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Player Database - Paul Futcher


Paul Futcher

Debut game
v Atherstone United (a) 14th November 1995.

Final game for Gresley Rovers first team
v Ilkeston Town (h) Derbyshire Senior Cup Final, 10th May 1997.

He was the defensive half of twin brothers. His brother was centre-forward Ron. Paul was the most expensive defender in England when he became Manchester City's record signing for 350,000 on June 1, 1978

Paul made 615 Football League appearances.

Left to take the position of manager at Southport FC after taking Gresley Rovers to the Southern Football League (Dr Martens) Premier League Championship 1996-1997.

Appointed manager Stalybridge Celtic for the start of 2001-2002 but left after the team struggled to adapt to the higher level.

Appointed manager of Ashton United in February 2005, left by mutual consent the following December as the club struggled to establish itself after relegation from Conference North.

Academy Head Coach at Hudderfield New College

Paul sadly died after a long illness on 24th November 2016 aged 60 years.

Previous clubs

Droylsden, (manager) Darlington, (manager) Grimsby, (manager) Chester City, Luton Town, Manchester City, Oldham Athletic, Derby County, Barnsley, Halifax, Grimsby.
Paul Futcher
First Name Paul
Last Name Futcher
Signed November 1995
Position Defender
Appearances 72
Goals Scored 0
Clean Sheets N/A
Left July 1997

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