 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (H)  1 - 2
 13/03/71 Division 2 vs. Stranraer (A)  0 - 3
 10/03/71 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (H)  7 - 1
 06/03/71 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (H)  2 - 0
 27/02/71 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (A)  0 - 2
 24/02/71 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (H)  0 - 0
 20/02/71 Division 2 vs. East Fife (H)  3 - 0
 06/02/71 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  3 - 2
 30/01/71 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (A)  1 - 0
 27/01/71 3rd Round Replay vs. Dundee Utd (A)  1 - 5
 23/01/71 3rd Round vs. Dundee Utd (H)  0 - 0
 09/01/71 Division 2 vs. Partick Th (A)  0 - 1
 02/01/71 Division 2 vs. Montrose (H)  3 - 0
 01/01/71 Division 2 vs. Dumbarton (A)  1 - 3
 26/12/70 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (H)  0 - 0
 19/12/70 2nd round vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  2 - 1
 12/12/70 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  3 - 1
 05/12/70 1st Round vs. East Stirlingshire (A)  2 - 0
 14/11/70 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (A)  1 - 1
 07/11/70 Division 2 vs. Stranraer (H)  1 - 3
 24/10/70 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (H)  6 - 5
 17/10/70 Division 2 vs. East Fife (A)  0 - 2
 10/10/70 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  2 - 0
 03/10/70 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (H)  1 - 2
 19/09/70 Division 2 vs. Partick Th (H)  3 - 1
 12/09/70 Division 2 vs. Montrose (A)  1 - 0
 05/09/70 Division 2 vs. Dumbarton (H)  2 - 1
 29/08/70 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (A)  1 - 3
 26/08/70 Group 8 vs. Falkirk (A)  1 - 1
 19/08/70 Group 8 vs. Albion Rovers (H)  5 - 1
 15/08/70 Group 8 vs. Falkirk (H)  0 - 3
 12/08/70 Group 8 vs. Albion Rovers (A)  2 - 2
 08/08/70 Group 8 vs. Arbroath (H)  4 - 1
 27/04/70 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (H)  0 - 2
 22/04/70 Division 2 vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  2 - 3
 18/04/70 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (A)  2 - 0
 14/03/70 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (A)  1 - 2
 07/03/70 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (H)  0 - 1
 28/02/70 Division 2 vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 1
 21/02/70 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  0 - 0
 11/02/70 2nd Round vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 2
 31/01/70 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (A)  0 - 2
 24/01/70 1st Round vs. Arbroath (A)  2 - 1
 17/01/70 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (H)  3 - 4
 03/01/70 Division 2 vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 1
 01/01/70 Division 2 vs. Dumbarton (H)  0 - 0
 27/12/69 Division 2 vs. Stirling Albion (A)  2 - 5
 24/12/69 2nd Preliminary Round vs. Queen's Park (H)  1 - 0
 13/12/69 Division 2 vs. Montrose (H)  1 - 3
 06/12/69 1st Preliminary Round vs. Forres (A)  2 - 0
 29/11/69 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (H)  3 - 0
 15/11/69 Division 2 vs. Brechin City (A)  2 - 2
 08/11/69 Division 2 vs. Stranraer (A)  2 - 1
 01/11/69 Division 2 vs. Hamilton Accies (H)  2 - 1
 25/10/69 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (H)  2 - 0
 18/10/69 Division 2 vs. Forfar Ath (A)  1 - 3
 11/10/69 Division 2 vs. East Fife (H)  4 - 1
 04/10/69 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  1 - 1
 01/10/69 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (H)  1 - 3
 27/09/69 Division 2 vs. Dumbarton (A)  1 - 5
 24/09/69 Division 2 vs. Albion Rovers (A)  4 - 1
 20/09/69 Division 2 vs. Falkirk (H)  0 - 7
 17/09/69 Division 2 vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 1
 13/09/69 Division 2 vs. Alloa Athletic (A)  0 - 2
 06/09/69 Division 2 vs. Arbroath (H)  0 - 2
 03/09/69 Division 2 vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  1 - 3
 30/08/69 Division 2 vs. Montrose (A)  1 - 4
 27/08/69 Group 7 vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  1 - 2
 23/08/69 Group 7 vs. Dumbarton (A)  0 - 1
 20/08/69 Group 7 vs. Stranraer (H)  3 - 2
 16/08/69 Group 7 vs. Cowdenbeath (H)  3 - 1
 13/08/69 Group 7 vs. Stranraer (A)  1 - 1
 09/08/69 Group 7 vs. Dumbarton (H)  1 - 3
 28/04/69 Division 2 vs. Ayr Utd (H)  0 - 1
 26/04/69 Division 2 vs. Berwick Rangers (A)  0 - 5
 29/03/69 Division 2 vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  2 - 2
 19/10/68 Division 2 vs. East Stirlingshire (H)  0 - 4
 14/09/68 Division 2 vs. Queen's Park (A)  4 - 2
 31/08/68 Group 6 vs. Queen of South (H)  1 - 1
 24/08/68 Group 6 vs. East Fife (H)  1 - 3
 17/08/68 Group 6 vs. Queen of South (A)  2 - 1


Biography

Like Paul McMillan, Danny Gray joined Clydebank from Chelsea. He was in the same Chelsea youth team as Alan Hudson who despite his ability only won two England international caps. Danny played left half for Chelsea youth and scored in a 5-1 local derby win over Tottenham. Suffering from home sickness he returned to Scotland although there were plenty of Scots on Chelsea’s books at the time including Tommy Docherty, Eddie McCreadie, George Graham and Charlie Cooke. However London is a lonely city for a young boy and Danny would only have been sixteen at that time.

He signed for the Bankies in April 1968 and was one of the original Bankies Babes. He played 140 games for Clydebank in four seasons, but tragically, by the time he played his last game in December 1972, he was only 21 years old and should have still had his best football days in front of him.

Danny made his debut in a 2-1 League Cup win against Queen of the South at Palmerston on 17 August 1968, he came on as a substitute for another ‘Babe’ Dougie Hay for the last 2 minutes ! His home debut ended in a 3-1 defeat by East Fife. Danny was back on the subs bench for the next game, a League Cup tie against Queen of the South at Kilbowie which ended up 1-1. Fate however played a hand, as another ‘Babe’, Jim Fallon was playing left back in this game and came off injured at half-time, Danny came on as substitute and found his new playing position.

He was a neat tidy player, a good tackler and formed a good partnership with Dougie Hay and Jimmy Caskie on the Clydebank left side. His most memorable match would probably be the Scottish Cup tie at Pittodrie on 11 February 1970, when Clydebank were unlucky to go down 2-1 to the eventual Cup Winners, Aberdeen.

Sadly, Danny Gray passed away in 2011, his funeral eulogy was carried out by his best man and friend Bankies goalkeeper Mike McDonald with his coach Bill Munro also in attendance.

Debut (as sub)

August 17th, 1968
Queen of the South 1 - 2 Clydebank

League Cup (Group 6)

Full Debut

August 24th, 1968
Clydebank 1 - 3 East Fife

League Cup (Group 6)


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