A forward who starred in Chicago-area clubs and in U.S. national teams at various levels from the mid-1950s to the late 1960s.
Murphy, who was born in Scotland, played for more than a decade in the National Soccer League of Chicago, primarily for Chicago Slovak and Chicago Maroons. He also played for the Chicago Mustangs in the inaugural season of the North American Soccer League, 1968.
Murphy’s first full international for the United States was against Iceland in 1955. His last was against Haiti in 1969. In all, he played 18 full internationals, most of the games that the United States played in those years, and scored five goals in those games. He played for the United States in the qualifying rounds of four World Cups, 1958, 1962, 1966 and 1970, appearing in 13 World Cup qualifiers over the years.
Murphy played for the United States in the 1956 Olympic Games in Australia, as well as in the tour through the Far East that preceded the Olympics, and in the qualifying round of the 1960 Olympics.
He was a member of the United States team that won the bronze medal at the 1959 Pan-American Games in Chicago, in which he scored eight goals in six games, and the U.S. team at the 1963 Pan-Am Games in Brazil.
Inducted in 1998.