Murray Couper
Personal information
Full name Murray Stephen Couper
Date of birth (1948-10-24) 24 October 1948 (age 73)
Original team(s) Dowerin
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1971–1979 Perth 134 (459)
1980 East Perth 014 0(45)
1981 East Fremantle 003 00(5)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1981.

Murray Stephen Couper (born 24 October 1948) is a former Australian rules football player best known for playing for Perth in the Western Australian National Football League.

Playing career

Couper began his playing career with Dowerin before moving to Perth. He made his senior debut for Perth in 1971. He won the Bernie Naylor Medal in 1975 and played in the 1976 and 1977 premiership-winning Perth teams,[1][2] but missed the 1978 Grand Final when he was suspended for throwing the ball in an umpire’s face after believing himself wrongly denied a free kick for holding the ball during the second semi.[3]

In 1980 he moved to East Perth where he played a single season. The following year he transferred to East Fremantle, playing just three matches.[4]

Post playing career

Helping Scotch College XVIII and Perth Football Club.


  1. ^ "Every League Premiership Player in Page Finals System Era - 1931 - 2009". West Australian Football League. p. 3. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Bernie Naylor Medalists". West Australian Football League. Retrieved 13 August 2011.
  3. ^ Christian, Geoff; ‘Disgusted Couper Quits Football’; The West Australian, 13 September 1978, pp. 66, 68
  4. ^ "Murray Couper: Perth Star of the Seventies". FootyGoss. 15 May 2009. Retrieved 13 August 2011.