With a 32 year career in elite sport and professional football, including international, Premier League and youth development, Grant has worked at the highest level of football and high performance/medical.
Grant has a strong passion for developing both people and performance which has been proven time and time again through his high level of integrity and ability to manage complex confidential issues.
Awarded an OBE in the 2013 New Year’s Honours List for services to physiotherapy in sport and work with young people, Grant is a sought-after key note speaker at national and international conferences.
Grant Downie OBE
City Football Group - High Performance & Medical Consultant
2013 - 2018 | Head of Performance - Manchester City FC Academy
2011 - 2013 | Head of Sports Medicine - Manchester City FC Academy
2008 - present | Teaching Fellow - Bath University
2003 - 2011 | Head of Medical & Sports Science - Middlesbrough FC
1994 - 2003 | Head Physiotherapist - Glasgow Rangers FC
1987 - 1994 | Senior Physiotherapist - The English FA National Rehab Centre
1984 - 1987 | Junior Physiotherapist - Glasgow Royal Infirmary
OTHER NOTABLE ROLES, CONTRIBUTIONS
2011 - Lead Physiotherapist - England U20 World Cup, Columbia
2018 - Outstanding Contribution to Football Medicine & Performance - FMPA
1992 - Physiotherapist - Team Great Britian Barcelona Olympics
1986 - Physiotherapist - Team Scotland Edinburgh Commonwealth Games