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Simon Murray (footballer)

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Place of birth  Dundee, Scotland
2011–2012  Montrose
Playing position  Forward
Name  Simon Murray

Number  15
Role  Footballer
Years  Team
Date joined  2014
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Date of birth  (1992-03-15) 15 March 1992 (age 23)
Current team  Dundee United F.C. (#15 / Forward)

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Simon Murray (born 22 March 1992) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership. After beginning his senior career with Montrose, Murray played for several junior clubs before returning to senior football with Arbroath in 2014. He signed for Dundee United in January 2015, but initially remained with Arbroath on loan. After two seasons in the United first team, Murray moved to Hibernian in 2017.

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Early life

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Murray was born in Dundee. His father Gary Murray was also a professional footballer, playing for Montrose and Hibernian. After playing for a number of youth teams, including Dundee Celtic Boys Club, Dee Club and Dundee United Social Club, Murray joined Montrose as a youth player.

Playing career

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Murray began his professional career with Montrose. He made his only appearance for the first team as a substitute against Queen's Park at Hampden in May 2011. After a spell at Dundee-based junior club Downfield, Murray joined another junior club, Tayport, in February 2012.

After leaving Tayport, Murray spent almost a year living in Australia. On his return to Scotland, he briefly played junior football for Dundee Violet before signing for Arbroath in May 2014. Murray worked as a plumber while playing for Arbroath. After scoring 18 goals in 28 matches for Arbroath, Murray was signed by Dundee United for a £50,000 fee in January 2015. He was immediately loaned back to Arbroath for the rest of the 2014–15 season.

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Murray made his debut for Dundee United against Aberdeen in August 2015. He scored his first goal six days later, in his first away game for United, the second goal in a 2–0 win at Motherwell. Murray scored seven goals for United in the 2015–16 season, as they were relegated to the Scottish Championship.

Murray scored a hat-trick for United in their first home game of the 2016–17 season in a 6–1 win over Cowdenbeath in the group stages of the League Cup. He scored 18 goals in all competitions for United in 2016–17. United won the 2016–17 Scottish Challenge Cup and progressed to the Premiership play-off final, but lost 1–0 on aggregate to Hamilton. Murray was sent off for two bookable offences in the first leg, but the second yellow card (and therefore the red) was appealed.

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Soon after the play-off final defeat, Murray signed for Hibernian. He scored seven goals in his first four appearances for Hibs, in their League Cup group. He then scored on his league debut for Hibs, the third goal in a 3–1 win against Partick Thistle.

Career statistics

As of 06:45, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

References

Simon Murray (footballer) Wikipedia


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