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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
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1976/1977 300
1977/1978 1431
1978/1979 1421
1979/1980 2502
1980/1981 2725
1981/1982 600
Total 89 7 9


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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