|Written by Warren|
|Wednesday, 02 February 2011|
Name: Paul Bradshaw
D.O.B: 2nd October 1953
Place of Birth: Sheffield
Clubs: Burnley, Sheffield Wednesday
Burnley Fee: Apprentice then Pro
Signed by Jimmy Adamson
Burnley Debut: 2nd August 1972, Bristol Rovers (H) Watney cup, L 0-2 (sub)
Last appearance for Burnley: 4th September 1976, Hereford United (A) L 0-3
Claret Stats: 14(3) Appearances 2 goals
Claret Honours: None
International Honours: England Schoolboy and Youth International
Claret Stat: During the close season of 1972, Paul Bradshaw was selected to represent England in the European Youth International Tournament held in Spain. Paul was in the squad along with stars of the future Phil Thompson and Trevor Francis, Paul played in all of England's games, accumulating in beating West Germany 2-0 in the final in Barcelona.
Paul's career at Burnley started when he came off the bench in the Watney cup game against Bristol Rovers in August, but failed to make another appearance that season, he didn't feature the next season 1973/74, and he made just one the following season when he was brought off the bench to replace Brian Flynn in the league game against Arsenal at Turf Moor.
The on-off sale of Leighton James in 1975, gave Bradshaw an extended run in Burnley's first team, making 10(1) Appearances in League and Cup.
Bradshaw scored the first and only goals of his Burnley career in when he scored against Fulham (3-1 win), and he also scored on his final appearance for Burnley when Luton Town defeated the Clarets 2-1 at Turf Moor, Bradshaw netting Burnley's consolation.
With the arrival of Tony Morley, meant Bradshaw was surplus to requirements and was subsequently sold to Sheffield Wednesday for £20.000, he scored on his Wednesday debut, and became a regular choice before injury cut short his career at just 25, he was forced to retire at the very young age of 28.
He now teaches PE at secondary school on his hometown of Sheffield.
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