It’s been a big day upstairs for the Godfather of Australian football.

Les Murray, (born László Ürge) reportedly woke up after the stroke of midnight, to watch the Socceroos take on Denmark from heaven.

The incredible result which saw the Socceroos make it out of the group stage for the second time ever, has been hailed as a momentous occasion, one which has been celebrated far and wide.

From Fed Square to Cheers fans of ‘The World Game’ have rejoiced at the huge victory over the number 10th ranked team in the world.

And, it can be exclusively revealed by The Advocate that the man who coined the famous term for football in this country, is smiling down on the nation from the SBS couch in the sky.

Known as the man behind football becoming a widely popular sport in Australia, and as a fierce advocate for diversity, multiculturalism and acceptance in Australia, Les was reportedly chuffed to see his beloved game captivate the national attention.

With his great mate and mentee Craig Foster jubilant on the SBS couch down below, Les reportedly beamed a smile down from heaven as he watched the Socceroos achieve the incredible victory.

The result, a fitting tribute to to the man who made football what it is today.

While he reportedly has a lot of concerns with the state of the game at a grass roots level, the man who covered football for decades and decades looked like he couldn’t have been prouder of our rag tag bunch of Socceroos.

More to come.


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