|Full name||Christie Murray|
|Date of birth||3 May 1990|
|Place of birth||Bellshill, Scotland|
|Height||5 ft 1.5 in (1.56 m)|
|Playing position||Midfielder / Striker|
|2016–2017||Doncaster Rovers Belles||26||(7)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 19 November 2018 (UTC+1)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:21, 14 July 2018 (UTC+1)
Christie Murray (born 3 May 1990) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a midfielder or striker for Liverpool in the FA WSL. She has also played for Arsenal, Bristol Academy, and Doncaster Rovers Belles of the FA WSL, as well as Celtic and Glasgow City of the Scottish Women's Premier League. Since making her debut in 2010, Murray has won over 50 caps for the Scotland national team.
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While playing for Scotland under-17s, Murray was scouted by Carson–Newman College. Aged 16, she moved to Jefferson City, Tennessee on a soccer scholarship and scored six goals for the Eagles.Murray started her club career with Queen's Park, before joining Celtic in 2007. On 13 May 2010, she scored twice in the Scottish Women's Premier League Cup final, as the team won their first trophy with a 4–1 victory over Spartans.
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After four years with Celtic, Murray signed for Glasgow City on 23 January 2011.She helped the club reach the 2012 Champions League's round of 16. Two years later, Murray played in City's round of 16 defeat by Arsenal. She impressed the English club's Scottish manager Shelley Kerr who swooped to sign her in January 2014.
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Murray left Arsenal after the 2014 season as her contract ended.In February 2015, she signed a contract with Bristol Academy, after impressing during a trial period with the club. When Bristol were relegated at the end of the 2015 season, Murray was one of several players to depart.
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On 14 July 2018, Murray joined Liverpool on a two-year contractand was given the number 10 shirt.
After captaining the under-19 team, including in the 2008 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship, she made her senior debut in a 3–0 loss to New Zealand at the Cyprus Cup on 1 March 2010.Her first goal for the senior side came on 5 April 2012, coming off the bench to score the winner in a 2–1 victory against the Republic of Ireland at Tynecastle Stadium in the 2013 UEFA Euro qualifiers.
In 2009, she began attending the Scottish Football Association National Performance Centre at the University of Stirling.
|1||5 April 2012||Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland||2–1||2013 UEFA Women's Championship qualification||1|
|2||18 December 2013||Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasilia, Brazil||3–4||2013 Torneio Internacional de Brasília de Futebol Feminino||1|
|3||9 March 2015||GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus||2–1||2015 Cyprus Cup||1|
|4||7 July 2017||Stark's Park, Kirkcaldy, Scotland||1–0||Friendly||1|
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