Ex-Brighton and Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray announces retirement at age 37 after a distinguished career in the top six leagues of the English football pyramid
- Former Brighton and Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray, 37, is retired
- The forward scored more than 200 career goals and won four promotions
- Murray decided to call on the career after being released from Nottingham Forest
Former Brighton and Crystal Palace forward Glenn Murray has announced his retirement at the age of 37.
The striker joined Nottingham Forest on a short-term basis in February but was released at the end of the season and has decided to end his playing career after 16 seasons.
Murray said on Twitter: ‘To all the clubs, players and fans I’ve encountered on this life-changing journey…thank you from the bottom of my heart. It was a pleasure to hang them from 31/05/21. ‘
Former Brighton striker Glenn Murray has announced his retirement at the age of 37
After stints in non-league with Workingham Reds and Wilmington Hammerheads in America during his early career, the striker embarked on a journey that saw him play in the top six of English football.
Born in Cumbria, it was on the other side of the country where Murray first made a name for himself after shooting Brighton to the Sky Bet League One title in 2011 with 22 goals.
A move to Crystal Palace followed and he scored 30 goals during the Eagles’ winning season to the Premier League in 2013, which was a championship record until Brentford’s Ivan Toney overshadowed him this season.
Murray scored 30 goals for Crystal Palace when they promoted to the Premier League in 2013
He played for Palace in the Premier League before later helping Brighton secure promotion
Murray returned to Brighton in 2016, helping them to the Premier League for the first time in their history with 23 goals in the first season of his second stint with the Seagulls.
In total, the forward has found it net for Brighton 111 times to place him second on the club’s all-time scoring list, winning promotion four times and scoring over 200 career goals.
“I feel the time is right and I wanted to retire at a good level,” Murray, who will be entering the media industry, told the club’s official website.
The forward joined Nottingham Forest in February, but ended his career after his release date
“I’ve had a lot of good years in the game, but now seems like the right time to scrap it.
“Give me six months, a year and maybe I’ll miss it so much that as a coach I want to give something back to the club. But that’s not the route I’m taking right now. ‘