BREAKING: SBS Icon Les Murray Passes Away

BREAKING: SBS Icon Les Murray Passes Away

SBS has confirmed that legendary football journalist and commentator Les Murray has died aged 71.

Huntley Mitchell
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Michael Ebeid, CEO of SBS, revealed the death of Murray just minutes ago via Twitter.

Affectionately known as “Mr Football”, Murray was host of The World Game on SBS from 2001 to 2014. The Hungarian-born journo also hosted other sports programs such as On the Ball (1984-2000) and Toyota World Sports (1990-2006) for the broadcaster.

In 2006, Murray stepped down from his position as SBS’s sports director to become an editorial supervisor for the broadcaster, while his on-air role remained the same.

That same year, Murray was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to association football.

Tributes have since flowed in for Murray from colleagues, fellow journalists and fans: