Joe Murphy

Date of birth21 August 1981
Place of birthDublin
NationalityIrish
Weight85 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionGoalkeeper

Joe Murphy joined Tranmere Rovers from Stella Maris - their nursery club in Ireland.

Out of contract at the end of the 2001-02 season, Joe accepted an offer from West Bromwich Albion.

As he was under the age of 24, a compensation fee had to be agreed.

Joe joined Sunderland in August 2006 with a one-year contract that was extended to June 2009 in August 2007.

His contract at Scunthorpe United was extended to June 2010 in July 2009.

Joe joined Coventry City in July 2011 with a three-year contract.

He joined Huddersfield Town in July 2014 with a two-year contract that was extended to June 2017 in January 2016.

After a loan spell, Joe joined Bury in July 2017 with a one-year contract that was extended to June 2019 in May 2018.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Tranmere Rovers 08 Jul 1999 30 Jun 2002
West Bromwich Albion 17 Jul 2002 11 Aug 2005
Walsall 07 Oct 2004 08 May 2005 L
Oldham Athletic 04 Jul 2005 15 Jul 2005 T
Sunderland 11 Aug 2005 30 Jun 2006
Walsall 20 Oct 2005 21 Jan 2006 L
Scunthorpe United 02 Aug 2006 30 Jun 2011
Coventry City 01 Jul 2011 30 Jun 2014
Huddersfield Town 01 Jul 2014 30 Jun 2017
Chesterfield 09 May 2015 15 May 2015 L
Bury 30 Jan 2017 31 May 2017 L
Bury 01 Jul 2017

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1999-00 Tranmere Rovers FA Cup 2 1 3
1999-00 Tranmere Rovers League Cup 2 3
2000-01 Tranmere Rovers League Cup 1 2
2000-01 Tranmere Rovers League Division 1 19
1
2 34
2001-02 Tranmere Rovers FA Cup 1 1
2001-02 Tranmere Rovers LDV Vans Trophy 1 2
2001-02 Tranmere Rovers League Cup 3 6
2001-02 Tranmere Rovers League Division 2 21
1
4 33
2002-03 West Bromwich Albion League Cup 1 3
2002-03 West Bromwich Albion Premier League 1
1
2
2003-04 West Bromwich Albion League Division 1 2
1
1 1
2004-05 Walsall LDV Vans Trophy 2 1 2
2004-05 Walsall League One 25 6 33
1
1
2005-06 Walsall LDV Vans Trophy 2 1 2
2005-06 Walsall League One 14 4 17
1
2006-07 Scunthorpe United FA Cup 3 1 2
2006-07 Scunthorpe United Johnstones Paint Trophy 2 1
1
2006-07 Scunthorpe United League Cup 2 5
1
2006-07 Scunthorpe United League One 45 21 35
5
2007-08 Scunthorpe United FA Cup 1 1
2007-08 Scunthorpe United League Championship 45 6 64
3
1
2008-09 Scunthorpe United FA Cup 3 1 2
2008-09 Scunthorpe United Johnstones Paint Trophy 5 3 4
2008-09 Scunthorpe United League One 42 10 57
5
1
2008-09 Scunthorpe United League One Play-Offs 3 3
1
2009-10 Scunthorpe United FA Cup 1 4
2009-10 Scunthorpe United League Championship 40 7 73
8
1
2009-10 Scunthorpe United League Cup 3 1 6
2010-11 Scunthorpe United FA Cup 1 5
2010-11 Scunthorpe United League Championship 29 4 57
3
2010-11 Scunthorpe United League Cup 2 7
2011-12 Coventry City League Championship 46 7 62
4
2011-12 Coventry City League Cup 1 3
2012-13 Coventry City FA Cup 2 1 3
2012-13 Coventry City Johnstones Paint Trophy 6 2 6
1
2012-13 Coventry City League Cup 3 1 8
2012-13 Coventry City League One 45 10 56
3
2013-14 Coventry City FA Cup 5 8
2013-14 Coventry City Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2013-14 Coventry City League Cup 1 3
2013-14 Coventry City League One 46 7 76
1
2014-15 Chesterfield League One Play-Offs 1 3
2014-15 Huddersfield Town League Championship 2 2
2014-15 Huddersfield Town League Cup 2 4
2015-16 Huddersfield Town FA Cup 2 6
2015-16 Huddersfield Town League Championship 7 10
2015-16 Huddersfield Town League Cup 1 2
2016-17 Bury League One 16 4 13
2
2017-18 Bury League Cup 1 1
2017-18 Bury League One 17 3 26
1


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
11 Dec 1999 Tranmere Rovers v West Ham United W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Dec 1999 Tranmere Rovers v Middlesbrough W 2-1 League Cup Quarter-final
20 Feb 2000 Tranmere Rovers v Newcastle United L 2-3 FA Cup Quarter-final
27 Feb 2000 Leicester City v Tranmere Rovers L 2-1 League Cup Final
14 Oct 2000 Preston North End v Tranmere Rovers L 1-0 League Division 1
17 Oct 2000 Barnsley v Tranmere Rovers D 1-1 League Division 1
21 Oct 2000 Tranmere Rovers v West Bromwich Albion D 2-2 League Division 1
25 Oct 2000 Blackburn Rovers v Tranmere Rovers L 3-2 League Division 1
28 Oct 2000 Tranmere Rovers v Queens Park Rangers D 1-1 League Division 1
31 Oct 2000 Tranmere Rovers v Leeds United W 3-2 League Cup 3rd round
04 Nov 2000 Norwich City v Tranmere Rovers L 1-0 League Division 1
11 Nov 2000 Tranmere Rovers v Watford W 2-0 League Division 1
18 Nov 2000 Crystal Palace v Tranmere Rovers L 3-2 League Division 1
25 Nov 2000 Nottingham Forest v Tranmere Rovers L 3-1 League Division 1
23 Dec 2000 Tranmere Rovers v Wimbledon L 0-4 League Division 1
26 Dec 2000 Huddersfield Town v Tranmere Rovers L 3-0 League Division 1
30 Mar 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Fulham L 1-4 League Division 1
07 Apr 2001 Grimsby Town v Tranmere Rovers L 3-1 League Division 1
10 Apr 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Birmingham City W 1-0 League Division 1
14 Apr 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Norwich City L 0-1 League Division 1
16 Apr 2001 Queens Park Rangers v Tranmere Rovers L 2-0 League Division 1
21 Apr 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Crystal Palace D 1-1 League Division 1
24 Apr 2001 Burnley v Tranmere Rovers L 2-1 League Division 1
28 Apr 2001 Watford v Tranmere Rovers D 1-1 League Division 1
06 May 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Nottingham Forest D 2-2 League Division 1
11 Aug 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Bury L 1-2 League Division 2
18 Aug 2001 Colchester United v Tranmere Rovers L 2-1 League Division 2
21 Aug 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Shrewsbury Town W 3-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
25 Aug 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Brighton and Hove Albion D 0-0 League Division 2
27 Aug 2001 Stoke City v Tranmere Rovers W 1-2 League Division 2
01 Sep 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Oldham Athletic D 2-2 League Division 2
08 Sep 2001 Brentford v Tranmere Rovers L 4-0 League Division 2
11 Sep 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Preston North End W 4-1 League Cup 2nd round
15 Sep 2001 Swindon Town v Tranmere Rovers D 2-2 League Division 2
18 Sep 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Notts County W 4-2 League Division 2
21 Sep 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Wrexham W 5-0 League Division 2
25 Sep 2001 Bristol City v Tranmere Rovers L 2-0 League Division 2
29 Sep 2001 Chesterfield v Tranmere Rovers W 0-2 League Division 2
04 Oct 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Blackpool W 4-0 League Division 2
09 Oct 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-4 League Cup 3rd round
13 Oct 2001 Northampton Town v Tranmere Rovers L 4-1 League Division 2
20 Oct 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Huddersfield Town W 1-0 League Division 2
23 Oct 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Wigan Athletic L 1-2 League Division 2
27 Oct 2001 Cardiff City v Tranmere Rovers D 1-1 League Division 2
30 Oct 2001 Oldham Athletic v Tranmere Rovers L 2-0 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - northern section
03 Nov 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Wycombe Wanderers D 1-1 League Division 2
10 Nov 2001 Queens Park Rangers v Tranmere Rovers W 1-2 League Division 2
17 Nov 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Brigg Town W 4-1 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
20 Nov 2001 Reading v Tranmere Rovers L 4-1 League Division 2
07 Apr 2002 Tranmere Rovers v Reading D 2-2 League Division 2
13 Apr 2002 Cambridge United v Tranmere Rovers L 2-1 League Division 2
20 Apr 2002 Tranmere Rovers v Cardiff City L 0-1 League Division 2


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 Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1998-99 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-18 1 2
1999-00 Republic of Ireland Toulon Under-21 2 4
1999-00 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-18 5 3 2
2000-01 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 4 3 1
2001-02 Republic of Ireland Semi-Professional 1 5
2001-02 Republic of Ireland Toulon Under-20 3 6
2001-02 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-19 1
2001-02 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 1 1
2001-02 Republic of Ireland Under-21 1 2
2002-03 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 2 5
2009-10 Republic of Ireland International Friendly
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
07 Oct 1998 Republic of Ireland v Poland D 2-2 UEFA U18 Group 4
25 Jul 1999 Greece v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 UEFA U18 3rd place
22 Nov 1999 Republic of Ireland v Liechtenstein W 2-0 UEFA U18 Group 14
24 Nov 1999 Malta v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 UEFA U18 Group 14
05 Apr 2000 France v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 UEFA U18 2nd round group 7
19 Apr 2000 Republic of Ireland v France L 0-2 UEFA U18 2nd round group 7
25 May 2000 Republic of Ireland v Colombia L 0-1 Toulon Under-21 Group A
29 May 2000 Portugal v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
10 Oct 2000 Republic of Ireland v Estonia W 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 2
23 Mar 2001 Cyprus v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 2
01 Jun 2001 Republic of Ireland v Portugal L 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 2
05 Jun 2001 Estonia v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 UEFA U21 Group 2
31 Aug 2001 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 2
26 Mar 2002 Republic of Ireland v Denmark W 3-2 U21
10 Apr 2002 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands D 0-0 UEFA U19 Quarter-final
07 May 2002 Republic of Ireland v Japan L 0-2 Toulon Under-20 Tournament Group B
09 May 2002 Republic of Ireland v Italy L 0-2 Toulon Under-20 Tournament Group B
13 May 2002 Republic of Ireland v South Africa L 1-2 Toulon Under-20 Tournament Group B
18 May 2002 Wales v Republic of Ireland L 5-2 Semi-Professional
07 Sep 2002 Russia v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 10
15 Oct 2002 Republic of Ireland v Switzerland L 2-3 UEFA U21 Group 10
28 May 2010 Republic of Ireland v Algeria W 3-0 International Friendly


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