Ray McKinnon - Player Profile


Full Name:Raymond McKinnon
Born:August 5th, 1970 (Dundee)
Height:5' 10
Position:Midfielder
Signed:August 10th, 1983 (£200,000)
First Manager:Jim McLean
Career Stats: 122 appearances, 13 goals
Full Debut: April 8th, 1989 - Dundee United 2 - 1 Dundee (League - Premier Division)
First Goal: September 15th, 1990 - Aberdeen 1 - 1 Dundee United (League - Premier Division)
Also Played For:Aberdeen, East Fife, Livingston, Luton Town, Montrose, Nottingham Forest, Raith Rovers, Stirling Albion

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 1997/98  Premier Division 10 (2) 0 - 2 0 33.3% 16.7% 50.0%
 1996/97  Premier Division 20 (13) 6 0.18 8 0 54.5% 24.2% 21.2%
 1995/96  First Division 7 (8) 0 - 3 0 40.0% 46.7% 13.3%
 1991/92  Premier Division 21 (5) 4 0.15 3 0 46.2% 26.9% 26.9%
 1990/91  Premier Division 24 3 0.13 3 0 50.0% 16.7% 33.3%
 1989/90  Premier Division 8 (3) 0 - 1 0 27.3% 18.2% 54.5%
 1988/89  Premier Division 1 0 - 0 0 100.0% 0.0% 0.0%
 1987/88  Premier Division 0 0 - 0 0 - - -
91 (31) 13 0.11

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals 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

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 May 2nd, 1998 League  (A)  vs. Hibernian 2 - 1
 Mar 21st, 1998 League  (H)  vs. Heart of Midlothian 0 - 1
 Feb 18th, 1998 Scottish Cup  (A)  vs. Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3 - 2
 Feb 14th, 1998 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1 - 1
 Jan 3rd, 1998 League  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 0 - 1
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Feb 22nd, 1997 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 2
 Jan 18th, 1997 League  (A)  vs. Heart of Midlothian 2 - 1
 Jan 4th, 1997 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 2 - 0
 Nov 2nd, 1996 League  (A)  vs. Motherwell 3 - 1
 Mar 7th, 1992 League  (A)  vs. Dunfermline Athletic 1 - 0

Ray was an 'S' signing from Finlathen Boys Club. He was a Scotland schools and Under-15 player and became an Under-21 international. He made a breakthrough into the first team by 1989-90 and was frequently in the side over the next three years, collecting a runners-up medal in the Scottish Cup Final of 1991.

In June 1992 he moved to Nottingham Forest for a fee reported to be around 750,000. After a move to Aberdeen he returned to Tannadice in November 1995 for a reported 200,000 and helped United regain Premier League status as part of Billy Kirkwood's promotion winning side that season. He went down in United history when he netted a hat-trick of free kicks in a match against Kilmarnock on March 22, 1997. At a time when United were flying high under Tommy McLean, Ray was unable to hold down a first team slot and later left to join Luton Town.

Ray played for a host of different clubs across the UK and Northern Ireland between 2000 and 2006 before settling down with junior side Lochee United, whom he became manager of in 2004, while also holding a coaching post with the Scottish FA. He was appointed manager of Brechin City in 2012 and enjoyed a successful spell before being appointed Raith Rovers manager in the summer of 2015 where he steered the Fife club into the Championship play-offs, narrowly losing out to Hibs in the semi final.

On May 12th, 2016, having agreed terms with Raith Rovers, Ray McKinnon was appointed as first team manager on a three year deal, taking charge of the side after the club's final game of the 2015-16.

 Goals Scored
Sep 15th, 1990 League  (A)  vs. Aberdeen 1 - 1 (53')
Mar 13th, 1991 Scottish Cup  (H)  vs. Dundee 3 - 1 (37')
Apr 13th, 1991 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 2 - 1 (89')
Oct 29th, 1991 League  (H)  vs. Rangers 3 - 2 (17')
Nov 9th, 1991 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 1 - 1 (3')
Jan 4th, 1992 League  (A)  vs. Falkirk 3 - 1 (35')
Mar 7th, 1992 League  (A)  vs. Dunfermline 1 - 0 (64')
Nov 2nd, 1996 League  (A)  vs. Motherwell 3 - 1 (57')
Jan 4th, 1997 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 2 - 0 (65')
Jan 18th, 1997 League  (A)  vs. Hearts 2 - 1 (82')
Feb 22nd, 1997 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 2 (65')
Feb 22nd, 1997 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 2 (45')
Feb 22nd, 1997 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 2 (75')

 Hat-Tricks
Feb 22nd, 1997 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 2 (3 goals)