Paul WALSH

Paul Walsh - England - Biography 1983-84

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 29 February 1984

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    • POSITION
      Forward
    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Monday, 01 October 1962
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Plumstead, England.
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • England
  • CLUBS
  • Liverpool FC
    • Club Career Dates
      1984-1988
    • League Debut
      Saturday, 25th August 1984 in a 3-3 draw at Norwich City (Aged: 21)
    • Club Career
      63 League apps (+14 as sub), 25 goals
  • Manchester City FC
    • Club Career Dates
      1994-1995
    • League Debut
      Saturday, 12th March 1994 in a 1-0 defeat at home to Wimbledon (Aged: 31)
    • Club Career
      53 League apps, 16 goals
  • Portsmouth FC
    • Club Career Dates
      1992-1994, 1995-1996
    • League Debut
      Saturday, 15th August 1992 in a 3-3 draw at Bristol City (Aged: 29)
    • Club Career
      (During two spells)
      88 League apps (+6 as sub), 19 goals
  • Tottenham Hotspur FC
    • Club Career Dates
      1988-1992
    • League Debut
      Tuesday, 23rd February 1988 in a 1-1 draw at Manchester United (Aged: 25)
    • Club Career
      84 League apps (+44 as sub), 19 goals

Paul WALSH - England - Biography 1983-84

Sharp as a tack and an unquestionably tidy finisher, Luton Town centre forward Paul Walsh got his chance on the international stage as a 20 year old in the summer of 1983 when Bobby Robson called him from the periphery into an experimental squad which went off on a jolly in Australia prior to some final, crucial qualifers for the following summer's European Championships. Walsh featured in all three games against the hosts, scoring the only goal when making his full debut in the second match, but was deemed too risky when the real business resumed in the autumn. A tremendous season domestically did not warrant a recall until after England's interest in qualification was abruptly halted, and Robson began looking to the future. Walsh played in a chronic 2-0 defeat to France in Paris (the photo above is during the game), partnering his Luton strike partner Brian Stein, and then featured in another shoddy defeat in the 1984 Home Internationals against Wales. Liverpool liked him and bought him the same month, but Robson had seen enough, and never called him back. (Matthew Rudd)