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Glenn Murray

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Biography

Date of birth

25/09/1983

Height

183 cm

Signed

31/01/2017

Country

England

A look at the prolific striker's career.

Glenn Murray arrived at Brighton & Hove Albion on a season-long loan deal from Bournemouth in July 2016, before the striker signed a permanent deal midway through the season.

Murray began his career at Carlisle United, where he graduated through their youth set-up before eventually earning a move to Rochdale following a successful loan spell at Spotland.

A total of 26 goals in 60 appearances for the League Two side fired Murray into the spotlight, and prompted then-Albion boss Dean Wilkins to sign him in January 2008 for a fee of £300,000.

He went on to make 136 appearances in his first spell, scoring 56 times – including 22 goals in the 2010/11 campaign when Albion clinched the League One championship.

He left the club that summer to join Crystal Palace on a free transfer, eventually helping the Eagles to gain promotion into the Premier League with a stunning 31-goal haul in the 2012/13 season.

Murray has since enjoyed a loan spell with Reading, before signing for Bournemouth for £4million in September 2015.

After scoring memorable goals for the Cherries at Stamford Bridge and the Etihad Stadium, Murray fell out of contention and re-joined the Seagulls on loan this season, before making the move permanent.

The experienced frontman has broken the 20-goal barrier in his first season back at the club, helping in the club's push for promotion, and has was also included in the 2016/17 EFL Championship Team of the Season.

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