Paul Bracewell

Captain Kevin Ratcliffe and midfielder Paul Bracewell show off the European Cup Winners' Cup in Rotterdam.
Position:
MF
D.o.B: 19/07/1962
Birthplace: Heswall
Appearances: 142 (3)
Goals: 10
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Paul Bracewell was a hugely important member of the greatest side in the Club's history.

He played for Stoke City and Sunderland before joining Everton in 1984 - with his signing one of a series of incredibly astute and canny acquisitions from Howard Kendall as he forged together a side of true quality and endeavour.

Bracewell made his debut for the Blues at Wembley against Merseyside rivals, Liverpool in the Charity Shield.

One-quarter of great midfield that included Peter Reid, Kevin Sheedy and Trever Steven, Bracewell was a more understated player but his hard work and team ethic was invaluable in the side's success. A player with an enormous ability, he helped Everton to glory in 1984/85 in the league and the European Cup Winners' Cup.

A dreadful injury in January 1986 stunted his Blues career though and although he fought back, he left Everton in 1989, returning to Sunderland, after a frustrating spell - injury never allowing him the opportunity to regain the form which made him such a vital component of Kendall's glory-chasing side.

Career Stats - Paul Bracewell (First team)

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
1984 1985 37 2 7 0 4 1 0 0 57 4
1985 1986 38 3 6 0 5 1 0 0 54 4
1987 1988 0 0 0 (2) 0 1 0 0 0 2 (2) 0
1988 1989 20 2 6 0 1 0 0 0 29 (1) 2
Total 95 7 19 (2) 0 11 2 0 0 142 (3) 10
Please note, not all competitions are listed on this page. In some cases, this may result in a discrepancy between the displayed totals for appearances and goals.

Club From To App. Gls.
Everton 18/08/1984 20/05/1989 142 (3) 10

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