Glenn Murray

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Glenn Murray
Glen Murray 21-07-2012.jpg
Murray playing for Crystal Palace in 2012
Personal information
Full name Glenn Murray[1]
Date of birth (1983-09-25) 25 September 1983 (age 31)[1]
Place of birth Maryport, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Crystal Palace
Number 17
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Workington Reds
2004 Wilmington Hammerheads 14 (3)
2004 Barrow 6 (6)
2004–2007 Carlisle United 46 (5)
2006 Stockport County (loan) 11 (3)
2006–2007 Rochdale (loan) 12 (4)
2007–2008 Rochdale 42 (21)
2008–2011 Brighton & Hove Albion 118 (53)
2011– Crystal Palace 109 (45)
2014 Reading (loan) 18 (8)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:07, 24 May 2015 (GMT).

† Appearances (Goals).

Glenn Murray (born 25 September 1983) is an English professional footballer who plays for Crystal Palace as a striker. Prior to joining Crystal Palace in June 2011, Murray previously played for Workington Reds, Wilmington Hammerheads, Barrow, Carlisle United, Stockport, Rochdale and Brighton & Hove Albion.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Maryport, Cumbria,[1] Murray began his playing career playing for non-League side Workington Reds before joining American team Wilmington Hammerheads in 2004. He spent one season with the North Carolina club playing 14 times and scoring 3 goals in the USL Professional League.[2] After his time in America he joined Barrow where he scored seven goals in seven games.[3] Murray then signed for Conference National side Carlisle United and was part of the Conference play-off winning team in 2005 and League Two winning side a season later in 2006.

Murray joined Stockport County on loan for two months and he returned to Carlisle after this loan deal, following teammate Karl Hawley's rib injury.

Rochdale[edit]

Rochdale manager Steve Parkin then signed Murray on loan until January 2007. Murray then signed for Rochdale on a contract until 2009, for an undisclosed fee. He made his first start for Rochdale in their 7–1 defeat away at Lincoln City on 21 October 2006. His first goal was a 59th minute equaliser in their match with Barnet on 18 November 2006, but this was not enough for Rochdale as they lost the match 3–2. Murray made 31 league appearances for Rochdale in his first season with the club, scoring 16 goals in the 2006–07 season.

Murray made his first appearances for the 2007–08 season coming on as a 53rd-minute substitute on the opening day of the season in Rochdale's 3–0 loss away at Peterborough United, his first start of the season came in their 2–2 home draw with Stoke City in the first round of the League Cup 3 days later on 14 August. Murray scored his first goal of the season in a 1–1 home draw with Norwich City in the league cup second round on 28 August 2007. His first league goal of the season came in Rochdale's 4–3 victory away at Shrewsbury Town on 29 September. He made 42 league appearances scoring 21 goals, giving him an average of one goal every two games in his Rochdale career.

Brighton & Hove Albion[edit]

Murray playing for Brighton & Hove Albion in 2011

2007–08 season[edit]

Murray had been linked with a transfer to League One team Brighton & Hove Albion throughout the January transfer window, and finally completed his move to the Withdean Stadium on 25 January 2008 for a reported £300,000.[4] Murray made his debut four days later, coming on as a 61st-minute substitute for Nathan Elder during the 1–0 defeat at Northampton.[5] He then started Albion's next match on 2 February, at home to Crewe and scored two goals on his home debut in the 3–0 victory.[6] Murray scored 9 goals for Brighton during the 2007–08 season.

2008–09 season[edit]

Despite suffering several injuries during the 2008–09 season,[7][8] Murray made 28 appearances and scored 12 goals.[9] In the team's 4–0 win over Barnet in the first round of the League Cup on 12 August 2008, he was sent off.[10] On 27 September, he netted twice in a 2–2 draw at Southampton, his second putting the team ahead in added time before an Adebayo Akinfenwa equaliser.[11] A week later he scored his first hat trick for the team in a 3–3 draw with Cheltenham Town, scoring twice in the opening seven minutes.[12]

2009–10 season[edit]

On 17 October 2009, Murray won and converted a penalty for a consolation goal in a 1–12 defeat at Tranmere Rovers, but four minutes later was sent off for a second yellow card.[13] He scored four times in Brighton's 5–2 win away at Wycombe Wanderers on 28 December, a result which moved Brighton out of the relegation zone.[14] Murray's season ended on 24 April 2010 with Brighton's 2–1 win over Bristol Rovers to stay in the division; he was sent off ten minutes after coming on as a substitute for Chris Holroyd.[15]

2010–11 season[edit]

The 2010–11 season proved to be Murray's best season at Brighton, scoring 22 goals and finishing runner-up to Craig Mackail-Smith in the League One top scorer statistics.[16] This included a hat-trick on 1 January 2011 in a 5–0 win over Leyton Orient.[17] On 20 May 2011, it was revealed that Murray had rejected Brighton's final offer of a new contract.[18]

Crystal Palace[edit]

Murray playing for Crystal Palace in 2012

2011–12 season[edit]

On 24 May 2011, Murray signed for Brighton's rivals Crystal Palace on a free transfer, on a three-year contract. Manager Dougie Freedman said that Murray was the type of player that his squad needed.[19]

He made his debut for the club—his first match in the Championship—on 6 August, starting as Palace began the season with a 1–2 loss at Peterborough United.[20] He scored his first goal 21 days later, the equaliser in a 1–1 draw against Blackpool at Selhurst Park.[21] On 27 September, he netted as Palace won 3–1 at Brighton.[22] Murray scored the extra-time winner at Old Trafford against Manchester United in the League Cup quarter-finals on 30 November.[23]

2012–13 season[edit]

On 22 September 2012, Murray scored a hat-trick including two penalties against Cardiff City,[24] and on 6 November he scored another hat trick including two penalties against Ipswich Town in a 5–0 victory, despite missing a third penalty.[25] He also scored twice in a 3–0 home win over Brighton on 1 December, a result which put Palace on top of the league table.[26]

On 2 February 2013, Murray scored a four-minute brace against South London rivals Charlton Athletic as Palace came from behind to win 2–1.[27] In March 2013, he missed out on the Championship Player of the Season award, being beaten by Watford's Matej Vydra.[28] On 28 March, Murray signed a new three-year contract with Crystal Palace.[29] Murray missed the play-off final in which Palace secured promotion to the Premier League, having suffered a serious knee injury in the play off semi-final against his former club Brighton on 11 May.[30]

2013–14 season[edit]

Murray came back from injury as a 72nd-minute substitute for Jason Puncheon on 8 February 2014 in a 3–1 home win against West Bromwich Albion.[31] On 2 March, he scored his only goal of the season and his first in the Premier League, winning a late penalty against Swansea City after being fouled by Chico Flores, and converting it past Michel Vorm to earn a 1–1 home draw.[32]

2014–15 season[edit]

On 1 September 2014, transfer deadline day, Murray moved to Championship club Reading on loan until 1 January 2015.[33] He scored twice in his debut game for Reading in a 3–0 win over Fulham.[34] Murray scored 8 goals in 18 league games for Reading, ending on 26 December with a brace in a 2–2 draw at Brighton where he opened the scoring after 39 seconds.[35] At the end of his loan spell Murray returned to Crystal Palace.[36] On returning, he signed a contract extension with the club until 2017.[37]

On 28 February, he scored twice and was sent off for two bookings as Palace won 3–1 away at West Ham United.[38] Murray opened the scoring on 6 April as Palace defeated reigning Premier League champions Manchester City 2–1.[39] Murray continued his goalscoring form by giving Palace a 1–0 lead in their 4–1 win at Sunderland on 11 April.[40] Eight days later, Murray was selected in the The Football Manager Team of the Decade at the Football League Awards.[41] On 16 May against Liverpool, in Steven Gerrard's final match at Anfield, Murray's penalty was saved by Simon Mignolet but he hit in the rebound to confirm a 3–1 victory.[42]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 24 May 2015.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Wilmington Hammerheads 2004[2] USL Pro Soccer League 14 3 14 3
Barrow 2004–05[3] Conference North 6 6 0 0 1[a] 1 7 7
Carlisle United 2004–05[43] Conference National 19 2 0 0 3[b] 0 22 2
2005–06[44] League Two 26 3 1 0 1 0 6[c] 1 34 4
2006–07[45] League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 1[c] 0 2 0
Total 46 5 1 0 1 0 10 1 58 6
Stockport County (loan) 2006–07[45] League Two 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 3
Rochdale (loan) 2006–07[45] League Two 12 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 14 4
Rochdale 2006–07[45] League Two 19 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 12
2007–08[46] League Two 23 9 1 0 2 1 1[c] 0 27 10
Total 54 25 3 0 2 1 1 0 60 26
Brighton & Hove Albion 2007–08[46] League One 21 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 8
2008–09[9] League One 23 11 1 0 3 1 1[c] 0 28 12
2009–10[47] League One 32 12 3 2 1 0 1[c] 0 37 14
2010–11[48] League One 42 22 7 0 0 0 1[c] 0 50 22
Total 118 53 11 2 4 1 3 0 136 56
Crystal Palace 2011–12[49] Championship 37 6 0 0 6 1 43 7
2012–13[50] Championship 42 30 1 1 1 0 1[d] 0 45 31
2013–14[51] Premier League 14 1 0 0 0 0 14 1
2014–15[52] Premier League 17 7 2 0 1 0 20 7
Total 110 45 3 1 8 1 1 0 122 46
Reading (loan) 2014–15[52] Championship 18 8 0 0 0 0 18 8
Career total 378 147 18 3 15 3 16 2 425 155
  1. ^ Appearance in FA Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in Conference National play-offs
  3. ^ a b c d e f Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  4. ^ Appearance in Championship play-offs

Honours[edit]

Carlisle United

Brighton & Hove Albion

Crystal Palace

References[edit]

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  3. ^ a b Appearances and goals for this season are taken from:
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    Williams, Mike; Wright, Tony, eds. (2005). Non League Club Directory 2006. Tony Williams Publications. p. 133. ISBN 978-1-869833-54-1. 
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  8. ^ Albion Striker has Hernia Operation, The Argus, 20 February 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2009
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  11. ^ "Northampton 2-2 Brighton". BBC Sport. 27 September 2008. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "Brighton 3-3 Cheltenham". BBC Sport. 4 October 2008. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
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  24. ^ "Crystal Palace 3-2 Cardiff". BBC Sport. 22 September 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
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  30. ^ "Glenn Murray injury blow as Palace draw a blank in Championship Play-off". The Independent. 11 May 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  31. ^ "Crystal Palace new boy Tom Ince inspires victory over West Brom". The Observer. Press Association. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  32. ^ "Swansea 1-1 Crystal Palace". BBC Sport. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
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  34. ^ "Reading 3–0 Fulham". www.bbc.co.uk. BBC Sport. 13 September 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  35. ^ "Brighton 2-2 Reading". BBC Sport. 26 December 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
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  39. ^ Smith, Jonathan (6 April 2015). "Crystal Palace 2-1 Man City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  40. ^ "Sunderland 1-4 Crystal Palace". BBC. 11 April 2015. 
  41. ^ "Winners announced for The Football League Awards 2015". The Football League. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  42. ^ McNulty, Phil (16 May 2015). "Liverpool 1-3 Crystal Palace". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
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  44. ^ "Games played by Glenn Murray in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  45. ^ a b c d "Games played by Glenn Murray in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  46. ^ a b "Games played by Glenn Murray in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  47. ^ "Games played by Glenn Murray in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  48. ^ "Games played by Glenn Murray in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  49. ^ "Games played by Glenn Murray in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  50. ^ "Games played by Glenn Murray in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  51. ^ "Games played by Glenn Murray in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  52. ^ a b "Games played by Glenn Murray in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 

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