A stylish midfield player who was Aberdeen's record signing in 1970, as a £50,000 fee was paid to Dundee. He missed the 1970 Cup Final because he was cup tied in a previous outing with the Dens Park club, but became a vital
part of the Dons side that went close to taking the title in 1971. His one and only appearance for Scotland came when Tommy Docherty was in charge, when the Scots defeated Belgium in the first full international to be played at Pittodrie for some 37 years.
Following the departure of Martin Buchan to Manchester United,
Murray was installed as Aberdeen captain. In May 1973, Murray moved to Celtic in a £55,000 deal after a contractual disagreement with the Dons. He enjoyed success at Parkhead, but was forced to retire two years later through injury. In 1980, Murray was installed as manager at Forfar, but resigned after only three days. He returned to the game two years later taking charge of Montrose for a short spell before taking up a scouting role at Dundee United. Murray made 140 Aberdeen appearances, scoring 25 goals.