Ray McKinnon Achievements, Football Career, Coach, Wife and Net Worth

Published Date   14th Jun. 2017, 20:50 pm
Ray McKinnon Achievements, Football Career, Coach, Wife and Net Worth
Quick Info
Birth Name: Raymond McKinnon
Date of Birth: 05/08/1970
Age: 50 years old

Ray McKinnon achievements as Dundee United manager and former football player have placed him in a prestigious position in the football world.


Born on August 5, 1970 the Scottish midfielder Ray McKinnon achievements started and continued with professional football career. Before becoming the manager of Dundee United Ray McKinnon used to play for the club. He also played for Nottingham Livingston, Raith Rovers and Montrose. He started his managerial position with junior football clubs first. Lochee United was the junior football club that McKinnon has managed before putting his hands on senior clubs.

Birth and Background

Raymond McKinnon gained notoriety with the shorter name Ray McKinnon. He was born on August 5, 1970 which makes him 46 years old by 2017. The 5 feet 10 inches tall player was born in Dundee, Scotland making him a Scottish and he belongs to white ethnicity.

Professional Career

Ray McKinnon started his professional career in football with Dundee United in the August of 1986. In his young age of 16 years, McKinnon became an attention grabbing player due to his high level performances. Therefore, he won 7 million pounds contract with Nottingham Forest in 1992. However, he left the team soon enough because the manager of Forest did not find his skillful passes appealing enough for the position of midfielder. Then, he joined Aberdeen on 1994 for 3 million pounds.

Ray McKinnon achievements and fortune were linked with Dundee United. He returned back to Dundee signing in for 2 million pounds on 1995. He scored hat-trick contributing to 3-2 win of Dundee against Kilmarnock in 1997. In between 1997 and 2000, he changed teams many times. He played for Crystal Palace, Auxerre and Bordeaux. Finally in 2000, he joined Raith Rovers on a short term contract. Since Rovers could not find McKinnon affordable, he left the team and joined Portadown towards the end of 2000 for just one game.

Later he joined Torquay United on non-contract terms and left without a contract in the year 2001. The same year, he joined Montrose, made 1-1 debut draw and 2-1 victory against East Fife. He stayed with Montrose until he rejoined Raith Rovers in January 2003.

Career as a Coach

Ray McKinnon achievements as a football player were not satisfactory enough for him to be involved in football. Therefore, he decided to move to Lochee United in 2004 for a year to coach the junior football team. He again joined as a manager in Lochee United in 2006 after spending a year with Broughty Athletic as a coach.

Later, he shifted to Brechin City and then Montrose for managerial position. Finally, he became the manager of Brechin City on October 2012. After working for three years with the Scottish Second Division Brechin City, he became the manager of Raith Rovers. Ray McKinnon achievements and value increased as he guided Raith Rovers to the fourth position in 2015-16 Scottish Championship.

Dundee United has always served good to Ray McKinnon and there is a strong bonding between the team and the player. Therefore, McKinnon resigned from Raith Rovers as Dundee appointed Ray McKinnon as their manager in the contractual position.

Personal Life, Wife and Net Worth

Ray McKinnon married actress Lisa Blount after dating her for a long time. Blount is a famour American actress and an Oscar winning producer who has made her appearances in a good number of movies. The actress and the former footballer have a good compatibility. Therefore, they are happy together with no sign of separation in the near future.

There is no doubt that the former footballer has accumulated a wide range of net worth. This is demonstrated when Rovers were unable to meet his demands and hire him. Signing in million pounds contracts are already mentioned above which again shows his net worth is high even though no accurate number has been found yet.

Ray McKinnon achievements and values with his growing contribution and passion towards football. He has contributed enough in his professional career as a midfielder. Moreover, his passion for football is still the same since he is still involved in managing football teams.

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