Paul McGrath

Where is Paul McGrath now?

After a long, illustrious career mostly with Manchester United and Aston Villa, Paul McGrath retired in 1998 at the age of 39 and settled in County Wexford, Ireland.

When McGrath moved from Manchester United to Aston Villa in 1989 at the age of 30 he produced some of the best football of his career despite suffering from recurrent knee injuries.

During his time at Villa Park, McGrath helped the Midlands side to a second place finish in the 1993-94 Premier League and he was also an integral part of the team which won the League Cup in 1994 and 1996.

He also won the PFA Player’s Player of the Year Award in 1993 which showed how highly regarded he was by his fellow professionals at the time.

McGrath is held in so much regard by the Aston Villa the fans they have nicknamed him “God” and his name is still chanted on the terraces to this day.

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Upon retiring from playing McGrath moved back to his native Ireland and spent time as director of football at Irish league side Waterford United FC.

He now spends his time playing golf and doing charity work, specifically for the Acquired Brain Injury Foundation and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Ireland.

After a well publicised battle with alcoholism, McGrath’s autobiography Back from the Brink, went on to become a number one best seller and win a number of literacy awards.

It is widely regarded as one of the best sports books ever written.

In 2015 Paul McGrath was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame.

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Paul McGrath: Premier League Statistics

NationalityIrish
PositionDefender
Appearances166
Goals6
Yellow Cards13
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forAston Villa, Derby County

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com