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Rushian Hepburn-Murphy
Personal information
Full name Rushian Marcus Amori Hepburn-Murphy[1]
Date of birth (1998-08-28) 28 August 1998 (age 22)[2]
Place of birth Birmingham, England[2]
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[3]
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Pafos
Number 11
Youth career
0000–2015 Aston Villa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2020 Aston Villa 13 (0)
2019Cambridge United (loan) 16 (2)
2019–2020Tranmere Rovers (loan) 17 (4)
2020Derby County (loan) 0 (0)
2020– Pafos 23 (5)
National team
2013 England U16 4 (0)
2015 England U17 2 (0)
2016 England U18 2 (0)
2016 England U19 5 (0)
2018 England U20 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:51, 7 June 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:23, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

Rushian Marcus Amori Hepburn-Murphy (born 28 August 1998) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward and currently plays for Pafos in the Cypriot First Division.

Club career

Aston Villa

Hepburn-Murphy is a product of the Aston Villa youth academy.[2] On 14 March 2015, he made his league debut for Aston Villa, coming on as a substitute for the last seven minutes in place of Christian Benteke in the 4–0 away victory at Sunderland.[4] At the age of 16 years and 176 days, he is the second youngest player in the club's history.[2] He is also the youngest player to appear in a match for the club during the Premier League era.[2]

Cambridge United (loan)

On 11 January 2019, Hepburn-Murphy agreed to join Cambridge United on loan for the remainder of the season.[5]

Tranmere Rovers (loan)

On 2 August 2019, Hepburn-Murphy joined EFL League One side Tranmere Rovers F.C.on a season-long loan.[6] He made his debut as a 45th minute substitute in Tranmere's opening day 2–3 loss to Rochdale, picking up a 90th minute red card for violent conduct.[7] On 2 November 2019, Hepburn-Murphy scored his first league goals for Tranmere, and his first ever career hattrick in a 3–1 victory over MK Dons.[8] He returned to Aston Villa earlier than planned on 31 January 2020.[9]

Derby County (loan)

On 31 January 2020, Hepburn-Murphy joined Derby County on loan for the rest of the season.[10]

On 25 June 2020, Hepburn-Murphy's loan at Derby was ended without him making an appearance, as he was released by Aston Villa.[11]

Pafos

On 15 July 2020, Hepburn-Murphy joined Pafos in the Cypriot First Division.[12] In his first outing for Pafos, Hepburn-Murphy scored 7 goals in a single pre-season friendly game, a 9–0 victory against a Riga FC XI.[13] Hepburn-Murphy made his competitive debut on 22 August 2020, in a 2–2 home draw against Omonia.[14]

On 7 January 2021, Hepburn-Murphy scored his first ever goal in the Cypriot First Division, in a 5–0 victory over Olympiakos Nicosia.[15]

International career

On 29 November 2013, Hepburn-Murphy made his debut for England under-16s against Scotland,[2][16] making subsequent under-17 appearances against Brazil,[17] the United States,[18] and Portugal.[19]

Career statistics

As of match played 16 May 2021[20]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aston Villa 2014–15[4] Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2015–16[21] 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2016–17[22] Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2017–18[23] 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
2018–19[24] 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
2019–20 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 2 0
Total 12 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 17 0
Cambridge United (loan) 2018–19[24] League Two 16 2 16 2
Tranmere Rovers (loan) 2019–20[25] League One 17 4 4 0 0 0 1[a] 1 22 5
Derby County (loan) 2019–20 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pafos 2020-21 Cypriot First Division 22 5 0 0 22 5
Total 22 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 5
Career total 67 11 5 0 2 0 3 1 77 12
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in EFL Trophy

References

  1. ^ "Premier League clubs publish 2019/20 released lists". Premier League. 26 June 2020. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Rushian Hepburn-Murphy". 14 March 2015. Archived from the original on 5 June 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Rushian Hepburn-Murphy". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Games played by Rushian Hepburn-Murphy in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Rushian Hepburn-Murphy: Cambridge United sign Aston Villa forward on loan". 11 January 2019. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Rushian Hepburn-Murphy: Aston Villa striker joins Tranmere Rovers on loan". 2 August 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Tranmere Rovers 2-3 Rochdale". 3 August 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  8. ^ Lock, Toby (2 November 2019). "Agard sent off as Tranmere add to Dons' woes". Milton Keynes Citizen.
  9. ^ https://www.tranmererovers.co.uk/news/2020/january/hepburn-murphy-returns-to-aston-villa/
  10. ^ "Rushian Hepburn-Murphy: Derby County sign Aston Villa striker on loan". BBC Sport. 31 January 2020. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  11. ^ "Premier League clubs publish 2019/20 released lists". Premier League. 25 June 2020. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  12. ^ https://pafosfc.com.cy/archives/4454
  13. ^ Rushton, James (2 August 2020). "One-time Aston Villa prodigy hits seventh heaven with stunning debut". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  14. ^ "Omonia held in Pafos, while Apollon draw with Doxa". Cyprus Mail. 23 August 2020. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  15. ^ "Σκόρπισε... τρόμο η ΠΑΦΟΣ FC (φώτος)". Kerkida.net (In Greek). 7 January 2021. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  16. ^ "Scotland pip England to Victory Shield triumph". Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  17. ^ "Brazil Recovers from Early Deficit to Earn 2–1 Win against England in 2013 Nike International Friendlies Opening Match". Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  18. ^ "Five-Star U.S. U-17 MNT Flies Past England". Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  19. ^ "England Shows Fighting Spirit in 4–3 Win Against Portugal". Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  20. ^ Rushian Hepburn-Murphy at Soccerway
  21. ^ "Games played by Rushian Hepburn-Murphy in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  22. ^ "Games played by Rushian Hepburn-Murphy in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  23. ^ "Games played by Rushian Hepburn-Murphy in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  24. ^ a b "Games played by Rushian Hepburn-Murphy in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  25. ^ "Games played by Rushian Hepburn-Murphy in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
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