Andre Anthony Gray
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
Andre Gray started his football education at the Wolverhampton Wanderers Academy. However, they decided to release him at the age of 13.
To continue his development, he joined Shrewsbury Town youth setup.
Professional soccer player
- Father – His father wasn’t there while he was growing up.
- Mother – Joanna
- Siblings – Cody (Younger Half-Brother)
- Others – Terry (Maternal Grandfather)
Andre Gray is represented by Jorge Mendes’ Gestifute Agency.
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
83 kg or 183 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Andre Gray has dated –
- Leigh-Anne Pinnock (2016-Present) – The rumors of Andre dating pop star Leigh-Anne Pinnock had started towards the end of 2016. They finally confirmed their relationship in January 2017 as she posted a picture of her sitting on his lap on Snapchat. They got engaged in May 2020 after dating for 4 years.
Note – Till the end of 2016, Andre was in a relationship with an unnamed woman. They had been dating for around 6 years. In her anonymous interview with tabloids, she alleged that Andre hadn’t broken up with her before getting in a relationship with Pinnock. He had told her that he wanted some space so they had taken a mere break.
Race / Ethnicity
- Scar on his left cheek
- Tattoos on his well built muscular body
His body measurements may be –
- Chest – 45 in or 114 cm
- Arms / Biceps – 16 in or 41 cm
- Waist – 34 in or 86 cm
Best Known For
- Having played as a striker for the English Premier League club, Burnley.
- Being in a relationship with pop star Leigh-Anne Pinnock, who is part of the famous girl band, Little Mix.
First Soccer Match
On August 8, 2009, Andre made his professional debut while playing for Shrewsbury Town against Burton Albion. He was sent in as an 89th-minute substitute in a 3-1 victory.
He made his first professional start for Burnley FC on August 29, 2015, in a 2-1 win over Bristol City.
- Attacking movement
- Lack of composure
- Lack of top-flight exposure
Andre Gray Favorite Things
- Soccer Team – Arsenal FC
Source – Wikipedia
Andre Gray Facts
- When he was bought by Burnley from Brentford in August 2015, he became the first player to be signed for around 6 million pounds. The previous club record was half of his transfer fees, which club has paid for Steven Fletcher and George Boyd.
- He was introduced to soccer by his maternal grandfather, who was also a father figure in his life. Andre was devastated after he passed away when Andre was 13 years old.
- On Christmas eve in 2011, he was stabbed in the face while leaving a club in Wolverhampton. The stabbing has left him with a four-inch scar below his eye on the left cheek.
- He grew up in difficult circumstances and was deeply immersed in gang culture in his early teens. He has revealed that he has seen many of his friends die due to street violence.
- In August 2016, he was charged by the English FA of misconduct after a couple of his homophobic tweets from 2012 were revealed. A couple of days later, his racist tweets were also discovered.
- In September 2016, he was slapped with a £25,000 fine and four matches ban by FA for his Twitter offenses.
- After he led Burnley to English Premier League promotion at the end of 2015/16 season, he was declared Championship Player of the Year. He also won Golden Boot for having scored 25 goals in the season.
- In December 2016, he became the first player in the club history of Burnley to have scored a hat-trick in the English Premier League.
- In September 2016, he was caught up in a controversy after a tabloid published photograph of him standing with a drug dealer, who has been in jail for 7 years.