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Bert Murray

Bert Murray

Clubs played for: Chelsea, Birmingham City, Brighton, Peterborough United. (1961-1975)

Born: 1942

Birthplace: Hoxton, London


Position: Full-back/Winger

Biography: An Outside-right when he came into the first team in October 1961 before being converted into a right back by Tommy Docherty and Dave Sexton. Established himself in the team at the expense of Peter Brabrook, to form a formidable partnership with Ken Shellito. He was even a dependable emergency goalkeeper when needed. Played in midfield when Docherty switched to a 4- 3-3 formation and his 17 goals in 1964- 1965 was the highest total from a winger since Dick Spence chipped in with 19 goals 30 years previously. A League Cup winner, he saw his saw his time at the club ended by the emergence of Peter Osgood and was sold to Birmingham City for 25,000. The former England under-23 international went onto become a publican at the White Horse and then the Bull in Market Deeping, Lincolnshire.

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Murray, Bert I lived next door to Bert. A little younger than him. He was a school boy international and used to practice in the Haggerston flats playground and I was always the goalie.
10-02-20 Don Billows

Murray, Bert Bertie was my best mate at queens bridge road school. we both played in the same school team. but my mate was head and shoulders above everyone. he played for Hackney London and England schoolboys and went on to a great career. Great footballer.
08-02-20 Dennis banks

Murray, Bert I worked with his wife at Ridgeways in Old Street for many years
01-12-18 valerie forsdick(keyes)

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