Max A. Murdy
Hall of fame
South Australian Football Hall Of Fame (2002)
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South Adelaide’s specialist half forward flanker of the 1930s Max Murdy is perhaps best remembered for his misfortune in running second in the Magarey Medal voting on no fewer than three occasions. He was a sublimely talented left-footer who played 147 games for South between 1932 and 1941, winning the club’s top award in 1940. He also represented South Australia 15 times, kicking 16 goals.
Max Murdy coached South Adelaide to seventh place in 1946 and also served as a long-time administrator for the club, and also for North Adelaide. He was named on a half forward flank in the Panthers’ official ‘Greatest Team’.
Author - John Devaney