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Playing Career
1955-1964, 1967-74 – Fitzroy

Games
333

Goals
51

Playing Honours
Brownlow Medallist – 1969
Fitzroy Best & Fairest – 1956, 1958, 1960-64, 1968-69
Fitzroy Captain – 1963-64, 1967-72
All Australian – 1958
AFL Hall of Fame Legend
AFL Team of the Century
Fitzroy Team of the Century Captain
Fitzroy Kings of the Pride (1957-66)
Lions Life Member
Fitzroy Greatest Team (1944-93)
Victorian State Representative (24 times)

Coaching Career
1963-1964 – Fitzroy

Games Coached
34

 

 

In terms of Fitzroy icons, they don't come any bigger than Kevin 'Bulldog' Murray.

He has been an important part of the Club's fabric since beginning his VFL career at just 16 years of age, and has since left a legacy that extends far beyond his 18 wonderful seasons.

An outstanding defender and, later, ruck-rover, Murray's supreme ability on the football field stemmed largely from his pace, judgement and long spidery arms which helped pull in countless marks over the years.

What he might have lacked in finesse, he more than up for with grunt – a feature which helped elevate him among the game's elite.

His dominance at Fitzroy is best reflected in the fact he won a record nine Best & Fairest awards, with his first coming when he was just 18.

Murray also proved a natural leader of men, and spent eight seasons as Captain in two separate stints with Fitzroy. He was even appointed as the Club's playing-coach from 1963-1964.

Despite coming agonisingly close on a number of occasions, it wasn't until 1969, when he was 31 and in the twilight of his career, that Murray took home the competition's highest individual honour – the Brownlow Medal.

The achievement still remains close to his heart to this day.

At the time of his retirement in 1974, Murray had played 333 games which then stood as an all-time VFL record. While it has since been surpassed, it remains the most games ever played by any person in 126 years of combined Club history.

Among all the accolades, only one word can truly do justice to ‘Bulldog' Murray's significant contribution to the Club…Legend.