Alby Murdoch

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Alby Murdoch
Personal information
Full name Albert Henry Murdoch
Date of birth 18 January 1935
Date of death 15 December 2010(2010-12-15) (aged 75)
Original team(s) Lincoln Stars[1]
Height / weight 170 cm / 67 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1957–1962 Essendon 65 (7)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1962.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Albert "Alby" Murdoch (18 January 1935 – 15 December 2010) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Murdoch, an Essendon High School Old Boy, was in North Melbourne's recruiting zone but opted to instead qualify for Essendon. He won the Essendon District Football League best and fairest award in 1956, while playing for the Lincoln Stars.[2]

A wingman, first played for Essendon in 1957 and was a regular fixture in the side from 1958. He was a member of the team which lost the 1959 VFL Grand Final.[3]

He appeared in the opening round of the 1962 season but then injured his knee and missed out on participating in Essendon's premiership side that year.[3]

Once he left Essendon he played at both Stanhope and Brunswick, in 1963 and 1964 respectively. Murdoch was then coach of the Strathmore Under-17s for eight seasons and he steered them to two premiersips. He was also senior coach of the Doutta Stars for one year.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 978-1-920910-78-5. 
  2. ^ The Age,"Alby Murdoch Wins Award", 21 August 1956, p. 6
  3. ^ a b AFL Tables: Alby Murdoch
  4. ^ "Murdoch, Alby H.". Essendon Football Club.