Christie Murray

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Christie Murray
Christie Murray 2014 (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Christie Murray
Date of birth (1990-05-03) 3 May 1990 (age 32)
Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland
Height 5 ft 1.5 in (1.56 m)
Position(s) Midfielder / Striker
Club information
Current team
Birmingham City
Number 10
Youth career
Baillieston Girls
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Carson–Newman College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Queen's Park
2007–2011 Celtic
2011–2013 Glasgow City 29 (24)
2014 Arsenal 3 (0)
2015 Bristol Academy 14 (1)
2016 Celtic
2016–2017 Doncaster Rovers Belles 26 (7)
2018 Glasgow City
2018–2020 Liverpool 36 (0)
2020– Birmingham City 22 (3)
National team
2007 Scotland U17 1 (2)
2007–2009 Scotland U19 17 (5)
2010– Scotland 74 (5)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 19 November 2018
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 8 November 2019

Christie Murray (born 3 May 1990) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a midfielder or striker and captains Birmingham City in the FA WSL.[1] She has also played for Arsenal, Bristol Academy, and Doncaster Rovers Belles of the FA WSL, as well as Celtic and Glasgow City of the Scottish Women's Premier League. Since making her debut in 2010, Murray has won over 70 caps for the Scotland national team.

Club career[edit]

While playing for Scotland under-17s, Murray was scouted by Carson–Newman College. Aged 16, she moved to Jefferson City, Tennessee on a soccer scholarship and scored six goals for the Eagles.[2] Murray started her club career with Queen's Park, before joining Celtic in 2007. On 13 May 2010, she scored twice in the Scottish Women's Premier League Cup final, as the team won their first trophy with a 4–1 victory over Spartans.[3]

After four years with Celtic, Murray signed for Glasgow City on 23 January 2011.[4] She helped the club reach the 2012 Champions League's round of 16. Two years later, Murray played in City's round of 16 defeat by Arsenal. She impressed the English club's Scottish manager Shelley Kerr who swooped to sign her in January 2014.[5]

Murray left Arsenal after the 2014 season as her contract ended.[6] In February 2015, she signed a contract with Bristol Academy, after impressing during a trial period with the club.[7] When Bristol were relegated at the end of the 2015 season, Murray was one of several players to depart.[8]

Murray re-signed with Celtic prior to the start of the 2016 Scottish Women's Premier League season[9] and she made her debut in their historic first match at Celtic Park against Rangers on 13 April 2016, scoring the fifth goal in the 5–1 victory.[10] During her second spell with the Glasgow side, she scored three goals as she helped them move into third place in the league table.[11]

She returned to the FA WSL with Doncaster Rovers Belles in July 2016.[12][13] On 24 July 2016, she made her debut in a 4–0 loss to Chelsea.[14] In the 2016 season, she made 12 appearances in all competitions. She went on to make two appearances in the 2016–17 FA Women's Cup and finish the FA WSL Spring Series with 3 goals in 9 appearances.[15] She scored 8 goals in 10 games in all competitions at the beginning of the 2017–18 season and was named FA WSL 2 Player of the Month in November 2017.[16] In December 2017, she announced her departure from the club.[17] During the winter break, she re-signed with Glasgow City.[18]

On 14 July 2018, Murray joined Liverpool on a two-year contract[18] and was given the number 10 shirt.[19]

In the summer of 2020, Murray joined Birmingham City Women [20]in the FA WSL, and was given the captains armband and the number 10 shirt.

International career[edit]

In 2009, she began attending the Scottish Football Association National Performance Centre at the University of Stirling.[21]

After captaining the under-19 team, including in the 2008 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship, she made her senior debut in a 3–0 loss to New Zealand at the Cyprus Cup on 1 March 2010.[3] Her first goal for the senior side came on 5 April 2012, coming off the bench to score the winner in a 2–1 victory against the Republic of Ireland at Tynecastle Stadium in the 2013 UEFA Euro qualifiers.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

International appearances[edit]

As of 8 November 2019[23]
National team Year Apps Goals
Scotland 2010 3 0
2011 11 0
2012 7 1
2013 4 1
2014 8 0
2015 7 1
2016 1 0
2017 9 1
2018 7 0
2019 6 1
Total 63 5

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Celtic
Glasgow City

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reds complete signing of Scotland striker Murray". Liverpool Ladies FC. Liverpool Ladies FC. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Sweet Sixteen". Orange and Blue. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Christie Murray Rejoins Celtic". Tartan Kicks. 10 April 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Glasgow City sign Christie Murray". Glasgow City Ladies F.C. 23 January 2011. Archived from the original on 14 July 2018. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Arsenal sign Christie Murray from Glasgow City". She Kicks. 30 January 2014. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Christie Murray leaves Arsenal Ladies". Arsenal.com. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Christie Murray: Bristol Academy sign Scotland midfielder". BBC Sport. 13 February 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  8. ^ Newman, Dan (10 December 2015). "FOOTBALL: Four players set to depart Willie Kirk's Bristol Academy side". Bristol Post. Retrieved 9 July 2016.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Cuddihy, Paul (30 March 2016). "Scottish internationalist Christie Murray signs for Celtic". Celtic F.C. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Derby delight for the Hoops in Paradise". Celtic F.C. 13 April 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Christie Murray Joins Doncaster Belles". Tartan Kicks. 8 July 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Murray Makes Doncaster Move". She Kicks. 8 July 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  13. ^ "SIGNING: Belles bring in Scotland international Murray". Doncaster Rovers Belles L.F.C. 8 July 2016. Archived from the original on 14 July 2018. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  14. ^ "REPORT: Chelsea 4–0 Belles". Doncaster Rovers Belles L.F.C. 24 July 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2018.[dead link]
  15. ^ "Player stats". Doncaster Rovers Belles L.F.C. Archived from the original on 5 September 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  16. ^ a b "Murray Wins FA WSL2 Player of the Month (November)". She Kicks. 18 December 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  17. ^ "Christie Murray leaves Doncaster Rovers Belles on high note". Doncaster Free Press. 18 December 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  18. ^ a b "Christie Murray joins Liverpool LFC". ignitetalent. 14 July 2018. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  19. ^ "Ladies sign Scotland star Christie Murray". Liverpool F.C. 14 July 2018. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  20. ^ "Why Leaving Liverpool was the Best Decision for this Player". Her Football Hub. 6 July 2020. Retrieved 27 February 2022.
  21. ^ "Christie Murray". University of Stirling. Archived from the original on 23 December 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  22. ^ "Scotland 2–1 Ireland". Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 6 April 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  23. ^ Christie Murray at the Scottish Football Association

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