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Wyn Murray

Image DOB: 4 July 1908
Died: 21 December 1947

Debut: Round 1, 1929 against South Melbourne at MCG
Last Game: Round 1, 1934 against Richmond at Punt Road

From: South Bendigo

Number: 2 (1929-1934)

Honours
Victorian state player - 1933

Games: 65
Goals: 4
Career Statistics

WinsDrawsLossesWinning %
2813643.07

Half-back who was convinced to take a shot at VFL football after starring for a Bendigo representative team against a Victorian side in 1927. He comfortably beat Austin Robinson, one of the best players of his era, and Melbourne eventually won the race for his signature against competition from Carlton and Hawthorn. He was expected to debut in 1928 but remained in Bendigo until relocating to the city to live and work the next year.

Denied a clearance to Carlton early in the 1932 season, Murray played out the year. He applied for an open clearance before 1933 and was again refused. He stayed at Melbourne and played for Victoria but also missed six weeks through injury. Murray only played one game in 1934 before being cleared to VFA side Preston in July of that year.

Murray retired from playing at the end of 1937 and coached Preston the next year but did not complete the season in charge. He played again until 1940. Also played in the Police League as a serving officer, and in 1944 he was stabbed by a soldier when attempting to rescue a woman. He suffered wounds in the hand, the left shoulder penetrating the lung and in the neck. He was admitted to hospital in a critical condition.

YearGamesGoalsBrownlow
1929 1700
1930 1800
1931 710
1932 1010
1933 1220
1934 100
Tribunal Record
MatchChargeSanction
Round 6, 1930 Elbowing Not Guilty

Lists
VFA

Notes
Possibly the Murray from Bendigo who trained with the side in April 1927.

Media
Football Record R1 1928
Herald - 05/04/1929
Herald - 10/05/1932
Argus - 10/05/1932
Age - 17/03/1933
Argus - 24/05/1933
Argus - 05/07/1934
Argus - 07/09/1937
Barrier Miner - 26/02/1944

Links
Boyles Football Photos
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Policeman footballers - Boyles Football Photos
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Created by Supermercado. Last Modification: Saturday 27 May 2023 13:28:17 AEST by Supermercado. (Version 35)

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