Paul Rachubka

Date of birth21 May 1981
Place of birthSan Luis Obispo, USA
NationalityEnglish
Weight85 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionGoalkeeper

The American-born England youth international spent three seasons at Manchester United, usually third choice.

Paul Rachubka found success lower down the League pyramid, notably at Huddersfield Town and Blackpool.

He made his domestic debut for Manchester United when he came on as a late substitute in the Worthington Cup Third Round tie at Watford after Rai Van Der Gouw had received a red card.

A goalkeeping crisis in March then gave him a rare opportunity to shine in the 2-0 defeat of Leicester City at Old Trafford.

The Reds' rookie 'keeper said he had sleepless nights thinking about being called up for the first-team but, performance-wise, he was excellent.

The signing of Andy Goram from Motherwell in April then put paid to a more regular slot.

After earlier loan stints, Paul completed a move to Huddersfield Town in December 2004 with a contract to June 2007.

After a loan spell, Paul joined Blackpool in July 2007 with a two-year contract that was extended to June 2011 in April 2009.

He joined Leeds United in July 2011 with a two-year contract but was made available for transfer in May 2012.

Paul joined Oldham Athletic in September 2013 with a contract to January 2014 that was then extended to June 2014 and to June 2015 in June 2014 before it was cancelled in February 2015.

He joined Crewe Alexandra in February 2015 with a contract to June 2015.

Paul joined Bolton Wanderers in September 2015 with a one-year contract.

He joined Bury in August 2016 with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Manchester United 07 Jul 1999 17 May 2002
Royal Antwerp 07 Aug 2001 07 Sep 2001 L
Oldham Athletic 23 Nov 2001 23 Feb 2002 L
Charlton Athletic 17 May 2002 06 Dec 2004
Burnley 29 Jan 2004 01 Mar 2004 L
Huddersfield Town 03 Mar 2004 01 Jun 2004 L
Milton Keynes Dons 06 Aug 2004 31 Aug 2004 L
Northampton Town 03 Sep 2004 03 Nov 2004 L
Huddersfield Town 05 Nov 2004 05 Dec 2004 L
Huddersfield Town 06 Dec 2004 30 Jun 2007
Peterborough United 23 Dec 2006 23 Jan 2007 L
Blackpool 31 Jan 2007 31 May 2007 L
Blackpool 01 Jul 2007 30 Jun 2011
Leeds United 01 Jul 2011 30 Jun 2013
Tranmere Rovers 24 Nov 2011 31 Jan 2012 L
Leyton Orient 06 Mar 2012 06 Apr 2012 L
Accrington Stanley 01 Dec 2012 01 Jan 2013 L
Accrington Stanley 31 Jan 2013 31 May 2013 L
Oldham Athletic 07 Sep 2013 02 Feb 2015
Crewe Alexandra 20 Feb 2015 30 Jun 2015
Bolton Wanderers 08 Sep 2015 30 Jun 2016
Bury 06 Aug 2016 30 Jun 2017
Kerala Blasters 21 Aug 2017

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1999-00 Manchester United FIFA Club World Championship
1
2000-01 Manchester United League Cup
1
2000-01 Manchester United Premier League 1 1
2001-02 Oldham Athletic LDV Vans Trophy 1 1
2001-02 Oldham Athletic League Division 2 16 7 21
2001-02 Royal Antwerp Jupiler League
1
2003-04 Huddersfield Town League Division 3 13 5 9
2003-04 Huddersfield Town League Division 3 Play-Offs 3 3
2004-05 Huddersfield Town FA Cup 1 3
2004-05 Huddersfield Town League One 29 6 41
1
2004-05 Milton Keynes Dons League One 4 9
2004-05 Northampton Town League Cup 1 3
2004-05 Northampton Town League Two 10 2 11
1
2005-06 Huddersfield Town FA Cup 2 1 1
2005-06 Huddersfield Town LDV Vans Trophy 1 2
2005-06 Huddersfield Town League Cup 2 5
2005-06 Huddersfield Town League One 34 4 46
1
1
2005-06 Huddersfield Town League One Play-Offs 2 1 3
2006-07 Blackpool League One 8 3 5
2006-07 Blackpool League One Play-Offs 3 1 2
2006-07 Huddersfield Town Johnstones Paint Trophy
1
2006-07 Peterborough United League Two 4 6
2007-08 Blackpool FA Cup 1 2
2007-08 Blackpool League Championship 46 7 63
2007-08 Blackpool League Cup 2 1 2
2008-09 Blackpool FA Cup 1 1
2008-09 Blackpool League Championship 42 10 47
1
1
2009-10 Blackpool FA Cup 1 2
2009-10 Blackpool League Championship 20 6 25
2010-11 Blackpool FA Cup 1 2
2010-11 Blackpool Premier League 1
1
5
2011-12 Leeds United League Championship 5
1
10
2011-12 Leeds United League Cup 1 1
2011-12 Leyton Orient League One 8 2 16
2011-12 Tranmere Rovers League One 10 1 16
1
2012-13 Accrington Stanley FA Cup 2 5
2012-13 Accrington Stanley League Two 21 5 29
1
2013-14 Oldham Athletic Johnstones Paint Trophy 3 1 2
2013-14 Oldham Athletic League One 10 3 6
2014-15 Crewe Alexandra League One 14
1
1 20
2014-15 Oldham Athletic FA Cup 1 1
2014-15 Oldham Athletic Johnstones Paint Trophy 2 1 2
2014-15 Oldham Athletic League Cup 1 3
2014-15 Oldham Athletic League One 22 3 27
2015-16 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 1 2
2015-16 Bolton Wanderers League Championship 6
1
15
2016-17 Bury League One 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
11 Jan 2000 South Melbourne Lakers v Manchester United W 0-2 FIFA Club World Championship Group B
31 Oct 2000 Watford v Manchester United W 0-3 League Cup 3rd round
17 Mar 2001 Manchester United v Leicester City W 2-0 Premier League


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

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1998-99 England World Youth Cup 1 2
1999-00 England UEFA Under-18 1 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
11 Apr 1999 Japan v England L 2-0 World Youth Cup Finals group E
10 Oct 1999 England v San Marino W 9-0 UEFA U18 Group 3


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