Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
David Murphy

Known as
David Murphy

23 August 1962 (age 60)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 313d
Last game: 31y 5d

Height and weight
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 75 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Sydney: 35

David Murphy

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,541st player to appear, 1,183rd most games played, 1,171st most goals kickedSydney: 1,130th player to appear, 62nd most games played, 80th most goals kicked

Pacy, tough and highly skilled, wingman David Murphy was one of the prime reasons behind Sydney's emergence as a VFL force in the mid- to late 1980s. Recruited from Turvey Park, he made his debut in 1984, and, over the ensuing 10 seasons, went on to play 156 senior games and kick 92 goals. In partnership with centreman Greg Williams he helped give the Swans arguably the most potent centreline in the league for several years. A Victorian state of origin representative on several occasions, Murphy achieved All Australian selection after the 1988 bicentennial carnival in Adelaide. In August 2003 he was selected on a wing in the Swans' official 'Team of the Twentieth Century'.

Author - John Devaney


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