Gordon Durie

Gordon Scott Durie (born 6 December 1965 in Paisley), known as Jukebox after the TV programme Jukebox Jury, is a Scottish former professional footballer, a utility player who usually played as a striker. He played for East Fife, Hibernian, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Rangers and Hearts. He was also capped 43 times by Scotland. After retiring from play after 2001, in 2010 he became a coach and manager, working for East Fife and Rangers as an assistant.

Gordon Durie
Personal information
Full name Gordon Scott Durie[1]
Date of birth (1965-12-06) 6 December 1965
Place of birth Paisley, Scotland
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1984 East Fife 81 (26)
1984–1986 Hibernian 47 (14)
1986–1991 Chelsea 123 (51)
1991–1993 Tottenham Hotspur 58 (11)
1993–2000 Rangers 125 (44)
2000–2001 Heart of Midlothian 16 (3)
Total 450 (149)
National team
1987–1998 Scotland 43 (7)
Teams managed
2012 East Fife
2014–2015 Rangers (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing career

During his career he played for East Fife, Hibernian, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Rangers and Hearts. He was also capped 43 times by Scotland, scoring 7 goals. Durie scored the second goal in a 2–0 win against Latvia that clinched qualification for the 1998 FIFA World Cup.[2]

His spell with Chelsea from 1986 to 1991 yielded 51 league goals and a Second Division title medal, and in his subsequent two-year spell at Tottenham Hotspur he was scorer of the North London club's first FA Premier League goal in a 2–2 home draw with Crystal Palace on 22 August 1992.[3]

The most successful period of his career came while playing for Rangers, winning seven Scottish league championships.

Earlier in his career, he was part of the Chelsea side that won the Football League Second Division title in 1989.

Durie scored a hat-trick in the 1996 Scottish Cup Final to help Rangers beat Hearts 5–1.[4][5]

Durie would leave Rangers in September 2000 spending the remainder of the season at Hearts.

Coaching career

Durie was appointed assistant manager of East Fife in November 2010.[6] On 1 March 2012 he was made caretaker manager at Bayview following the departure of John Robertson.[7] Durie took the job on a longer term basis, but then suffered from ill health.[8] He resigned in November 2012 due to this illness.[9]

Durie joined the Rangers coaching staff in July 2013, to work with the reserve and under-20 teams.[10] He was promoted to a first team coaching role in December 2014, following the departure of manager Ally McCoist.[11] Durie left Rangers in July 2015, as new manager Mark Warburton made changes to the coaching staff.[12]

Personal life

His son, Scott Durie, was a youth player at Rangers and signed for East Fife in 2010.[13]

Durie was declared bankrupt in 2016.[14]


International goals

Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.
16 September 1989Maksimir Stadion, Zagreb Yugoslavia1–01–3WCQG5
21 May 1991Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle San Marino2–02–0ECQG2
311 September 1991Wankdorf Stadion, Bern  Switzerland1–22–2ECQG2
413 November 1991Hampden Park, Glasgow San Marino3–04–0ECQG2
526 May 1996Veteran's Stadium, New Britain CT United States1–01–2Friendly
611 October 1997Celtic Park, Glasgow Latvia2–02–0WCQG4
712 November 1997Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, St Etienne France1–11–2Friendly


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  2. Archer, Ian (12 October 1997). "Scotland's heroes join the final party". Mail on Sunday. Retrieved 14 August 2010.
  3. "Tottenham Hotspur VS Crystal Palace Match overview Premier League 92/93".
  4. Dick, David (19 May 1996). "Laudrup shatters Hearts". The Independent. London. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  5. "The elite players who scored cup final hat-tricks". The Scotsman. 31 October 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  6. "Gordon Durie makes East Fife return as coach". BBC Sport. BBC. 13 November 2010.
  7. "East Fife caretaker". Greg Maxwell (Forth One). 1 March 2012.
  8. Smith, Craig (17 October 2012). "East Fife chief says supporters needed 'now more than ever'". The Courier. DC Thomson. Archived from the original on 19 October 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2012.
  9. "Gordon Durie leaves East Fife manager's job due to illness". BBC Sport. BBC. 4 November 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  10. "Gordon Durie joins Ibrox coaching staff". The Herald. Herald & Times Group. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  11. McLaughlin, Chris (23 December 2014). "Rangers: Gordon Durie to replace Ian Durrant in backroom team". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  12. Jack, Christopher (4 July 2015). "Warburton reshapes Rangers backroom staff as Durie and Henry depart". Evening Times. Herald & Times Group. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
  13. "East Fife sign defender Scott Durie from Rangers". BBC Sport. BBC. 5 July 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2010.
  14. "Former Dundee, Celtic and Scotland goalkeeper Rab Douglas declared bankrupt". The Courier. DC Thomson. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
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