Former Australian sports journalist Les Murray passed away on Monday at the age of 71 after battling with illness.
Born Laszlo Urge on the outskirts of Budapest, Hungary on November 5, 1945, he immigrated to Australia in 1957 after leaving his homeland after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and he developed a reputation for being the pre-eminent soccer presenter in his adopted country.
Murray become synonymous with Australian soccer coverage along with former Socceroo Johnny Warren and he became known as "Mr Soccer".
His legacy has been so huge, TISM wrote a song about him called "What Nationality is Les Murray?" and Vaudeville Smash recorded the song "Zinedine Zidane" in which Murray is name-dropping a plethora of football/soccer stars and greats.
Here is my video on the Australian broadcasting great, reflecting on his contribution to the round ball code in this country.