Danny Murphy

Date of birth18 March 1977
Place of birthChester
NationalityEnglish
Weight67 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionMidfielder

Having finally broken into the Liverpool first team in the 1999-2000 season, Danny continued to make steady progress in 2000-01.

He had a lengthy run in the side from November through to the end of February as a replacement for the injured Patrik Berger on the left side of midfield.

Enjoying some of the best form of his career, he celebrated by scoring the winner with a free kick against champions and deadly rivals Manchester United in December to help Liverpool to their first victory at Old Trafford for ten years.

He followed this up with double strikes at Aston Villa and in the Worthington Cup Semi-Final second leg triumph over Crystal Palace.

Unfortunately he was then sidelined for several weeks by a calf injury but returned to score more vital goals against Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup Quarter-Final and Porto in the UEFA Cup.

His form then dipped a little but he made the starting line-up for both the FA and UEFA Cup Finals and netted the second goal in the crucial 4-0 victory at Charlton Athletic that clinched a coveted Champions' League slot for the Reds.

Danny has had to adapt to different roles at Liverpool, sometimes as a hard-tackling destroyer, sometimes as a support striker, but his versatility should ensured that he remained a vital member of the squad at Anfield.

Danny joined Charlton Athletic in August 2004 with a four-year contract.

After a season's loan, Danny joined Fulham in June 2008 with a one-year contract that was extended to June 2010 in January 2009, to June 2011 in August 2009 and to June 2012 in January 2011.

He joined Blackburn Rovers in July 2012 with a two-year contract that was cancelled in June 2013.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Crewe Alexandra 21 Mar 1994 17 Jul 1997
Liverpool 17 Jul 1997 10 Aug 2004
Crewe Alexandra 12 Feb 1999 10 May 1999 L
Charlton Athletic 10 Aug 2004 31 Jan 2006
Tottenham Hotspur 31 Jan 2006 13 Jun 2008
Fulham 31 Aug 2007 31 May 2008 L
Fulham 13 Jun 2008 30 Jun 2012
Blackburn Rovers 01 Jul 2012 30 Jun 2013

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1995-96 Crewe Alexandra League Cup 2
1996-97 Crewe Alexandra FA Cup 2
1997-98 Liverpool FA Cup
1
1997-98 Liverpool Premier League 6
10
1
1998-99 Liverpool League Cup 1
1
1998-99 Liverpool Premier League
1
1998-99 Liverpool UEFA Cup
1
1999-00 Liverpool FA Cup 2
1999-00 Liverpool League Cup 2
3
1999-00 Liverpool Premier League 9
14
3
3
2000-01 Liverpool FA Cup 4
1
1
2000-01 Liverpool League Cup 5
4
1
2000-01 Liverpool Premier League 13
14
4
1
1
2000-01 Liverpool UEFA Cup 6
4
1
2
2001-02 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 1
1
2001-02 Liverpool FA Cup 1
1
2001-02 Liverpool League Cup 1
2001-02 Liverpool Premier League 31
5
6
4
2001-02 Liverpool UEFA Champions League 13
2
2
1
2001-02 Liverpool UEFA Super Cup
1
2002-03 Liverpool FA Community Shield
1
1
2002-03 Liverpool FA Cup 3
1
1
2002-03 Liverpool League Cup 4
2
1
2002-03 Liverpool Premier League 36
7
7
2002-03 Liverpool UEFA Champions League 5
1
1
2002-03 Liverpool UEFA Cup 6
1
2003-04 Liverpool FA Cup 1
1
1
2003-04 Liverpool League Cup 2
2
2003-04 Liverpool Premier League 19
12
5
2
2003-04 Liverpool UEFA Cup 6
1
1
2004-05 Charlton Athletic FA Cup 2
1
1
2004-05 Charlton Athletic League Cup 2
1
2004-05 Charlton Athletic Premier League 37
1
3
4
2005-06 Charlton Athletic League Cup 2
1
1
2005-06 Charlton Athletic Premier League 17
1
4
2
1
2005-06 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 2
8
1
2006-07 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 1
2006-07 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 3
2006-07 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 5
7
1
2006-07 Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Cup 2
1
2007-08 Fulham FA Cup 1
1
2007-08 Fulham League Cup 1
1
2007-08 Fulham Premier League 28
5
5
4
2008-09 Fulham FA Cup 3
2
1
2008-09 Fulham League Cup 1
1
2008-09 Fulham Premier League 38
5
8
2009-10 Fulham FA Cup 3
2009-10 Fulham Premier League 25
5
5
2009-10 Fulham UEFA Europa League 13
2
1
1
2010-11 Fulham FA Cup 3
2
2010-11 Fulham League Cup 2
1
2010-11 Fulham Premier League 37
8
2011-12 Fulham FA Cup 2
1
2011-12 Fulham Premier League 33
3
2
7
2011-12 Fulham UEFA Europa League 11
3
3
2012-13 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 2
1
2012-13 Blackburn Rovers League Championship 31
2
1
8


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
19 Sep 1995 Crewe Alexandra v Sheffield Wednesday D 2-2 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
04 Oct 1995 Sheffield Wednesday v Crewe Alexandra L 5-2
Agg: 7-4
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
14 Jan 1997 Crewe Alexandra v Wimbledon D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
21 Jan 1997 Wimbledon v Crewe Alexandra L 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay


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
1994-95 England UEFA
1
1
1994-95 England UEFA Under-18 4
2
1
1994-95 England Under-18 2
2
1996-97 England World Youth Cup 4
3
1997-98 England UEFA Under-21 1
1
1998-99 England World Youth Cup 1
1
1999-00 England UEFA Under-21 3
2001-02 England International Friendly 1
3
1
2002-03 England International Friendly
2
2002-03 England UEFA European Championship
1
2003-04 England International Friendly
2
2003-04 England Semi-Pro 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
24 Jul 1994 Norway v England D 3-3 UEFA
26 Jul 1994 Norway v England W 2-3 U18
06 Sep 1994 England v France L 2-3 U18
13 Nov 1994 England v Slovenia W 3-0 UEFA U18 Group 15
17 Nov 1994 England v Latvia D 0-0 UEFA U18 Group 15
29 Mar 1995 Hungary v England W 0-1 UEFA Under-18 2nd round
25 Apr 1995 England v Hungary L 0-2 UEFA Under-18 2nd round
18 Jun 1997 Ivory Coast v England W 1-2 World Youth Cup Group F
20 Jun 1997 United Arab Emirates v England W 0-5 World Youth Cup Group F
23 Jun 1997 Mexico v England W 0-1 World Youth Cup Group F
26 Jun 1997 Argentina v England L 2-1 World Youth Cup 2nd round
09 Sep 1997 England v Moldova W 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
13 Nov 1997 Greece v England L 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Play-off
05 Apr 1999 USA v England L 1-0 World Youth Cup Finals group E
11 Apr 1999 Japan v England L 2-0 World Youth Cup Finals group E
27 May 2000 England v Italy L 0-2 UEFA Under-21 Final round group B
29 May 2000 England v Turkey W 6-0 UEFA Under-21 Final round group B
01 Jun 2000 England v Slovakia L 0-2 UEFA Under-21 Final round group B
10 Nov 2001 England v Sweden D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 England v Italy L 1-2 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 England v Paraguay W 4-0 International Friendly
21 May 2002 Korea Republic v England D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 England v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 England v Australia L 1-3 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Liechtenstein v England W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
20 Aug 2003 England v Croatia W 3-1 International Friendly
04 Nov 2003 England v Belgium D 2-2 SEMI PRO
16 Nov 2003 England v Denmark L 2-3 International Friendly


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