Leo Murphy

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Leo Murphy
Personal information
Date of birth 7 August 1909
Date of death 5 April 1999(1999-04-05) (aged 89)
Original team(s) Heidelberg (DVFL)
Height / weight 185cm / 85 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1930–1940 Hawthorn 132 (22)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1940.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Leo Murphy (7 August 1909 – 5 April 1999) was an Australian rules footballer who played for Hawthorn in the VFL during the 1930s. He was the father of Fitzroy great John Murphy, and grandfather of Carlton's Marc Murphy; the trio is the only father-son-grandson combination in VFL/AFL history to have each played 100 games.[1]

Murphy was a defender and played originally on the half back flanks and the back pocket before moving to fullback. He won Hawthorn's 'Best and Fairest' award in 1936 and 1937, the first player from the club to go back to back.


  1. ^ Tony De Bolfo 100 Club is Murphy's lore, Retrieved 18 August 2010

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