A skilful old-fashioned inside-forward Eddie Murphy played for Exeter City between 1952 and 1957. He joined the club from Barnsley and later played for Bridgwater Town. Earlier in his career he had played for Morton in a Scottish Cup final before moving south to join Northampton Town.He 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 and appeared in the 1948 Scottish Cup final. 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 then linked up with Barnsley in March 1951 but only featured in 18 league matches for the Tykes, scoring 2 goals.
He 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 before later appearing for Trowbridge Town in July 1958. Edward died on 28th January 2009.