Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Fraser Murphy

Known as
Fraser Murphy

2 January 1963 (age 60)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 21y 89d
Last game: 28y 122d

Height and weight
Height: 169 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs

Jumper numbers
Carlton: 30

Fraser Murphy

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,487th player to appear, 2,209th most games played, 596th most goals kickedCarlton: 917th player to appear, 156th most games played, 43rd most goals kicked

Fraser Murphy commenced his senior career with VFA first division team Geelong West. In 1983 he finished second in the Liston Trophy voting and played his last match for the Roosters in that year’s grand final against Preston, which the Bullants won.

The 1984 season saw him on the move to Carlton where he spent seven full seasons before playing a single game in the eighth. Extremely pacy, he was a useful rover who also did well as a small crumbing forward. His Blues career saw him play 107 V/AFL games and kick 158 goals, with the highlight coming in 1987 when he was picked as first rover in Carlton’s winning grand final against Hawthorn (although he actually spent most of the game on the interchange bench).

After playing his final game in round four of the 1991 season Murphy nominated for the mid-season draft and was picked up by Collingwood. However, he never played for the Magpies, and hung up his boots at the end of the season.

Author - John Devaney



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