Karl Murray

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Karl Murray
Personal information
Full name Karl Anthony Murray
Date of birth (1982-08-26) 26 August 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Islington, London, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Maidstone United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2004 Shrewsbury Town 114 (5)
2003 Northwich Victoria (loan) 3 (0)
2004–2007 Woking 134 (13)
2007–2008 Grays Athletic 23 (3)
2008 Eastleigh ? (?)
2008–2009 Bromley 6 (0)
2008 Sutton United (loan) 6 (0)
2008–2009 Ebbsfleet United (loan) 8 (0)
2009 Northwich Victoria (loan) ? (?)
2009 Croydon Athletic ? (?)
2009–2010 Carshalton Athletic ? (?)
2010–2011 Sutton United ? (?)
2012 Maidstone United 10 (0)
National team
England C

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:00, 1 June 2012 (UTC).

Karl Anthony Murray (born 26 August 1982) is an English football midfielder who is a free agent following a spell at Maidstone United.


Born in the shadow of Arsenal F.C Highbury Stadium, Murrys footballing career began with Shrewsbury Town after becoming one of the first protogés of the youth team set up bought in by former Shrews' man Jake King, which has since produced Joe Hart Murray was primarily a midfielder in his time but also was able of offer cover at centerback, and while it seemed Murray was something of a 'jack of all trades' it many eyes, he was the master of non, with various players having the edge on him, which saw him relegated to the bench. By 2002, Shrewsbury Town had bren relegated, and he found himself sent out on loan to Northwich Victoria, the former club of then manager Jimmy Quinn. Several loans later, Murray was released and returned to his native south.

Murray was signed by Grays Athletic from Woking on 18 May 2007.[1] Lasting just nine months at Grays, he was released on 14 February 2008.[2] He spent the rest of the season with Eastleigh signing and 18-month contract.[3]

At the start of the 2008–09 season, Murray signed for Bromley.[4] On 12 November, he signed for Ebbsfleet United on a short-term loan deal.[5]

In January 2009, Murray was signed on loan by Northwich Victoria,[6] and made his debut in the 2–1 home league defeat against Histon. He returned to Bromley in February 2009.[7] In late 2009 after a spell with Croydon Athletic, Murray was signed by Isthmian League club Carshalton Athletic. In September 2010, he moved to neighbours Sutton United and helped them to win the Isthmian League Premier Division title for the 2010–11 season.[8] Murray left Sutton in December 2011, citing personal reasons for his departure.[9]

On 20 February 2012, it was announced Murray had signed for Isthmian League Division One South club Maidstone United.[10] He made his debut a day later, coming on as a substitute in a 4–2 away win at Merstham.[11] Murray left the Stones in the summer of 2012.


  1. ^ "Grays swoop for Woking's Murray". BBC Sport. 18 May 2007. Retrieved 18 May 2007. 
  2. ^ Player News, graysathletic.co.uk
  3. ^ "Karl Murray signs for Eastleigh". Eastleigh FC Blog. 15 February 2008. Retrieved 18 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "GOLDBERG SNAPS UP IMPRESSIVE DUO". NonLeagueDaily.com. 29 June 2008. Retrieved 29 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "Murray strengthens midfield". Ebbsfleet United Official Website. 12 November 2008. Retrieved 16 November 2008. [dead link]
  6. ^ Simpson, Andrew (17 January 2009). "Trio sign in time for Histon". Northwich Guardian. Newsquest Media Group. Archived from the original on 20 January 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2009. 
  7. ^ Simpson, Andrew (12 February 2009). "King calls time on Karl". Northwich Guardian. Newsquest Media Group. Archived from the original on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2009. 
  8. ^ "Sutton United 2–0 Carshalton Athletic: Match report". Sutton United F.C. 26 April 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Sutton United 4–3 Welling United – full report, photos and reaction". Sutton United. 17 December 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "Karl Murray Signs for the Stones". Maidstone United. 20 February 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  11. ^ Maidstone United. Twitter. 21 February 2012 https://twitter.com/maidstoneunited/status/172064949055651840. Retrieved 21 February 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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