Max Murray

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Max Murray
Personal information
Full name Maxwell Murray[1]
Date of birth (1935-11-07)7 November 1935
Place of birth Falkirk, Scotland
Date of death 5 September 2016(2016-09-05) (aged 80)
Place of death Falkirk, Scotland
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1952–1953 Camelon
1953–1955 Queen's Park 49 (24)
1955–1962 Rangers 103 (80)
1962–1963 West Bromwich Albion 3 (0)
1963–1965 Third Lanark 61 (17)
1965–1966 Clyde 6 (2)
1966–1968 Distillery
National team
1953–1955 Scotland Amateurs 5 (5)
1956–1957 Scotland U23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Max Murray (7 November 1935 – 5 September 2016) was a Scottish football player.

Career[edit]

Murray began his career at Queen's Park, before moving to Ibrox in 1955.[2] His scoring debut came on 13 August 1955 in a Scottish League Cup match against Falkirk which the club won 5–0. He had a very successful spell at Rangers, winning two Scottish league championships and finishing top scorer three times in a row. He amassed 121 goals in just 154 and on 24 October 1956 he scored Rangers' first ever goal in European competition, an equaliser in a European Cup first round match against OGC Nice at Ibrox, a match Rangers won 2–1.[3]

He left Rangers in 1962 for West Bromwich Albion, but he only lasted a season in English football before he moved back to Scotland.[4]

On 5 September 2016, Rangers announced that Murray had died aged 80.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Max Murray". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 15 March 2017.
  2. ^ "FORGOTTEN GLORIES – British Amateur Internationals 1901–1974" (PDF). p. 13. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 July 2017. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  3. ^ "European Champions' Cup 1956–57 – Details". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation.
  4. ^ Max Murray at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  5. ^ "Max Murray". www.rangers.co.uk. Rangers FC. 5 September 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2016.