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David Fairclough

David Fairclough
Norwich Career: 1985 (2 appearances)
Current Club: Retired
Date of Birth:  05/01/1957
Nationality: English


David Fairclough was the "Supersub" of the successful Liverpool side of the late 1970s. He gained his moniker after coming off the bench to score in five different tournaments. His first league goal was against Norwich at Carrow Road on 20th March 1976 and he later netted his only hat-trick in the 5-3 Liverpool victory over Norwich in February 1980. After spells with the Toronto Blizzard and Lucerne, David joined Manchester City in February 1985 but failed to make a single appearance for them.

He moved to Carrow Road in March 1985 and made his Norwich debut against Arsenal on the 6th April of that year. Only one further appearance was made in a Yellow shirt before he joined Oldham in August 1985. The following summer he joined Rochdale for one month before moving to Belgium with KSK Beveren with whom he played in the UEFA Cup. In 1989, he returned to Merseyside to assist Tranmere's promotion attempts and has since played for Wigan and amateur side Knowsley.

According to Mike Davage's article Canaries on the other wing in the 1996-97 club handbook , David is currently working as a freelance journalist but Mike's entry in the 1997/98 handbook states that he is working as a financial executive for the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA). The 2002/03 entry informs us that David can be often seen on Sky TV and heard on local radio in the Merseyside area.

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