David Fairclough

Soccer Player

David Fairclough was born in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom on January 5th, 1957 and is the Soccer Player. At the age of 67, David Fairclough biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 5, 1957
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
67 years old
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Association Football Player
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David Fairclough Life

David Fairclough (born Liverpool, 5 January 1957) is an English retired footballer best known for his work as a striker during the 1970s and 1980s.

Later life and legacy

Fairclough has now worked as a pundit and also on the after-dinner circuit, as well as a writer for a weekly column on the official Liverpool Football Club web page.

Fairclough is still a popular vote among Anfield fans, and it was voted No. 18 on the 2006 ballot. 100 Players Who Shook The Kop. The Reds official web-site administered the survey, with 110,000 followers around the world listing their top ten Liverpool players of all time.

Fairclough's 18th position was higher than John Toshack's 34th and David Johnson's 77th positions, respectively, two of the players who barred Fairclough from receiving more Liverpool appearances.

Fairclough married Jan Fairclough on April 9, 2011. Jan died 3 days later on the morning of 6 April 6, 2011 of a brain haemorrhage. Prior to a Liverpool vs. Manchester City match on April 11, a minute of silence was observed for Jan (as well as the 96 Hillsborough victims and Mark Burgan, a soldier from Liverpool). Fairclough and Jan have two children, Tom and Sophie.

Fairclough suffered a minor heart attack on October 3rd, 2010, but made a complete recovery.


David Fairclough Career

Life and playing career

Fairclough was born in inner city Liverpool and migrated to the Cantril Farm housing estate in the 1960s due to slum clearances, who was affectionately known as Supersub (because he was a superb goalscorer who, relative to other players, barely started matches for Liverpool but often came out as a substitute to make an impact). In the 1–0 league victory over Middlesbrough at Ayresome Park on November 1, 1975, he rose through the ranks as a youth and made his debut for the club on November 1, 1975. Fairclough scored seven crucial goals in just 14 appearances as the season progressed, winning Liverpool the League Championship. Nine of these appearances were as a replacement. During the 6–0 victory over Spanish side Real Sociedad at Anfield in a UEFA Cup 2nd leg tie, his first goal for the club came three days after he made his debut on November 4th, 1975.

Fairclough was trailed behind the 'dream team' of Kevin Keegan and John Toshack, as well as England centre David Johnson, because of the club's pecking order of strikers. Fairclough made more appearances as a replacement in the 1976–77 season, as a result of a string of injuries to Toshack.

In a crucial European Cup quarter final against French side St Etienne, his most popular Liverpool goal came at Anfield as a replacement. Liverpool had been a goal down from the first leg in France, and when they returned home, they were 2–1 up but St Etienne was the most consistent in the away goals rule. In the last 20 minutes of the game, Liverpool's manager, Bob Paisley, sent Fairclough to a long ball upfield and left Fairclough with a long ball upfield and held off two St Etienne defenders to score the tie's deciding goal at the Kop end. "ITV announces, supersub strikes are back!" says ITV commentator Gerald Sinstadt.

Liverpool lifted the League title again and qualified in both the FA Cup final and the European Cup final in Rome. Fairclough was not selected for the Wembley squad after Paisley named veteran winger Ian Callaghan as the replacement, and Liverpool lost to Manchester United as a result. However, he was in Rome as a replacement as Liverpool defeated 3-1.

Fairclough scored a goal in each leg during Liverpool's thrashed of Keegan's Hamburg 7–1 on aggregate in the European Super Cup this season. Liverpool reached the European Cup final once more, this time Fairclough took the field. Liverpool took the trophy from Bruges, who retained it 1–0. He made 29 league appearances this season, scoring 10 goals, but the Reds were beaten to both the league title and the Football League Cup under Brian Clough, who was recently promoted to both the league championship and the Football League Cup.

Liverpool won the league championship in 1978-1979, but Fairclough did not win another title in the league, scoring twice.

Fairclough won the thrilling 5–3 league victory over Norwich City on February 9, 1980, with his only Liverpool hat-trick. His goals came in the 4th, 18th, and 75th minutes, with Kenny Dalglish and Jimmy Case scoring to ensure the Reds' win late in the game. Fairclough's league hopes were stifled this season, as he appeared in just 14 league games and scored five goals. He appeared as a replacement in the League Cup second leg against Nottingham Forest four days after his hat trick at Norwich and later on a late equalizer to keep Liverpool's long-running unbeaten run at Anfield. Despite losing on aggregate to Forest, Fairclough's goal helped to establish an English record of eighty five unbeaten matches in a row at home.

Fairclough spent another five years with Anfield, but he was never in the first team during what was a golden era for the club. He was a prolific scorer in the reserves, but the Dalglish and Ian Rush team's partnership made him unusable to first team needs. In the 1982–83 season, he scored three times in eight league appearances, but he didn't have enough games to earn a championship medal. He had also failed to make the squad for the previous two seasons, as well as the League Cup, in 1981–82, when the Reds won another league title as well as the League Cup.

Fairclough's first team starts were debating the Supersub tag, with only 61 of them from the bench. He scored 55 goals (34 of them in the league), with a goal every 2.8 games.

Fairclough left Liverpool on July 4, 1983, following a loan spell with Toronto Blizzard of the NASL. He then moved to Lucerne, Switzerland, before returning to England for spells with Manchester City, Norwich, Oldham Athletic, and Rochdale. He went overseas once more to Belgium's Beveren for three seasons before returning home for stints with Tranmere Rovers and Wigan Athletic. He left his playing days at non-league Knowsley.


As he's been sentenced to at least 28 years in prison, the moment van driver who murdered an off-duty ambulance staff by running him across a pub laughs and mocks the police officer when he's arrested

www.dailymail.co.uk, November 15, 2023
Toby Kelly (left in van; custody photo inset) was apprehended by police after they told him he was under arrest for dangerous driving, which was later changed to murder. Kelly, 38, attempts to blame another driver for the crash, and when the female officer asks him if he knows where the suspected killer is located, he repeats her words back at her, slapping the dashboard. Kelly, of Wansbeck Avenue, Blyth, Northumberland, has raged over her words and continues to say them back at her as she calls for additional assistance. Mr Flanighan, an off-duty ambulance service, died, and Mr Common was seriously injured when Kelly deliberately drove into them in the Bay Horse Inn's car park in Cramlington, Northumberland, after a pub row on April 1.

A man, 37, denies murdering a 55-year-old ambulance employee, and a man with a van outside a pub

www.dailymail.co.uk, May 2, 2023
Sheldon Flanighan, 55, (right) died after being attacked outside a pub in Northumberland (right). Toby Kelly, 37, pleaded not guilty to murdering Mr Flanighan and attempted to murder a second man. Shannon Wooden, 27, and Fairclough, 32, have been charged with murder and attempted murder after another man was injured in the attack, but not permitted to enter pleas today.

GRAEME SOUNESS: Van Dijk can silence the doubters by pocketing Haaland

www.dailymail.co.uk, October 14, 2022
GRAEME SOUNESS: This week, there's a lot of talk about artificial intelligence and its ramifications for the future. Well, I must inform you that the theory has already exist in the Premier League. Erling Haaland looks like a modern robot and the question everyone will be asking this weekend is how can Liverpool and Virgil van Dijk deal with him? The simple answer is, 'With difficulty,' says the respondent.' You're probably thinking about the forward you're up against and then concluding, and I'm quicker than him.' I can outjump him. I'm stronger than him.' Van Dijk's thoughts on tomorrow may be, 'He may be quicker than me,' maybe for the first time.' He may be more agile than me. He may be able to outjump me.' For him, this is an unknown territory.