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Simon Grayson

Full name: Simon Nicholas Grayson
Birthdate: 16.12.1969
Birthplace: Ripon
Position: Right-back
Joined from: Leeds United
Signed by: Brian Little
Nationality: England
First game: Ipswich Town, 14.03.1992
Last game: Blackburn Rovers, 11.05.1997
Games: 229 (213 starts + 16 subs)
Goals: 6
  • Player profile

    Grayson was a largely dependable full-back in Division One and the Premiership with City, notching up over 200 appearances for the Foxes in a five-year spell which stretched from 1992-97.

    Ripon born, Grayson came through the youth ranks at Leeds United but looked for regular first-time football and found it with a move to City. He was relatively versatile, being able to play in midfield, centre defence and full-back.

    He was a fans' favourite, winning the player of the year accolade a number of times and he was also the first Foxes captain to lift a trophy at Wembley when he led City to their 1994 play-off triumph against Derby County which saw the club into the top-flight. He was stand-in skipper, but also provided the ball for Steve Walsh to nod home the decisive goal. That season resulted in Grayson receiving his first supporters' player of the year award, and rightly so.

    He struggled slightly to adapt to top-flight football, as the whole Leicester team did in that first season, but he was still there to help Leicester back to the Premiership for a second time, and was an improved product the second time round. He was also part of the squad that won the League Cup in 1997, again taking the player of the year award.

    Despite his enjoyable stay at the club, he turned down the offer of a new deal and instead moved to Aston Villa, where he spent two years before moving to Blackburn - and turning down the chance for a return to City - although his time at Ewood Park wasn't the best for the defence. Loan moves followed to Sheffield Wednesday, Stockport County and Bradford City before Grayson finished his playing career with Blackpool, where he went on to take the reigns as manager.

    He impressed as manager of the Tangerines and his success at Bloomfield Road saw him recruited by former club Leeds United, where he led the Whites to promotion from League One before being sacked by chairman Ken Bates having led the club to the verge of the play-offs. He didn't move far for his next job, taking the vacant manager's position at Huddersfield Town.

  • Seasons

    League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
    Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
    1991-92Division Two (old)13-------3-16-
    1991_260_
    1992-93Division One241--2---3-291
    1992_260_
    1993-94Division One4011-3---5-491
    1993_260_
    1994-95Premier League34-3-2-----39-
    1994_260_
    1995-96Division One4122-4---3-502
    1995_260_
    1996-97Premier League36-3-72----462
    1996_260_
    Total18849-182--14-229 6
    _260_

    Appearances

    DateCompetitionOppositionResultStartSubGoals
    1 14.03.1992 Division Two (old) Ipswich Town (A) 0 - 0
    2 17.03.1992 Division Two (old) Grimsby Town (A) 1 - 0
    3 21.03.1992 Division Two (old) Watford (H) 1 - 2
    4 27.03.1992 Division Two (old) Tranmere Rovers (A) 2 - 1
    5 01.04.1992 Division Two (old) Middlesbrough (H) 2 - 1
    6 04.04.1992 Division Two (old) Bristol City (A) 1 - 2
    7 08.04.1992 Division Two (old) Sunderland (H) 3 - 2
    8 11.04.1992 Division Two (old) Barnsley (H) 3 - 1
    9 15.04.1992 Division Two (old) Tranmere Rovers (H) 1 - 0
    10 18.04.1992 Division Two (old) Blackburn Rovers (A) 1 - 0
    11 21.04.1992 Division Two (old) Cambridge United (H) 2 - 1
    12 25.04.1992 Division Two (old) Charlton Athletic (A) 0 - 2
    13 02.05.1992 Division Two (old) Newcastle United (H) 1 - 2
    14 10.05.1992 Division Two (old) sf leg 1 Cambridge United (A) 1 - 1
    15 13.05.1992 Division Two (old) sf leg 2 Cambridge United (H) 5 - 0
    16 25.05.1992 Division Two (old) f Blackburn Rovers (N) 0 - 1
    17 26.08.1992 Division One Derby County (H) 3 - 2
    18 29.08.1992 Division One Portsmouth (H) 1 - 0
    19 02.09.1992 Anglo-Italian Cup Grimsby Town (H) 4 - 0
    20 05.09.1992 Division One Southend United (A) 1 - 3
    21 13.09.1992 Division One Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 0 - 0
    22 30.09.1992 Anglo-Italian Cup Newcastle United (A) 0 - 4
    23 03.10.1992 Division One Barnsley (H) 2 - 1 1
    24 06.10.1992 League Cup 2 leg 2 Peterborough United (A) 1 - 2
    25 10.10.1992 Division One Birmingham City (A) 2 - 0
    26 18.10.1992 Division One Peterborough United (H) 0 - 2
    27 24.10.1992 Division One Bristol City (A) 1 - 2
    28 27.10.1992 League Cup 3 Sheffield Wednesday (A) 1 - 7
    29 31.10.1992 Division One Newcastle United (H) 2 - 1
    30 04.11.1992 Division One Charlton Athletic (A) 0 - 2
    31 07.11.1992 Division One Tranmere Rovers (H) 0 - 1
    32 15.11.1992 Division One Sunderland (A) 2 - 1
    33 21.11.1992 Division One Cambridge United (H) 2 - 2
    34 28.11.1992 Division One Bristol Rovers (H) 0 - 1
    35 05.12.1992 Division One Grimsby Town (A) 3 - 1
    36 13.12.1992 Division One Oxford United (A) 0 - 0
    37 28.12.1992 Division One Millwall (A) 0 - 2
    38 13.03.1993 Division One Tranmere Rovers (A) 3 - 2
    39 20.03.1993 Division One Grimsby Town (H) 3 - 0
    40 23.03.1993 Division One Cambridge United (A) 3 - 1
    41 03.04.1993 Division One Bristol Rovers (A) 0 - 0
    42 17.04.1993 Division One Swindon Town (A) 1 - 1
    43 20.04.1993 Division One Southend United (H) 4 - 1
    44 09.05.1993 Division One Newcastle United (A) 1 - 7
    45 16.05.1993 Division One sf leg 1 Portsmouth (H) 1 - 0
    46 31.08.1993 Anglo-Italian Cup Peterborough United (A) 3 - 4
    47 08.09.1993 Anglo-Italian Cup West Bromwich Albion (H) 0 - 0
    48 18.09.1993 Division One Bolton Wanderers (A) 2 - 1
    49 21.09.1993 League Cup 2 leg 1 Rochdale (A) 6 - 1
    50 25.09.1993 Division One Barnsley (A) 1 - 0
    51 29.09.1993 Division One Middlesbrough (A) 0 - 2
    52 02.10.1993 Division One Notts County (H) 3 - 2
    53 06.10.1993 League Cup 2 leg 2 Rochdale (H) 2 - 1
    54 16.10.1993 Division One Charlton Athletic (A) 1 - 2
    55 24.10.1993 Division One Nottingham Forest (H) 1 - 0
    56 27.10.1993 League Cup 3 Manchester United (A) 1 - 5
    57 30.10.1993 Division One Luton Town (A) 2 - 0
    58 02.11.1993 Division One Grimsby Town (A) 0 - 0
    59 06.11.1993 Division One Southend United (H) 3 - 0
    60 14.11.1993 Division One Stoke City (A) 0 - 1
    61 20.11.1993 Division One Oxford United (H) 2 - 3
    62 27.11.1993 Division One Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 2 - 2
    63 05.12.1993 Division One Southend United (A) 0 - 0
    64 08.12.1993 Division One Crystal Palace (H) 1 - 1
    65 11.12.1993 Division One Bristol City (H) 3 - 0
    66 19.12.1993 Division One Peterborough United (A) 1 - 1
    67 27.12.1993 Division One Watford (H) 4 - 4
    68 28.12.1993 Division One Derby County (A) 2 - 3
    69 01.01.1994 Division One Sunderland (H) 2 - 1
    70 08.01.1994 FA Cup 3 Manchester City (A) 1 - 4
    71 12.01.1994 Division One West Bromwich Albion (H) 4 - 2
    72 16.01.1994 Division One Charlton Athletic (H) 2 - 1 1
    73 22.01.1994 Division One Crystal Palace (A) 1 - 2
    74 06.02.1994 Division One Nottingham Forest (A) 0 - 4
    75 12.02.1994 Division One Luton Town (H) 2 - 1
    76 19.02.1994 Division One West Bromwich Albion (A) 2 - 1
    77 23.02.1994 Division One Tranmere Rovers (H) 1 - 1
    78 12.03.1994 Division One Middlesbrough (H) 2 - 0
    79 15.03.1994 Division One Birmingham City (A) 3 - 0
    80 19.03.1994 Division One Barnsley (H) 0 - 1
    81 26.03.1994 Division One Notts County (A) 1 - 4
    82 30.03.1994 Division One Portsmouth (H) 0 - 3
    83 02.04.1994 Division One Watford (A) 1 - 1
    84 05.04.1994 Division One Derby County (H) 3 - 3
    85 09.04.1994 Division One Sunderland (A) 3 - 2
    86 16.04.1994 Division One Grimsby Town (H) 1 - 1
    87 23.04.1994 Division One Oxford United (A) 2 - 2
    88 26.04.1994 Division One Portsmouth (A) 1 - 0
    89 30.04.1994 Division One Stoke City (H) 1 - 1
    90 03.05.1994 Division One Bolton Wanderers (H) 1 - 1
    91 08.05.1994 Division One Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 1 - 1
    92 15.05.1994 Division One sf leg 1 Tranmere Rovers (A) 0 - 0
    93 18.05.1994 Division One sf leg 2 Tranmere Rovers (H) 2 - 1
    94 30.05.1994 Division One f Derby County (N) 2 - 1
    95 21.08.1994 Premier League Newcastle United (H) 1 - 3
    96 23.08.1994 Premier League Blackburn Rovers (A) 0 - 3
    97 27.08.1994 Premier League Nottingham Forest (A) 0 - 1
    98 10.09.1994 Premier League Wimbledon (A) 1 - 2
    99 17.09.1994 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (H) 3 - 1
    100 21.09.1994 League Cup 2 leg 1 Brighton & Hove Albion (A) 0 - 1
    101 24.09.1994 Premier League Everton (A) 1 - 1
    102 03.10.1994 Premier League Coventry City (H) 2 - 2
    103 05.10.1994 League Cup 2 leg 2 Brighton & Hove Albion (H) 0 - 2
    104 08.10.1994 Premier League Chelsea (A) 0 - 4
    105 15.10.1994 Premier League Southampton (H) 4 - 3
    106 24.10.1994 Premier League Leeds United (A) 1 - 2
    107 29.10.1994 Premier League Crystal Palace (H) 0 - 1
    108 05.11.1994 Premier League West Ham United (A) 0 - 1
    109 20.11.1994 Premier League Manchester City (H) 0 - 1
    110 10.12.1994 Premier League Newcastle United (A) 1 - 3
    111 17.12.1994 Premier League Blackburn Rovers (H) 0 - 0
    112 26.12.1994 Premier League Liverpool (H) 1 - 2
    113 28.12.1994 Premier League Manchester United (A) 1 - 1
    114 31.12.1994 Premier League Sheffield Wednesday (H) 0 - 1
    115 02.01.1995 Premier League Ipswich Town (A) 1 - 4
    116 07.01.1995 FA Cup 3 Enfield (H) 2 - 0
    117 25.01.1995 Premier League Manchester City (A) 1 - 0
    118 28.01.1995 FA Cup 4 Portsmouth (A) 1 - 0
    119 04.02.1995 Premier League West Ham United (H) 1 - 2
    120 11.02.1995 Premier League Arsenal (A) 1 - 1
    121 18.02.1995 FA Cup 5 Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 0 - 1
    122 22.02.1995 Premier League Aston Villa (A) 4 - 4
    123 25.02.1995 Premier League Coventry City (A) 2 - 4
    124 04.03.1995 Premier League Everton (H) 2 - 2
    125 15.03.1995 Premier League Leeds United (H) 1 - 3
    126 18.03.1995 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (A) 0 - 1
    127 01.04.1995 Premier League Wimbledon (H) 3 - 4
    128 05.04.1995 Premier League Norwich City (H) 1 - 0
    129 08.04.1995 Premier League Sheffield Wednesday (A) 0 - 1
    130 15.04.1995 Premier League Manchester United (H) 0 - 4
    131 17.04.1995 Premier League Liverpool (A) 0 - 2
    132 06.05.1995 Premier League Chelsea (H) 1 - 1
    133 14.05.1995 Premier League Southampton (A) 2 - 2
    134 12.08.1995 Division One Sunderland (A) 2 - 1
    135 19.08.1995 Division One Stoke City (H) 2 - 3
    136 02.09.1995 Division One Wolverhampton Wanderers (H) 1 - 0
    137 10.09.1995 Division One Derby County (A) 1 - 0
    138 12.09.1995 Division One Port Vale (A) 2 - 0
    139 16.09.1995 Division One Reading (H) 1 - 1
    140 20.09.1995 League Cup 2 leg 1 Burnley (H) 2 - 0
    141 23.09.1995 Division One Southend United (H) 1 - 3
    142 30.09.1995 Division One Norwich City (A) 1 - 0
    143 03.10.1995 League Cup 2 leg 2 Burnley (A) 2 - 0
    144 07.10.1995 Division One Barnsley (A) 2 - 2
    145 14.10.1995 Division One Charlton Athletic (H) 1 - 1
    146 21.10.1995 Division One Sheffield United (A) 3 - 1
    147 24.10.1995 League Cup 3 Bolton Wanderers (A) 0 - 0
    148 28.10.1995 Division One Crystal Palace (H) 2 - 3
    149 08.11.1995 League Cup 3 rep Bolton Wanderers (H) 2 - 3
    150 11.11.1995 Division One Watford (H) 1 - 0
    151 19.11.1995 Division One Tranmere Rovers (H) 0 - 1
    152 21.11.1995 Division One Huddersfield Town (A) 1 - 3
    153 26.11.1995 Division One Birmingham City (A) 2 - 2 1
    154 02.12.1995 Division One Barnsley (H) 2 - 2 1
    155 09.12.1995 Division One Southend United (A) 1 - 2
    156 01.01.1996 Division One Millwall (A) 1 - 1
    157 06.01.1996 FA Cup 3 Manchester City (H) 0 - 0
    158 13.01.1996 Division One Stoke City (A) 0 - 1
    159 17.01.1996 FA Cup 3 rep Manchester City (A) 0 - 5
    160 21.01.1996 Division One Sunderland (H) 0 - 0
    161 03.02.1996 Division One Luton Town (H) 1 - 1
    162 10.02.1996 Division One Portsmouth (A) 1 - 2
    163 17.02.1996 Division One Port Vale (H) 1 - 1
    164 21.02.1996 Division One Wolverhampton Wanderers (A) 3 - 2
    165 24.02.1996 Division One Reading (A) 1 - 1
    166 28.02.1996 Division One Derby County (H) 0 - 0
    167 03.03.1996 Division One Ipswich Town (A) 2 - 4
    168 09.03.1996 Division One Grimsby Town (H) 2 - 1
    169 13.03.1996 Division One Ipswich Town (H) 0 - 2
    170 16.03.1996 Division One Oldham Athletic (A) 1 - 3
    171 23.03.1996 Division One Millwall (H) 2 - 1
    172 30.03.1996 Division One Sheffield United (H) 0 - 2
    173 02.04.1996 Division One Charlton Athletic (A) 1 - 0
    174 06.04.1996 Division One Crystal Palace (A) 1 - 0
    175 09.04.1996 Division One West Bromwich Albion (H) 1 - 2
    176 13.04.1996 Division One Tranmere Rovers (A) 1 - 1
    177 17.04.1996 Division One Oldham Athletic (H) 2 - 0
    178 20.04.1996 Division One Huddersfield Town (H) 2 - 1
    179 27.04.1996 Division One Birmingham City (H) 3 - 0
    180 05.05.1996 Division One Watford (A) 1 - 0
    181 12.05.1996 Division One sf leg 1 Stoke City (H) 0 - 0
    182 15.05.1996 Division One sf leg 2 Stoke City (A) 1 - 0
    183 27.05.1996 Division One f Crystal Palace (N) 2 - 1
    184 17.08.1996 Premier League Sunderland (A) 0 - 0
    185 21.08.1996 Premier League Southampton (H) 2 - 1
    186 24.08.1996 Premier League Arsenal (H) 0 - 2
    187 02.09.1996 Premier League Sheffield Wednesday (A) 1 - 2
    188 07.09.1996 Premier League Nottingham Forest (A) 0 - 0
    189 15.09.1996 Premier League Liverpool (H) 0 - 3
    190 22.09.1996 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (A) 2 - 1
    191 28.09.1996 Premier League Leeds United (H) 1 - 0
    192 12.10.1996 Premier League Chelsea (H) 1 - 3
    193 19.10.1996 Premier League West Ham United (A) 0 - 1
    194 22.10.1996 League Cup 3 York City (A) 2 - 0 1
    195 26.10.1996 Premier League Newcastle United (H) 2 - 0
    196 02.11.1996 Premier League Derby County (A) 0 - 2
    197 16.11.1996 Premier League Aston Villa (A) 3 - 1
    198 23.11.1996 Premier League Everton (H) 1 - 2
    199 27.11.1996 League Cup 4 Manchester United (H) 2 - 0
    200 30.11.1996 Premier League Manchester United (A) 1 - 3
    201 03.12.1996 Premier League Middlesbrough (A) 2 - 0
    202 07.12.1996 Premier League Blackburn Rovers (H) 1 - 1
    203 21.12.1996 Premier League Coventry City (H) 0 - 2
    204 26.12.1996 Premier League Liverpool (A) 1 - 1
    205 28.12.1996 Premier League Nottingham Forest (H) 2 - 2
    206 11.01.1997 Premier League Leeds United (A) 0 - 3
    207 15.01.1997 FA Cup 3 Southend United (H) 2 - 0
    208 18.01.1997 Premier League Wimbledon (H) 1 - 0
    209 21.01.1997 League Cup 5 Ipswich Town (A) 1 - 0
    210 29.01.1997 Premier League Sunderland (H) 1 - 1
    211 02.02.1997 Premier League Newcastle United (A) 3 - 4
    212 16.02.1997 FA Cup 5 Chelsea (H) 2 - 2
    213 18.02.1997 League Cup sf leg 1 Wimbledon (H) 0 - 0
    214 22.02.1997 Premier League Derby County (H) 4 - 2
    215 26.02.1997 FA Cup 5 rep Chelsea (A) 0 - 1
    216 01.03.1997 Premier League Wimbledon (A) 3 - 1
    217 05.03.1997 Premier League Aston Villa (H) 1 - 0
    218 08.03.1997 Premier League Coventry City (A) 0 - 0
    219 11.03.1997 League Cup sf leg 2 Wimbledon (A) 1 - 1 1
    220 15.03.1997 Premier League Middlesbrough (H) 1 - 3
    221 19.03.1997 Premier League Tottenham Hotspur (H) 1 - 1
    222 22.03.1997 Premier League Southampton (A) 2 - 2
    223 06.04.1997 League Cup f Middlesbrough (N) 1 - 1
    224 16.04.1997 League Cup f rep Middlesbrough (N) 1 - 0
    225 19.04.1997 Premier League Chelsea (A) 1 - 2
    226 23.04.1997 Premier League West Ham United (H) 0 - 1
    227 03.05.1997 Premier League Manchester United (H) 2 - 2
    228 07.05.1997 Premier League Sheffield Wednesday (H) 1 - 0
    229 11.05.1997 Premier League Blackburn Rovers (A) 4 - 2
  • Transfers

    Club Fee Date
    IN  Leeds United £50,000 13.03.1992
    OUT  Aston Villa £1,300,000 26.06.1997
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