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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 »

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 »

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. Video Player is loading. Play Video. Play. Unmute. 0:00. /. 0:00. Loaded: 0 ...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 »

'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. In one of his final columns for The World Game, Les Murray delivered the ...and more »

Some of the best of Les Murray - SBS - The World Game

Les Murray has been Australia's foremost football pundit, the face of SBS football coverage for countless years. He poured his years of experience into his blogs that were a regular feature of the site and here we have picked out some of the more ...and more »

Les Murray: a cult figure who practically sang for joy doing a job he loved - The Guardian

At some point, though it's hard to say exactly when, the late Les Murray became a cult figure in the Australian sporting landscape. This happened long before he slipped into his silver fox years, those more recent times in which he began to ration his ...and more »

Beloved Football Commentator Les Murray To Be Given NSW State Funeral - Huffington Post Australia

Les Murray, the revered football commentator and broadcaster who died aged 71 on Monday after a long period of battling illness, will be given a NSW state funeral for his "tireless and passionate advocacy" of the sport and his efforts with Australia's ...and more »