Paul Alcock

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Paul Alcock
Full name Paul E. Alcock
Born (1953-10-27) 27 October 1953 (age 64)
Redhill, Surrey, England
Years League Role
1982–1988 Football League Asst. referee
1988–1995 Football League Referee
1995–2000 Premier League Referee
2000–2002 Football League Referee
Years League Role

Paul E. Alcock (born 27 October 1953[1]) is a retired English football referee, who operated in the English Football League and Premier League. He was based originally in the Redhill area before later moving to Halstead, Kent.


Alcock became a Football League linesman in 1982 at the age of twenty eight. He then spent six years at this level before progressing to full referee status. He joined the Premier League list in 1995.

His first appointment to this competition was the 2–1 home win by Coventry City over Manchester City at Highfield Road on 23 August 1995.[2]

On 26 September 1998, in a match between Sheffield Wednesday and Arsenal at Hillsborough, he was pushed over by home team striker Paolo Di Canio after having issued the player with a red card. Di Canio was given an extended ban of 11 matches for his actions.[3] Alcock continued refereeing Premier League matches without pause. His final match in that competition being the 0–0 draw between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield on 7 May 2000.[4] He returned to refereeing in the Football League, where he spent his final two seasons, retiring after the Norwich City versus Stockport County match in Division One on 21 April 2002.[5]



  • Football League Handbooks, 1982–1988
  • Rothmans Football Yearbooks, 1988–2002


  1. ^ Birthdate confirmation: website. Retrieved on 25 March 2008.
  2. ^ First Premiership match, 1995: website. Retrieved on 25 March 2008.
  3. ^ Paulo Di Canio incident, Sheffield Wednesday v. Arsenal match: website. Retrieved on 25 March 2008.
  4. ^ Final Premiership match, 2000: website. Retrieved on 25 March 2008.
  5. ^ Last ever top-class match before retirement in 2002: website. Retrieved on 25 March 2008.

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