UK time is: 07:54:48
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Brian MURPHY

Number 26

D.O.B.

07/05/1982

Birthplace

Waterford, Republic of Ireland

Height

1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)

Weight

13st 7lbs (85.8kg)

Position

GK

Signed

01/07/2011

Fee

Free Transfer

Former Clubs

Manchester City, Oldham Athletic (L), Peterborough United (L), Swansea City, Bohemians, Ipswich Town

Pen Pic

The Waterford-born stopper started his career at Manchester City, vying with the likes of David Seaman and Nicky Weaver for the number one jersey at Maine Road.

The 'keeper was loaned out to Oldham Athletic, then Peterborough United where he made his debut against Brentford.

He switched Manchester for Swansea City where he made 13 appearances during the 2003-04 season. He was phased out by the form of French stopper Willy Gueret.

He went back to his native Ireland where he impressed with Bohemians. He picked up awards for Goalkeeper of the Year in 2007 and Eircom League of Ireland Premier Division Player of the Season for 2008.

His impressive form sparked interest from elsewhere and back in England, Ipswich Town would come calling for Murphy. After sparring with Arran Lee-Barrett for the number 1 jersey, he made only 20 appearances for the Tractor Boys.

He turned down a new deal at Portman Road in favour of joining Premier League newcomers QPR, but timed his injuries unfortunately being unable to deputise when the reliable Paddy Kenny had a stint on the sidelines.

He has one first team appearance in the League Cup defeat to Rochdale in 2011, while he fell behind Julio Cesar and Rob Green in the pecking order.

Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. QPR4Me 30
2. Clonmany_Hoop 15
3. jezza99 15
4. Superhoop50 14
5. Ashdown_Ranger 12
6. sandydl 12
7. DMD_QPR 7
8. cartouche 6
9. danielqpr 6
10. dustman 5

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Q.P.R. 5 - 2 Forest
Blackburn 2 - 0 Q.P.R.
Bournemouth 2 - 1 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 1 - 1 Blackpool
Q.P.R. 1 - 0 Wigan
Middlesbrough 1 - 3 Q.P.R.

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Leicester City 42 27 9 6 35 90
2. Burnley 43 24 14 5 32 86
3. Derby County 43 23 9 11 29 78
4. Q.P.R. 42 21 10 11 15 73
5. Wigan 42 20 10 12 17 70
6. Brighton 43 17 14 12 12 65
7. Reading 43 17 13 13 10 64

Breaking League News

LUFC On This Day - April 19th
Leeds Utd : 19/04/2014 07:00:00
Blackburn 0 Glovers 0
Yeovil : 18/04/2014 23:38:00
Opposing View: Ipswich Town
Watford : 18/04/2014 23:37:00
Top Display From The Latics - More To Follow
Wigan : 18/04/2014 23:23:00
Wigan : 18/04/2014 22:39:00
Boro chase more success
Middlesbrough : 18/04/2014 22:23:00
Rovers remain in relegation dogfight
Doncaster : 18/04/2014 21:36:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do QPR need to strengthen most?
Suggested By:  Boxer
Goalkeeper 8%
Defender 22%
Midfielder 5%
Forward 65%