Bert Murray

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Bert Murray
Personal information
Full name Albert George Murray
Date of birth (1942-09-22) 22 September 1942 (age 72)
Place of birth Hoxton, London, England
Playing position Full back / Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1966 Chelsea 160 (39)
1966–1971 Birmingham City 132 (22)
1971–1973 Brighton & Hove Albion 102 (25)
1973–1976 Peterborough United 123 (10)
Total 515 (96)
National team
1964–1965 England U23 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Albert George "Bert" Murray (born 22 September 1942 in Hoxton, London) is an English former footballer who played as a winger.[1] He played more than 100 games in the Football League for each of his four clubs, namely Chelsea, Birmingham City, Brighton & Hove Albion and Peterborough United.[2] He won six caps for England at under-23 level.[3]

Murray started his career with Chelsea, and was an important figure in manager Tommy Docherty's "Diamonds" side of the mid-1960s, which won the League Cup in 1965 and narrowly missed out on FA Cup and League success. He made 183 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 44 goals.

Murray, along with several team mates, fell out with Docherty[4] and was transferred to Birmingham City in 1966, where he linked up with ex-Chelsea team mate, Barry Bridges.[1] He later played for Brighton & Hove Albion and Peterborough United.

He went on to run a pub in Market Deeping, south Lincolnshire.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 113. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9. 
  2. ^ "Bert Murray". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 7 May 2009. 
  3. ^ Courtney, Barrie (27 March 2004). "England - U-23 International Results- Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 17 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Eight Chelsea Players Deny Misbehaviour". The Times. 23 April 1965. p. 12.