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Len Murphy

Len Murphy

1928-1937
22
Other Guernsey Nos.
14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

173CFC Games Played

105CFC Goals

Date of Birth
23 November 1909
Date of Death
20 December 1996
Recruited From
Williamstown
Collingwood Debut
Round 1, 1928
Height:
189cm
Weight:
86kg

Biography

The younger brother of Frank he was a strong player with VFA side Williamstown when Essendon tried to recruit him with a 10 shilling offer for expenses, but the official worked at CUB with Jock McHale who torpedoed the idea. Murphy joined Collingwood without a clearance from the VFA.

The raw-boned youngster played in a flag side in each of his first three years.

Bigger and rougher than his brother he developed into a valuable ruckman.

He had an unusual trick of being able to grab the ball and, from a standing start, kick it 50 metres.

Murphy missed the 1935 flag with a shoulder injury and the 1936 premiership because of an eight match suspension.

He sat on the bench throughout the 1937 Grand Final then went to coach Nhill before returning to League football with Footscray.

He played for the VFL in 1934 against the VFA.

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Statistics

CFC Career Stats

Season played Games Goals Finals Win %
1928-1937 173 105 13 77%

CFC Season by Season Stats

Season GP GL B K H T D Guernsey No.
1928 19 7 17

1928 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Geelong W 17 View match >
Round 2 Fitzroy W 1 17 View match >
Round 3 Richmond L 17 View match >
Round 4 Hawthorn W 1 17 View match >
Round 6 North Melbourne W 17 View match >
Round 7 Carlton W 1 17 View match >
Round 8 Sydney W 17 View match >
Round 9 Melbourne W 17 View match >
Round 10 Western Bulldogs W 17 View match >
Round 11 Essendon W 17 View match >
Round 12 Geelong L 17 View match >
Round 13 Fitzroy W 17 View match >
Round 15 Hawthorn W 1 17 View match >
Round 16 St Kilda W 17 View match >
Round 17 North Melbourne W 17 View match >
Round 18 Carlton L 1 17 View match >
Semi Final Melbourne D 17 View match >
Semi Final Melbourne W 17 View match >
Grand Final Richmond W 2 17 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1929 16 24 0 20

1929 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 2 Hawthorn W 2 20 View match >
Round 3 Sydney W 0 0 20 View match >
Round 4 Geelong W 3 20 View match >
Round 5 Fitzroy W 3 20 View match >
Round 6 North Melbourne W 4 20 View match >
Round 7 Melbourne W 2 20 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda W 20 View match >
Round 9 Western Bulldogs W 1 20 View match >
Round 10 Carlton W 2 20 View match >
Round 11 Essendon W 20 View match >
Round 12 Richmond W 4 20 View match >
Round 13 Hawthorn W 0 0 20 View match >
Round 15 Geelong W 1 20 View match >
Round 16 Fitzroy W 20 View match >
Round 17 North Melbourne W 2 20 View match >
Grand Final Richmond W 20 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1930 20 17 0 22

1930 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Richmond W 1 22 View match >
Round 3 Sydney W 22 View match >
Round 4 Geelong L 2 22 View match >
Round 5 Fitzroy L 22 View match >
Round 6 North Melbourne W 22 View match >
Round 7 Melbourne W 1 22 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda W 3 22 View match >
Round 9 Western Bulldogs W 2 22 View match >
Round 10 Carlton L 1 22 View match >
Round 11 Essendon W 1 22 View match >
Round 12 Fitzroy W 0 0 22 View match >
Round 13 North Melbourne W 22 View match >
Round 14 Melbourne W 22 View match >
Round 15 St Kilda W 2 22 View match >
Round 16 Western Bulldogs W 22 View match >
Round 17 Carlton W 2 22 View match >
Round 18 Essendon W 1 22 View match >
Semi Final Richmond W 22 View match >
Preliminary Final Geelong L 22 View match >
Grand Final Geelong W 1 22 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1931 18 15 0 22

1931 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Geelong W 2 22 View match >
Round 2 Hawthorn W 22 View match >
Round 3 Sydney W 22 View match >
Round 4 Richmond L 22 View match >
Round 5 Carlton L 3 22 View match >
Round 6 St Kilda W 1 22 View match >
Round 7 Melbourne W 22 View match >
Round 8 North Melbourne W 2 22 View match >
Round 9 Western Bulldogs W 22 View match >
Round 10 Essendon L 22 View match >
Round 11 Fitzroy W 22 View match >
Round 12 Geelong L 1 22 View match >
Round 13 Hawthorn W 1 22 View match >
Round 14 Sydney W 22 View match >
Round 15 Richmond L 1 22 View match >
Round 16 Carlton W 2 0 22 View match >
Round 17 St Kilda L 1 0 22 View match >
Round 18 Melbourne W 1 22 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1932 20 18 0 16

1932 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn W 16 View match >
Round 2 Geelong L 1 16 View match >
Round 3 Essendon W 0 0 16 View match >
Round 4 Fitzroy W 2 16 View match >
Round 5 Carlton L 2 16 View match >
Round 6 Western Bulldogs W 16 View match >
Round 7 Melbourne W 16 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda W 16 View match >
Round 9 North Melbourne W 0 0 16 View match >
Round 10 Richmond W 1 16 View match >
Round 11 Sydney W 16 View match >
Round 12 Hawthorn W 1 16 View match >
Round 13 Geelong L 16 View match >
Round 14 Essendon W 2 16 View match >
Round 15 Fitzroy W 2 16 View match >
Round 16 Carlton L 4 16 View match >
Round 17 Western Bulldogs W 16 View match >
Round 18 Melbourne W 16 View match >
Semi Final Sydney W 2 16 View match >
Preliminary Final Carlton L 1 16 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1933 16 5 0 18

1933 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Geelong W 0 0 18 View match >
Round 2 Fitzroy L 18 View match >
Round 3 Sydney W 1 18 View match >
Round 4 Richmond L 1 18 View match >
Round 5 Carlton W 2 0 18 View match >
Round 6 North Melbourne L 18 View match >
Round 7 Melbourne W 0 0 18 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda W 18 View match >
Round 9 Western Bulldogs L 18 View match >
Round 10 Hawthorn W 0 0 18 View match >
Round 11 Essendon W 0 0 18 View match >
Round 14 Sydney L 18 View match >
Round 15 Richmond W 18 View match >
Round 16 Carlton W 1 0 18 View match >
Round 17 North Melbourne W 0 0 18 View match >
Round 18 Melbourne W 18 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1934 17 2 0 20

1934 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Sydney L 1 0 20 View match >
Round 2 Essendon W 1 20 View match >
Round 3 Hawthorn W 20 View match >
Round 4 Richmond W 20 View match >
Round 5 Geelong D 20 View match >
Round 6 Fitzroy W 20 View match >
Round 7 North Melbourne W 20 View match >
Round 8 St Kilda W 20 View match >
Round 9 Melbourne W 20 View match >
Round 10 Carlton W 20 View match >
Round 11 Western Bulldogs W 0 0 20 View match >
Round 12 Sydney L 0 0 20 View match >
Round 13 Essendon W 0 0 20 View match >
Round 14 Hawthorn W 0 0 20 View match >
Round 15 Richmond L 20 View match >
Round 18 North Melbourne W 20 View match >
Semi Final Sydney L 20 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1935 19 5 0 19

1935 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Sydney W 19 View match >
Round 2 Fitzroy D 19 View match >
Round 3 Essendon W 0 0 19 View match >
Round 4 Geelong W 19 View match >
Round 5 Melbourne W 19 View match >
Round 6 Western Bulldogs W 1 0 19 View match >
Round 7 St Kilda W 19 View match >
Round 8 North Melbourne W 1 19 View match >
Round 9 Carlton L 19 View match >
Round 10 Richmond W 19 View match >
Round 11 Hawthorn W 1 19 View match >
Round 12 Sydney L 19 View match >
Round 13 Fitzroy W 19 View match >
Round 15 Geelong W 1 19 View match >
Round 14 Essendon W 19 View match >
Round 16 Melbourne D 19 View match >
Round 17 Western Bulldogs W 19 View match >
Round 18 St Kilda W 1 19 View match >
Preliminary Final Richmond W 19 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1936 18 4 14

1936 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 1 Hawthorn W 14 View match >
Round 2 Richmond W 14 View match >
Round 3 Fitzroy W 1 14 View match >
Round 4 Essendon W 14 View match >
Round 6 Carlton W 14 View match >
Round 7 Melbourne W 14 View match >
Round 8 Western Bulldogs W 14 View match >
Round 9 North Melbourne W 14 View match >
Round 10 Sydney L 14 View match >
Round 11 Geelong L 14 View match >
Round 12 Hawthorn W 14 View match >
Round 13 Richmond W 14 View match >
Round 14 Fitzroy W 14 View match >
Round 15 Essendon W 14 View match >
Round 16 St Kilda W 14 View match >
Round 17 Carlton L 14 View match >
Round 18 Melbourne W 3 14 View match >
Semi Final Sydney W 14 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
1937 10 8 0 19

1937 Season stats

Hide Season
RD VS Result GL B K H T D Guernsey No. Match Report
Round 8 Essendon W 19 View match >
Round 9 Fitzroy W 19 View match >
Round 10 Richmond W 1 19 View match >
Round 11 Hawthorn W 1 19 View match >
Round 12 Geelong L 3 19 View match >
Round 13 Sydney W 3 19 View match >
Round 14 North Melbourne W 19 View match >
Round 16 Melbourne L 19 View match >
Round 18 St Kilda W 19 View match >
Grand Final Geelong L 0 0 19 View match >
Legend
  • # Guernsey
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • D Disposals
  • M Marks
  • T Tackles
*Player goal statistics included VFA (Victorian Football Association) results.
Totals 173 105 0
Avg/Game   0.61 0.00
Legend
  • GP Games Played
  • GL Goals
  • B Behinds
  • K Kicks
  • H Handballs
  • T Tackles
  • D Disposals

Key Facts

CFC Debut Number

317

Total AFL Games
198
Total AFL Goals
133
CFC Debut
Round 1, 1928
CFC Last Game
Grand Final, 1937
Recruited From
Williamstown
Full Name
Len Murphy

Awards

  • Life Members
    1940
  • Runner up Best and Fairest (R.T. Rush Trophy)
    1935
  • Third Best and Fairest (J.J. Joyce Trophy)
    1934
  • x3
    Premiership
    1928, 1929, 1930
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