Danny Murphy retires from football midfielder Danny Murphy has officially announced his
retirement from professional
football.The 36-year-old has been a
free agent since he was
released by Blackburn back in July and has decided to
hang up his boots – 20 years after scoring on his
professional debut for Crewe Alexandra.
Murphy started out at Gresty Road before spells at
Liverpool, Charlton, Tottenham, Fulham and Blackburn,
earning nine caps for England along the way and
amassing over 600 appearances in total at club level.
His career highlights included winning the FA Cup,
League Cup and Uefa Cup treble with Liverpool in the
2000-01 season and helping Fulham to reach the
2010 Europa League final.
“There have been some press reports about whether
I’m still playing or available but I decided a little while
ago I would retire, I just didn’t make it official,” Murphy
“So now I’m officially retiring because I’m sick of having
conversations about it and almost stringing people
along. I decided three or four weeks ago I was done.
“This is me, 20 years, I’m done.
“I’ve had a wonderful career and can look back on it