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Steve Murray Squad Index
Information:
1972-73 Squad Number:
4
Position:
Centre Midfield
Date of Birth:
09th October 1944
Birthplace:
Dumbarton
Nationality:
Scottish
Height:
5' 9
Weight:
11st 3lbs
Signed:
16th March 1970
Career History:
St Patrick's School, Dumbarton
Dundee 6th August 1963
Aberdeen 16th March 1970 50,000
Celtic 1st May 1973, Retired - 6th September 1975
Celtic 27th December 1975, Retired - 22nd January 1976
Dundee United scout August 1979, player - 17th November 1979
Clydebank 1979 (Trial)
Retired - April 1980
Forfar Athletic manager - 19th August 1980, Resigned - 22nd August 1980
Montrose manger - 17th April 1982 - 17th January 1983
Dundee United assistant manager - 20th June 1989, dismissed - 15th November 1989
 
Profile:
Signed for the Dons in a record Aberdeen transfer in 1970 for a fee of 50,000. As he was cup-tied, Murray missed out on the Dons Cup winning side of 1970, but the cultured midfielder was a vital cog in the Dons machine that went agonisingly close to taking the title in 1971. Capped for Scotland against Belgium at Pittodrie in 1971, Murray was also Aberdeen captain before a dispute with the club in 1973 resulted in a transfer to Celtic. Moved in to management after his playing career, and must hold some sort of record when he was in charge of Forfar for only 3 days.

Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
18/03/1970
Aberdeen 1-1 St. Mirren
Div 1 (Old) 9,000 25 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1972-73
29
0
4
11
0
0
3
0
1
1
0
1
44
0
6
5
0
1
1971-72
32
0
10
6
0
0
3
0
0
4
0
0
45
0
10
13
0
0
1970-71
33
0
6
5
0
1
4
0
0
2
0
2
44
0
9
6
0
1
1969-70
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
Totals:
101
0
20
22
0
1
10
0
1
7
0
3
140
0
25
24
0
2
Total Appearances/Goals: 140 25  

Scottish International Caps
Season Date
Match
Tournament
1971-72 10/11/71
SCOTLAND v Belgium
Euro Championship Qualifier
Total Appearances: 1