Demarai Remelle Gray was born on the 28th of June 1996, and he is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Everton.
Early life and career
Daramai Gray who was born in Birmingham, where he attended Frankley High School and played for Cadbury Athletic’s junior teams. He joined Birmingham City’s Academy as an under-11, and took up a two-year scholarship in the month of July 2012. In a 2013 interview, Gray assessed his strengths as “pace, dribbling and technique”, felt he needed to “score more goals”, described himself in three words as “bubbly, calm and happy”, and named Nathan Redmond as the biggest influence on him since joining the club.
Regular first-team football
According to the report from soccernet, Gray performed well in 2014–15 pre-season, and the management suggested he was showing increased maturity. The young star started the first two matches of the season, but for the remainder of Clark’s tenure as manager, Gray was used more as substitute than starter. The report has it that against Leeds United in September, he was denied a penalty and booked for diving when apparently fouled by Giuseppe Bellusci; both managers thought it the wrong decision. And the following week, his first goal of the season gave Birmingham a 2–0 lead at top-of-the-table Norwich City, but he became unwell in the second half. Norwich scored while Birmingham were attempting to substitute him, and the match ended 2–2.
Departure becomes inevitable
As per BBC sports report, after many months of negotiation, Gray signed a new three-year contract with the club in the month of July 2015. The report has it that at the player’s insistence, a release clause was included in the terms. The report has it that it went into the new season feeling “stronger as a player, physically and mentally”, and produced some fine performances, as in a 2–0 win at Leeds in October, when he took advantage of confusion in the defence to score what proved to be the only goal of his Birmingham season, and in a goalless draw at Preston North End in December.
The report from skysport has it that Premier League club Leicester City activated the release clause in Gray’s Birmingham City contract, reported as £3.7 million, and he signed a four-and-a-half-year contract on 4 January 2016. The young playmaker made his debut on the 10th of January, away to Tottenham Hotspur in the third round of the FA Cup. He started the match, assisted a goal by Marcin Wasilewski, and “showed glimpses of the pace that will cause Premier League defences problems” in the 2–2 draw at White Hart Lane. After a frame of six days, he made his first appearance in England’s top flight, as an 85th-minute substitute for Marc Albrighton in a 1–1 draw at Aston Villa.
On the 31st of January 2021, report from BBC sport report has it that Gray joined Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen on an 18-month contract. The Young star made his debut on the 6th of February as a 74th-minute substitute with Leverkusen leading VfB Stuttgart 4–1, and ten minutes later scored his first and only Bundesliga goal to make the final score 5–2.
ESPN reported that Gray joined Premier League club Everton on the 22nd of July 2021 for an undisclosed fee, understood by BBC Sport to be £1.7 million. The young playmaker signed a three-year contract with an option for a fourth year. The former Leicester City playmaker scored his first competitive goal for Everton “with a clinical low effort into the far corner” in his second league match, a 2–2 draw with Leeds United on the 21st of August.
According to talkSPORT report, Gray was called up for an England under-18s training camp in November 2013. The player made his debut at that level on the 18th of February 2014, playing the whole of a 4–0 win against their Belgian counterparts in a friendly match at St George’s Park.
On the 9th of September 2018, Gray was called up for the full England squad for a friendly match against Switzerland.
Various reports has it that Gray is eligible to play for Jamaica as well as his native England. However in a televised interview in March 2021, Jamaican Football Federation president Michael Ricketts included Gray in a list of English players with Jamaican heritage he suggested were “in the process of acquiring their Jamaican passport” as part of the nation’s plan to improve their chances of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.
Demarai Gray Net Worth
As per report from the Forbes, Gray’s net worth is in the vicinity of €13.9 million (£12 million)
Demarai Gray’ Salary
Gray signed a contract with Leicester City that nets him a whopping salary of 3.3 Million Euro (2.8 Million Pound) per year. We have crunched the numbers, this means he earns €9,016 (£7,803) per day and €376 (£325) per hour!
Per year €3,300,000 £2,869,565
Per month €275,000 £239,130
Per week €63,462 £55,184
Per day €9,041 £7,862
Per hour €376 £327
Per minute €6 £5
Premier League: 2015–16
Birmingham City Academy Player of the Season: 2013–14
Football League Young Player of the Month: December 2014
Birmingham City Young Player of the Season: 2014–15
Birmingham City Goal of the Season: 2014–15