David Murphy
Personal information
Date of birth (1962-08-23) 23 August 1962 (age 59)
Place of birth Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Original team(s) Turvey Park (Riverina Football League)
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Position(s) Wing
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1984–1993 Sydney 156 (92)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1993.
Career highlights
  • All-Australian 1988
  • Victorian representative
  • Sydney Team of the Century: Wing
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

David Murphy (born 23 August 1962) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with the Sydney Swans in the Victorian/Australian Football League (VFL/AFL).

Murphy, a pacy wingman, partnered Greg Williams in the Swans' midfield during the late 1980s. He represented Victoria and New South Wales in State of Origin and earned All-Australian selection for his performance in the 1988 Bicentennial Carnival in Adelaide.

When questioned about this for Inside Football, Murphy stated, "But it's true about me never living in Victoria. I wore the Big V, but never once lived anywhere but in New South Wales."

Murphy's early youth was spent in Finley, but he moved to the Wagga Wagga suburb of Turvey Park, thereby allowing the Swans to recruit him.[1]

In 2003 Murphy was selected on the wing in the Swans' official 'Team of the Century'.


  1. ^ Inside Football "Where Are They Now" 22 April 1998.