What has been said?
Murray announced his retirement on social media, posting: “To all the clubs, players and fans that I’ve come across on this life-changing journey… thank you from the bottom of my heart.
“It’s been a pleasure, hanging them up on 31/05/2021.”
What did Murray achieve in his career?
Having begun his playing career with non-League side Workington Reds in 2002, Murray’s 19-year career has yielded 217 goals in 623 appearances.
The Englishman also held the record for the most goals scored in a Championship season with 30 goals in 2012-13. That was broken by Brentford’s Ivan Toney, who scored 31 goals in the most recent campaign.
That promotion-winning season with Crystal Palace also earned Murray a place in the Championship Team of the Year. He is also well-liked by Palace fans for his eight goals in the Premier League as they established themselves in the division.
Murray is most well-known, however, for his two spells at Brighton. He helped the club to a League One title, achieved promotion to the Premier League and was pivotal to Brighton retaining their top-flight status with 111 goals during his time at the club.
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