Glenn Murray


Date of Birth

Glenn Murray

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 [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.