PFA Footballer of the Year 1977
Andy Gray started his professional career as a player with Dundee United, where he scored 46 goals in 62 appearances. In October 1975, at the age of 19, he moved south to Aston Villa (newly promoted to the First Division) for £110,000 and was joint winner of England's golden boot with Arsenal's Malcolm Macdonald in 1976–77.
His 29 goals helped Villa to a fourth-place finish and victory in the League Cup, and earned him the PFA Young Player of the Year and PFA Players' Player of the Year awards. At the time he was the youngest player to earn the Players' Player of the Year award, and the first player to win more than one of the official three player of the year awards in the same season.
Gray won 20 caps for Scotland, scoring 7 goals for his country. He also won four caps at Under-23 level and played at schoolboy level.
The Andy Gray shirt is made in halved colours of his club and country, wire woven gold and silver official Aston Villa badge matched with the official badge of Scotland, the shirt has the Player signature digitised and embroidered on the shirt between the badges, the shirt is mounted on gold board within an archival quality sealed frame above a printed player profile personally signed by the Footballer of the Year, two photographs one portraying him in match action, the other a portrait of him receiving the PFA trophy. The frame measures 840mm wide x 1000mm high
To complete the framed shirt the logos of the PFA Centenary year and 4 Club & Country Ltd are included, each shirt has a separate certificate of authenticity signed by Mr Gordon Taylor, CEO of the Professional Footballers' Association and the manufacturers, 4 Club & Country Limited. This is the first time that the following has been brought together as part of one unique collection: official Club badge, official Country badge, player profile with players own signature, official PFA badge and authentication from Gordon Taylor, CEO of the PFA.
Only four of these PFA Centenary Collection shirt hve been made, or will ever be made, and this is a unique opportunity to own the last one. A piece of British sporting history which will appreciate in value. In 2007, Sotheby's of London estimated the value at auction to be £1,750 - £2,250.