Date of birth
Born and raised in Litherland, Paul Mullin began his illustrious career in the Liverpool Academy, before making his move to Huddersfield Town.
He was signed to the Huddersfield Town squad in 2012 after impressing at their Under-18 and Under-21 youth levels, resulting in a move to Morecambe in 2014.
Mullin made his first professional appearance on August 12, 2014, after coming on as a sub in the first round of the EFL Cup, albeit losing 1-0 to Bradford City. Just days later, Mullin scored his first professional goal and it was the winner in a thriller, as Morecambe edged past Newport in a 3-2 victory.
After his inspiring super-sub performance, Mullin earned his first start in professional football. The talisman scored twice in a 2-1 victory over his future club Cambridge United. Mullin had a knack of taking his opportunities when presented to him and this earned him a three-year contract at Morecambe.
He went on to play for Morecambe until 2017, where he scored 25 goals in 122 appearances to stop the Shrimps from slipping out of the Football League. His next venture would see him travel down the M62 to Swindon Town for the 2017/18 season, where he netted six times in 40 games in League 2.
Mullin then did a U-turn and made his move back up north to Tranmere for the 2018/19 season, where he hoped to find the nitrogen to give his next season a real kick-start. Although finding promotion through the play-offs, Mullin only booked his name on the scoresheet six times that season, before adding a further five the next season for Tranmere.
Cambridge United were next to swoop in for the Liverpudlian, as they signed him in the January transfer window on a loan, where he scored two goals on his return to League 2 before the pandemic hit the nation. Although only playing six games, Mullin seemed a good fit for United and would later make his loan spell at the Silicon Fen permanent for the upcoming season.
The following season, 2020/21, saw practically every football match played behind closed doors. Without the influence of the fans as a 12th man, some players' performances can suffer, but for Mullin it was a life-changing season. He was voted as the League 2 Player of the Season with Cambridge, hitting an emphatic 32 goals in a league campaign which saw The U's finish second and achieve promotion to League 1.
The news broke on July 23, 2021, that Mullin – who turned down a new deal with Cambridge – would join Wrexham's new enticing journey in a bid to rise up leagues. The striker signed on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Mullin hit the ground running at the STōK Cae Ras and replicated his own personal success in the EFL.
He finished the season as both the Club and the National League’s top goalscorer and Player of the Season, finishing the season with 32 goals in all competitions.
His other awards included featuring in the National League team of the year and he won the Club’s Goal of the Season award for his late winner in the Buildbase FA Trophy semi-final against Stockport.
Those exploits would be replicated in the following year, with the forward’s performances going to another level during the 2022/23 season.
Mullin would appear in every league match during the season, scoring 38 goals as he fired the Red Dragons to the National League title.