Daniel Ben Murphy (born 18 March 1977) is an English former footballer who played as a central midfielder.
Having begun his career at Crewe Alexandra in 1993, he moved to Liverpool in 1997, where he won a treble of the League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Cup in 2001. During his time at Liverpool he scored the winning goal against Manchester United at Old Trafford three times, each a 1–0 win. After brief spells at Charlton Athletic and Tottenham Hotspur he joined Fulham, whom he helped reach the 2010 UEFA Europa League Final, and ended his career at Blackburn Rovers. He served as captain at his last two clubs.
Murphy made nine appearances for the England team from his debut in 2001, scoring once. Since retiring, he has been a regular analyst on the BBC programme Match of the Day.Close