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Paul Bracewell

Everton FC

3 caps, 0 goals

P 3 W 2 D 1 L 0 F 8: A 0
*(actual F 5: A 0)
83% successful

1985

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
199

Profile

Full name Paul William Bracewell

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Born 19 July 1962 in Heswall, Cheshire [registered in Wirral, September 1962].
Brought up in Newport, Shropshire
Married  ?? to Carol J. Nelson [registered in Sunderland, Durham, June 1985].
Height/Weight 5' 8", 10st. 9lbs [1985], 5' 9", 12st. 5lbs [1999].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Played junior football in Stoke before signing as an apprentice with Stoke City FC, turning professional on 6 February 1980. After 129 league appearances and five goals, he joined Sunderland AFC on 1 July 1983 for £225,000. He made 38 league appearances, scoring four goals. He joined Everton FC on 25 May 1984 for £425,000, making 95 league appearances, scoring seven goals. He returned to Sunderland AFC on 23 August 1989 for £250,000, and made another 113 league appearnces, scoring another nine goals. Bracewell then signed for Kevin Keegan's Newcastle United FC for £250,000 on 16 June 1992. He made 73 league appearances, scoring three goals. On 23 May 1995, he returned to Sunderland AFC under Peter Reid  for £100,000 as player-assistant manager. He made another 77 league appearances before Bracewell then rejoined Kevin Keegan at Fulham FC in an identical capacity for £75,000 on 10 October 1997, working under Ray Wilkins. He had turned down the Stoke City FC managers job in July 1997. He scored once in 62 league appearances before retiring in 1999.
Club honours FA Charity Shield winners 1984, 1985, 1987, shared 1986; Football League Champions 1984-85, 1986-87 (injured), 1992-93, 1995-96, runners-up 1985-86; FA Cup runners-up 1984-85, 1985-86, 1988-89, 1991-92; UEFA European Cup Winners Cup winners 1984-85; Screen Sport Super Cup runners-up 1985-86 (injured); Football League Division Two winners 1998-99, play-off runners-up 1990-91 (promoted);
Individual honours PFA Division Two Team of the Year 1997-98;
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Management Career

Club(s) When Keegan left Fulham to take on the England job on a permanent basis, Bracewell was left to guide the Cottagers through the 1999-2000 season, and although they enjoyed life in the top half of the division, he was sacked on 30 March 2000, in favour of Jean Tigana. He returned to management with Halifax Town FC in October 2000 until he resigned in September 2001, despite saving them from relegation. Appointed first team coach of Walsall FC on 18 February until 16 April 2004.

England Career

Player number 992nd player to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-midfield
First match No. 603, 12 June 1985, England 3 West Germany 0, an Azteca 2000 tournament match at Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México, substitute (71), aged 22 years 328 days.
Last match No. 607, 13 November 1985, England 0 Northern Ireland 0, a World Cup preliminary match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 23 years 117 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours UEFA U21 Champions 1984;
Individual honours England U21 (thirteen appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Bracewell took a job at the FA as a coach working with top youngsters from ages 16-20 until March 2012. At the same time he set up the Complete Football Academy in Gosforth, Newcastle where kids aged 5-6 up to non-league players practice their skills. Bracewell has been a director for six years.

 

Paul Bracewell - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
9 3 1 2 1 0 199 0 0 min 0 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Paul Bracewell - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - World Cup 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
Away - Friendly 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 0 1 5.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Neutral - Minor Tournament 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 3 2 1 0 8 0 +8 1 3 2.667 0.00 83.3 +2

 

Paul Bracewell - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 2 1 1 0 5 0 +5 1 2 2.50 0.00 75.0 +1
Red 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 3 2 1 0 8 0 +8 1 3 2.667 0.00 83.3 +2

 

Paul Bracewell - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1984-86 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
WCP All 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
Minor Competition/Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Azteca 1985 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
TC All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
TC 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 1 2 1.50 0.00 75.0 +1

 

Paul Bracewell - Match History
 Club: Everton F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: Bobby Robson - 3 full capsx

Age 22
- 599 22 May 1985 - Finland 1 England 1, Olympiastadion, Helsinki WCP AD squad -
- 600 25 May 1985 - Scotland 1 England 0, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow TC AL squad -
- 601 6 June 1985 - Italy 2 England 1, Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México TC NL squad -
- 602 9 June 1985 - Mexico 1 England 0, Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México AL squad -
1 603 12 June 1985 - England 3 West Germany 0, Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México NW sub 71 17
3-0 when substituting
2 604 16 June 1985 - USA 0 England 5, LA Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, Los Angeles Fr AW Start 8
Age 23
- 605 11 September 1985 - England 1 Romania 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HD squad member
- 606 16 October 1985 - England 5 Turkey 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW squad member
3 607 13 November 1985 - England 0 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HD Start 7

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