Jerry Murphy

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Jerry Murphy
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-09-23) 23 September 1959 (age 55)
Place of birth Stepney, Greater London
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Crystal Palace
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976-1985 Crystal Palace 229 (20)
1985-1988 Chelsea 34 (3)
1988-1989 Fisher Athletic
1989 Blacktown City 2 (0)
1989-1990 Wollongong City 16 (0)
National team
1979-1980 Republic of Ireland 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jeremiah Michael "Jerry" Murphy (born 23 September 1959 in Stepney, Greater London) is a retired footballer, who played as a midfielder in the League for Crystal Palace and Chelsea before moving into non-league football with Fisher Athletic. He also made appearances for the Republic of Ireland, winning three caps.

Playing career[edit]

Murphy started out with Terry Venables' Crystal Palace, spending nine years at Selhurst Park during which time he won the FA Youth Cup in both 1977 and 1978 as part of the famous "Team of the Eighties".[1] The club were then promoted to the First Division in Murphy's first full season in the side, but were relegated after two seasons in the top flight. However, Murphy remained with Palace winning the "Player of the Year" award in 1983.

He moved back to the top flight again, joining Chelsea on a free transfer in the summer of 1985, but his time at Stamford Bridge was plagued by lack of form and injury problems. In three seasons he made only 34 league appearances and his contract was cancelled due to injury in March 1988.[1] He joined non-league side Fisher Athletic to finish his career.


  1. ^ a b Mike Purkiss & Nigel Sands. Crystal Palace: A Complete Record 1905–1989. p. 82. ISBN 0907969542. 

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