Instantly recognisable with his blond curls, the man tagged 'Romford Pelé' by Marc Overmars rose through the ranks and broke into the Arsenal side in January 1992. It was a baptism of fire - he conceded a penalty in a 2-0 defeat at Anfield - but, unabashed, the teenager came back for more. Seven months later, he ran the show at the same ground as Arsenal reversed that score line.
Currently Ray is a regular on Talksport Radio and Sky Sports, and is fast becoming one of the most popular speakers on the after dinner circuit.
Ray Parlour tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Aug 2012.