- Born: 22/01/1973
- Birthplace: Heywood
- Nationality: English
- Debut: 1996 (v Southampton at Goodison)
Paul teamed up with his former boss when Joe Royle signed him for £1 million from Oldham Athletic in the summer of 1996.
Making his Toffees debut as a substitute during a 7-1 thumping of Southampton in November 1996, Paul spent most of his first three years at the club as understudy to the legendary Neville Southall and then Thomas Myhre.
He finally established himself as first choice at Goodison when he took advantage of an injury to Myhre prior to the 1999/2000 season and then he successfully fought off challenges from both the Norwegian and Steve Simonsen to retain the shirt.
The on-going battle with Simonsen swung one way then the other until the signing of Richard Wright effectively decided the issue.
In November 2002, Paul linked up with Joe Royle again for a brief loan spell at Ipswich Town but suffered a dislocated knee while training for the Tractor Boys and returned to Merseyside.
Limited first-team opportunities prevailed and following a loan spell at Sheffield United, the former England Under 21 international joined Nottingham Forest on a free transfer in 2004.
After two years at the City Ground, Gerrard was snapped up by Sheffield United in January 2007 as cover for Paddy Kenny. The goalkeeper joined Blackpool on loan during the January 2008 transfer window and then spent a season at Stockport County before returning to first club Oldham in June 2010.