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Les Murray, the voice of football in Australia, dies aged 71 - ABC Online

Australian football icon and SBS commentator Les Murray has died aged 71. Les Murray (1945-2017). Born in small village on outskirts of Budapest, immigrated to Australia in 1957 as refugee; Began work as a journalist in 1971, moving to SBS in 1980 ...and more »

Les Murray's death deprives football in Australia of its most passionate and inspiring voice - The Conversation AU

The death of broadcaster Les Murray at the untimely age of 71 deprives Australia – not just football in this country – of one its greatest supporters. As the game nurtured him, so he helped football transform itself from a predominantly migrant ...and more »

'Well played old friend': Full time called on 'colossus' Les Murray - SBS

Commentators, politicians and punters alike have expressed their sadness over the loss of veteran football broadcaster Les Murray. Updated Updated 31 July 2017. By Georgina Cooke. Share. Share on Facebook; Share on Twitter. In one of his final columns ...and more »

Les Murray was the impeccably dressed migrant who taught Australia to love football - ABC Online

He cast a giant shadow, yet in stature he wasn't all that much taller than me. How else can you describe an individual that arrived on our shores in a refugee boat and forever changed this country for the better? Hungary's Laszlo Urge became Australia ...and more »

Les Murray dead, reaction, tributes, obituary: Iconic broadcaster passes away aged 71 - Fox Sports

AUSTRALIAN football is mourning the loss of veteran SBS broadcaster Les Murray, aged 71, after a battle with illness. Murray was a pioneer and icon in Australian football. Former Socceroo Robbie Slater praised Les Murray's contribution to Australian ...and more »

Les Murray: The fans' favourite who made Australia fall in love with football - ABC Online

"You join us at a poignant moment in Australia's footballing history." "Where, after a 32-year wait, Australia will walk on the pitch behind me, face the sun and engage in a game of football that will captivate all in our country like few have done ...and more »

The hidden beauty to the beautiful game - FourFourTwo Australia

For Les Murray, there was much more to football than 22 players running about a pitch. It was gateway to diversity, to inclusiveness, to acceptance. It was a gateway to a better Australia. His passion for the sport was of course unmatched, and his ...and more »

Calls for state funeral for SBS football legend Les Murray - SBS - The World Game

There are calls for a state funeral for football broadcasting legend Les Murray, who has died aged 71 after a long illness. Updated Updated 1 August 2017. By Omar Dabbagh. Share. Share on Facebook; Share on Twitter. Known as 'Mr Football', Murray has ...and more »

Veteran soccer broadcaster Les Murray dead at 71 - The Sydney Morning Herald

Veteran soccer broadcaster Les Murray has died after a long illness. He was 71. Tributes are pouring in for the man who became the face of broadcasting soccer in Australia. Replay. Replay Video. Loading. Play Video. Play Video. Playing in 5 ... Don't Play.and more »

From 2014: Thank you for the game - SBS - The World Game

From 2014: As the announcement of his semi-retirement from SBS settles in, Les Murray reflects on his 30-plus years with the network, and thanks football, the world game, for all it has given to him. Updated Updated 31 July 2017. By Les Murray. Share.and more »