(born 19 July 1962), in Heswall
), but was brought up in Newport, Shropshire
, is an English
former international footballer
who played as a midfielder
, although his career was hampered by injuries as the years went by. Soccerbase
. Retrieved 5 February 2010.
He is probably best known as an Everton
player, although he made the most appearances for Sunderland
. His other clubs, as a player were Stoke City
, Newcastle United
, whom he also managed briefly, where despite making a good start to the season, he was sacked by the chairman
half way through his first season. He won two First Division
Championship medals with Everton in 1985, as well as the 1985 European Cup Winners' Cup
final, when Everton beat Rapid Vienna
3–1. However, he missed the entire 1986–87 season
through injury, meaning that he missed out on a second title winner's medal. He missed all of the following season as well, when Everton finished fourth. He returned to action in 1988–89
, when he played 20 league games for a side that finished eighth – one of their lowest finishes of the 1980s
In 1985 he also won 3 England caps.
He has the unwanted distinction of never winning the FA Cup
, but being with the losing finalists on four occasions, in 1985, 1986 and 1989 with Everton and in 1992 with Sunderland. Bracewell combined combative qualities with good vision and outstanding passing abilities.
He joined Sunderland soon... Read More