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Antonio Murray

Antonio Murray
Personal information
Full nameAntonio James Murray
Date of birth15 September 1984(age 32)
Place of birthCambridge, England
Height1.74 m (5 ft 08 in)
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubHiston

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Antonio James Murray (born 15 September 1984 in Cambridge, England) is a professional football player who is currently playing for Histon. He formerly played professionally for Ipswich Town and in Scotland for Hibernian.

As a youngster he played for the Chelsea youth team while studying at school before moving to Ipswich Town as a trainee. His league debut for Ipswich came on 4 May 2003 when he was a late substitute for Tommy Miller in Ipswich's 4 1 away to Derby County. He signed a new two-year deal with Ipswich in July 2003.

He left Ipswich to join Hibernian on a free transfer in January 2005 to replace the departing Craig Rocastle. He was initially on a six-month contract, but in March 2005 signed a new two and a half year deal with Hibs. His spell with Hibs was disrupted by injury, and he made only 13 appearances before being released at the end of the 2005/06 season.

In July 2006 he was on trial with Wycombe Wanderers, but he signed for Conference South side Histon in August 2006. He had trouble breaking into the first team at Histon in the opening months of the 2006/07 season, but later went on a scoring spree of scoring 7 goals in 9 games to help Histon to the top of the league, and into Steve Fallon's starting eleven. Histon were promoted to the Conference National at the end of that season for the first time in their history.

Born in England, Murray is also eligible to play for Scotland through his Scottish father, Jamie, who played professionally for Cambridge United, Sunderland and Brentford, or for Italy, through his Italian mother. Antonio was called up to the England C squad for an International Challenge Cup game against Italy on 12 November 2008.

It was confirmed in May 2009 that Murray was being released by Histon on their official homepage, to make him a free-agent. In August 2009, Murray joined Conference South outfit Chelmsford City. Murray signed for Cambridge United on 1 February 2010 for the remainder of the season, but after failing to impress, including a red card on his debut, he was released by manager Martin Ling at the end of the season. He has since re-signed for former club Histon.

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