Michael Gray

Date of birth03 August 1974
Place of birthSunderland
NationalityEnglish
Weight68 kg
Height1.70 m
PositionDefender/Left back

Gray enjoyed an excellent season with Sunderland in 2000-01 when he was one of the club's most consistent players and rarely missed a match.

Officially appointed team captain following the retirement of Steve Bould, he wasted no time in announcing how proud he was to be leading his home-town club and his displays certainly reflected this.

A pacy left back who was always willing to fly down the wing, he produced some particularly fine performances during the season's 'derby' matches, supplying a brilliant pinpoint cross for Niall Quinn to head home the winner at St James Park against Newcastle United and then firing home the only goal of the game against Middlesbrough at the Stadium of Light - his only success of the campaign.

Gray joined Blackburn Rovers in January 2004 with a contract to June 2006 which was extended to June 2007 in May 2006.

He joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in July 2007 with a one-year contract that was extended to June 2009 in August 2008.

After a loan spell, Gray joined Sheffield Wednesday in February 2009 with a contract to the end of the season that was extended to June 2010 in May 2009.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Sunderland 01 Jul 1992 27 Jan 2004
Celtic 01 Sep 2003 31 Dec 2003 L
Blackburn Rovers 27 Jan 2004 30 Jun 2007
Leeds United 03 Feb 2005 31 May 2005 L
Leeds United 22 Mar 2007 31 May 2007 L
Wolverhampton Wanderers 25 Jul 2007 02 Feb 2009
Sheffield Wednesday 09 Jan 2009 01 Feb 2009 L
Sheffield Wednesday 02 Feb 2009 30 Jun 2010

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1995-96 Sunderland League Cup 2
1996-97 Sunderland FA Cup 2
1
1996-97 Sunderland League Cup 2
1996-97 Sunderland Premier League 31
3
3
4
1997-98 Sunderland League Cup 3
1998-99 Sunderland FA Cup 1
1998-99 Sunderland League Cup 5
1999-00 Sunderland FA Cup 2
1999-00 Sunderland League Cup 2
1
1999-00 Sunderland Premier League 32
1
2000-01 Sunderland FA Cup 2
2000-01 Sunderland League Cup 3
2000-01 Sunderland Premier League 36
1
4
1
2001-02 Sunderland League Cup 1
2001-02 Sunderland Premier League 35
1
2002-03 Sunderland FA Cup 4
1
2002-03 Sunderland Premier League 32
1
2
2003-04 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 14
1
2003-04 Celtic UEFA Champions League 1
2003-04 Sunderland League Cup 1
1
2003-04 Sunderland League Division 1
1
2004-05 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 9
2004-05 Leeds United League Championship 10
1
2005-06 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 1
2005-06 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 6
2005-06 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 30
4
2006-07 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 10
1
2006-07 Blackburn Rovers UEFA Cup 2
1
2006-07 Leeds United League Championship 6
1
2007-08 Wolverhampton Wanderers FA Cup 2
1
2007-08 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Championship 29
4
3
3
2007-08 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Cup 1
2008-09 Sheffield Wednesday League Championship 13
2008-09 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Championship 4
4
1
2008-09 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Cup 2
2009-10 Sheffield Wednesday League Championship 27
3
2
3
2009-10 Sheffield Wednesday League Cup
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
20 Sep 1995 Liverpool v Sunderland L 2-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
04 Oct 1995 Sunderland v Liverpool L 0-1
Agg: 0-3
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
17 Aug 1996 Sunderland v Leicester City D 0-0 Premier League
21 Aug 1996 Nottingham Forest v Sunderland W 1-4 Premier League
24 Aug 1996 Liverpool v Sunderland D 0-0 Premier League
04 Sep 1996 Sunderland v Newcastle United L 1-2 Premier League
08 Sep 1996 Sunderland v West Ham United D 0-0 Premier League
14 Sep 1996 Derby County v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
17 Sep 1996 Watford v Sunderland W 0-2 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
21 Sep 1996 Sunderland v Coventry City W 1-0 Premier League
28 Sep 1996 Arsenal v Sunderland L 2-0 Premier League
14 Oct 1996 Sunderland v Middlesbrough D 2-2 Premier League
19 Oct 1996 Southampton v Sunderland L 3-0 Premier League
23 Oct 1996 Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland L 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
26 Oct 1996 Sunderland v Aston Villa W 1-0 Premier League
02 Nov 1996 Leeds United v Sunderland L 3-0 Premier League
16 Nov 1996 Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland L 2-0 Premier League
30 Nov 1996 Everton v Sunderland W 1-3 Premier League
07 Dec 1996 Sunderland v Wimbledon L 1-3 Premier League
15 Dec 1996 Sunderland v Chelsea W 3-0 Premier League
21 Dec 1996 Manchester United v Sunderland L 5-0 Premier League
26 Dec 1996 Sunderland v Derby County W 2-0 Premier League
01 Jan 1997 Coventry City v Sunderland D 2-2 Premier League
04 Jan 1997 Arsenal v Sunderland D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1997 Sunderland v Arsenal W 1-0 Premier League
15 Jan 1997 Sunderland v Arsenal L 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round replay
29 Jan 1997 Leicester City v Sunderland D 1-1 Premier League
01 Feb 1997 Aston Villa v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
22 Feb 1997 Sunderland v Leeds United L 0-1 Premier League
01 Mar 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
08 Mar 1997 Sunderland v Manchester United W 2-1 Premier League
12 Mar 1997 Sheffield Wednesday v Sunderland L 2-1 Premier League
16 Mar 1997 Chelsea v Sunderland L 6-2 Premier League
22 Mar 1997 Sunderland v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 Premier League
05 Apr 1997 Newcastle United v Sunderland D 1-1 Premier League
13 Apr 1997 Sunderland v Liverpool L 1-2 Premier League
19 Apr 1997 Middlesbrough v Sunderland W 0-1 Premier League
22 Apr 1997 Sunderland v Southampton L 0-1 Premier League
03 May 1997 Sunderland v Everton W 3-0 Premier League
11 May 1997 Wimbledon v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
16 Sep 1997 Sunderland v Bury W 2-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 1997 Bury v Sunderland W 1-2
Agg: 2-4
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
15 Oct 1997 Middlesbrough v Sunderland L 2-0 League Cup 3rd round
11 Aug 1998 York City v Sunderland W 0-2 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
18 Aug 1998 Sunderland v York City W 2-1
Agg: 4-1
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
27 Oct 1998 Sunderland v Grimsby Town W 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
23 Jan 1999 Blackburn Rovers v Sunderland L 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
26 Jan 1999 Sunderland v Leicester City L 1-2 League Cup Semi-final 1st leg
17 Feb 1999 Leicester City v Sunderland D 1-1
Agg: 3-2
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
07 Aug 1999 Chelsea v Sunderland L 4-0 Premier League
10 Aug 1999 Sunderland v Watford W 2-0 Premier League
14 Aug 1999 Sunderland v Arsenal D 0-0 Premier League
21 Aug 1999 Leeds United v Sunderland L 2-1 Premier League
25 Aug 1999 Newcastle United v Sunderland W 1-2 Premier League
29 Aug 1999 Sunderland v Coventry City D 1-1 Premier League
11 Sep 1999 Sunderland v Leicester City W 2-0 Premier League
14 Sep 1999 Sunderland v Walsall W 3-2 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
18 Sep 1999 Derby County v Sunderland W 0-5 Premier League
21 Sep 1999 Walsall v Sunderland W 0-5
Agg: 2-8
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
25 Sep 1999 Sunderland v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 Premier League
02 Oct 1999 Bradford City v Sunderland W 0-4 Premier League
12 Oct 1999 Wimbledon v Sunderland L 3-2 League Cup 3rd round
18 Oct 1999 Sunderland v Aston Villa W 2-1 Premier League
24 Oct 1999 West Ham United v Sunderland D 1-1 Premier League
31 Oct 1999 Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-1 Premier League
06 Nov 1999 Middlesbrough v Sunderland D 1-1 Premier League
20 Nov 1999 Sunderland v Liverpool L 0-2 Premier League
27 Nov 1999 Watford v Sunderland W 2-3 Premier League
04 Dec 1999 Sunderland v Chelsea W 4-1 Premier League
11 Dec 1999 Sunderland v Portsmouth W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Dec 1999 Sunderland v Southampton W 2-0 Premier League
26 Dec 1999 Everton v Sunderland L 5-0 Premier League
28 Dec 1999 Sunderland v Manchester United D 2-2 Premier League
03 Jan 2000 Wimbledon v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
08 Jan 2000 Tranmere Rovers v Sunderland L 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
15 Jan 2000 Arsenal v Sunderland L 4-1 Premier League
23 Jan 2000 Sunderland v Leeds United L 1-2 Premier League
05 Feb 2000 Sunderland v Newcastle United D 2-2 Premier League
26 Feb 2000 Sunderland v Derby County D 1-1 Premier League
01 Apr 2000 Southampton v Sunderland W 1-2 Premier League
08 Apr 2000 Sunderland v Wimbledon W 2-1 Premier League
15 Apr 2000 Manchester United v Sunderland L 4-0 Premier League
22 Apr 2000 Sheffield Wednesday v Sunderland W 0-2 Premier League
24 Apr 2000 Sunderland v Bradford City L 0-1 Premier League
29 Apr 2000 Aston Villa v Sunderland D 1-1 Premier League
06 May 2000 Sunderland v West Ham United W 1-0 Premier League
14 May 2000 Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland L 3-1 Premier League
19 Aug 2000 Sunderland v Arsenal W 1-0 Premier League
23 Aug 2000 Manchester City v Sunderland L 4-2 Premier League
26 Aug 2000 Ipswich Town v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
05 Sep 2000 Sunderland v West Ham United D 1-1 Premier League
09 Sep 2000 Manchester United v Sunderland L 3-0 Premier League
16 Sep 2000 Sunderland v Derby County W 2-1 Premier League
23 Sep 2000 Liverpool v Sunderland D 1-1 Premier League
01 Oct 2000 Sunderland v Leicester City D 0-0 Premier League
14 Oct 2000 Sunderland v Chelsea W 1-0 Premier League
22 Oct 2000 Aston Villa v Sunderland D 0-0 Premier League
28 Oct 2000 Sunderland v Coventry City W 1-0 Premier League
31 Oct 2000 Bristol Rovers v Sunderland W 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
04 Nov 2000 Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland L 2-1 Premier League
11 Nov 2000 Sunderland v Southampton D 2-2 Premier League
18 Nov 2000 Newcastle United v Sunderland W 1-2 Premier League
25 Nov 2000 Charlton Athletic v Sunderland W 0-1 Premier League
28 Nov 2000 Sunderland v Manchester United W 2-1 League Cup 4th round
04 Dec 2000 Sunderland v Everton W 2-0 Premier League
09 Dec 2000 Sunderland v Middlesbrough W 1-0 Premier League
16 Dec 2000 Leeds United v Sunderland L 2-0 Premier League
19 Dec 2000 Crystal Palace v Sunderland L 2-1 League Cup Quarter-final
23 Dec 2000 Sunderland v Manchester City W 1-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2000 Bradford City v Sunderland W 1-4 Premier League
30 Dec 2000 Arsenal v Sunderland D 2-2 Premier League
01 Jan 2001 Sunderland v Ipswich Town W 4-1 Premier League
13 Jan 2001 West Ham United v Sunderland W 0-2 Premier League
17 Jan 2001 Crystal Palace v Sunderland W 2-4 FA Cup 3rd round replay
21 Jan 2001 Sunderland v Bradford City D 0-0 Premier League
27 Jan 2001 Sunderland v Ipswich Town W 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 2001 Sunderland v Manchester United L 0-1 Premier League
03 Feb 2001 Derby County v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
10 Feb 2001 Sunderland v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
05 Mar 2001 Sunderland v Aston Villa D 1-1 Premier League
17 Mar 2001 Chelsea v Sunderland W 2-4 Premier League
31 Mar 2001 Sunderland v Leeds United L 0-2 Premier League
09 Apr 2001 Middlesbrough v Sunderland D 0-0 Premier League
14 Apr 2001 Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-3 Premier League
21 Apr 2001 Sunderland v Newcastle United D 1-1 Premier League
28 Apr 2001 Southampton v Sunderland W 0-1 Premier League
05 May 2001 Sunderland v Charlton Athletic W 3-2 Premier League
19 May 2001 Everton v Sunderland D 2-2 Premier League
18 Aug 2001 Sunderland v Ipswich Town W 1-0 Premier League
22 Aug 2001 Fulham v Sunderland L 2-0 Premier League
26 Aug 2001 Newcastle United v Sunderland D 1-1 Premier League
08 Sep 2001 Sunderland v Blackburn Rovers W 1-0 Premier League
12 Sep 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Sunderland L 4-2 League Cup 2nd round
16 Sep 2001 Aston Villa v Sunderland D 0-0 Premier League
19 Sep 2001 Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-2 Premier League
22 Sep 2001 Sunderland v Charlton Athletic D 2-2 Premier League
29 Sep 2001 Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland W 0-2 Premier League
13 Oct 2001 Sunderland v Manchester United L 1-3 Premier League
22 Oct 2001 Middlesbrough v Sunderland L 2-0 Premier League
27 Oct 2001 Sunderland v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
03 Nov 2001 Leicester City v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
18 Nov 2001 Sunderland v Leeds United W 2-0 Premier League
25 Nov 2001 Liverpool v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
01 Dec 2001 Sunderland v West Ham United W 1-0 Premier League
09 Dec 2001 Sunderland v Chelsea D 0-0 Premier League
15 Dec 2001 Southampton v Sunderland L 2-0 Premier League
22 Dec 2001 Sunderland v Everton W 1-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2001 Blackburn Rovers v Sunderland W 0-3 Premier League
29 Dec 2001 Ipswich Town v Sunderland L 5-0 Premier League
01 Jan 2002 Sunderland v Aston Villa D 1-1 Premier League
12 Jan 2002 Everton v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
19 Jan 2002 Sunderland v Fulham D 1-1 Premier League
29 Jan 2002 Sunderland v Middlesbrough L 0-1 Premier League
02 Feb 2002 Manchester United v Sunderland L 4-1 Premier League
09 Feb 2002 Derby County v Sunderland W 0-1 Premier League
24 Feb 2002 Sunderland v Newcastle United L 0-1 Premier League
02 Mar 2002 Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland L 2-1 Premier League
05 Mar 2002 Sunderland v Bolton Wanderers W 1-0 Premier League
16 Mar 2002 Chelsea v Sunderland L 4-0 Premier League
23 Mar 2002 Sunderland v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
30 Mar 2002 Arsenal v Sunderland L 3-0 Premier League
01 Apr 2002 Sunderland v Leicester City W 2-1 Premier League
27 Apr 2002 Charlton Athletic v Sunderland D 2-2 Premier League
11 May 2002 Sunderland v Derby County D 1-1 Premier League
17 Aug 2002 Blackburn Rovers v Sunderland D 0-0 Premier League
24 Aug 2002 Sunderland v Everton L 0-1 Premier League
28 Aug 2002 Leeds United v Sunderland W 0-1 Premier League
31 Aug 2002 Sunderland v Manchester United D 1-1 Premier League
10 Sep 2002 Middlesbrough v Sunderland L 3-0 Premier League
14 Sep 2002 Sunderland v Fulham L 0-3 Premier League
21 Sep 2002 Newcastle United v Sunderland L 2-0 Premier League
19 Oct 2002 Sunderland v West Ham United L 0-1 Premier League
28 Oct 2002 Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland D 1-1 Premier League
03 Nov 2002 Charlton Athletic v Sunderland D 1-1 Premier League
10 Nov 2002 Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 Premier League
17 Nov 2002 Liverpool v Sunderland D 0-0 Premier League
23 Nov 2002 Sunderland v Birmingham City L 0-1 Premier League
30 Nov 2002 Chelsea v Sunderland L 3-0 Premier League
09 Dec 2002 Sunderland v Manchester City L 0-3 Premier League
15 Dec 2002 Sunderland v Liverpool W 2-1 Premier League
21 Dec 2002 West Bromwich Albion v Sunderland D 2-2 Premier League
26 Dec 2002 Sunderland v Leeds United L 1-2 Premier League
28 Dec 2002 Southampton v Sunderland L 2-1 Premier League
14 Jan 2003 Sunderland v Bolton Wanderers W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
25 Jan 2003 Blackburn Rovers v Sunderland D 3-3 FA Cup 4th round
28 Jan 2003 Sunderland v Southampton L 0-1 Premier League
01 Feb 2003 Sunderland v Charlton Athletic L 1-3 Premier League
05 Feb 2003 Sunderland v Blackburn Rovers W 2-2 (3-0) FA Cup 4th round replay
15 Feb 2003 Sunderland v Watford L 0-1 FA Cup 5th round
22 Feb 2003 Sunderland v Middlesbrough L 1-3 Premier League
01 Mar 2003 Fulham v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
15 Mar 2003 Sunderland v Bolton Wanderers L 0-2 Premier League
22 Mar 2003 West Ham United v Sunderland L 2-0 Premier League
05 Apr 2003 Sunderland v Chelsea L 1-2 Premier League
12 Apr 2003 Birmingham City v Sunderland L 2-0 Premier League
19 Apr 2003 Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion L 1-2 Premier League
21 Apr 2003 Manchester City v Sunderland L 3-0 Premier League
26 Apr 2003 Sunderland v Newcastle United L 0-1 Premier League
03 May 2003 Aston Villa v Sunderland L 1-0 Premier League
11 May 2003 Sunderland v Arsenal L 0-4 Premier League
13 Aug 2003 Mansfield Town v Sunderland W 1-2 League Cup 1st round
16 Aug 2003 Sunderland v Millwall L 0-1 League Division 1


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 England International Friendly
1
1998-99 England UEFA European Championship 1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
28 Apr 1999 Hungary v England D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1999 England v Sweden D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
09 Jun 1999 Bulgaria v England D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.