Bill Murphy (footballer)

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Bill Murphy
Personal information
Full name John William Murphy
Date of birth (1921-11-21)21 November 1921
Place of birth Birstall, West Yorkshire, England
Date of death 2004 (aged 82–83)
Playing position Wing half
Youth career
19??–1939 Heckmondwike Spen
1939–1946 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1952 Bradford City 146 (9)
1952 Scarborough ? (?)
???? Weybridge ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John William "Bill" Murphy (21 November 1921 – 2004) was an English professional footballer who played as a wing half.


Murphy began his career with Heckmondwike Spen and Liverpool, before turning professional with Bradford City in 1946. Murphy made 146 appearances in the Football League for Bradford, scoring nine goals.[1] He later played non-league football with Scarborough and Weybridge.


  1. ^ "BRADFORD CITY : 1946/47 - 2008/09". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 25 September 2009.