Paul McCarthy (footballer, born 1971)

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Paul McCarthy
Personal information
Full name Paul Jason McCarthy[1]
Date of birth (1971-08-04) 4 August 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth Cork, Republic of Ireland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Ebbsfleet United (player–assistant manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1996 Brighton & Hove Albion 181 (6)
1996–2003 Wycombe Wanderers 212 (9)
2003 Oxford United (loan) 6 (1)
2003–2004 Oxford United 29 (2)
2004 Hornchurch 7 (2)
2004– Ebbsfleet United 136 (6)
National team
1989–1994 Republic of Ireland U21 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:21, 12 August 2009 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:21, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Paul Jason McCarthy (born 4 August 1971) is an Irish footballer who plays for Ebbsfleet United as a defender. He has made over 500 appearances in the Football League and Conference National, notably for Brighton & Hove Albion, Wycombe Wanderers and Ebbsfleet United.

Career[edit]

Born in Cork, County Cork, McCarthy began his career as a trainee with Brighton & Hove Albion, where he made over 200 league and cup appearances before joining Wycombe Wanderers for a fee of £100,000 in July 1996.[2] He made over 250 appearances for Wycombe in seven seasons at the club,[2] helping the club to a FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool in April 2001.[3] He scored Wycombe's first goal in their quarter-final win over Premier League side Leicester City, paving the way for Roy Essandoh to score the winner. McCarthy joined Oxford United on loan in March 2003,[4] joining the club on a permanent basis at the end of the season.[5] After 35 appearances for Oxford,[2] he was released on a free transfer in summer 2004 and joined non-League club Hornchurch.[6] He became available after Hornchurch ran into financial trouble and signed for Conference National club Gravesend & Northfleet (now Ebbsfleet United) in November 2004.[7] He became club captain[8] and by the end of the 2007–08 season, had made over 110 appearances for Ebbsfleet[2] and collected a winners medal when Ebbsfleet won the FA Trophy in May 2008.[9][10] He signed a new one-year contract with Ebbsfleet in June and a year later he was appointed as player–assistant manager at the club.[11][12] Paul left Ebbsfleet in July 2013 following a change of owner at the club. He subsequently signed with Crowborough AFC on 4 August 2013.


International career[edit]

He played and scored for the Republic of Ireland national football team at the 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship.[13]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 387. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Paul McCarthy". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 17 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "Liverpool end Wycombe's fight". BBC Sport. 8 April 2001. Retrieved 17 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "Deadline-day transfers". BBC Sport. 27 March 2003. Retrieved 17 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "McCarthy poised to join U's". BBC Sport. 3 July 2003. Retrieved 17 June 2008. 
  6. ^ "Another Urchin finds pastures new". Non-League Daily. 25 November 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2008. 
  7. ^ "McCarthy secures Gravesend switch". BBC Sport. 24 November 2004. Retrieved 17 June 2008. 
  8. ^ "Ebbsfleet re-sign experienced duo". BBC Sport. 18 May 2007. Retrieved 17 June 2008. 
  9. ^ "McCarthy wants another taste of Football League". Kent News. 18 May 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2008. 
  10. ^ "Ebbsfleet 1–0 Torquay". BBC Sport. 15 May 2008. Retrieved 15 June 2008. 
  11. ^ "Daish reshuffles Ebbsfleet squad". BBC Sport. 1 June 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  12. ^ "Daish is hoping to retain players". BBC Sport. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  13. ^ http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/statisticsandrecords/players/player=166658/index.html

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