Robert Murphy (Australian rules footballer)


Robert Murphy (Australian rules footballer)

Infobox afl player NEW
playername = Robert Murphy
fullname = Robert Murphy
image capt =


birthdate = birth date and age|df=yes|1982|7|16
birthplace =
originalteam = Warragul / Gippsland U18
draftpick = 13th overall, 1999
AFL WB
heightweight = 186cm / 82kg
position = Midfielder
dead = alive
deathdate =
deathplace =
currentclub = AFL WB
guernsey = 2
years = 2000-
clubs = AFL WB
games(goals) = 151 (128)
sooyears = 2008
sooteams = flagicon|Victoria Victoria
soogames(goals) = 1 (1)
nationalyears =
nationalteams =
nationalgames(goals) =
coach = notcoach
coachyears =
coachclubs =
coachgames(wins) =
statsend = HOF Game, 2008
careerhighlights =

* Most Promising 2001
* AFL Rising Star Nominee 2001
* International Rules Series 2002, 2003
* Best Team Person 2003

Robert Murphy (born 16 July 1982) is an AFL player who was drafted to the Western Bulldogs with pick 13 in the 1999 National Draft. Murphy has played many positions throughout his career but during the 2005 season he cemented a place as a small Centre half forward. He kicked 33 goals from this position and his overhead marking and leading ability were invaluable to the team. As part of the leadership group he led his younger team mates by great example across the half forward line.

On 26 May 2006 Murphy injured his knee during a horrible collision in the Bulldogs' 34-point loss to Collingwood. This injury caused him to miss the remainder of the 2006 season. After successful reconstruction, he returned to action in the 2007 NAB Cup series in February 2007.

He currnetly lives in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy and is a columnist for The Age newspaper, where he writes a weekly coulmn.

External links

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