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Born on 30th November, 1955, Andy Gray was a Scottish centre forward and went on to become famous a football pundit for Sky Sports.

Andy Gray started his career with Dundee United FC where he was scouted by Aston Villa and he signed for them soon after.

In 1977, he won the PFA Young Player of the Year and the PFA Player's Player of the Year.

In 1979, he moved to Wolverhampton Wanderers for a then record transfer fee of £1.5m. But then 4 years later, in 1983, he moved to Everton for what was considered a bargain price of £250,000.

Andy Gray was to enjoy two of the best years of his career at Goodison Park, winning the FA cup, the League title and the European Cup Winner's Cup.

In the next few years he returned to Aston Villa and then moved on to have a brief period at Rangers, before trying his luck at coaching.

However, Andy Gray was to have even greater success in his media career, and as part of Sky's football coverage revolutionised how the viewer watches football.

However, in January 2011, Andy Gray was sacked by Sky following "evidence of unacceptable and offensive behaviour."

In the lead up to his sacking, Andy Gray and Richard Keys had criticised (off-camera but later revealed to the public) referee's assistant Sian Massey during Wolverhampton Wanderers' match with Liverpool in what many considered a sexist way, and in a separate incident Andy Gray was shown making controversial banter with co-presenter Charlotte Jackson before going on air.

On 8 February 2011, it was reported that Andy Gray and Richard Keys had joined Talksport radio.

In 2012, their Talksport show Keys & Gray won best sports programme of the year at the Sony Radio Academy awards.



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