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John P. Murphy

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{{Infobox afl player NEW
| playername = John Murphy
| fullname = John P. Murphy
| image capt =
| image name =
| birthdate = [[January 12]], [[1945]]
| birthplace =
| originalteam =
| heightweight = 183 cm / 86 kg
| position = Ruck-rover
| years = 1962-68, 1974-76 <BR> 1970-73
| clubs = [[Sturt Football Club|Sturt]] <BR> [[Sydney Swans|South Melbourne]]
| games(goals) = 205 <BR> 58 (21)
| statsend = 1976
| careerhighlights = <BR>
”’John P. Murphy”’ (born [[January 12]], [[1945]]) is a former [[Australian rules football]]er who played for [[Sydney Swans|South Melbourne]] in the [[Australian Football League|Victorian Football League]] (VFL) during the early 1970s.

A ruck-rover, he spent four seasons at South Melbourne after sitting out of football in 1969 while he awaited a clearance. When Murphy made his debut in the opening round of the [[1970 VFL season|1970 season]] against [[Melbourne Football Club|Melbourne]] at [[Bob Jane Stadium|Lake Oval]], he was one of a group of five making their first appearances, including [[Gary Brice]] and [[Ricky Quade]]. He finished with 58 games and returned to his original club, [[Sturt Football Club|Sturt]], in 1974.

He represented South Australia at the [[1966 Hobart Carnival]] and played a total of five games for his state over the course of his career. At Sturt he was a member of five premiership teams, the three-peat of 1966 to 1968 as well as 1974 and 1976.

His father [[Jack Murphy (footballer)|Jack]] was a Copeland Trophy winner at Collingwood.

*[ Full Points Footy: John Murphy]
*Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). ”The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers”. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.

[[Category:1945 births|Murphy, John]]
[[Category:Australian rules footballers|Murphy, John]]
[[Category:Sydney Swans players|Murphy, John]]
[[Category:Sturt Football Club players|Murphy, John]]

(Via Wikipedia – New pages [en].)

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