Bobby Murdoch, English footballer, Died at 81


Bobby Murdoch was born on January 25, 1936, and died February 12, 2017.

He was an English former professional footballer.

Bobby played as a striker.

He started out with South Liverpool, his local club, in 1952, making his debut in the Lancashire Combination second division aged 16.

Murdoch signed for Liverpool F.C. on 11 May 1955 as an amateur and became a full professional in 1957.

Murdoch made his Liverpool debut on Boxing Day 1957 and played 15 Football League division two matches in 1957-58.

Murdoch played two League matches the season after before leaving Anfield in September 1959, two months before the arrival as manager of Bill Shankly.

Later, he had spells with Bolton Wanderers, Barrow F.C., Stockport County, Carlisle United, Southport F.C., Wigan Athletic before he returned to South Liverpool in 1965.

Murdoch became the South Liverpool player-manager, replacing Allen Hampson, in 1971 and remained at Holly Park until 1975-76.

When he left football in 1976, he ran a taxi cab firm in Liverpool before he moved to Cheshire in 1982.

Bobby lived in retirement just outside Chester.

Bobby Murdoch passed away at 81 years old.