In Ireland he was serenaded with the famous "Ooh Aah" chant and over in Birmingham he is still known as 'God'. But anyone who was still in doubt about how highly Paul McGrath is regarded might want to have a chat with this guy.
The 83 times-capped Republic Of Ireland international has posted an image on Instagram which depicts a fan in the English city who has so much love for the former defender that he's gotten a permanent reminder of his hero on his arm.
Captioned 'There’s a few crazy lads in Brum tonight', Paul and his new friend, who is presumably an Aston Villa fan, can be seen smiling while showing off the ink.
There’s a few crazy Lads in Brum tonight ???? https://t.co/xvMIycyOQa
— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) August 30, 2018
McGrath made 323 appearances for Birmingham-based Villa between 1989 and 1996 after signing from Manchester United.
He began his career at St. Patrick's Athletic in the League Of Ireland and, in the green shirt of the Republic, he is largely remembered for his colossal performances at the 1990 and 1994 World Cups.
With comments on the snap ranging from 'that's the impact you had on us the fans, Paul' and 'because you ARE a true legend, Paul', the admiration for McGrath certainly hasn't waned in the past two decades.
Do you know anyone who has a tattoo of their Irish sporting hero? We'd love to see some examples!