John Murphy

Date of birth18 October 1976
Place of birthWhiston
NationalityEnglish
Weight89 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionForward

The Blackpool striker was again among the goals in 2000-01, hitting hat-tricks against Stockport County in the Worthington Cup and Kidderminster Harriers and finishing with his best-ever tally.

He forged a very productive partnership up front with Brett Ormerod, the pair's goals proving vital to the Tangerines' promotion campaign.

John's strength in the air, an ability to lead the line and an eye for goal are his main talents.

John signed a new one-year contract with Blackpool in May 2004 that was extended to June 2007 in March 2005.

After a loan spell, he joined Macclesfield Town in January 2007 with a contract to the end of the season.

John joined Chester City in July 2007 with a two-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Chester City 06 Jul 1995 06 Aug 1999
Blackpool 06 Aug 1999 15 Jan 2007
Macclesfield Town 27 Oct 2006 14 Jan 2007 L
Macclesfield Town 15 Jan 2007 30 Jun 2007
Chester City 01 Jul 2007 31 Jul 2008
St Patricks Athletic 31 Jul 2008

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Chester City League Cup 2
1999-00 Blackpool FA Cup 1
2000-01 Blackpool FA Cup 2
1
2000-01 Blackpool LDV Vans Trophy 1
1
2000-01 Blackpool League Cup 4
5
2000-01 Blackpool League Division 3 44
2
18
4
2000-01 Blackpool League Division 3 Play-Offs 3
2001-02 Blackpool FA Cup 3
2
1
2001-02 Blackpool LDV Vans Trophy 5
1
5
2001-02 Blackpool League Cup 2
2001-02 Blackpool League Division 2 33
4
13
1
2002-03 Blackpool FA Cup 3
2
1
2002-03 Blackpool LDV Vans Trophy 1
1
1
2002-03 Blackpool League Cup
1
2002-03 Blackpool League Division 2 33
2
16
1
2003-04 Blackpool FA Cup 3
1
2003-04 Blackpool LDV Vans Trophy 3
4
2003-04 Blackpool League Cup 1
1
2003-04 Blackpool League Division 2 27
3
9
2
2004-05 Blackpool FA Cup 1
2004-05 Blackpool LDV Vans Trophy 1
1
2004-05 Blackpool League One 30
1
9
1
2005-06 Blackpool FA Cup 1
2005-06 Blackpool LDV Vans Trophy 1
2005-06 Blackpool League Cup 1
2005-06 Blackpool League One 28
6
8
2006-07 Macclesfield Town FA Cup 3
2
2006-07 Macclesfield Town League Two 25
4
7
2
2007-08 Chester City Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2007-08 Chester City League Two 39
9
2


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
15 Sep 1998 Sunderland v Chester City L 3-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
22 Sep 1998 Chester City v Sunderland L 0-1
Agg: 0-4
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
11 Aug 2007 Chester City v Chesterfield D 0-0 League Two
25 Aug 2007 Chester City v Dagenham and Redbridge W 4-0 League Two
01 Sep 2007 Rotherham United v Chester City D 1-1 League Two
04 Sep 2007 Chester City v Crewe Alexandra W 1-1 (4-3) Johnstones Paint Trophy 1st round - northern section
07 Sep 2007 Chester City v Morecambe L 0-1 League Two
15 Sep 2007 Bury v Chester City W 0-2 League Two
22 Sep 2007 Chester City v Brentford L 0-2 League Two
29 Sep 2007 Macclesfield Town v Chester City W 1-2 League Two
02 Oct 2007 Grimsby Town v Chester City W 1-2 League Two
07 Oct 2007 Chester City v Shrewsbury Town W 3-1 League Two
12 Oct 2007 Chester City v Hereford United D 1-1 League Two
20 Oct 2007 Stockport County v Chester City W 1-2 League Two
27 Oct 2007 Chester City v Wycombe Wanderers D 2-2 League Two
02 Nov 2007 Lincoln City v Chester City W 0-1 League Two
06 Nov 2007 Bradford City v Chester City L 2-1 League Two
17 Nov 2007 Chester City v Milton Keynes Dons L 0-2 League Two
04 Dec 2007 Chester City v Barnet W 3-0 League Two
08 Dec 2007 Chester City v Peterborough United L 1-2 League Two
22 Dec 2007 Chester City v Bury W 2-1 League Two
26 Dec 2007 Morecambe v Chester City L 5-3 League Two
26 Jan 2008 Chester City v Rotherham United L 0-1 League Two
29 Jan 2008 Chester City v Rochdale L 0-4 League Two
02 Feb 2008 Chesterfield v Chester City D 1-1 League Two
09 Feb 2008 Chester City v Accrington Stanley L 2-3 League Two
12 Feb 2008 Dagenham and Redbridge v Chester City L 6-2 League Two
16 Feb 2008 Chester City v Notts County L 0-1 League Two
23 Feb 2008 Mansfield Town v Chester City W 1-3 League Two
01 Mar 2008 Milton Keynes Dons v Chester City L 1-0 League Two
04 Mar 2008 Darlington v Chester City L 1-0 League Two
09 Mar 2008 Chester City v Wrexham L 0-2 League Two
12 Mar 2008 Chester City v Bradford City L 0-1 League Two
15 Mar 2008 Barnet v Chester City L 3-1 League Two
22 Mar 2008 Chester City v Darlington W 2-1 League Two
24 Mar 2008 Peterborough United v Chester City L 1-0 League Two
05 Apr 2008 Hereford United v Chester City D 2-2 League Two
12 Apr 2008 Chester City v Lincoln City L 1-2 League Two
19 Apr 2008 Wycombe Wanderers v Chester City L 1-0 League Two
26 Apr 2008 Shrewsbury Town v Chester City D 0-0 League Two
29 Apr 2008 Chester City v Stockport County D 0-0 League Two
03 May 2008 Chester City v Macclesfield Town D 0-0 League Two


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