|Full name||Gordon Scott Durie|
|Date of birth||6 December 1965|
|Place of birth||Paisley, Scotland|
|2000–2001||Heart of Midlothian||16||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Gordon Scott Durie (born 6 December 1965 in Paisley) 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 as a player in 2001, in 2010 he became a coach and manager, working for East Fife and Rangers as an assistant.
Durie started his senior career with East Fife, and he then moved to Hibernian in 1984; while still in his teens, he played on the losing side in the 1985 Scottish League Cup Final with Hibs, who sold him to Chelsea for £400,000 in 1986.
His spell with Chelsea from 1986 to 1991 yielded 63 goals in total from 153 appearances, and they won the Football League Second Division in 1989. Durie then moved to Tottenham Hotspur in 1991 for a £2.2 million fee. Durie scored on his debut in a 3-2 away win at The Dell versus Southampton. He was also their first goalscorer in the Premier League, in a 2–2 home draw with Crystal Palace on 22 August 1992.
The most successful period of his career came while playing for Rangers after transferring to Ibrox in November 1993, with a major role in winning the last four of their 'nine in a row' of Scottish league championships and playing a handful of matches in two later title wins. Durie scored a hat-trick in the 1996 Scottish Cup Final to help Rangers beat Hearts 5–1 and collected runners-up medals in the competition in 1994 and 1998; he was a Scottish League Cup winner in 1998.
Durie left Rangers at the end of the 1999–2000 season after 179 appearances and 52 goals. After turning down an offer from Australia, Durie signed for Hearts in September 2000. He stayed there for the rest of the 2000–01 season, after which he retired from playing.
Durie made his international debut for Scotland on 11 November 1987, in a 1–0 against Bulgaria. He was capped 43 times in all, scoring seven goals. He was one of Scotland's bright spots in their team at Euro '96. And Durie scored the second goal in a 2–0 win against Latvia that clinched qualification for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. His last appearance for Scotland was during that World Cup, in a 3–0 defeat against Morocco.
Durie was appointed assistant manager of East Fife in November 2010. On 1 March 2012 he was made caretaker manager at Bayview following the departure of John Robertson. Durie took the job on a longer term basis, but then suffered from ill health. He resigned in November 2012 due to this illness.
Durie joined the Rangers coaching staff in July 2013, to work with the reserve and under-20 teams. He was promoted to a first team coaching role in December 2014, following the departure of manager Ally McCoist. Durie left Rangers in July 2015, as new manager Mark Warburton made changes to the coaching staff.
Durie was declared bankrupt in 2016.
- Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.
|1||6 September 1989||Maksimir Stadion, Zagreb||Yugoslavia||1–0||1–3||WCQG5|
|2||1 May 1991||Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle||San Marino||2–0||2–0||ECQG2|
|3||11 September 1991||Wankdorf Stadion, Bern||Switzerland||1–2||2–2||ECQG2|
|4||13 November 1991||Hampden Park, Glasgow||San Marino||3–0||4–0||ECQG2|
|5||26 May 1996||Veteran's Stadium, New Britain CT||United States||1–0||1–2||Friendly|
|6||11 October 1997||Celtic Park, Glasgow||Latvia||2–0||2–0||WCQG4|
|7||12 November 1997||Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, St Etienne||France||1–1||1–2||Friendly|
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