FORMER Tranmere striker Paul Mullin has been shortlisted for GQ's prestigious Man of the Year award.

Every November the famous men's lifestyle magazine honours the stars of culture, sport and fashion who "changed the game" over the past 12 months.

Liverpool-born Mullin played for Tranmere between 2018-2020 scoring eight goals in 42 games but he went on to further success at Cambridge United and then Wrexham where he has become synonymous with the Welsh side's renaissance under film star owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. 

A spokesperson for GQ said: "As the Wrexham AFC machine continues its march up the football pyramid, one man has captured the imagination of football fans and doco lovers alike – and he’s not called Ryan or Rob. 

"Paul Mullin scored 38 goals last season to fire the club back into the football league for the first time in 15 years.

"Besides the goals and never having to buy a drink in Wrexham ever again, Mullin is a vocal advocate for autism awareness following his son Albi’s diagnosis, and is partial to wearing boots emblazoned with causes close to his heart – as well as phrases like 'F**k the Tories'. Need we say more?"

Another stars shortlisted include Gary Lineker, Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Nigerian rapper Rema.

The 26th annual GQ Men of the Party will take place in London on November 15.