|Full name||Robert Paisley|
|Date of birth||January 23, 1919|
|Place of birth||Hetton-le-Hole, County Durham, England|
|Date of death||February 14, 1996 (aged 77)|
1 Senior club appearances and goals
Robert "Bob" Paisley OBE (23 January 1919 — 14 February 1996) was an English football player who became best known for being one of the most successful managers in English football history whilst managing his only team Liverpool Football Club in the 1970s and 1980s. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. Events 393 - Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor Year 1919 ( MCMXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 842 - Charles the Bald and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and German Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Liverpool Football Club are an English professional Association football club based in Liverpool England. This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989. His association with Liverpool FC was to span nearly half a century including his contribution to the club, firstly as a player, then as a physiotherapist and coach, and finally as manager. Liverpool Football Club are an English professional Association football club based in Liverpool England.  In nine years as manager between 1974 and 1983, he took Liverpool to six League Titles, three European Cups, one UEFA Cup and three League Cups, five Community Shields and a UEFA (European) Super Cup.
Born Hetton-le-Hole, County Durham (now Sunderland), England, Paisley joined Liverpool from non-League Bishop Auckland F.C. in May 1939. Hetton-le-Hole is a village/town and Civil parish situated between County Durham and the City of Sunderland, England. Sunderland (, or /ˈsʌn(dlən/ is a City in Tyne and Wear, England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Bishop Auckland Football Club are an English football team based in Bishop Auckland, County Durham. Year 1939 ( MCMXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.  However, as with so many of his generation, the outbreak of World War ll delayed the start of Paisley's career. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including He eventually made his long-overdue debut on the 5 January 1946 in Liverpool's first post-war competitive match, which was an FA Cup 3rd round, 1st leg match at Sealand Road, Chester City. Events 1477 - Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is killed and Burgundy becomes part of France. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup, is a knockout cup competition in English football, run by and named after Chester City Football Club is an English football club from Chester. Liverpool won the game 2-0. Paisley's first goal didn't come until the 1 May 1948 in a League game at Anfield, against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Events 305 - Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor. Year 1948 ( MCMXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Anfield is an all-seater Association football Stadium in the district of Anfield, in Liverpool, England Paisley's 22nd-minute strike along with a Jack Balmer goal in the 80th were enough to help the Reds win 2-1. Jack Balmer ( 6 February 1916 &ndash 25 December 1984) was a footballer who played Centre Forward for Liverpool Football Club.
In the first full season after the war, 1946-47, Bob helped Liverpool to their 1st league title in 24 years, making 34 appearances in the 42-match season. Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He remained a fixture in the side, appearing in 30+ matches in 1947/48 and 1948/49 and 28 in 1949/50. Year 1948 ( MCMXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1949 ( MCMXLIX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1950 ( MCML) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The 49/50 proved to a season of both highs and lows for Paisley, having scored the opening goal of a 2-0 FA Cup semi-final win over Merseyside rivals Everton only to be surprisingly dropped for the Final against Arsenal, the Reds' first ever appearance at Wembley. Merseyside is a Metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 1365900 Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool. original Wembley Stadium was a football Stadium in Wembley, a suburb of north-west London, standing on the site now occupied by the Paisley later said that the experience stood him in good stead when it came to telling players they were not going to play in big games, stating he could tell them he knew how they felt and they knew he genuinely did. Paisley became club captain the following season.
After retiring as a one-club man in 1954, he joined the back room staff as self-taught Physiotherapist and had a knack of being able to diagnose a player's injury just by looking at them. A one-club man is a term used to describe a football player who has played his entire professional Career with only one club He later became a coach for the reserves. The arrival of Bill Shankly as manager in December 1959 transformed the fortunes of the club. William "Bill" Shankly, OBE ( September 2, 1913 &ndash September 29, 1981) was one of Britain 's most successful Paisley became Shankly's right-hand man and the partnership blossomed, as the three league titles, two FA Cups and UEFA Cup won over the next fifteen years would demonstrate.
In July 1974 the man who rebuilt Liverpool, Bill Shankly, rocked the very foundations of the club when, out of the blue, he announced his retirement. Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. William "Bill" Shankly, OBE ( September 2, 1913 &ndash September 29, 1981) was one of Britain 's most successful Like thousands of Kopites, the directors of Liverpool pondered on who to appoint as the great man's successor. Kopites are supporters of Liverpool Football Club who once stood and now sit on the Kop at Anfield stadium Ultimately they turned to the unassuming Paisley who, reluctantly, took on the mountainous task of following Shankly. 
His record would better that of Shankly: Paisley led the team for nine seasons, winning at least one trophy in eight of those. Disappointed by finishing second in his first season as manager, the team went one better the following year, winning the title. This was the start of Liverpool's dominance of the game in England - in Paisley's nine seasons in charge, Liverpool won six League titles and finished second twice, won 3 League Cups (the first time that Liverpool had won the trophy), 1 UEFA Cup, 1 European Super Cup, 5 Charity Shields and, most significantly, they won the club's first 3 European Cups. The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA. The European Super Cup ( UEFA Super Cup) is at stake in an annual football game between the reigning champions of the UEFA Cup and the Champions See also List of European Cup and UEFA Champions League winners The UEFA Champions League, which evolved from the European Champion Clubs' Cup is a seasonal club He remains the only man in history to coach three European Cup-winning sides. His success was honoured with six Manager of the Year awards.  Only the FA Cup eluded Paisley, although Liverpool would be runners-up in 1977 and beaten semi-finalists in 1979 and 1980. Paisley's record of 19 major titles would stand until Alex Ferguson overtook it. Sir Alexander Chapman "Alex" Ferguson, CBE, (born 31 December 1941 in Govan, Glasgow) is a Scottish football manager
Paisley retired in 1983 after spending 44 unbroken years at the club. Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar)  He was replaced by Joe Fagan, another of the Boot Room old boys. Joe Fagan (born 12 March, 1921 in Liverpool, died 30 June, 2001) was an English football manager best known He continued to serve Liverpool as a director, until he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 1992. Alzheimer's disease ( AD) also called Alzheimer disease or simply Alzheimer's, is the most common form of Dementia.  After his death in 1996, he was honoured by the club with the opening of the Paisley Gates at one of the entrances to Anfield, complementing the existing Shankly Gates. Anfield is an all-seater Association football Stadium in the district of Anfield, in Liverpool, England 
Paisley was made an Inaugural Inductee of the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002 in recognition of his impact on the English game as a manager. The Hall of Fame is housed at The National Football Museum in Preston, England. 
† Bob's career was curtailed by 6 years due to the Second World War
‡ Bob was awarded a medal even though he didn't appear in the final. The Football League, also known as the Coca-Cola Football League for sponsorship reasons is a league competition featuring professional football clubs World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The 1950 FA Cup Final was contested by Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley.
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