Jacob Murphy

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Jacob Murphy
Personal information
Full name Jacob Kai Murphy[1]
Date of birth (1995-02-24) 24 February 1995 (age 22)
Place of birth Wembley, England
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Norwich City
Number 22
Youth career
2006–2013 Norwich City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Norwich City 21 (6)
2014 Swindon Town (loan) 6 (0)
2014 Southend United (loan) 7 (1)
2014 Blackpool (loan) 9 (2)
2015 Scunthorpe United (loan) 3 (0)
2015 Colchester United (loan) 11 (4)
2015–2016 Coventry City (loan) 40 (9)
National team
2012 England U18 1 (0)
2012–2013 England U19 3 (0)
2014 England U20 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:42, 27 December 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:06, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Jacob Kai Murphy (born 24 February 1995) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Norwich City.[2] He made his professional début in an FA Cup match against Fulham in January 2014. He has also played on loan for Swindon Town and Southend United. He is the twin brother of professional footballer Josh Murphy.

Senior career[edit]

Norwich City[edit]

Born in Wembley, Murphy, along with his twin brother, Josh, first played football together from the age of seven,[3] and eventually they both joined Norwich City as under-12s in 2006.[4] It was announced on 31 March 2011 that the duo were to join the club's academy ahead of a new season.[5]

Murphy was a part of the Norwich City youth team who won the 2012–13 FA Youth Cup.[6] He signed his first professional contract for Norwich City on 4 January 2013.[2][7] In December 2013, he signed a three-year contract with the club.[8]

Murphy made his professional début in a FA Cup match against Fulham on 4 January 2014.[9] Murphy made his first Norwich City appearance in the 2014–15 season, where he provided an assist for his twin brother, Josh, to score in a 3–1 win over Crawley Town in the second round of the League Cup.[10]

Loan Spells[edit]

On 7 February, he joined Swindon Town on loan which began on 8 February 2014, and lasted until 8 March 2014[11] Murphy made his debut for the club on 8 February 2014, when he came on as a second-half substitute for Dany N'Guessan, in a 3–2 win over Port Vale.[12] After making six appearances, Murphy returned to Norwich City after Swindon Town delayed their decision to extend his loan spell further.[13]

On 27 March 2014, Murphy joined League Two side Southend United on loan for the remainder of the 2013–14 season.[14] He made his Southend United debut days later, when he came on as a substitute and provided a winning goal in a 1–0 win over Torquay United.[15][16] He scored his first goal for the club and provided an assist in a 3–1 win over Rochdale on 18 April 2014.[17] He went on to make eight appearances for the club, including in the play-offs, but was unable to help the club get promoted to League One.

On 3 November 2014, he joined Blackpool on loan until 2 February 2015.[18] He scored on his debut two days later after joining the club, in a 2–2 draw against Fulham.[19] A few weeks later, he scored again on 22 November 2014, in a 1–1 draw against Bolton Wanderers.[20] His performances at Blackpool earned him November's Wonga Player of the Month award.[21] The following month, Murphy caused controversy when he posted an image on social media application Snapchat with the caption "We are going to lose... Again", which mocked the club's recent league form.[22] Murphy issued an apology via the club's official website, admitting it was an unprofessional and foolish thing to do; however, Lee Clark vowed to investigate this matter before taking action.[23] Blackpool cut short his loan deal on 31 December.[24]

After his loan spell at Blackpool came to an end, Murphy joined League One side Scunthorpe United on a month-long loan.[25] Two days later on 10 January 2015, Murphy made his Scunthorpe United debut, making his first start, where he provided an assist for Tom Hopper, who also making his debut, in a 4–1 win over Walsall.[26] After making three appearance for the club, Murphy's loan spell with Scunthorpe United came to an end.[27]

After another loan spell came to an end, Murphy joined another League One club, but this time it was Colchester United on loan until the end of the season.[28] Murphy made his Colchester United debut on 14 March 2015, making his first start as a right wing, in a 3–2 loss against Crawley Town.[29] Murphy then scored in the next game against Yeovil Town on 17 March 2015, which Colchester United won 2–0.[30] Murphy scored two goals in two games in three days against Port Vale[31] and Barnsley.[32] The last two games of the season saw Murphy scored in a 1–1 draw against Swindon Town[33] and then helped the club survive relegation when they beat Preston North End.[34]

On 14 August 2015, Murphy signs for Coventry City on a season-long loan deal. [35]

Return to Norwich City[edit]

Murphy scored his first goal for Norwich in a 4–1 win over Blackburn Rovers on 6 August 2016.[36]

International career[edit]

Murphy was called up to the England U18s in October 2012[37] and made his debut in a 1–0 win over Finland U19s on 13 November 2012.[38]

In early 2013, Murphy was called up by England U19s.[39] His debut came in a 3–1 win over Denmark U19s.[40]

In late 2014, Murphy was called up by England U20s after his brother Josh withdrew from the squad[41] and made his debut in a 3–2 win over Netherlands U20s on 14 October 2014.[42]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 17 September 2016.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Norwich City 2013–14[43] Premier League 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2014–15[44] Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2015–16[45] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17[46] Championship 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3
Total 5 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 3
Swindon Town (loan) 2013–14[43] League One 6 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 7 0
Southend United (loan) 2013–14[43] League Two 7 1 0 0 0 0 1[b] 0 8 1
Blackpool (loan) 2014–15[44] Championship 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2
Scunthorpe United (loan) 2014–15[44] League One 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Colchester United (loan) 2014–15[44] League One 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 4
Coventry City (loan) 2015–16[45] League One 40 9 1 1 0 0 1[a] 0 42 10
Career Total 81 19 2 1 1 0 3 0 87 20
  1. ^ a b Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in 2014 Football League play-offs

Personal life[edit]

The twins talked about their close bonds and being there for each other.[8] Their parents and his younger brother lives in Downham Market and run their Arbuckles restaurant, near Downham Market. Their father, John, works as an assistant principal at Downham Market Academy.[47] While on the pitch, Manager Chris Hughton, at the time, tells the twins to wear different coloured boots so that he can tell them apart.[48][49]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "01 February 2013 Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Twins Jacob and Josh Murphy sign professional contracts with Norwich City -Norwich City FC – Eastern Daily Press". Edp24.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-09-24. 
  3. ^ "Barclays U21s: Murphy's twin ambition for Norwich". Premier League Official Website. 30 October 2013. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Dream chance for nine Norwich City hopefuls". The Pink UN. 31 March 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Dream chance for nine Norwich City hopefuls". Eastern Daily Press 24. 31 March 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Rik Sharma (2013-05-15). "Norwich's twin wingers Josh and Jacob Murphy are ready to cause havoc in the Premier League | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-09-24. 
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  8. ^ a b "Norwich City twins Josh and Jacob Murphy sign new long-term deals at the club". Eastern Daily Press 24. 23 December 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Norwich 1 – 1 Fulham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Norwich City 3 – 1 Crawley Town". BBC Sport. 26 August 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
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  12. ^ "Port Vale 2–3 Swindon Town". BBC Sport. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "Robins delay Murphy decision". Sky Sports. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "News: Jacob Murphy joins Blues on loan". Southend United F.C. 27 March 2014. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "Southend United 1 – 0 Torquay United". BBC Sport. 29 March 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
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  17. ^ "Rochdale 0 – 3 Southend United". BBC Sport. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  18. ^ "Jacob Murphy: Blackpool sign Norwich City winger on loan". BBC Sport. 3 November 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  19. ^ "Fulham 2 – 2 Blackpool". BBC Sport. 5 November 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
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  22. ^ "Blackpool's Jacob Murphy apologises for posting image". BBC Sport. 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  23. ^ "Murphy Issues Statement". Blackpool F.C. 29 December 2014. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  24. ^ "Jacob Murphy: Blackpool cut short Norwich winger's loan spell". BBC Sport. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  25. ^ "Murphy wings into Scunthorpe". Sky Sports. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  26. ^ "REPORT: WALSALL 1–4 IRON". Scunthorpe United. 10 January 2015. Archived from the original on 10 January 2015. 
  27. ^ "ATTENTION TURNS TO SWINDON". Scunthorpe United F.C. 12 February 2015. Archived from the original on 12 May 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  28. ^ "Murphy Arrives On Loan". Colchester United F.C. 14 March 2015. Archived from the original on 17 March 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  29. ^ "Colchester United 2 – 3 Crawley Town". BBC Sport. 14 March 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  30. ^ "Colchester United 2 – 0 Yeovil Town". BBC Sport. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  31. ^ "Port Vale 1 – 2 Colchester United". BBC Sport. 3 April 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  32. ^ "Colchester United 3 – 1 Barnsley". BBC Sport. 6 April 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  33. ^ "Colchester United 1 – 1 Swindon Town". BBC Sport. 28 April 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
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  35. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/33943395
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  38. ^ "MURPHYS SHINE FOR YOUNG LIONS". Norwich City F.C. 14 November 2012. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  39. ^ "TETTEY GETS NORWAY CALL". Norwich City F.C. 22 January 2013. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  40. ^ "INTERNATIONAL ROUND-UP". Norwich City F.C. 7 February 2013. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  41. ^ "ENGLAND U20: JACOB MURPHY REPLACES TWIN JOSH". Norwich City F.C. 5 October 2014. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  42. ^ "ROUND-UP: CANARIES ON INTERNATIONAL DUTY". Norwich City F.C. 14 October 2014. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  43. ^ a b c "Games played by Jacob Murphy in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  44. ^ a b c d "Games played by Jacob Murphy in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  45. ^ a b "Games played by Jacob Murphy in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  46. ^ "Games played by Jacob Murphy in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  47. ^ "Mum is the word for Norwich City starlet Josh Murphy". Eastern Daily Press 24. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  48. ^ "Norwich City boss Chris Hughton baffled by twin starlets". Daily Star. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  49. ^ "Norwich City's Murphy twins wear different boots to help boss". BBC Sport. 29 December 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 

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