Tommy Murray (footballer, born January 1933)

Thomas Murray (born 14 January 1933) is a Scottish former footballer, who played as a right-winger in both the Scottish and English football leagues.

Tommy Murray
Personal information
Full name Thomas Murray[1]
Date of birth (1933-01-14) 14 January 1933
Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland
Playing position Outside right
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Dalry Thistle
1956–60 Falkirk 78 (13)
1959–60 Queen of the South 9 (6)
1960–61 Leeds United 7 (2)
1960–62 Tranmere Rovers 10 (1)
1962–63 Queen of the South 12 (4)
Total 116 (26)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Career

Murray began his career at Junior level with Dalry Thistle and in 1955 was capped for the Scotland Junior international side.[2] On stepping up to Falkirk in 1956, Murray won the Scottish Cup in his first season with a man of the match performance in the replayed final against Kilmarnock.[3] Falkirk were relegated in 1959 and Murray moved on during the following season to Queen of the South.

He transferred for £3,000 to Leeds United in August 1960.[4] His spell in Yorkshire was hampered by injury plus competition for his place from rising star Billy Bremner. Murray left for Tranmere Rovers in March 1961 with Leeds recouping their fee however he made only 10 league appearances before returning to Queen of the South to finish his career.[4]

References

  1. "Tommy Murray". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  2. McGlone, David; McLure, Bill (1987). The Juniors - 100 Years. Edinburgh: Mainstream. p. 289. ISBN 1-85158-060-3.
  3. "Scottish Cup: Memories of 1957". Falkirk Herald. 28 May 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2011.
  4. Tony Hill. "Murray: Tommy". Leeds United FC History. Retrieved 29 December 2011.
  • Tommy Murray at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
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