Colin Murdock

Date of birth02 July 1975
Place of birthBallymena
NationalityNorthern Irish
Weight83 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Murdock showed his growing skill and confidence at the heart of Preston North End's defence in 2000-01 but, after receiving a red card in the game at Nottingham Forest, he took some time to win his place back.

Strong in the air and an increasingly good timer of a tackle, his distribution came on markedly during the campaign and he showed he has matured into a solid and reliable team member.

He also established himself as a regular for Northern Ireland, adding several more caps during the season.

Murdock joined Hibernian in July 2003 on a two-year contract.

He returned to England in January 2005 when he joined Crewe Alexandra with a contract to the end of the season.

Murdock joined Shrewsbury Town in July 2007 with a one-year contract.

He joined Accrington Stanley in July 2008 in a one-year deal.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Manchester United 21 Jul 1992 23 May 1997
Preston North End 23 May 1997 30 Jun 2003
Hibernian 17 Jul 2003 31 Jan 2005
Crewe Alexandra 31 Jan 2005 30 Jun 2005
Rotherham United 04 Jul 2005 30 Jun 2007
Shrewsbury Town 30 Jul 2007 30 Jun 2008
Accrington Stanley 08 Aug 2008 30 Jun 2009

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 Preston North End League Cup 1
1998-99 Preston North End FA Cup 1
1999-00 Preston North End FA Cup 1
2000-01 Preston North End League Cup 4
2
2000-01 Preston North End League Division 1 33
4
6
1
2000-01 Preston North End League Division 1 Play-Offs 3
2001-02 Preston North End FA Cup 2
2001-02 Preston North End League Cup 2
1
2001-02 Preston North End League Division 1 22
1
2
6
2002-03 Preston North End FA Cup 1
2002-03 Preston North End League Cup 1
1
1
2002-03 Preston North End League Division 1 24
10
2004-05 Crewe Alexandra League Championship 15
1
1
2004-05 Hibernian Scottish Premier League 5
1
1
2005-06 Rotherham United League Cup 1
1
2005-06 Rotherham United League One 39
2
4
1
2006-07 Rotherham United FA Cup 1
2006-07 Rotherham United Johnstones Paint Trophy
1
1
2006-07 Rotherham United League One 4
1
2007-08 Shrewsbury Town FA Cup 1
2007-08 Shrewsbury Town League Cup 1
2007-08 Shrewsbury Town League Two 29
2
4
1
2008-09 Accrington Stanley FA Cup
1
2008-09 Accrington Stanley League Two 20
3
1
4


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
30 Sep 1997 Preston North End v Blackburn Rovers W 1-0
Agg: 1-6
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
04 Jan 1999 Preston North End v Arsenal L 2-4 FA Cup 3rd round
29 Jan 2000 Everton v Preston North End L 2-0 FA Cup 5th round
12 Aug 2000 Grimsby Town v Preston North End W 1-2 League Division 1
19 Aug 2000 Preston North End v Sheffield United W 3-0 League Division 1
22 Aug 2000 Shrewsbury Town v Preston North End L 1-0 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 2000 Bolton Wanderers v Preston North End L 2-0 League Division 1
28 Aug 2000 Preston North End v Wimbledon D 1-1 League Division 1
05 Sep 2000 Preston North End v Shrewsbury Town W 4-1
Agg: 4-2
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
09 Sep 2000 Queens Park Rangers v Preston North End D 0-0 League Division 1
12 Sep 2000 Birmingham City v Preston North End L 3-1 League Division 1
16 Sep 2000 Preston North End v Stockport County D 1-1 League Division 1
19 Sep 2000 Preston North End v Coventry City L 1-3 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 2000 Sheffield Wednesday v Preston North End W 1-3 League Division 1
27 Sep 2000 Coventry City v Preston North End L 4-1
Agg: 7-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
14 Oct 2000 Preston North End v Tranmere Rovers W 1-0 League Division 1
17 Oct 2000 Preston North End v Norwich City W 1-0 League Division 1
21 Oct 2000 Huddersfield Town v Preston North End D 0-0 League Division 1
24 Oct 2000 Fulham v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
27 Oct 2000 Preston North End v Barnsley L 1-2 League Division 1
04 Nov 2000 Nottingham Forest v Preston North End L 3-1 League Division 1
10 Nov 2000 Preston North End v Crewe Alexandra W 2-1 League Division 1
09 Dec 2000 Preston North End v Burnley W 2-1 League Division 1
16 Dec 2000 Gillingham v Preston North End L 4-0 League Division 1
23 Dec 2000 Preston North End v Grimsby Town L 1-2 League Division 1
26 Dec 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
01 Jan 2001 Preston North End v Bolton Wanderers L 0-2 League Division 1
10 Jan 2001 Blackburn Rovers v Preston North End L 3-2 League Division 1
13 Jan 2001 Wimbledon v Preston North End L 3-1 League Division 1
03 Feb 2001 Portsmouth v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
10 Feb 2001 Preston North End v Queens Park Rangers W 5-0 League Division 1
13 Feb 2001 Stockport County v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
20 Feb 2001 Preston North End v Birmingham City L 0-2 League Division 1
24 Feb 2001 Preston North End v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-0 League Division 1
03 Mar 2001 Crystal Palace v Preston North End W 0-2 League Division 1
06 Mar 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division 1
14 Mar 2001 Preston North End v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-0 League Division 1
17 Mar 2001 Norwich City v Preston North End W 1-2 League Division 1
06 Apr 2001 Burnley v Preston North End L 3-0 League Division 1
10 Apr 2001 Preston North End v Huddersfield Town D 0-0 League Division 1
14 Apr 2001 Preston North End v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division 1
16 Apr 2001 Barnsley v Preston North End W 0-4 League Division 1
22 Apr 2001 Preston North End v Watford W 3-2 League Division 1
06 May 2001 Preston North End v West Bromwich Albion W 2-1 League Division 1
13 May 2001 Birmingham City v Preston North End L 1-0 League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
17 May 2001 Preston North End v Birmingham City W 2-1
Agg: 2-2 (4-2)
League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
28 May 2001 Bolton Wanderers v Preston North End L 3-0 League Division 1 Play-Offs Final
11 Aug 2001 Gillingham v Preston North End L 5-0 League Division 1
18 Aug 2001 Preston North End v Walsall D 1-1 League Division 1
21 Aug 2001 Kidderminster Harriers v Preston North End W 2-3 League Cup 1st round
25 Aug 2001 Grimsby Town v Preston North End D 2-2 League Division 1
27 Aug 2001 Preston North End v Wimbledon D 1-1 League Division 1
08 Sep 2001 Preston North End v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-2 League Division 1
11 Sep 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Preston North End L 4-1 League Cup 2nd round
15 Sep 2001 Preston North End v Millwall W 1-0 League Division 1
18 Sep 2001 West Bromwich Albion v Preston North End L 2-0 League Division 1
23 Sep 2001 Birmingham City v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
23 Oct 2001 Preston North End v Sheffield United W 3-0 League Division 1
27 Oct 2001 Portsmouth v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
31 Oct 2001 Coventry City v Preston North End D 2-2 League Division 1
03 Nov 2001 Preston North End v Stockport County W 6-0 League Division 1
08 Nov 2001 Preston North End v Barnsley D 2-2 League Division 1
17 Nov 2001 Nottingham Forest v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division 1
20 Nov 2001 Preston North End v Bradford City D 1-1 League Division 1
24 Nov 2001 Preston North End v Crystal Palace W 2-1 League Division 1
01 Dec 2001 Sheffield United v Preston North End D 2-2 League Division 1
09 Dec 2001 Preston North End v Burnley L 2-3 League Division 1
15 Dec 2001 Rotherham United v Preston North End L 1-0 League Division 1
22 Dec 2001 Preston North End v Grimsby Town D 0-0 League Division 1
29 Dec 2001 Wimbledon v Preston North End L 2-0 League Division 1
12 Jan 2002 Walsall v Preston North End W 1-2 League Division 1
15 Jan 2002 Brighton and Hove Albion v Preston North End W 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
19 Jan 2002 Preston North End v Gillingham L 0-2 League Division 1
26 Jan 2002 Preston North End v Sheffield United W 2-1 FA Cup 4th round
10 Aug 2002 Preston North End v Crystal Palace L 1-2 League Division 1
14 Aug 2002 Nottingham Forest v Preston North End D 2-2 League Division 1
17 Aug 2002 Rotherham United v Preston North End D 0-0 League Division 1
24 Aug 2002 Preston North End v Stoke City W 4-3 League Division 1
01 Sep 2002 Preston North End v Ipswich Town D 0-0 League Division 1
14 Sep 2002 Preston North End v Sheffield Wednesday D 2-2 League Division 1
17 Sep 2002 Preston North End v Watford D 1-1 League Division 1
21 Sep 2002 Derby County v Preston North End W 0-2 League Division 1
24 Sep 2002 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Preston North End L 4-0 League Division 1
28 Sep 2002 Preston North End v Norwich City L 1-2 League Division 1
05 Oct 2002 Bradford City v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division 1
19 Oct 2002 Walsall v Preston North End D 3-3 League Division 1
26 Oct 2002 Preston North End v Reading W 1-0 League Division 1
29 Oct 2002 Portsmouth v Preston North End L 3-2 League Division 1
02 Nov 2002 Preston North End v Burnley W 3-1 League Division 1
05 Nov 2002 Birmingham City v Preston North End W 0-2 League Cup 3rd round
09 Nov 2002 Millwall v Preston North End L 2-1 League Division 1
23 Nov 2002 Preston North End v Brighton and Hove Albion D 2-2 League Division 1
26 Nov 2002 Preston North End v Leicester City W 2-0 League Division 1
30 Nov 2002 Coventry City v Preston North End W 1-2 League Division 1
04 Dec 2002 Aston Villa v Preston North End L 5-0 League Cup 4th round
14 Dec 2002 Preston North End v Grimsby Town W 3-0 League Division 1
21 Dec 2002 Sheffield United v Preston North End L 1-0 League Division 1
28 Dec 2002 Crystal Palace v Preston North End L 2-0 League Division 1
04 Jan 2003 Preston North End v Rochdale L 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Jan 2003 Ipswich Town v Preston North End L 3-0 League Division 1
25 Jan 2003 Preston North End v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division 1


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1991-92 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-18 2
1
1992-93 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-18 2
1995-96 Northern Ireland B International
1
1996-97 Northern Ireland B International 1
1997-98 Northern Ireland B International 2
1999-00 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
2
2000-01 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 7
1
2000-01 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
2001-02 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 2
1
2002-03 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
2002-03 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
1
2003-04 Northern Ireland Caribbean Tournament 1
2
2003-04 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship
1
2004-05 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 5
1
1
2004-05 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
1
2005-06 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 2
2005-06 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
30 Sep 1991 Northern Ireland v Poland L 0-1 UEFA U18 Group 6
22 Oct 1991 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland D 2-2 UEFA U18 Group 6
05 Nov 1991 Northern Ireland v Scotland D 2-2 UEFA U18 Group 6
29 Sep 1992 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland L 2-3 UEFA U18 Group 11
29 Oct 1992 Northern Ireland v Romania L 1-4 UEFA U18 Group 11
26 Mar 1996 Northern Ireland v Norway W 3-0 B INTER
28 Mar 1997 Northern Ireland v Portugal W 2-0 B International
11 Feb 1998 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland W 0-1 B INTER
11 Mar 1998 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland W 0-1 B INTER
23 Feb 2000 Luxembourg v Northern Ireland W 1-3 International Friendly
28 Mar 2000 Malta v Northern Ireland W 0-3 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Northern Ireland v Hungary L 0-1 International Friendly
16 Aug 2000 Northern Ireland v Yugoslavia L 1-2 International Friendly
02 Sep 2000 Northern Ireland v Malta W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
07 Oct 2000 Northern Ireland v Denmark D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
11 Oct 2000 Iceland v Northern Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
28 Feb 2001 Northern Ireland v Norway L 0-4 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Northern Ireland v Czech Republic L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
28 Mar 2001 Bulgaria v Northern Ireland L 4-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
02 Jun 2001 Northern Ireland v Bulgaria L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
06 Jun 2001 Czech Republic v Northern Ireland L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
01 Sep 2001 Denmark v Northern Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
06 Oct 2001 Malta v Northern Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
21 Aug 2002 Northern Ireland v Cyprus D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Oct 2002 Spain v Northern Ireland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
16 Oct 2002 Northern Ireland v Ukraine D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Oct 2003 Greece v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
30 May 2004 Barbados v Northern Ireland D 1-1 CARIBBEAN TOUR
02 Jun 2004 St Kitts and Nevis v Northern Ireland W 0-2 CARIBBEAN TOUR
06 Jun 2004 Trinidad and Tobago v Northern Ireland W 0-3 CARIBBEAN TOUR
18 Aug 2004 Switzerland v Northern Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
08 Sep 2004 Wales v Northern Ireland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
09 Oct 2004 Azerbaijan v Northern Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
13 Oct 2004 Northern Ireland v Austria D 3-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
10 Feb 2005 Northern Ireland v Canada L 0-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 England v Northern Ireland L 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
30 Mar 2005 Poland v Northern Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
17 Aug 2005 Malta v Northern Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly
08 Oct 2005 Northern Ireland v Wales L 2-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
12 Oct 2005 Austria v Northern Ireland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
15 Nov 2005 Northern Ireland v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
21 May 2006 Northern Ireland v Uruguay L 0-1 International Friendly
26 May 2006 Romania v Northern Ireland L 2-0 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.