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Daryl Murphy
Personal information
Full name Daryl Murphy
Date of birth 15 March 1983 (1983-03-15) (age 26)
Place of birth Waterford, Republic of Ireland
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Striker / Winger
Club information
Current club Ipswich Town
(on loan from Sunderland)
Number 21
Youth career
2000–2002 Luton Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Waterford United ? (30)
2005– Sunderland 110 (14)
2005 Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 4 (0)
2010– Ipswich Town (loan) 9 (5)
National team
2005 Republic of Ireland U21 ? (2)
2007– Republic of Ireland 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:55, 13 March 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Daryl Murphy (born 15 March 1983)[1] is a professional footballer for Sunderland, currently on loan at Ipswich Town until the end of the season.[2] He previously played for Waterford United and had a loan period at Sheffield Wednesday. He has also represented the Republic of Ireland at both under-21 and full international levels.


Playing career


Waterford United

In 2002, Murphy returned to his local side Waterford United from playing youth football at Luton Town, scoring his first League of Ireland goal in a 3–1 away win over rivals Kilkenny City on the 19 September. He went on to score eight league goals in that last "winter" season as the Blues won the League of Ireland First Division title. In the 2004 season, he notched 14 league goals in the Premier Division which earned him the PFAI Young Player of the Year.[3] In 2005, he made his debut for the Republic of Ireland under-21 national football team scoring twice in total and in May before signing a two-year contract at Sunderland.[4]


Murphy had a one month loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday during the 2005–06 season before he was recalled by Sunderland.[5] On 12 February 2006, he scored his first Premier League goal after coming off the bench at home to Tottenham Hotspur, equalising with minutes to go.

In the 2006–07 season, Murphy scored 10 goals in the Coca-Cola Championship despite being used sparingly for the early weeks.[5] He netted one goal each on the opening day of the season against Coventry City and on 12 August against Plymouth Argyle though both matches were lost. Daryl Murphy scored his third goal of the season in the Black Cats' 2–1 away win over Queens Park Rangers on 28 November, and then notched in successive games against Norwich City and Luton Town. One the final day of the season, he scored two goals against Luton Town while also setting up Anthony Stokes for his goal.[6]

He scored in a pre season friendly against Juventus in August 2007.[7] He scored his third goal of the 2007–08 season against Wigan Athletic on 9 February 2008 at The Stadium of Light. The goal was later chosen by Match of the Day viewers as Goal of the Month for February.[4]

On 26 April 2008, Murphy came on as a substitute and scored the winning goal in a 3–2 victory over local rivals Middlesbrough, securing Sunderland's status in the Premiership for the following season.[8]

Ipswich Town

On 1 February 2010, Murphy signed for Ipswich Town on loan for the remainder of the 2009–10 season, once again joining up with Roy Keane, his former manager at Sunderland.[2] He marked his first appearance against Middlesbrough with a goal on 23 seconds. He then went on to score the crucial second goal at QPR on Tuesday 9th February, and a third in his third apperance against Peterbourgh, making his record 3 in 3 for town. [9] Murphy continued to revel in his new lease of life in Ipswich by notching a clinical brace against Cardiff City on 9th March 2010, thereby handing the 'Tractor Boys' a crucial three point haul.[10]

International career

Murphy won his first call up to Ireland National squad due to the absence of Robbie Keane due to injury, but was an unused substitute. He made his debut against Ecuador at the Giants Stadium on 24 May 2007. He has since earned 9 caps.[11]



  1. ^ "Daryl Murphy". Socerbase. Retrieved 2008-03-22. 
  2. ^ a b "Sunderland's David Healy and Daryl Murphy join Ipswich". BBC Sport. 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  3. ^ "Ireland – Player of the Year and Other Awards". Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  4. ^ a b "Daryl Murphy". Sunderland A.F.C..,,10281~20187,00.html. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  5. ^ a b "Daryl Murphy Profile". ESPN. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  6. ^ "Luton 0–5 Sunderland". BBC Sport. 2007-05-06. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  7. ^ "Sunderland v Juventus". BBC Tyne & Wear. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  8. ^ "Sunderland 3–2 Middlesbrough". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  9. ^ "Ipswich 1 - 1 Middlesbrough". BBC Sport. 2010-02-06. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  10. ^ "Ipswich 2–0 Cardiff". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  11. ^ "Daryl Murphy". Football Association of Ireland. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 

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