Christie Murray Rejoins Celtic

Having left Bristol Academy, Scotland international Christie Murray has returned to Celtic, having previously played for them between 2007 and 2011.

Her highlight during her first spell with Celtic was helping the Glasgow club win the 2010 SWP League Cup where she scored twice to beat Spartans 4-1.

Murray joined Glasgow City in 2011 where City’s success gave her the opportunity to play in the Champions League. In fact, when City played Arsenal in the competition in November 2013, she made such an impression that it convinced the then Arsenal manager Shelley Kerr to sign her.

After one season with Arsenal, she left to join Bristol Academy. But after Bristol were relegated in the 2015 WSL 1 season, Murray left the club and had been looking for a new club.

Scotland Dimension

She will be looking to hit the ground running with Celtic, especially with the added dimension of possibly playing in a major international tournament with Scotland. After Scotland’s win over Slovenia, they took a giant step towards qualifying for UEFA Women’s Euro 2017, held in the Netherlands.

The 25-year old has made 41 senior appearances for Scotland, scoring three goals. After captaining the Scotland U19 team, including in the 2008 UEFA Women’s U19 Championship, she made her debut in the 2010 Cyprus Cup in Scotland’s 3-0 defeat to New Zealand on the 1st March 2010. Her first goal for the senior side came on the 5th April 2012, coming off the bench to score the winner in their 2-1 win over the Republic of Ireland in the 2013 UEFA Euro Qualifiers.

Murray can either play as a creative midfielder or as a forward and was part of the first intake into the Scottish FA’s Women’s National Academy at the University of Stirling.

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