Euan Murray (footballer)

Euan Murray (born 20 January 1994) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a defender for Kilmarnock. He began his career at Motherwell and has also played for, Arbroath, Clyde, Stenhousemuir, Raith Rovers and Dunfermline Athletic as well as English clubs Barrow and Southport, and in the Solomon Islands for Western United.

Euan Murray
Personal information
Full name Euan Murray
Date of birth (1994-01-20) 20 January 1994 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Rutherglen, Scotland[1]
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Position(s) Defender / Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Kilmarnock
Youth career
Motherwell
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Motherwell 3 (0)
2014 Arbroath (trialist) 1 (0)
2014 Clyde 6 (1)
2015 Western United 5 (1)
2015–2016 Stenhousemuir 28 (3)
2016–2017 Barrow 6 (0)
2017 Southport 12 (0)
2017–2019 Raith Rovers 68 (7)
2019–2021 Dunfermline Athletic 34 (5)
2021– Kilmarnock 0 (0)
National team
2012 Scotland U18 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:00, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

CareerEdit

Murray is a product of the Motherwell Academy, regularly turning out for their under-20 squad. On 9 November 2013, Murray made his debut for Motherwell as a substitute in a 4–0 defeat against Dundee United.[2]

Having left Motherwell at the end of the 2013–14 season, Murray played as a trialist for Arbroath against Berwick Rangers on 9 August 2014[3][4] before signing for Scottish League Two club Clyde on 19 September 2014.[4] On 23 December 2014, he was released by Clyde.[5] In 2015, Murray signed for Western United in the Solomon Islands ahead of their OFC Champions League campaign.[6]

Having returned to Scotland, Murray signed for Stenhousemuir on 8 July 2015,[7] however, he left the club in May 2016 after declining the offer of a new contract to pursue a full-time offer from an English club.[8] On 22 July 2016, Murray signed for English National League club Barrow.[9] He subsequently signed for Southport, before once again returning to Scotland, this time to sign with Scottish League One team Raith Rovers in June 2017.[10]

After two seasons with the Rovers, Murray signed with Fife rivals Dunfermline Athletic in June 2019.[11] Murray spent two season with Dunfermline before leaving the club at the end of his contract in May 2021.[12] He subsequently joined recently relegated Kilmarnock on a two-year deal.[13]

InternationalEdit

Murray played one match for Scotland Under-18s against Serbia in April 2012.[14]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 8 May 2021
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Motherwell 2013–14[15] Scottish Premiership 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Arbroath 2014–15 Scottish League Two 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Clyde 2014–15[16] Scottish League Two 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Western United 2014–15 S-League 0 0 0 0 0 0 3[a] 0 3 0
Stenhousemuir 2015–16[17] Scottish League One 28 3 1 0 1 0 2[b] 0 32 3
Barrow 2016–17[18] National League 6 0 0 0 0 0 2[c] 0 8 0
Southport 2016–17[19] National League 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Raith Rovers 2017–18[20] Scottish League One 34 3 1 0 4 0 6[b][d] 1 45 4
2018–19[21] 34 4 3 1 4 0 6[b][e] 0 47 5
Total 68 7 4 1 8 0 12 1 92 9
Dunfermline Athletic 2019–20[22] Scottish Championship 10 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 2
2020–21[23] 24 3 1 0 6 4 2[f] 0 33 7
Total 34 5 1 0 7 4 2 0 44 9
Kilmarnock 2021–22[24] Scottish Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 158 16 6 1 16 4 21 1 201 22
  1. ^ Appearances in the O-League
  2. ^ a b c Appearances in the Scottish Challenge Cup
  3. ^ Appearances in the FA Trophy
  4. ^ Appearances in the Scottish Championship play-offs
  5. ^ Appearances in the Scottish Championship play-offs
  6. ^ Appearances in Scottish Premiership play-offs

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Euan Murray profile". Official Motherwell FC Site. Archived from the original on 4 December 2013. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Motherwell 0–4 Dundee United". BBC Sport. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Berwick 1–2 Arbroath". BBC Sport. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Murray joins Clyde". Scottish Professional Football League. 19 September 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Players Moving On". Clyde F.C. 23 December 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Euan aims to star in Western role". Motherwell Times. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  7. ^ Bulloch, Terry (8 July 2015). "Player New – Latest Update". Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  8. ^ "May 2016 | Interview with the Manager: updated! | News | Stenhousemuir Football Club". www.stenhousemuirfc.com. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Coxy Makes Double Swoop". Barrow A.F.C. 22 July 2016. Archived from the original on 22 August 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  10. ^ "Triple Signing Coup for Smith". Raith Rovers FC. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Euan Murray joins DAFC". Dunfermline Athletic FC. 13 June 2019. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Player update". Dunfermline Athletic FC. 31 May 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  13. ^ "Euan Murray joins Killie". Kilmarnock FC. 1 June 2021. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  14. ^ "Serba 1 v 4 Scotland". Scottish Football Association. 19 April 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Games played by Euan Murray in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  16. ^ "Games played by Euan Murray in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  17. ^ "Games played by Euan Murray in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  18. ^ Euan Murray at Soccerway. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  19. ^ "Games played by Euan Murray in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  20. ^ "Games played by Euan Murray in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  21. ^ "Games played by Euan Murray in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  22. ^ "Games played by Euan Murray in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  23. ^ "Games played by Euan Murray in 2020/2021". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
  24. ^ "Games played by Euan Murray in 2021/2022". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 June 2021.

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