Paul Simpson

Date of birth26 July 1966
Place of birthCarlisle
NationalityEnglish
Weight74 kg
Height1.68 m
PositionMidfielder

This experienced left-sided midfielder proved to be an inspirational signing for Blackpool manager Steve McMahon.

A creative player with a good eye for goal he became the Bloomfield Road club's dead-ball specialist, delivering accurate corners and creating numerous chances with his free kicks.

Paul was a pivotal figure for the Tangerines and was rewarded for some excellent performances when he was voted the club's 'Player of the Year' and also selected for the PFA Third Division team.

Following his stint as player / manager at Rochdale, Paul returned to his home town in July 2003 to join Carlisle United on a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Manchester City 04 Aug 1983 31 Oct 1988
Oxford United 31 Oct 1988 20 Feb 1992
Derby County 20 Feb 1992 10 Nov 1997
Sheffield United 06 Dec 1996 28 Dec 1996 L
Wolverhampton Wanderers 10 Oct 1997 09 Nov 1997 L
Wolverhampton Wanderers 10 Nov 1997 10 Aug 2000
Walsall 17 Sep 1998 17 Oct 1998 L
Walsall 11 Dec 1998 11 Jan 1999 L
Blackpool 10 Aug 2000 25 Mar 2002
Rochdale 25 Mar 2002 07 May 2003
Carlisle United 28 Jul 2003 16 Jun 2006

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1991-92 Derby County League Division Two 16
7
1991-92 Derby County League Division Two Play-Offs 2
1992-93 Derby County FA Cup 1
1
1992-93 Derby County League Cup 3
3
1992-93 Derby County League Division 1 32
3
12
1993-94 Derby County FA Cup 1
1993-94 Derby County League Cup 3
1
1993-94 Derby County League Division 1 27
7
9
1993-94 Derby County League Division 1 Play-Offs 3
1994-95 Derby County FA Cup 1
1994-95 Derby County League Cup 2
1
1
1994-95 Derby County League Division 1 37
5
8
1995-96 Derby County FA Cup 1
1
1995-96 Derby County League Cup 2
1
1995-96 Derby County League Division 1 21
18
10
1996-97 Derby County FA Cup
3
1996-97 Derby County League Cup 2
1
1996-97 Derby County Premier League
19
2
1997-98 Derby County League Cup
2
1997-98 Derby County Premier League 1
1997-98 Wolverhampton Wanderers FA Cup 2
1
1998-99 Wolverhampton Wanderers FA Cup
1
1998-99 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Cup 1
1999-00 Wolverhampton Wanderers FA Cup
1
1999-00 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Cup 1
1
2000-01 Blackpool FA Cup 2
2000-01 Blackpool LDV Vans Trophy 1
2000-01 Blackpool League Cup 4
2000-01 Blackpool League Division 3 44
12
2
2000-01 Blackpool League Division 3 Play-Offs 2
1
2001-02 Blackpool FA Cup 4
1
1
2001-02 Blackpool LDV Vans Trophy 1
2
2001-02 Blackpool League Cup 1
1
2001-02 Blackpool League Division 2 25
7
1
2001-02 Rochdale League Division 3 7
5
2001-02 Rochdale League Division 3 Play-Offs 2
1
1
2002-03 Rochdale FA Cup 3
1
1
2002-03 Rochdale LDV Vans Trophy 1
2002-03 Rochdale League Cup 1
2002-03 Rochdale League Division 3 30
5
10
2
2003-04 Carlisle United LDV Vans Trophy
1
2003-04 Carlisle United League Division 3 25
6
1
2005-06 Carlisle United League Two 4
5


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
22 Feb 1992 Leicester City v Derby County W 1-2 League Division Two
29 Feb 1992 Derby County v Watford W 3-1 League Division Two
07 Mar 1992 Plymouth Argyle v Derby County D 1-1 League Division Two
11 Mar 1992 Derby County v Port Vale W 3-1 League Division Two
14 Mar 1992 Tranmere Rovers v Derby County L 4-3 League Division Two
21 Mar 1992 Derby County v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-2 League Division Two
25 Mar 1992 Derby County v Plymouth Argyle W 2-0 League Division Two
28 Mar 1992 Ipswich Town v Derby County L 2-1 League Division Two
01 Apr 1992 Derby County v Cambridge United D 0-0 League Division Two
04 Apr 1992 Barnsley v Derby County W 0-3 League Division Two
07 Apr 1992 Grimsby Town v Derby County W 0-1 League Division Two
11 Apr 1992 Derby County v Oxford United D 2-2 League Division Two
15 Apr 1992 Brighton and Hove Albion v Derby County W 1-2 League Division Two
20 Apr 1992 Derby County v Newcastle United W 4-1 League Division Two
25 Apr 1992 Bristol City v Derby County W 1-2 League Division Two
02 May 1992 Derby County v Swindon Town W 2-1 League Division Two
10 May 1992 Blackburn Rovers v Derby County L 4-2 League Division Two Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
13 May 1992 Derby County v Blackburn Rovers W 2-1
Agg: 4-5
League Division Two Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
15 Aug 1992 Peterborough United v Derby County L 1-0 League Division 1
22 Aug 1992 Derby County v Newcastle United L 1-2 League Division 1
26 Aug 1992 Leicester City v Derby County L 3-2 League Division 1
29 Aug 1992 Watford v Derby County D 0-0 League Division 1
06 Sep 1992 Derby County v Bristol City L 3-4 League Division 1
12 Sep 1992 Barnsley v Derby County D 1-1 League Division 1
20 Sep 1992 West Ham United v Derby County D 1-1 League Division 1
23 Sep 1992 Southend United v Derby County L 1-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
26 Sep 1992 Derby County v Southend United W 2-0 League Division 1
03 Oct 1992 Cambridge United v Derby County W 1-3 League Division 1
07 Oct 1992 Derby County v Southend United W 7-0
Agg: 7-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
11 Oct 1992 Derby County v Oxford United L 0-1 League Division 1
17 Oct 1992 Luton Town v Derby County W 1-3 League Division 1
24 Oct 1992 Derby County v Charlton Athletic W 4-3 League Division 1
28 Oct 1992 Derby County v Arsenal D 1-1 League Cup 3rd round
31 Oct 1992 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Derby County W 0-2 League Division 1
03 Nov 1992 Notts County v Derby County W 0-2 League Division 1
07 Nov 1992 Derby County v Millwall L 1-2 League Division 1
14 Nov 1992 Bristol Rovers v Derby County W 1-2 League Division 1
21 Nov 1992 Derby County v Sunderland L 0-1 League Division 1
28 Nov 1992 Derby County v Tranmere Rovers L 1-2 League Division 1
02 Jan 1993 Derby County v Stockport County W 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 1993 Derby County v West Ham United L 0-2 League Division 1
06 Feb 1993 Derby County v Peterborough United L 2-3 League Division 1
10 Feb 1993 Derby County v Barnsley W 3-0 League Division 1
13 Feb 1993 Derby County v Bolton Wanderers W 3-1 FA Cup 5th round
20 Feb 1993 Derby County v Watford L 1-2 League Division 1
03 Mar 1993 Derby County v Cambridge United D 0-0 League Division 1
13 Mar 1993 Millwall v Derby County L 1-0 League Division 1
24 Mar 1993 Sunderland v Derby County L 1-0 League Division 1
02 Apr 1993 Tranmere Rovers v Derby County L 2-1 League Division 1
06 Apr 1993 Birmingham City v Derby County D 1-1 League Division 1
10 Apr 1993 Derby County v Brentford W 3-2 League Division 1
12 Apr 1993 Portsmouth v Derby County L 3-0 League Division 1
17 Apr 1993 Derby County v Grimsby Town W 2-1 League Division 1
20 Apr 1993 Bristol City v Derby County D 0-0 League Division 1
24 Apr 1993 Derby County v Luton Town D 1-1 League Division 1
01 May 1993 Charlton Athletic v Derby County L 2-1 League Division 1
05 May 1993 Derby County v Notts County W 2-0 League Division 1
08 May 1993 Derby County v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-0 League Division 1
14 Aug 1993 Derby County v Sunderland W 5-0 League Division 1
04 Sep 1993 Birmingham City v Derby County L 3-0 League Division 1
11 Sep 1993 Derby County v Peterborough United W 2-0 League Division 1
18 Sep 1993 Millwall v Derby County D 0-0 League Division 1
22 Sep 1993 Exeter City v Derby County W 1-3 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
25 Sep 1993 Notts County v Derby County L 4-1 League Division 1
03 Oct 1993 Derby County v West Bromwich Albion W 5-3 League Division 1
06 Oct 1993 Derby County v Exeter City W 2-0
Agg: 5-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
09 Oct 1993 Derby County v Luton Town W 2-1 League Division 1
16 Oct 1993 Portsmouth v Derby County L 3-2 League Division 1
23 Oct 1993 Derby County v Crystal Palace W 3-1 League Division 1
27 Oct 1993 Derby County v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 League Cup 3rd round
30 Oct 1993 Bolton Wanderers v Derby County W 0-2 League Division 1
02 Nov 1993 Charlton Athletic v Derby County W 1-2 League Division 1
07 Nov 1993 Derby County v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 0-4 League Division 1
13 Nov 1993 Oxford United v Derby County L 2-0 League Division 1
20 Nov 1993 Derby County v Grimsby Town W 2-1 League Division 1
27 Nov 1993 Derby County v Southend United L 1-3 League Division 1
05 Dec 1993 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Derby County D 2-2 League Division 1
18 Dec 1993 Sunderland v Derby County L 1-0 League Division 1
01 Jan 1994 Stoke City v Derby County L 2-1 League Division 1
03 Jan 1994 Derby County v Tranmere Rovers W 4-0 League Division 1
08 Jan 1994 Oldham Athletic v Derby County L 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
22 Jan 1994 Luton Town v Derby County L 2-1 League Division 1
29 Jan 1994 Derby County v Watford L 1-2 League Division 1
12 Feb 1994 Derby County v Bolton Wanderers W 2-0 League Division 1
19 Feb 1994 Watford v Derby County W 3-4 League Division 1
22 Feb 1994 Derby County v Middlesbrough L 0-1 League Division 1
26 Mar 1994 West Bromwich Albion v Derby County W 1-2 League Division 1
29 Mar 1994 Tranmere Rovers v Derby County L 4-0 League Division 1
02 Apr 1994 Derby County v Barnsley W 2-0 League Division 1
09 Apr 1994 Derby County v Stoke City W 4-2 League Division 1
16 Apr 1994 Derby County v Charlton Athletic W 2-0 League Division 1
20 Apr 1994 Derby County v Notts County D 1-1 League Division 1
23 Apr 1994 Grimsby Town v Derby County D 1-1 League Division 1
27 Apr 1994 Derby County v Nottingham Forest L 0-2 League Division 1
30 Apr 1994 Derby County v Oxford United W 2-1 League Division 1
08 May 1994 Southend United v Derby County L 4-3 League Division 1
15 May 1994 Derby County v Millwall W 2-0 League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
18 May 1994 Millwall v Derby County W 1-3
Agg: 1-5
League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
30 May 1994 Derby County v Leicester City L 1-2 League Division 1 Play-Offs Final
13 Aug 1994 Barnsley v Derby County L 2-1 League Division 1
20 Aug 1994 Derby County v Luton Town D 0-0 League Division 1
27 Aug 1994 Millwall v Derby County L 4-1 League Division 1
31 Aug 1994 Derby County v Middlesbrough L 0-1 League Division 1
03 Sep 1994 Derby County v Grimsby Town W 2-1 League Division 1
13 Sep 1994 Bristol City v Derby County W 0-2 League Division 1
17 Sep 1994 Derby County v Oldham Athletic W 2-1 League Division 1
25 Sep 1994 Derby County v Stoke City W 3-0 League Division 1
28 Sep 1994 Derby County v Reading W 2-0
Agg: 3-3
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
01 Oct 1994 Bolton Wanderers v Derby County L 1-0 League Division 1
16 Oct 1994 Southend United v Derby County L 1-0 League Division 1
26 Oct 1994 Portsmouth v Derby County W 0-1 League Cup 3rd round
29 Oct 1994 Derby County v Charlton Athletic D 2-2 League Division 1
02 Nov 1994 Derby County v Reading L 1-2 League Division 1
06 Nov 1994 Portsmouth v Derby County W 0-1 League Division 1
12 Nov 1994 Sheffield United v Derby County L 2-1 League Division 1
19 Nov 1994 Derby County v Port Vale W 2-0 League Division 1
27 Nov 1994 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Derby County W 0-2 League Division 1
30 Nov 1994 Swindon Town v Derby County L 2-1 League Cup 4th round
03 Dec 1994 Derby County v Notts County D 0-0 League Division 1
11 Dec 1994 Luton Town v Derby County D 0-0 League Division 1
17 Dec 1994 Derby County v Barnsley W 1-0 League Division 1
26 Dec 1994 Tranmere Rovers v Derby County L 3-1 League Division 1
02 Jan 1995 Derby County v West Bromwich Albion D 1-1 League Division 1
07 Jan 1995 Everton v Derby County L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 1995 Charlton Athletic v Derby County W 3-4 League Division 1
22 Jan 1995 Derby County v Portsmouth W 3-0 League Division 1
04 Feb 1995 Derby County v Sheffield United L 2-3 League Division 1
11 Feb 1995 Reading v Derby County L 1-0 League Division 1
21 Feb 1995 Port Vale v Derby County L 1-0 League Division 1
26 Feb 1995 Derby County v Bolton Wanderers W 2-1 League Division 1
04 Mar 1995 Stoke City v Derby County D 0-0 League Division 1
07 Mar 1995 Grimsby Town v Derby County W 0-1 League Division 1
11 Mar 1995 Derby County v Millwall W 3-2 League Division 1
15 Mar 1995 Derby County v Burnley W 4-0 League Division 1
18 Mar 1995 Middlesbrough v Derby County W 2-4 League Division 1
22 Mar 1995 Derby County v Swindon Town W 3-1 League Division 1
25 Mar 1995 Oldham Athletic v Derby County L 1-0 League Division 1
01 Apr 1995 Derby County v Bristol City W 3-1 League Division 1
08 Apr 1995 Derby County v Sunderland L 0-1 League Division 1
12 Apr 1995 Derby County v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 3-3 League Division 1
15 Apr 1995 Burnley v Derby County L 3-1 League Division 1
17 Apr 1995 Derby County v Tranmere Rovers W 5-0 League Division 1
22 Apr 1995 West Bromwich Albion v Derby County D 0-0 League Division 1
29 Apr 1995 Derby County v Southend United L 1-2 League Division 1
07 May 1995 Watford v Derby County L 2-1 League Division 1
13 Aug 1995 Derby County v Port Vale D 0-0 League Division 1
19 Aug 1995 Reading v Derby County L 3-2 League Division 1
26 Aug 1995 Derby County v Grimsby Town D 1-1 League Division 1
02 Sep 1995 Luton Town v Derby County W 1-2 League Division 1
10 Sep 1995 Derby County v Leicester City L 0-1 League Division 1
16 Sep 1995 Portsmouth v Derby County D 2-2 League Division 1
19 Sep 1995 Shrewsbury Town v Derby County W 1-3 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 1995 Barnsley v Derby County L 2-0 League Division 1
01 Oct 1995 Derby County v Millwall D 2-2 League Division 1
07 Oct 1995 Sheffield United v Derby County W 0-2 League Division 1
14 Oct 1995 Derby County v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division 1
22 Oct 1995 Stoke City v Derby County D 1-1 League Division 1
25 Oct 1995 Derby County v Leeds United L 0-1 League Cup 3rd round
28 Oct 1995 Derby County v Oldham Athletic W 2-1 League Division 1
04 Nov 1995 Tranmere Rovers v Derby County L 5-1 League Division 1
21 Nov 1995 Birmingham City v Derby County W 1-4 League Division 1
25 Nov 1995 Crystal Palace v Derby County D 0-0 League Division 1
09 Dec 1995 Derby County v Barnsley W 4-1 League Division 1
16 Dec 1995 Millwall v Derby County W 0-1 League Division 1
23 Dec 1995 Derby County v Sunderland W 3-1 League Division 1
26 Dec 1995 Huddersfield Town v Derby County W 0-1 League Division 1
01 Jan 1996 Derby County v Norwich City W 2-1 League Division 1
07 Jan 1996 Derby County v Leeds United L 2-4 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 1996 Derby County v Reading W 3-0 League Division 1
20 Jan 1996 Port Vale v Derby County D 1-1 League Division 1
03 Feb 1996 Grimsby Town v Derby County D 1-1 League Division 1
17 Feb 1996 Southend United v Derby County W 1-2 League Division 1
21 Feb 1996 Derby County v Luton Town D 1-1 League Division 1
24 Feb 1996 Derby County v Portsmouth W 3-2 League Division 1
28 Feb 1996 Leicester City v Derby County D 0-0 League Division 1
02 Mar 1996 Derby County v Huddersfield Town W 3-2 League Division 1
09 Mar 1996 Sunderland v Derby County L 3-0 League Division 1
16 Mar 1996 Derby County v Watford D 1-1 League Division 1
23 Mar 1996 Norwich City v Derby County L 1-0 League Division 1
30 Mar 1996 Derby County v Stoke City W 3-1 League Division 1
02 Apr 1996 Ipswich Town v Derby County L 1-0 League Division 1
06 Apr 1996 Oldham Athletic v Derby County W 0-1 League Division 1
08 Apr 1996 Derby County v Tranmere Rovers W 6-2 League Division 1
14 Apr 1996 Charlton Athletic v Derby County D 0-0 League Division 1
20 Apr 1996 Derby County v Birmingham City D 1-1 League Division 1
28 Apr 1996 Derby County v Crystal Palace W 2-1 League Division 1
05 May 1996 West Bromwich Albion v Derby County L 3-2 League Division 1
17 Aug 1996 Derby County v Leeds United D 3-3 Premier League
21 Aug 1996 Tottenham Hotspur v Derby County D 1-1 Premier League
24 Aug 1996 Aston Villa v Derby County L 2-0 Premier League
04 Sep 1996 Derby County v Manchester United D 1-1 Premier League
14 Sep 1996 Derby County v Sunderland W 1-0 Premier League
17 Sep 1996 Luton Town v Derby County L 1-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
21 Sep 1996 Sheffield Wednesday v Derby County D 0-0 Premier League
25 Sep 1996 Derby County v Luton Town D 2-2
Agg: 2-3
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
28 Sep 1996 Derby County v Wimbledon L 0-2 Premier League
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
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
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
08 Mar 1997 Derby County v Middlesbrough L 0-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
15 Mar 1997 Everton v Derby County L 1-0 Premier League
05 Apr 1997 Manchester United v Derby County W 2-3 Premier League
11 May 1997 Derby County v Arsenal L 1-3 Premier League
09 Aug 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Derby County L 1-0 Premier League
16 Sep 1997 Southend United v Derby County W 0-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
01 Oct 1997 Derby County v Southend United W 5-0
Agg: 6-0
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg


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 Goals Y R
1983-84 England Trophy Yugoslavia 2
1985-86 England UEFA Under-21
1
1986-87 England Toulon Under-21 3
1
1986-87 England UEFA Under-21 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
01 Sep 1983 Switzerland v England W 2-4 TROPHY YUGOSLAVIA Final
03 Sep 1983 Hungary v England W 2-3 Trophy Yugoslavia Final
26 Mar 1986 England v Denmark D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Quarter-final
11 Nov 1986 England v Yugoslavia D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 4
07 Jun 1987 England v Morocco W 2-0 Toulon Under-21
11 Jun 1987 France v England L 2-0 Toulon Under-21
13 Jun 1987 England v Portugal D 0-0 Toulon Under-21


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