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Bruce Murray

Full name: Bruce Edward Murray
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: January 25, 1966 in Germantown, Maryland, United States
Affiliations: Washington Stars, Fairfax (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Football


Bruce Murray was a soccer forward who played at Clemson University from 1984-87, leading them to NCAA titles in 1984 and 1987. As a senior Murray was named the Hermann Trophy winner as the top college player in the country and was also given the ISAA Player of the Year award. Murray was named to the Clemson Hall of Fame in 1993. In 2000 SoccerAmerica named him to its College Team of the Century.

Professionally Murray played from 1988-95 before knee injuries cut short his career. He started with the Washington Stars fro 1988-90, and then moved to Europe, playing successively with Luzern, Millwall, Stockport County, and Ayr United. He finished his career in 1995 with the Atlanta Ruckus. Murray earned 86 caps with the US National Team from 1985-93, playing at the 1990 FIFA World Cup, and also played for the US at the 1989 World Futsal Championship, winning a bronze medal.

After leaving the pitch Murray entered coaching, first in the Atlanta area. He then became a college assistant at Harvard from 2004-06 before moving to Raleigh, North Carolina where he was a staff coach with the Capital Area Soccer League. He later taught youth soccer in McLean, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, DC. Murray was elected to the US Soccer Hall of Fame in 2011.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Football Men's Football United States USA 13T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Football United States USA Final Standings 13T 1988-09-17 0 0 0
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Football United States USA Group C Match #2 1T 1988-09-18 USA 1, ARG 1 0 0 0
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Football United States USA Group C Match #6 2 1988-09-22 URS 4, USA 2 0 0 0
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