Sean Murdoch

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Sean Murdoch
Personal information
Full name Sean Murdoch
Date of birth (1986-07-31) 31 July 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
–2003 Heart of Midlothian
2003–2005 Dunfermline Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Dunfermline Athletic 5 (0)
2005–2006 Forfar Athletic (loan) 13 (0)
2006 Forfar Athletic (loan) 17 (0)
2007 Hamilton Academical (loan) 11 (0)
2008–2011 Hamilton Academical 11 (0)
2011–2012 Accrington Stanley 13 (0)
2012–2014 Hibernian 2 (0)
National team
2003 Scotland U18 4 (0)
2006 Scotland U19 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:13, 9 April 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Sean Murdoch (born 31 July 1986 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish professional football goalkeeper. Murdoch has previously played for Dunfermline Athletic, Forfar Athletic, Hamilton Academical, Accrington Stanley and Hibernian.

Career[edit]

Murdoch grew up in the Wester Hailes area of Edinburgh.[1] He played for youth teams of Hearts, but he moved across the Firth of Forth to play for Dunfermline in 2003.[2] Murdoch progressed through the Dunfermline youth and reserve teams, earning international recognition.[2] He moved on loan for the 2005–06 season to Forfar Athletic in order to get some first team experience.[2] Murdoch signed a new 3 year contract with Dunfermline in July 2006, but was expected to move out loan again.[3] He returned to Forfar on loan during the first half of the 2006–07 season.[4] In the second half of the 2006–07 season, he moved on loan to First Division team Hamilton Academical.[5]

Murdoch made his first team debut for Dunfermline in a 2007–08 UEFA Cup tie against Swedish club BK Hacken.[6] Murdoch was at fault for the goal scored by Hacken, but made some good saves later in the game.[7] He was second choice behind Paul Gallacher for most of the 2007–08 season and left to join Hamilton for a nominal fee of £15,000.[5]

On 6 May 2008, Murdoch signed for SPL side Hamilton, whom he had been on loan at earlier in his career.[5][8][9] He extended his contract with Hamilton in May 2009.[10] Murdoch was with the club for three years, but found it difficult to displace first choice goalkeeper Tomas Cerny. He left Hamilton in 2011,[11] after the club had been relegated from the SPL.

Murdoch signed for Football League Two club Accrington Stanley on a one year deal in July 2011.[11] He made his debut on 6 August 2011, playing against Northampton. Murdoch walked away from his contract in March 2012, due to a lack of payment.

He signed for SPL club Hibernian in October 2012 on a short term contract, providing cover for Ben Williams and allowing young goalkeeper Calum Antell to move out on loan.[12][13] In January 2013, his contract with Hibernian was extended until the end of the 2012–13 season.[14] Murdoch made his only first team appearance of the 2012–13 season in a 3–1 win at Kilmarnock on 15 May. He agreed a new contract with Hibs during the close season.[15] Murdoch was released by Hibs at the end of the 2013–14 season.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 9 April 2014[17]
Club Season League Cup[note 1] League Cup[note 2] Other[note 3] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dunfermline Athletic 2005–06 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006–07 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007–08 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 8 0
Total 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 8 0
Forfar Athletic (loan) 2005–06 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Forfar Athletic (loan) 2006–07 17 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 20 0
Hamilton Academical (loan) 2006–07 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Hamilton Academical 2008–09 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
2009–10 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2010–11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
Accrington Stanley 2011–12 13 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 15 0
Hibernian 2012–13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 72 0 1 0 3 0 5 0 81 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hardie, David (11 October 2012). "New Hibernian goalkeeper Sean Murdoch determined to take No 1 jersey". Edinburgh Evening News (Johnston Publishing). Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Sean Murdoch". www.dafc.co.uk. Dunfermline Athletic FC. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Woods signs deal with Dunfermline". BBC Sport. BBC. 19 July 2006. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Transfers – July 2006". BBC Sport. BBC. 31 July 2006. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c McGilvray, Andy (8 May 2008). "Goalkeeper Murdoch grabs new opportunity at Accies". Hamilton Advertiser (Scottish & Universal Newspapers). Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Dunfermline 1–1 BK Hacken". BBC Sport. BBC. 16 August 2007. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Kenny backing keeper after error". BBC Sport. BBC. 16 August 2007. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Bryn Halliwell departs Sean Murdoch signs". Retrieved 6 May 2008. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Hamilton move for keeper Murdoch". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 May 2008. Retrieved 7 May 2008. 
  10. ^ "Murdoch extends Hamilton contract". BBC Sport. BBC. 25 July 2009. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "Accrington Stanley sign Kern Miller and Sean Murdoch". BBC Sport. BBC. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "New Goalkeeper Signs". www.hibernianfc.co.uk. Hibernian FC. 6 October 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  13. ^ "Hibernian sign goalkeeper Sean Murdoch on short-term deal". BBC Sport. BBC. 6 October 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  14. ^ "Transfer Window Update". www.hibernianfc.co.uk. Hibernian FC. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "Thomson returns to Hibs for pre-season". The Herald (Herald & Times Group). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Out of Contract Players". Hibernianfc.co.uk. Hibernian FC. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  17. ^ Sean Murdoch career stats at Soccerbase

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes FA Cup
  2. ^ Includes Football League Cup and Scottish League Cup
  3. ^ Includes all other competitions.

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