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Jerry Murphy

Midfielder

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Biography

Date of birth

23/09/1959

Signed

Jerry Murphy’s Palace career started as part of the FA Youth Cup-winning squad in ‘77 and ’78 before getting the opportunity of first-team football under Terry Venables, which was soon to see him help the club to promotion.

The midfielder’s first full season in the side was the promotion-winning 1978/79 campaign, in which he made 49 appearances.

The south Londoners stayed in the top-flight for three seasons before relegation saw them return to the second-tier. Murphy stayed with the club and won the Player of the Season award in 1983.

His fine performances gained him international recognition: qualifying through his father’s nationality, he picked up three full caps for the Republic of Ireland.

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Signed from Trainee, October, 1976
Debut v Sheffield Wednesday (H) 23/4/1977
Managers at Palace Terry Venables, Ernie Walley, Malcolm Allison, Dario Gradi, Steve Kember, Alan Mullery, Steve Coppell.  
Appearances 269
Goals 25
International caps 3

 

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