Murphy, Edward

Birth Date

13th May 1924

Birthplace

Hamilton, Scotland

Occupation

Forward

Biographical Text

Murphy played wartime football for Hibernian, whom he joined in 1942. After five seasons at Easter Road, the inside forward moved to Greenock Morton, where he netted 3 goals in 16 Scottish League outings.

He then moved south of the border to sign for Northampton Town in 1949 and won a regular place in the Cobblers side, adding another 71 league outings and 15 goals to his tally.

He linked up with Barnsley in March 1951, but only featured in 18 league matches for the Tykes, scoring 2 goals.

Murphy signed for Exeter City in June 1952 and made his Grecians debut in a 2-2 home draw against Queens Park Rangers, scoring one of the City goals.

He remained at St James’ Park until being released on a free transfer at the end of the 1956-57 season, when moved to Western League Bridgwater Town.

He had received offers from Oldham Athletic and Crewe Alexandra, but his wife, who was from Exeter, wanted to remain in the city.

Murphy signed for Trowbridge Town in July 1958.

Edward died on 28th January 2009.

Appearances

94

Goals

13

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