35 Facts About Andre Gray


Andre Anthony Gray was born on 26 June 1991 and is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Super League Greece club Aris.

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Product of the Shrewsbury Town youth system, Gray came to prominence after scoring 57 goals in 111 appearances in a two-season spell with Luton Town.

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Andre Gray earned six caps for England C from 2012 to 2014, before being called up to the Jamaican national team and making his debut in March 2021.

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Andre Gray began his career in the academy at hometown club Wolverhampton Wanderers, but was released at age 13.

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Andre Gray was released by Shrewsbury on 14 May 2010, having made just five appearances for the club.

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Andre Gray joined Conference North club AFC Telford United on a one-month loan on 26 November 2009.

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Andre Gray scored his first goal for the club with a late winner against local rivals Stafford Rangers on Boxing Day.

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Competition for places meant that Andre Gray gradually lost his place in the team and he returned to Shrewsbury Town on 5 February 2010.

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On 5 March 2010, Andre Gray joined Conference North club Hinckley United on an emergency one-month loan.

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Andre Gray made five appearances and scored no goals for the club, before returning to Shrewsbury Town.

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Andre Gray returned to De Montfort Park in June 2010 and signed a permanent one-year contract with the club.

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Andre Gray departed Hinckley in the summer of 2012, having made 85 appearances and scored 37 goals across his two spells with the club.

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Day after the play-off final defeat, Andre Gray signed a two-year professional contract with Luton for a fee of £30,000.

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On 14 January, following a run of ten matches in which he scored eight goals, Andre Gray signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract, which would keep him at Kenilworth Road until June 2015.

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Andre Gray made 54 appearances and scored 20 goals in a season which saw Luton finish two places outside the play-offs.

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Andre Gray confirmed he had no intention of leaving the club midway through the season, stating that it would be "stupid" to with the club having a realistic chance of promotion back to the Football League and he instructed his agent to reject any approaches.

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Andre Gray was recognised by the club for his performances by winning the Young Player of the Season award.

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Andre Gray was the leading scorer in the Conference Premier and he was named in the Conference Premier Team of the Season.

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Andre Gray was the subject of reported transfer interest from League One neighbours Milton Keynes Dons in May 2014, but the Dons baulked at his £300,000 price tag.

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Andre Gray departed the Hatters in late June 2014, having made 111 appearances and scored 57 goals during his time at Kenilworth Road.

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On 27 June 2014, Andre Gray signed a three-year deal at Championship club Brentford for an undisclosed fee and was given the number 19 shirt.

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Andre Gray quickly regained his starting berth and finished the regular season with four goals in his last 10 appearances, helping Brentford to fifth position and a matchup with Middlesbrough in the play-off semi-finals.

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Andre Gray finished his time at Griffin Park having scored 20 goals in 52 appearances and departed for a club-record fee.

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Andre Gray signed on the eve of Brentford's Championship clash at Turf Moor but wasn't eligible to make his debut against his former club, having signed too late.

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On 9 August 2017, Andre Gray signed for Premier League club Watford on a five-year contract for an undisclosed club record fee, after he rejected the offer of a new contract at Burnley, having entered the final year of his contract.

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Andre Gray finished his first season with five goals in 33 appearances, competing with Richarlison and Troy Deeney for a starting position.

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On 31 August 2021, Andre Gray joined Championship side Queens Park Rangers on a season-long loan.

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On 3 July 2022, Andre Gray moved abroad for the first time in his career, signing a four-year contract with Super League Greece club Aris.

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Andre Gray was later called into the squad to face Belgium U23 in September 2012.

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On 25 March 2021, Andre Gray made his debut for Jamaica against the United States.

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Andre Gray was introduced to football by his grandfather and suffered heartbreak at 13-years-old when his grandfather died.

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Andre Gray has a four-inch scar on his left cheek having been stabbed in the face in Wolverhampton in a gang-related incident in 2011.

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Andre Gray spoke in May 2015 of having started to grow out of the gang lifestyle around the time of the incident and credited his mother, close friends and Luton Town for turning his life around.

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In May 2016, Andre Gray began a relationship with Leigh-Anne Pinnock of the pop group Little Mix.

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On 23 August 2016, Andre Gray was charged with misconduct by the FA after a series of homophobic tweets he posted on Twitter in 2012 came to light.

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