7 July 2007

Colin Murdock

Name: Colin James Murdock
Born: 2 July 1975, Ballymena
Height: 6.03 ft
Weight: 12.09 st
Position: Central Defender

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 34 Full Caps / 1 Goal (2000-2006), 3 ‘B’ Caps (1996-1998), 4 Under-18 Caps, 3 Under-16 Caps, 7 Under-15 Caps.
Club Honours: (with Preston) Football League Division Two Champion 1999/00; (with Hibs) Scottish League Cup Runner-Up 2003/04.

Club Career:
Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Europe
Other
Linfield
-
-
Youth
-
-
-
-
-
Manchester United
-
Jul-92
Youth
0 (0)/ 0
-
-
-
-
Preston North End
97/98-02/03
May-97
£100k
163(14)/ 6
9(2)/0
13(1)/0
-
10(0)/0
Hibernian
03/04-04/05
Jul-03
Free
37 (0)/ 3
1(0)/0
6(0)/1
1(0)/0
-
Crewe Alexandra
04/05
Jan-05
Free
15 (1)/ 0
-
-
-
-
Rotherham United
05/06-06/07
Jul-05
Free
43 (0)/ 2
1(0)/0
1(1)/0
-
0(1)/0
Shrewsbury Town
07/08
Jul-07
Free
29 (0)/ 2
1(0)/0
1(0)/0
-
-
Accrington.Stanley
08/09
May-08
Free
20 (3)/ 1
0(1)/0
-
-
-
TOTALS

£100k
287(15)/13
12(2)/0
21(2)/1
1(0)/0
10(1)/0

Biography:
A big and strong central defender, Colin Murdock divided opinion among fans. Some regarded him as clumsy and one-dimensional, others regarded his size, strength and never-say-die attitude as a great virtue.

To follow.

Irish FA Bio
Wikipedia Article

Northern Ireland Cap Details:
23-02-2000 Luxemburg........ A W 3-1 FR. sub
28-03-2000 Malta............ A W 3-0 FR
26-04-2000 Hungary.......... H L 0-1 FR. sub
16-08-2000 Yugoslavia....... H L 1-2 FR
02-09-2000 Malta............ H W 1-0 WCQ
07-10-2000 Denmark.......... H D 1-1 WCQ
11-10-2000 Iceland.......... A L 0-1 WCQ

28-02-2001 Norway........... H L 0-4 FR
24-03-2001 Czech Republic... H L 0-1 WCQ
28-03-2001 Bulgaria......... A L 3-4 WCQ
02-06-2001 Bulgaria......... H L 0-1 WCQ
06-06-2001 Czech Republic... A L 1-3 WCQ

01-09-2001 Denmark.......... A D 1-1 WCQ
06-10-2001 Malta............ A W 1-0 WCQ
21-08-2002 Cyprus........... H D 0-0 FR
12-10-2002 Spain............ A L 0-3 ECQ
16-10-2002 Ukraine.......... H D 0-0 ECQ sub
11-10-2003 Greece........... A L 0-1 ECQ sub
30-05-2004 Barbados......... A D 1-1 FR. sub
02-06-2004 St Kitts & Nevis. A W 2-0 FR
06-06-2004 Trinidad & Tobago A W 3-0 FR. sub

18-08-2004 Switzerland...... A D 0-0 FR. sub
08-09-2004 Wales............ A D 2-2 WCQ

09-10-2004 Azerbaijan....... A D 0-0 WCQ
13-10-2004 Austria.......... H D 3-3 WCQ 1 Goal
09-02-2005 Canada........... H L 0-1 FR
26-03-2005 England.......... A L 0-4 WCQ
30-03-2005 Poland........... A L 0-1 WCQ
17-08-2005 Malta............ A D 1-1 FR
08-10-2005 Wales............ H L 2-3 WCQ
12-10-2005 Austria.......... A L 0-2 WCQ
15-11-2005 Portugal......... H D 1-1 FR
21-05-2006 Uruguay.......... N L 0-1 FR
26-05-2006 Romania.......... N L 0-2 FR. sub

Summary: 26(8)/1. Won 6, Drew 11, Lost 17.


Northern Ireland B Cap Details:

26-03-1996 Norway Olympic XI H W 3-0 FR sub
28-03-1997 Portugal Under-21 H W 2-0 FR 
11-02-1998 Rep. of Ireland.. A W 1-0 FR

Summary: 2(1)/0. Won 3, Drew 0, Lost 0.

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