Born in Hungary in 1945, Les Murray’s early years were spent following the famous Hungarian team of the 1950s. His playing career was interrupted when his family migrated to Australia in 1957. They settled in Sydney where Murray resumed playing with Sydney club St George Budapest. He moved into journalism with the Fairfax Group until 1980 when the opportunity arose to join SBS Television. In 1984 Murray toured with the national team to China and Europe. Has presented regular weekly programs on soccer for SBS, including acting as compere for major awards nights. Murray is also the author of articles and books on the world game.