Paul McGrath

Date of birth04 December 1959
Place of birthEaling
NationalityIrish
Weight89 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionDefender/Midfielder

A richly-gifted centre-half, quick, strong in the air, superb ball skills, great anticipation. Later a Villa 'legend' despite 'dodgy' knees. Won FA Cup in 1985 when Everton were beaten in extra time by 10-man United.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1982-83 Manchester United FA Cup
1
1982-83 Manchester United League Division One 14
3
1982-83 Manchester United Milk Cup 1
1983-84 Manchester United League Division One 9
1
1983-84 Manchester United Milk Cup 1
1983-84 Manchester United UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 2
1984-85 Manchester United FA Cup 7
2
1984-85 Manchester United League Division One 23
1984-85 Manchester United UEFA Cup 2
1985-86 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1985-86 Manchester United FA Cup 4
1985-86 Manchester United League Division One 40
3
1985-86 Manchester United Milk Cup 4
1
1986-87 Manchester United FA Cup
1
1986-87 Manchester United League Division One 34
1
2
1986-87 Manchester United Littlewoods Cup 4
1987-88 Football League Centenary 1
1987-88 Manchester United League Division One 21
1
2
1987-88 Manchester United Littlewoods Cup 2
1
1988-89 Manchester United FA Cup 4
1
1988-89 Manchester United League Division One 18
2
1
1988-89 Manchester United Littlewoods Cup 1
1989-90 Aston Villa FA Cup 5
1989-90 Aston Villa League Division One 35
1
1989-90 Aston Villa Littlewoods Cup 3
1990-91 Aston Villa FA Cup 2
1990-91 Aston Villa League Division One 35
1990-91 Aston Villa Rumbelows League Cup 4
1990-91 Aston Villa UEFA Cup 3
1991-92 Aston Villa FA Cup 5
1991-92 Aston Villa League Division One 41
1
1991-92 Aston Villa Rumbelows League Cup 2
1992-93 Aston Villa Coca-Cola League Cup 4
1
1992-93 Aston Villa FA Cup 4
1992-93 Aston Villa Premier League 42
4
1993-94 Aston Villa Coca-Cola League Cup 8
1993-94 Aston Villa FA Cup 2
1993-94 Aston Villa Premier League 30
1
2
1993-94 Aston Villa UEFA Cup 4
1994-95 Aston Villa Coca-Cola League Cup 3
1994-95 Aston Villa FA Cup 2
1994-95 Aston Villa Premier League 36
4
5
1994-95 Aston Villa UEFA Cup 4
1995-96 Aston Villa Coca-Cola League Cup 5
1
1995-96 Aston Villa FA Cup 3
1
1995-96 Aston Villa Premier League 29
1
2
3
1996-97 Aston Villa UEFA Cup
1
1996-97 Derby County FA Cup 2
1996-97 Derby County Premier League 23
1
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
12 Oct 1996 Derby County v Newcastle United L 0-1 Premier League
19 Oct 1996 Nottingham Forest v Derby County D 1-1 Premier League
27 Oct 1996 Liverpool v Derby County L 2-1 Premier League
02 Nov 1996 Derby County v Leicester City W 2-0 Premier League
17 Nov 1996 Derby County v Middlesbrough W 2-1 Premier League
23 Nov 1996 West Ham United v Derby County D 1-1 Premier League
30 Nov 1996 Derby County v Coventry City W 2-1 Premier League
07 Dec 1996 Arsenal v Derby County D 2-2 Premier League
16 Dec 1996 Derby County v Everton L 0-1 Premier League
26 Dec 1996 Sunderland v Derby County L 2-0 Premier League
11 Jan 1997 Wimbledon v Derby County D 1-1 Premier League
18 Jan 1997 Chelsea v Derby County L 3-1 Premier League
21 Jan 1997 Gillingham v Derby County W 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
25 Jan 1997 Derby County v Aston Villa W 3-1 FA Cup 4th round
29 Jan 1997 Leeds United v Derby County D 0-0 Premier League
01 Feb 1997 Derby County v Liverpool L 0-1 Premier League
15 Feb 1997 Derby County v West Ham United W 1-0 Premier League
19 Feb 1997 Derby County v Sheffield Wednesday D 2-2 Premier League
22 Feb 1997 Leicester City v Derby County L 4-2 Premier League
05 Mar 1997 Middlesbrough v Derby County L 6-1 Premier League
15 Mar 1997 Everton v Derby County L 1-0 Premier League
22 Mar 1997 Derby County v Tottenham Hotspur W 4-2 Premier League
05 Apr 1997 Manchester United v Derby County W 2-3 Premier League
12 Apr 1997 Derby County v Aston Villa W 2-1 Premier League
19 Apr 1997 Newcastle United v Derby County L 3-1 Premier League
11 May 1997 Derby County v Arsenal L 1-3 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Manchester United 01 Apr 1982 01 Jul 1989
Aston Villa 01 Jul 1989 01 Oct 1996
Derby County 01 Oct 1996 01 Aug 1997

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1984-85 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup
2
1984-85 Republic of Ireland International 2
1
1985-86 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1
1985-86 Republic of Ireland Independence 2
1
1985-86 Republic of Ireland International 1
1986-87 Republic of Ireland International 2
1986-87 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 6
1987-88 Republic of Ireland International 3
1987-88 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 4
2
1988-89 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 5
1
1988-89 Republic of Ireland International 1
1989-90 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 6
1989-90 Republic of Ireland International 3
1989-90 Republic of Ireland Liam Brady Testimonial 1
1990-91 Republic of Ireland International 2
1
1990-91 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
1991-92 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1
1991-92 Republic of Ireland International 2
1991-92 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 2
1
1991-92 Republic of Ireland US Cup 3
1992-93 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 6
1
1
1993-94 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 6
1993-94 Republic of Ireland International 2
1994-95 Republic of Ireland International 1
1994-95 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 6
1995-96 Republic of Ireland International 2
1995-96 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 4
1
1996-97 Republic of Ireland International 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
05 Feb 1985 Republic of Ireland v Italy L 1-2 International
27 Feb 1985 Israel v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International
26 Mar 1985 England v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 International
01 May 1985 Republic of Ireland v Norway D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
02 Jun 1985 Republic of Ireland v Switzerland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
11 Sep 1985 Switzerland v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
13 Nov 1985 Republic of Ireland v Denmark L 1-4 FIFA World Cup Group 6
26 Mar 1986 Republic of Ireland v Wales L 0-1 International
25 May 1986 Iceland v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 Independence
27 May 1986 Czechoslovakia v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 Independence
10 Sep 1986 Belgium v Republic of Ireland D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
15 Oct 1986 Republic of Ireland v Scotland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
12 Nov 1986 Poland v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 International
18 Feb 1987 Scotland v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
01 Apr 1987 Bulgaria v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
29 Apr 1987 Republic of Ireland v Belgium D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
23 May 1987 Republic of Ireland v Brazil W 1-0 International
28 May 1987 Luxembourg v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
09 Sep 1987 Republic of Ireland v Luxembourg W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
14 Oct 1987 Republic of Ireland v Bulgaria W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
27 Apr 1988 Republic of Ireland v Yugoslavia W 2-0 International
22 May 1988 Republic of Ireland v Poland W 3-1 International
01 Jun 1988 Norway v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International
12 Jun 1988 England v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
18 Jun 1988 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
14 Sep 1988 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
07 Feb 1989 Republic of Ireland v France D 0-0 International
08 Mar 1989 Hungary v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
26 Apr 1989 Republic of Ireland v Spain W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
28 May 1989 Republic of Ireland v Malta W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
04 Jun 1989 Republic of Ireland v Hungary W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
06 Sep 1989 Republic of Ireland v West Germany D 1-1 International
15 Nov 1989 Malta v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 6
25 Apr 1990 Republic of Ireland v USSR W 1-0 International
16 May 1990 Republic of Ireland v Finland D 1-1 Liam Brady Testimonial
27 May 1990 Turkey v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International
11 Jun 1990 England v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
17 Jun 1990 Republic of Ireland v Egypt D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
21 Jun 1990 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
25 Jun 1990 Republic of Ireland v Romania D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
30 Jun 1990 Italy v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
14 Nov 1990 Republic of Ireland v England D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
06 Feb 1991 Wales v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 International
27 Mar 1991 England v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
01 May 1991 Republic of Ireland v Poland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
22 May 1991 Republic of Ireland v Chile D 1-1 International
01 Jun 1991 USA v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 International
16 Oct 1991 Poland v Republic of Ireland D 3-3 UEFA European Championship Group 7
13 Nov 1991 Turkey v Republic of Ireland W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 7
25 Mar 1992 Republic of Ireland v Switzerland W 2-1 International
29 Apr 1992 Republic of Ireland v USA W 4-1 International
26 May 1992 Republic of Ireland v Albania W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
30 May 1992 USA v Republic of Ireland L 3-1 US Cup
04 Jun 1992 Republic of Ireland v Italy L 0-2 US Cup
07 Jun 1992 Republic of Ireland v Portugal W 2-0 US Cup
09 Sep 1992 Republic of Ireland v Latvia W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
18 Nov 1992 Spain v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
31 Mar 1993 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
28 Apr 1993 Republic of Ireland v Denmark D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
09 Jun 1993 Latvia v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
16 Jun 1993 Lithuania v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
13 Oct 1993 Republic of Ireland v Spain L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 3
17 Nov 1993 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
28 May 1994 Germany v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 International
05 Jun 1994 Republic of Ireland v Czech Republic L 1-3 International
18 Jun 1994 Italy v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
24 Jun 1994 Mexico v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
28 Jun 1994 Republic of Ireland v Norway D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
04 Jul 1994 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
07 Sep 1994 Latvia v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 6
16 Nov 1994 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group 6
15 Feb 1995 Republic of Ireland v England D 0-0 International
29 Mar 1995 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
26 Apr 1995 Republic of Ireland v Portugal W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
03 Jun 1995 Liechtenstein v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Jun 1995 Republic of Ireland v Austria L 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 6
06 Sep 1995 Austria v Republic of Ireland L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Oct 1995 Republic of Ireland v Latvia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
15 Nov 1995 Portugal v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
13 Dec 1995 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group play-off
27 Mar 1996 Republic of Ireland v Russia L 0-2 International
24 Apr 1996 Czech Republic v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 International
11 Feb 1997 Wales v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.