Paul McCarthy, Irish footballer, Died at 45


Paul Jason McCarthy was born on August 4, 1971, in Cork, County Cork and died on February 19, 2017.

He was an Irish footballer.

Paul last played for Ebbsfleet United as a defender.

Paul McCarthy made over 500 appearances in the Football League and Football Conference, notably for Brighton & Hove Albion, Wycombe Wanderers, and Ebbsfleet United.

He began his career as a trainee with Brighton & Hove Albion, where he made over 200 league and cup appearances before joining Wycombe Wanderers for a fee of £100,000 in July 1996.

McCarthy made over 250 appearances for Wycombe in seven seasons at the club, helping the club to a FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool in April 2001.

McCarthy scored Wycombe’s first goal in their quarter-final win over Premier League side Leicester City, paving the way for Roy Essandoh to score the winner.

He joined Oxford United on loan in March 2003, joining the club on a permanent basis at the end of the season

Paul McCarthy passed away at 45 years old.