Daryl Murphy


Player Profile

Age: 37 years, 10 months

Place of Birth: Waterford, Ireland

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Forward

Height: 6' 3"

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Aug 2020 Present Waterford
Sep 2019 Aug 2020 Bolton Wanderers
Jul 2017 Sep 2019 Nottingham Forest
Aug 2016 Jul 2017 Newcastle United (GB)
Jun 2013 Aug 2016 Ipswich Town
Aug 2012 May 2013 Ipswich Town  (Loan)
Aug 2011 May 2012 Ipswich Town  (Loan)
Jul 2010 Jun 2013 Celtic
Feb 2010 May 2010 Ipswich Town  (Loan)
Nov 2005 Dec 2005 Sheffield Wednesday  (Loan)
Jun 2005 Jul 2010 Sunderland AFC
Jul 2002 Jun 2005 Waterford
Jan 2002 Feb 2002 Harrow Borough
Nov 2000 Jul 2002 Luton Town


Start DateEnd DateTeam
May 2007 Jan 2018 Republic of Ireland

Daryl started his career at Waterford United where he was named as PFAI Young Player of the Year for 2004. During his time at Waterford he had trial spells at Southend United and Luton Town. But in the summer of 2005 he signed for Sunderland for a reported fee of £100,000. A number of clubs including Aberdeen and Ipswich Town were reported to have been interested in Murphy before Mick McCarthy swooped.

Daryl went on loan to Championship side Sheffield Wednesday, but was recalled to the 'Black Cats'. His first Premiership goal was a last minute equaliser against Tottenham Hotspur in February 2006. He went on to make over a hundred appearances for Sunderland, scoring fourteen goals, while enjoying a spell on loan with Ipswich Town during the 2009/10 season.

Daryl joined Celtic in July 2010 and made eighteen league appearances, scoring thrice, in his first season at the club. The following two seasons were spent on loan at Ipswich Town, where he made seventy-four appearances in total, scoring eleven goals, in the Championship. Daryl joined Ipswich permanently in June 2013.

Daryl has previously been called up to the Republic of Ireland senior squad and, ahead of the 2016 European Championship, he has 21 caps to his name. He was included in the Republic of Ireland's final squad for the 2016 European Championship. In January 2018, Daryl announced his retirement from international football after amassing 33 appearances, scoring 3 goals in the process.

In December 2020, Daryl re-signed for Waterford.

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