Demarai Gray Biography
Demarai Gray was born on 28th June 1996, he is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Leicester City. Gray came through the youth system of Birmingham City, for whom he made his Football League debut as a 17-year-old in October 2013.
In two-and-a-half seasons, he made 78 appearances across all competitions, including 51 starts in the Championship, and scored 8 goals. Gray signed for Leicester City in January 2016, and was a member of their 2015–16 Premier League-winning squad. He has represented England from under-18 to under-21 level.
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Demarai Gray Parents
He was born in Birmingham, England.
Demarai Gray Age
Full name: Demarai Remelle Gray
Date of birth: 28 June 1996 (age 21 as of 2018)
Place of birth: Birmingham, England
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Demarai Gray Current Teams
- Leicester City F.C.
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- England national under-21 football team
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Demarai Gray Liverpool – Gray From Leicester City
21 MAY 2017 – Futaa
Liverpool are, according to reports in England, about to finalize on a £12 million deal to sign Leicester winger Demarai Gray.
The 20-year-old has been frustrated by a lack of first-team opportunities with the former Premier League champions and that has led to several teams being put on alert for the talented forward.
The Reds remain favourites to sign Gray but Merseyside rivals Everton and north London giants Tottenham are also said to be in the running for his signature.
Liverpool are ready to trigger Gray’s release clause in his Foxes contract, with Leicester set to turn an £8.5 million profit on Gray in just 18 months.
Gray, who has won five caps for England’s Under-21s, has scored just once in 39 Premier League appearances for Leicester, although though most of those have been from the bench.
Gray Leicester City
Premier League club Leicester City activated the release clause in Gray’s contract, reported as £3.7 million, and he signed a four-and-a-half-year contract on 4 January 2016. He made his debut on 10 January, away to Tottenham Hotspur in the third round of the FA Cup.
He started the match, assisted a goal by Marcin Wasilewski, and “showed glimpses of the pace that will cause Premier League defences problems” in the 2–2 draw at White Hart Lane. Six days later he made his first appearance in England’s top flight, as an 85th-minute substitute for Marc Albrighton in a 1–1 draw at Aston Villa.
Consistency of team selection as Leicester maintained their position at the top of the league meant Gray’s chances of first-team football were limited, but teammate Danny Simpson highlighted the contribution of the squad players. Former Sky Sports journalist Alex Dunn wrote that Gray “proved to be incredibly adept at killing time when coming on for Leicester as a late substitute”.
He made the assist for Jamie Vardy’s stoppage-time goal that secured a 2–0 win at Sunderland, and against Swansea City, his run from deep, cross and parried shot set up a goal for Albrighton. He had made ten appearances, all as a substitute, by 2 May when Leicester were confirmed as champions.
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Demarai Gray Fifa 17 Potential
His overall rating in FIFA 17 is 72 with a potential of 84. Gray has got a 3-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are Medium / Medium. Gray’s height is 179 cm and his weight is estimated at 66 kg according to our database. Currently, Demarai Gray is playing with number 22. His best stats are: Acceleration: 91, Agility: 90, Sprint Speed: 88, Balance: 82, Dribbling: 80.
Demarai Gray Helicopter
The young footballer with Premier League leaders Leicester narrowly escaped a horrifying accident as he emerged from a helicopter ferrying the side’s stars to an awards ceremony.
Demarai Gray appeared to be walking into the spinning tail rotor of the helicopter moments after it came into land at London’s Battersea Heliport. Gray, who was with this season’s star turn Riyad Mahrez ahead of the PFA Awards, was screamed at by stewards who then escorted him away from the area.
The whole Foxes squad where flown down after their thumping 4-0 win over Swansea that saw them stretch their Barclays Premier League lead to eight points. With Mahrez, Jamie Vardy and N’Golo Kante all nominated, the club wanted to make sure the players made it to Grosvenor House on time after their Sunday afternoon kick-off.
Demarai Gray Fifa 16
His overall rating in FIFA 16 is 68 with a potential of 82. Gray has got a 3-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are Medium / Medium. Gray’s height is 179 cm and his weight is estimated at 66 kg according to our database. Currently, Demarai Gray is playing with number 22. His best stats are: Acceleration: 91, Agility: 90, Sprint Speed: 88, Balance: 82, Dribbling: 78.
Demarai Gray Fifa 15
His overall rating in FIFA 15 is 66 with a potential of 79. Gray has got a 3-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are Medium / Medium. Gray’s height is 179 cm and his weight is estimated at 66 kg according to our database. Currently, Demarai Gray is playing with number 33. His best stats are: Acceleration: 89, Sprint Speed: 87, Balance: 86, Agility: 85, Dribbling: 77.
Early life and career
Gray was born in Birmingham, where he attended Frankley High School and played for Cadbury Athletic’s junior teams. He joined Birmingham City’s Academy as an under-11, and took up a two-year scholarship in July 2012. In a 2013 interview, Gray assessed his strengths as “pace, dribbling and technique”, felt he needed to “score more goals”, described himself in three words as “bubbly, calm and happy”, and named Nathan Redmond as the biggest influence on him since joining the club.
After impressing Birmingham manager Lee Clark in training, he was named in the squad for the Championship match against Millwall on 1 October 2013, and made his senior debut as a 91st-minute substitute for Jesse Lingard in a 4–0 win. He made his first start on 2 November, in a 1–0 league defeat at home to Charlton Athletic.
Gray signed his first professional contract, of two-and-a-half years, on 9 December. Days after his inclusion together with academy teammate Reece Brown in a “Top 10 Football League stars of tomorrow” feature on the FourFourTwo website, Gray scored his first senior goal.
Entering the League match at home to Blackburn Rovers on 19 April 2014 as a second-half substitute with Birmingham 4–1 down, he received a pass from Federico Macheda and shot low into the corner to score the final goal of the match. His performance over the season earned him the Academy Player of the Season award for 2013–14.
Regular first-team football
Gray performed well in 2014–15 pre-season, and the management suggested he was showing increased maturity. He started the first two matches of the season, but for the remainder of Clark’s tenure as manager, Gray was used more as substitute than starter. Against Leeds United in September, he was denied a penalty and booked for diving when apparently fouled by Giuseppe Bellusci; both managers thought it the wrong decision.
The following week, his first goal of the season gave Birmingham a 2–0 lead at top-of-the-table Norwich City, but he became unwell in the second half. Norwich scored while Birmingham were attempting to substitute him, and the match ended 2–2.
He made his first start under new manager Gary Rowett in the 1–0 win away to Rotherham United on 22 November, and soon established himself as the left-sided wide midfielder in a 4–2–3–1 formation as Rowett regularly named an unchanged starting eleven.
On his tenth league start, Gray scored three times in the first half of the match at home to Reading on 14 December, which ended 6–1. It was his first hat-trick since his under-14 days, and Rowett praised not only his clinical finishing but also his work off the ball and tracking back to cover in defence. His performances during December earned him the Football League Young Player of the Month award.
Clark had expressed concern that the club’s financial difficulties would force the sale of players such as Gray, and the player was offered a two-year contract extension. A £500,000 bid from Premier League club Crystal Palace was rejected in September, scouts regularly watched the player, and media reports linked him with clubs including Liverpool, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur.
The club turned down a series of offers, the highest reported as £5 million, from Championship club AFC Bournemouth in the January 2015 transfer window. In a statement issued when the window closed, they said that “none of [those offers] reflected the ability and potential of the player”, and expressed their pleasure at having retained his services.
With loanee Lloyd Dyer available as an alternative, Rowett used Gray more sparingly, suggesting that his reduced effectiveness was a normal part of a young player’s learning curve: the player needed to learn how to impose himself on a match despite increased attention from the opposition.
The Birmingham Mail suggested that Gray’s potential as a matchwinner should not be ignored. His solo goal on 11 April, in which he ran the length of the pitch to score the winner against Wolverhampton Wanderers, was his first since the Reading match and earned him the club’s Goal of the Season award.
According to The Guardian, “It was not so much the 18-year-old’s pace that impressed as his persistence in running at and then pressurising Wolves full-back Scott Golbourne into error, and the certainty with which he then slid the ball past the Wolves goalkeeper”. He finished the season with 43 appearances in all competitions, of which two-thirds were as a starter, and won the club’s Young Player of the Season award.
Departure becomes inevitable
After many months of negotiation, Gray signed a new three-year contract with the club in July 2015. At the player’s insistence, a release clause was included in the terms.
He went into the new season feeling “stronger as a player, physically and mentally”, and produced some fine performances, as in a 2–0 win at Leeds in October, when he took advantage of confusion in the defence to score what proved to be the only goal of his Birmingham season, and in a goalless draw at Preston North End in December. He nearly marked his last appearance for the club, as a substitute in a 2–0 win at home to Milton Keynes Dons on 29 December, with a farewell goal.
When the ball broke to him, “with a single silky touch and devastating burst he was in on goal, ready to put the icing on an outstanding team performance. He gave the goalkeeper the eyes, created the gap at the near post – and proceeded to hit the upright.”
In the early part of the season, Gray had asserted that “right now what’s key for my development is playing games here”, but that “I will know when it’s my time”. When Rowett selected Viv Solomon-Otabor to start ahead of Gray against MK Dons “with January coming up”, it was clear that his time had arrived.