Robert Murphy

United States

Robert Murphy Bio

Who is Robert Murphy

Robert is an Australian rules footballer who plays for and is the current captain of the Western Bulldogs in the Australian Football League (AFL). He is renowned for his silky skills.

Early Life (Childhood)

Murphy was born in Australia, the third and youngest child to John and Monica Murphy. He has one brother, Ben, and a sister, Bridget.

Interesting Facts

Murphy has proven himself a versatile player, equally capable of playing in attack or in defence depending on the situation. He was appointed as the Bulldogs' captain for 2015 following the departure of predecessor Ryan Griffen.

Personal Life

He is married to wife Justine, and has three children – a son, Jarvis, and two daughters, Frankie and Delilah. He writes a weekly column in the sport section of The Age newspaper.


In 2001 he was nominated for the AFL Rising Star award in round 16 after playing St Kilda. In 2015 He was named captain of the year at the AFLPA awards becoming the 4th player to win the award in his first year as a captain and was also named captain of the all Australian team becoming the first ever player to have collected both honours in the same season.