" Paisley OBE
(23 January 1919 — 14 February 1996) was an English football half back
turned manager. His association with Liverpool
was to span nearly half a century including his contribution to the club, first as a player, then as a physiotherapist and coach, and finally as manager.
In nine years as manager between 1974 and 1983, he took Liverpool to six League Titles, three European Cups
, one UEFA Cup
, three League Cups
, five Community Shields and a UEFA Super Cup
. He is often regarded as the greatest Liverpool FC manager of all time, due to his year-to-championship record.
Paisley is the only manager in history to win three European Cups
Born in Hetton-le-Hole
, County Durham
, Paisley joined Liverpool from non-League Bishop Auckland F.C.
in May 1939. However, as with so many of his generation, the outbreak of World War ll
delayed the start of Paisley's career. 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
. 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
. Paisley's 22nd-minute strike along with a Jack Balmer
goal in the 80th were enough to help the Reds win... Read More