A list of all of Bob Paisley’s trophies and achievements in football

A list of all of Bob Paisley’s trophies and achievements in football

Steve Njuguna
November 21, 2023 at 5:29 AM

Bob Paisley was an English football player and manager. He holds the record for the longest-serving manager at Liverpool football club and was a crucial part of their success towards the end of the 20th century. Today, we look at Bob Paisley's trophies and achievements in football.

Paisley Trophies
Bob Paisley with all the trophies he won at Liverpool during a photo shoot in 1992. Photo by LFC
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Paisley's date of birth was January 23, 1919, in Hetton-le-Hole, County Durham, England. The area is a mining community, which was Paisley's first job. Bob rose from relative obscurity to become one of history's most successful football managers.

Bob Paisley's profile summary


Robert Paisley

Date of birth

23rd January 1919

Date of death

14th February 1996



Place of birth

Hetton-le-Hole, County Durham

Place of death

Liverpool. England


Miner, soldier, Professional football player, Professional football coach

Playing position

Left half

Skin colour


Hair colour


Teams played for

Bishop Auckland


Teams managed

Liverpool u23


Playing career period


Coaching career period


Playing honours

Football League First Division: 1946–47

Coaching honours

  • Football League First Division: 1975–76, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1982–83[44]
  • FA Cup runner-up: 1976–77
  • League Cup: 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83; runner-up: 1977–78
  • Football Association Charity Shield: 1974, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982
  • European Cup: 1976–77, 1977–78, 1980–81
  • UEFA Cup: 1975–76
  • UEFA Super Cup: 1977; runner-up: 1978
  • Intercontinental Cup runner-up: 1981

Marital status





Bill Shankly


Joe Fagan

Bob Paisley's playing career

Paisley began his football career with Bishop Auckland in the late 1930s. His playing career was interrupted by World War II, during which he served in the Royal Corps of Signals. Paisley returned to playing football, signing for Liverpool after the war, making a total of 277 appearances for the club from 1939 to 1954.

Bob Paisley's managerial career

After retiring as a player, Paisley joined the coaching staff at Liverpool under manager Bill Shankly in 1959. He played a crucial role in the development of the famous "Boot Room" at Liverpool, a legendary meeting place for the coaching staff. When Shankly retired in 1974, Paisley succeeded him as the manager of Liverpool FC.

Under Paisley's management, Liverpool experienced unprecedented success. He won six First Division titles, three League Cups, six Charity Shields, and, most notably, three European Cups (now UEFA Champions League) in 1977, 1978, and 1981. Paisley remains the only manager in history to have won three European Cups. His calm and unassuming demeanour, coupled with tactical acumen, earned him the nickname "Uncle Bob."

How many trophies has Bob Paisley won throughout his career?

Here are all the trophies and awards that Bob won throughout his playing and managerial career:

First Division/Premier League Titles (English top-flight):

  • 1975-76
  • 1976-77
  • 1978-79
  • 1979-80
  • 1981-82
  • 1982-83

FA Charity Shield (now Community Shield):

  • 1974
  • 1976
  • 1977
  • 1979
  • 1980
  • 1982
  • 1986

League Cup:

  • 1980-81
  • 1981-82
  • 1982-83

European Cup (now UEFA Champions League):

  • 1976-77
  • 1977-78
  • 1980-81

UEFA Super Cup:

  • 1977
  • 1978
  • 1981

Legacy and Recognition:

  • The "Bob Paisley Stand" at Anfield, Liverpool's home stadium, is a tribute to his enduring influence.
  • Posthumously inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2009.
  • Manager of the Year in 1982.
  • OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 1977.
  • The Freedom of the City of Liverpool.
Bob Paisley Anfield
Liverpool fans show off a Bob Paisley banner prior at Anfield in 2009. Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images
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Bob Paisley's contributions to winning multiple trophies as both a player and a manager have left an indelible mark on the sport, and his legacy continues to be honoured and remembered by football enthusiasts worldwide.

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Steve Njuguna is a media professional with close to a decade of experience in the sports media industry. He has previously worked as a sports journalist with Bamba Sports TV, Vybez Radio and The Nairobian newspaper.