Hibs Captain David Gray retires and takes coaching role

Last updated : 28 June 2021 By Steve Forbes

Hibs have today announced the news that club captain and legend David Gray has decided to retire.

The 33-year-old full back has hung up his boots and joined the Hibees coaching staff with immeadiate effect.

Gray joined the Hibees in 2014 on a free transfer from Burton Albion and went on to captain the club, and score the winning goal, in the 2016 Scottish Cup Final - the first time the Hibees had lifted the trophy in 114 years!

Gray played 177 games and scored 15 goals.

He started his career in the Hearts youth system, before a 50k move to Manchester United at the age of just 16.

He managed 1 game whilst with the English giants, before loan spells with Antwerp, Crewe and Plymouth.

Gray then left Old Trafford and signed for Preston North End, he then had spells with Stevenage and Burton before his move to Easter Road.

He was also capped at U19 and U21 level by Scotland.

Editors View:

A sad day in the history of Hibernian Football Club.

What can you say about David Gray?

Captained us to our first Scottish Cup win since 1902 (scoring a 92nd minute winner against Rangers).

Captained us to the Scottish Championship title, as well as promotion back to the top division.

Scored goals in European competition against Brondby, Atsteras Tripolis and Runavik.

Loved a goal against Rangers, wether at Easter Road, Ibrox or Hampden.

In all honesty his form deserved international recognition at one point, something that sadly never happened.

The best free transfer we have ever pulled off?

Future Hibs manager?

Sir David Gray, on behalf of everyone at Hibernian-Mad. Thank you.

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