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Glenn Murray

Murray

Date of Birth
25/09/1983
Signed
31/01/2017

Glenn Murray

Glenn Murray (born 25 September 1983) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion. Prior to joining Brighton for a second spell in January 2017, Murray previously played for Workington Reds, Wilmington Hammerheads, Barrow, Carlisle United, Stockport County, Rochdale, Crystal Palace, Reading and AFC Bournemouth. He holds the record for most goals scored in a Championship season with 30 goals in the 2012–13 season.

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 that 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 broke the 20-goal barrier in his first season back at the club, helping in the club secure promotion to the Premier League and was also included in the 2016/17 EFL Championship Team of the Season.

Murray fired 14 goals goals [12 in the Premier League] during the 2017/18 season, as he helped the Seagulls avoid relegation, finish 15th and reach the quarter-finals of the Emirates FA Cup.

The Seagulls frontman continued his goalscoring form into the 2018/19 campaign, and scored his 100th Albion goal in a 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers in October 2018.

The strike ensured he became the club's record post-war goalscorer, beating Kit Napier's tally of 99 goals.

He scored 15 goals in all competitions in 2018/19, and heads into the new campaign needing another 15 to beat Tommy Cook’s all-time tally of 123.

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