Frank Murphy (Australian rules footballer)

Frank Murphy (20 February 1905 25 May 1995)[1] was an Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Frank Murphy
Murphy during his Collingwood career
Personal information
Date of birth 20 February 1905
Date of death 25 May 1995(1995-05-25) (aged 90)
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1925–1934 Collingwood 145 (121)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1934.
Career highlights
  • 3 time VFL interstate representative
  • Collingwood premiership player 1927-30
Sources: AFL Tables,

Murphy was a half forward as a member of a successful Collingwood side played in four premierships, three of them with his brother Len. After leaving the club in 1935 he moved to Western Australia where he became captain-coach of Subiaco in the Western Australian Football League and the Kalgoorlie City Football Club in the Goldfields Football League.[2]


  1. "Frank Murphy". Collingwood Forever. Retrieved 7 September 2014.
  2. "Goldfields Football". Kalgoorlie Miner (WA : 1895 - 1950). WA: National Library of Australia. 11 March 1938. p. 7. Retrieved 26 April 2013.

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