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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, 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 »

State funeral to be held for SBS football legend Les Murray - SBS

A state funeral will be held for SBS football legend Les Murray, who died after a long illness on Monday. Updated Updated 1 August 2017. By Rashida Yosufzai. Share. Share on Facebook; Share on Twitter. A state funeral will be held for SBS football ...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 »

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 »

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 »

Les Murray, SBS football commentator, dies aged 71 - The Guardian

The commentator, who was a tireless advocate for Australian football and played a major role in the game's development, dies after a long illness. Guardian sport. Sun 30 Jul 2017 23.05 EDT Last modified on Mon 31 Jul 2017 22.29 EDT. Share on Facebook ...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 »

'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 »

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 »