Roddy Grant (footballer)

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Roddy Grant
Personal information
Full nameRoderick John Grant
Date of birth (1966-09-16) 16 September 1966 (age 54)
Place of birth Gloucester, England
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
Strathbrock
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1986–1989 Cowdenbeath 64 (27)
1989–1992 St Johnstone 120 (32)
1992–1993 Dunfermline Athletic 32 (4)
1993–1995 Partick Thistle 60 (18)
1995–2000 St Johnstone 122 (34)
1999–2000Ayr United (loan) 13 (2)
2000–2003 Brechin City 84 (40)
2003–2004 Peterhead 7 (0)
Total502(157)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Roderick John Grant (born 16 September 1966 in Gloucester) is an English-born Scottish former professional footballer. He played for seven clubs during a 19-year playing career, beginning as a trainee with Cowdenbeath in 1989 and closing out his professional career with Peterhead in the 2003/2004 season.

Prior to becoming a full-time footballer, Grant was a stonemason. [1] He is best known for his two spells with St Johnstone, during the former of which he scored Saints' second goal in a 3–1 win at home to Airdrie, securing promotion into the Premier Division.

Grant played in his testimonial match against Coventry on 12 November 1999.

Grant moved into junior football with Linlithgow Rose, playing for them until midway through the 2004/05 season. He finished the season with Pumpherston, where he became assistant manager to Steve Pittman at Recreation Park. [2] In the summer of 2008 Grant gained a coaching role at Stirling Albion. [3] Grant was appointed assistant manager at Stirling in the summer of 2010, [4] before taking up a post with Perth & Kinross Council.

In November 2011 he was named as the administrator for Super Saints Lotto at his former club St Johnstone. [5] Then, in July 2012, he became an associate director at the club.

Grant's father, Bobby, played for St Johnstone in the 1960s. [6]

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References

  1. Blue Heaven | Roddy Grant Interview. blueheaven.org.uk
  2. Pumpherston Juniors: Squad. Eteamz.active.com. Retrieved on 2011-11-13.
  3. "Roddy Grant". Stirling Albion. Archived from the original on 7 April 2010. Retrieved 4 February 2010.
  4. O'Neill Relishes His New Stirling Albion Challenge. Stirling Observer. 26 May 2010. Retrieved on 2011-11-13.
  5. "Roddy Returns" - Perthshire Advertiser, 11 November 2011
  6. "Obituaries: Bobby Grant & Roger Hynd". St Johnstone F.C. 20 February 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2019.