Danielle Murphy

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Danielle Murphy
Personal information
Full name Danielle Murphy
Date of birth (1981-06-04) 4 June 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Sevenoaks, England
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Midfield
Club information
Current team
Barnet Ladies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 Millwall Lionesses
1999–2002 Florida Gators
2003–2007 Charlton Athletic Ladies
2007–2008 Watford Ladies
2008– Barnet Ladies
National team
1997–2001 England 23 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 May 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 May 2010 (UTC)

Danielle Murphy (born 4 June 1981) is an English footballer. She plays as a midfielder or defender for Barnet Ladies and has represented England at senior international level.

Club career[edit]

Murphy joined Millwall Lionesses as a 14-year-old after a chance meeting with Pauline Cope.[1] She made her Premier League debut at 14[2] and won the 1997 FA Women's Cup, playing alongside fellow 15-year-old Katie Chapman.[3] In 1999 Murphy went to the University of Florida on a soccer scholarship. During her four years in the United States, she played for the Florida Gators women's soccer team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition and was named to the 2001 All-American team.[4] While playing for Florida she was a team-mate of Abby Wambach.[1]

When Murphy returned to England in July 2003, she signed for Charlton Athletic Ladies.[5] In four successful years Charlton won the 2005 FA Women's Cup and the Premier League Cup in 2004 and 2006. Murphy was then an outspoken critic of relegated Charlton Athletic's decision to axe the women's team in 2007.[6]

Murphy was one of seven players to join Watford Ladies from Charlton in August 2007.[7] She moved to Barnet Ladies in February 2008.

International career[edit]

Murphy was the captain of England U-18s when she made her senior debut, aged 16, in a match against Scotland.[2] She was England's youngest ever player since the Football Association took over the team in 1993.[8]

She won 23 caps[1] and was named in the Euro 2001 squad.[9] After participating in 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification,[10] Murphy retired from international football to concentrate on her studies in America.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Murphy attended Beaverwood School for Girls[8] and graduated with a degree in sociology from the University of Florida.[1] She works as a Firefighter[6] and ran the London Marathon in 2006.[1]


1996–97, 2004–05
1996–97, 2003–04, 2005-06, 2010-11

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Player Profile: Danielle Murphy". Barnet FC Ladies. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  2. ^ a b Jennifer O'Neill (1999-11-12). "Murphy finds American dream thrilling". The Times. 
  3. ^ Julie Welch (1997-05-05). "Soccer: Waller tap-in enough for Lionesses". The Guardian. 
  4. ^ "All-America Awards Div I (2001)". NSCAA. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  5. ^ a b "Williams & Murphy cheer for Charlton". Fair Game. 2003-07-21. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  6. ^ a b "Murphy on Charlton's demise". BBC Sport. 2007-06-27. Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  7. ^ "Watford sign seven from Charlton". Fair Game. 2003-08-17. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  8. ^ a b "#7 Danielle Murphy". Gatorzone.com. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  9. ^ "England Women's player profiles". BBC Sport. 2001-06-19. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  10. ^ "Danielle Murphy". FIFA. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 

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