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Real Name: Paul William Birchall
Normal Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'10
Weight: 10st 6lbs
Born: 03/09/1957 (Norris Green, Liverpool)

Paul BirchallAs a schoolboy he played for Liverpool Boys and Liverpool Juniors as well as the Merseyside Youth team. He was on Liverpool's books as a schoolboy from 13 and trained there until 17 and was briefly associated with Everton when he represented Lancashire County F.A. v.Westmorland. A promising midfield player, who never quite fulfilled his potential in a struggling Southport side, he was handicapped by a lack of physique and was unable to command anything like a regular place. His only goal secured a home draw against Barnsley on 27 December 1977. He had trials with both Blackpool and Cambridge United after the club failed to be re-elected. He had two further spells at Haig Avenue in the N.P.L.
and also assisted a number of other non-League clubs. Now living in Parbold, he is employed as a Quality Control technician.

Player Profile reproduced with Permission from:
The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F. C., by Michael Braham and Geoff Wilde (Palatine Books, 1995). ISBN 978-1-874181-14-9


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Season Date From To Value
1977/1978 24/07/1978 Southport BLACKPOOL
1978/1979 30/11/1978 BLACKPOOL Southport
1978/1979 26/05/1979 Southport UNATTACHED



Statistics include the following competitions
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Challenge Cup, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1976/1977 400
1977/1978 1441
1978/1979 1421
1979/1980 2903
1980/1981 3025
1981/1982 600
Total 97 8 10


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
28/11/1981 LeagueA MORECAMBE 0 - 0
16/11/1981 Lancashire Junior Cup / 1A ROSSENDALE UNITED 1 - 0
12/09/1981 LeagueH MACCLESFIELD TOWN 2 - 2
29/08/1981 LeagueA GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 0 - 4
25/08/1981 LeagueH MORECAMBE 2 - 1
22/08/1981 LeagueA MATLOCK TOWN 4 - 1
18/08/1981 LeagueA WORKINGTON 2 - 3
15/08/1981 LeagueH TAMWORTH 1 - 1
02/05/1981 LeagueH TAMWORTH 2 - 2
29/04/1981 LeagueH KINGS LYNN 2 - 0
20/04/1981 LeagueH GATESHEAD 1 - 1
18/04/1981 LeagueA BURTON ALBION 2 - 5
17/04/1981 LeagueA SOUTH LIVERPOOL 0 - 2
12/04/1981 LeagueH BURTON ALBION 1 - 1
11/04/1981 LeagueH MACCLESFIELD TOWN 0 - 1
08/04/1981 LeagueH RUNCORN 1 - 3
04/04/1981 LeagueA LANCASTER CITY 1 - 0
28/03/1981 LeagueA WORKSOP TOWN 2 - 1
14/03/1981 LeagueH WITTON ALBION 2 - 2
04/03/1981 LeagueA GATESHEAD 2 - 0
31/01/1981 LeagueH MORECAMBE 1 - 1
24/01/1981 LeagueA OSWESTRY TOWN 1 - 0
10/01/1981 LeagueA GRANTHAM TOWN 1 - 3
03/01/1981 LeagueH GOOLE TOWN 0 - 0
01/01/1981 LeagueH SOUTH LIVERPOOL 2 - 0
26/12/1980 LeagueA NETHERFIELD 1 - 2
13/12/1980 LeagueH GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 4 - 2
15/11/1980 LeagueA WITTON ALBION 0 - 4
11/11/1980 Liverpool Senior Cup / 1A SKELMERSDALE UNITED 2 - 2
08/11/1980 FA Trophy / 2QA SHILDON 1 - 0
01/11/1980 LeagueA TAMWORTH 0 - 1
25/10/1980 LeagueH WORKSOP TOWN 2 - 1
21/10/1980 LeagueA RUNCORN 0 - 3
18/10/1980 LeagueA MOSSLEY 0 - 2
11/10/1980 FA Trophy / 1QH BURSCOUGH 1 - 0
30/09/1980 LeagueH MOSSLEY 1 - 3
09/09/1980 Northern Premier League Cup / 1R2LH MARINE 0 - 5
25/08/1980 Northern Premier League Cup / 1R1LA MARINE 1 - 3
23/08/1980 LeagueA BUXTON 0 - 2
19/08/1980 LeagueH MARINE 2 - 3
16/08/1980 LeagueH GRANTHAM TOWN 0 - 3
02/05/1980 LeagueA WORKSOP TOWN 2 - 1
30/04/1980 LeagueA MATLOCK TOWN 0 - 8
26/04/1980 LeagueH MARINE 0 - 2
23/04/1980 LeagueH RUNCORN 0 - 1
19/04/1980 LeagueH LANCASTER CITY 0 - 0
16/04/1980 LeagueA BURTON ALBION 0 - 6
12/04/1980 LeagueA GRANTHAM TOWN 1 - 2
10/04/1980 LeagueH MATLOCK TOWN 0 - 2
07/04/1980 LeagueH OSWESTRY TOWN 3 - 0
05/04/1980 LeagueA MOSSLEY 0 - 3
01/04/1980 LeagueH NETHERFIELD 0 - 0
29/03/1980 LeagueH GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 2 - 1
22/03/1980 LeagueA GATESHEAD 0 - 3
12/03/1980 LeagueH WITTON ALBION 1 - 4
08/03/1980 LeagueA MORECAMBE 0 - 0
04/03/1980 LeagueA NETHERFIELD 1 - 1
01/03/1980 LeagueH TAMWORTH 1 - 1
23/02/1980 LeagueH MORECAMBE 0 - 1
19/02/1980 Liverpool Senior Cup / 2H LIVERPOOL 0 - 2
16/02/1980 LeagueA OSWESTRY TOWN 0 - 1
09/02/1980 LeagueA GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 2 - 1
12/01/1980 Lancashire Junior Cup / 1RA SOUTH LIVERPOOL 0 - 1
05/01/1980 Lancashire Junior Cup / 1A SOUTH LIVERPOOL 1 - 1
22/12/1979 LeagueA WORKINGTON 0 - 4
20/12/1979 Lancashire Junior Cup / 1H BLACKPOOL MECHANICS 2 - 1
07/12/1979 LeagueH BUXTON 0 - 1
01/12/1979 FA Trophy / 3QA MORECAMBE 0 - 1
24/11/1979 LeagueH GATESHEAD 2 - 1
17/11/1979 LeagueA MACCLESFIELD TOWN 0 - 1
27/08/1979 Northern Premier League Cup / 1A LANCASTER CITY 1 - 1
21/08/1979 LeagueH SOUTH LIVERPOOL 2 - 0
18/08/1979 LeagueA FRICKLEY ATHLETIC 2 - 2
14/05/1979 LeagueA RUNCORN 0 - 0
05/05/1979 LeagueH ALTRINCHAM 3 - 1
18/04/1979 LeagueA MATLOCK TOWN 1 - 1
16/04/1979 LeagueA MORECAMBE 1 - 0
14/04/1979 LeagueH NETHERFIELD 2 - 1
11/04/1979 LeagueA FRICKLEY ATHLETIC 3 - 1
07/04/1979 LeagueA GOOLE TOWN 2 - 0
03/04/1979 LeagueH NORTHWICH VICS 2 - 2
31/03/1979 LeagueH SOUTH LIVERPOOL 2 - 2
25/03/1979 LeagueA WORKSOP TOWN 2 - 0
24/03/1979 LeagueA GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 0 - 3
10/03/1979 LeagueH MOSSLEY 0 - 1
03/02/1979 LeagueA BANGOR CITY 2 - 0
13/01/1979 FA Trophy / 2A BARROW 1 - 2
16/12/1978 LeagueA NORTHWICH VICS 2 - 2
09/12/1978 LeagueH FRICKLEY ATHLETIC 0 - 0
29/04/1978 LeagueA WATFORD 2 - 3
25/04/1978 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 2
17/04/1978 LeagueH WIMBLEDON 0 - 5
15/04/1978 LeagueA NEWPORT COUNTY 1 - 1
11/04/1978 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 2
07/04/1978 LeagueH YORK CITY 4 - 1
04/04/1978 LeagueH SWANSEA CITY 0 - 3
27/03/1978 LeagueH DARLINGTON 1 - 0
24/03/1978 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
14/03/1978 LeagueH READING 1 - 1
04/03/1978 LeagueA SOUTHEND UNITED 2 - 4
27/12/1977 LeagueH BARNSLEY 1 - 1
26/12/1977 LeagueA DARLINGTON 0 - 3
10/12/1977 LeagueH WATFORD 2 - 2
02/12/1977 LeagueA HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 1 - 3
28/10/1977 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 2
14/09/1977 Football League Cup / 2RA HULL CITY 0 - 1
31/08/1977 Football League Cup / 2H HULL CITY 2 - 2
14/05/1977 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1
29/04/1977 LeagueA SOUTHEND UNITED 2 - 3
11/03/1977 LeagueH SWANSEA CITY 1 - 3
12/10/1976 Liverpool Senior Cup / FinalH LIVERPOOL 0 - 7

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
02/05/1981LeagueH TAMWORTH 2 - 2
29/04/1981LeagueH KINGS LYNN 2 - 0
04/04/1981LeagueA LANCASTER CITY 1 - 0
31/01/1981LeagueH MORECAMBE 1 - 1
26/12/1980LeagueA NETHERFIELD 1 - 2
07/04/1980LeagueH OSWESTRY TOWN 3 - 0
01/03/1980LeagueH TAMWORTH 1 - 1
20/12/1979Lancashire Junior Cup / 1H BLACKPOOL MECHANICS 2 - 1
11/04/1979LeagueA FRICKLEY ATHLETIC 3 - 1
27/12/1977LeagueH BARNSLEY 1 - 1
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