Paul Murray

Date of birth31 August 1976
Place of birthCarlisle
NationalityEnglish
Weight66 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionMidfielder

A former England Under-21 and B international, Paul had a wretched time with injuries at Queens Park Rangers in 2000-01.

He missed the start of the campaign after breaking a bone in his ankle in a pre-season match and when he returned to the first team at the end of October, he then suffered a recurrence of the same injury.

He recovered to make a brief run in the side in the New Year but injured his ankle a third time and, following surgery, he was sidelined until the summer.

Paul, who is a left-footed midfield player who can also turn out as a wing back, he moved on to Oldham Athletic in December 2001 to team up with his former Carlisle boss Mick Wadsworth and QPR coach Iain Dowie.

He followed the former to Portugal's Beira Mar in 2004.

Paul returned to Carlisle United in February 2006 with a contract to the end of the season.

He joined Shrewsbury Town in June 2008 with a two-year contract.

Paul's contract at Hartlepool United was extended to June 2011 in August 2010.

He re-joined Oldham Athletic in January 2013 with a contract to June 2013.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Carlisle United 14 Jun 1994 08 Mar 1996
Queens Park Rangers 08 Mar 1996 30 Jun 2001
Southampton 23 Jul 2001 11 Dec 2001
Oldham Athletic 11 Dec 2001 30 Jun 2004
Beira Mar 01 Jul 2004 30 Jun 2005
Carlisle United 17 Feb 2006 30 Jun 2007
Gretna 01 Jul 2007 31 May 2008
Shrewsbury Town 01 Jun 2008 30 Jun 2010
Hartlepool United 05 Aug 2010 22 Jan 2013
Oldham Athletic 29 Jan 2013 30 Jun 2013

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1995-96 Queens Park Rangers Premier League 1
1996-97 Queens Park Rangers FA Cup 1
1996-97 Queens Park Rangers League Cup 2
1997-98 Queens Park Rangers League Cup 2
1
1998-99 Queens Park Rangers League Cup 4
1
2000-01 Queens Park Rangers League Division 1 4
2
2
2001-02 Oldham Athletic FA Cup 1
2001-02 Oldham Athletic LDV Vans Trophy 1
2001-02 Oldham Athletic League Division 2 23
1
5
6
2001-02 Southampton Premier League
1
2002-03 Oldham Athletic FA Cup 1
2002-03 Oldham Athletic League Cup 1
1
2002-03 Oldham Athletic League Division 2 29
1
1
3
2002-03 Oldham Athletic League Division 2 Play-Offs 2
2003-04 Oldham Athletic FA Cup 1
2003-04 Oldham Athletic LDV Vans Trophy 1
1
1
2003-04 Oldham Athletic League Cup 1
2003-04 Oldham Athletic League Division 2 41
9
3
1
2006-07 Carlisle United League One 14
1
2008-09 Shrewsbury Town FA Cup 1
1
2008-09 Shrewsbury Town League Two 31
1
2
5
2008-09 Shrewsbury Town League Two Play-Offs 3
1
2009-10 Shrewsbury Town FA Cup 1
2009-10 Shrewsbury Town League Cup 1
2009-10 Shrewsbury Town League Two 25
2
5
2010-11 Hartlepool United FA Cup 1
1
2010-11 Hartlepool United Johnstones Paint Trophy 2
2010-11 Hartlepool United League Cup 2
2010-11 Hartlepool United League One 35
1
1
7
2011-12 Hartlepool United League Cup
1
2011-12 Hartlepool United League One 44
1
1
4
1
2012-13 Hartlepool United FA Cup 1
2012-13 Hartlepool United League One 16
1
3


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
05 May 1996 Nottingham Forest v Queens Park Rangers L 3-0 Premier League
18 Sep 1996 Swindon Town v Queens Park Rangers W 1-2 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
25 Sep 1996 Queens Park Rangers v Swindon Town L 1-3
Agg: 3-4
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
15 Feb 1997 Wimbledon v Queens Park Rangers L 2-1 FA Cup 5th round
12 Aug 1997 Queens Park Rangers v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 0-2 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
27 Aug 1997 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Queens Park Rangers W 1-2
Agg: 3-2
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
11 Aug 1998 Walsall v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 1998 Queens Park Rangers v Walsall W 3-1
Agg: 3-1
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
16 Sep 1998 Queens Park Rangers v Charlton Athletic L 0-2 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
22 Sep 1998 Charlton Athletic v Queens Park Rangers L 1-0
Agg: 3-0
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
21 Oct 2000 Queens Park Rangers v Burnley L 0-1 League Division 1
03 Mar 2001 Queens Park Rangers v Sheffield United L 1-3 League Division 1
07 Mar 2001 Queens Park Rangers v Watford D 1-1 League Division 1
10 Mar 2001 Fulham v Queens Park Rangers L 2-0 League Division 1
17 Mar 2001 Queens Park Rangers v Grimsby Town L 0-1 League Division 1
24 Mar 2001 Burnley v Queens Park Rangers L 2-1 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
1994-95 England UEFA Under-18 1
1996-97 England UEFA Under-21 2
1997-98 England B International
1
1997-98 England UEFA Under-21 2


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
13 Nov 1994 England v Slovenia W 3-0 UEFA U18 Group 15
12 Feb 1997 England v Italy W 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
30 May 1997 Poland v England D 1-1 UEFA Under-21
10 Oct 1997 Italy v England W 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 2
17 Dec 1997 England v Greece W 4-2 UEFA Under-21 Group
10 Feb 1998 England v Chile L 1-2 B International


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