It was vintage form from the former captain in 2019, with a move back into an inside midfield role translating to some virtuoso performances from the veteran. Murphy averaged 28 disposals over the last eight weeks of last season, including a memorable match-winning performance against Fremantle in the west. A key mentor to Carlton’s up-and-coming midfielders, the two-time John Nicholls Medallist showed there’s plenty left in the tank under David Teague.
Draft history: 2005 NAB AFL Draft priority selection (Carlton) No.1 overall. Rising Star nominee: Round 1, 2006 All-Australian: 2011 AFLCA Player of the Year: 2011 Pre-season premiership: 2007 AFLPA Best First-Year Player: 2006 International Rules Series: 2008 John Nicholls Medallist: 2011, 2017 John Nicholls Medal runner-up: 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015 Carlton Captain: 2013-2018 Carlton Best First-Year Player: 2006 Inner Blue Ruthless Award: 2014
DOB19 July 1987
Key Stats & Performance
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Player performance throughout this season & their full career