Kevin Gray

Football player infobox
playername = Kevin Gray


fullname = Kevin John Gray
height = height|ft=6|in=0
nickname =
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1972|1|7
cityofbirth = Sheffield
countryofbirth = England
currentclub = Chesterfield
clubnumber = 6
position = Defender
youthyears =
youthclubs =
years = 1990–1994
1994–2002
2000
2002–2003
2003–2007
2007–
clubs = Mansfield Town
Huddersfield Town
Stockport County (loan)
Tranmere Rovers
Carlisle United
Chesterfield
caps(goals) = 141 0(3)
230 0(6)
001 0(0)
012 0(1)
130 (11)
003 0(0)
nationalyears =
nationalteam =
nationalcaps(goals) =
pcupdate = 19:32, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
ntupdate =

Kevin John Gray (born January 7 1972 in Sheffield, England) is an English footballer, playing as a defender for Chesterfield.

Football career

He started his career at Mansfield Town signing as a trainee in July 1990 and had a successful 4 year period at "The Stags". In 1994 Gray joined Huddersfield Town at the newly built McAlpine Stadium and played there for 8 years and played just under 300 games for "The Terriers" and he played one game on loan at Stockport County in 2000.

While at Huddersfield, Gray tackled Bradford City striker Gordon Watson in February, 1997, the sliding tackle broke Watson's leg and left him out injured for 16 months. Watson successfully sued Gray for negligence and was awarded £50,000 in interim damages. [cite web | title=Watson award in dangerous tackle case | url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/204017.stm | work=BBC News Online | publisher=BBC | date=1998-10-29 | accessdate=September 2 | accessyear=2006] as well as a latter £900,000, the bulk of which was to compensate for the loss of anticipated earnings. [cite web | title="Hard Cases" in Court
work=www.le.ac.uk (Singer & Friedlander Football Review)| url= http://www.le.ac.uk/sp/sf-review/98-99/98article5.html | accessdate=September 1 | accessyear=2007
] [cite web | title=The tackle that cost £959,143| work=www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk | url= http://archive.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/1999/5/8/163379.html | accessdate=September 1 | accessyear=2007 ]

Then he joined Tranmere Rovers in 2002 where he had a nightmare spell playing just 18 games in 16 months.

In November 2003 he joined Carlisle United, where he had a successful spell, playing a major part in the Conference and League Two successes and captaining the club. He was released in May 2007. [cite web | title=McDonald lets four players leave | url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/carlisle_united/6636179.stm | work=BBC Sport | publisher=BBC | date=2007-05-08 | accessdate=May 8 | accessyear=2007]

Gray was signed by Chesterfield on 7 June 2007. [cite web | title=Chesterfield land defender Gray | url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/chesterfield/6729773.stm | work=BBC Sport | publisher=BBC | date=2007-06-07 | accessdate=2007-06-07 ]

References

External links

*soccerbase|3044|Kevin Gray's
* [http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/sport/viewarticle.aspx?id=498448 Kevin Gray's Carlisle United factfile at News & Star]
* [http://www.bradfordcityfc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/HistoryDetail/0,,10266~91615,00.html Feature on Gordon Watson's damages claim]

Persondata
NAME=Gray, Kevin John
ALTERNATIVE NAMES=Gray, Kevin
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Football (soccer) player
DATE OF BIRTH=January 7 1972
PLACE OF BIRTH=Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
DATE OF DEATH=
PLACE OF DEATH=


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