Paul Black (English footballer)

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Paul Black
Paul Black 25-08-2008 1.jpg
Black playing for Barrow in 2008
Personal information
Full name Paul Michael Black[1]
Date of birth (1990-01-18) 18 January 1990 (age 24)[1]
Place of birth Middleton, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Cheltenham Town
Number 18
Youth career
2006–2008 Oldham Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Oldham Athletic 103 (1)
2008–2009 Barrow (loan) 7 (2)
2012–2013 Tranmere Rovers 18 (0)
2013–2014 Mansfield Town 0 (0)
2013 Carlisle United (loan) 4 (0)
2014– Cheltenham Town 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:07, 3 December 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Paul Michael Black (born 18 January 1990) is an English footballer, who most recently played for Mansfield Town as a defender.


Oldham Athletic[edit]

Black was a product of the Manchester City FC's youth system before joining Oldham Athletic and becoming a regular in the starting eleven during the 2006–07 season, becoming a captain for the youth squad.[2] In November 2007, he was included in the senior team for the first time but was not used as a substitute in a 2–2 draw versus Doncaster Rovers—his first professional contract.[3] On 16 January 2008, Black signed a two-and-a-half year contract with Oldham Athletic.[4] His first appearance came on 29 March 2008 as he came on in the 76th minute as a substitute during a 4–1 rout of Huddersfield Town.[5]

He joined Barrow A.F.C. on a one-month loan deal on 22 August 2008,[6] though it was later extended until 5 January 2009.[7] However, he rejoined Oldham on 1 January 2009, becoming a first team regular under manager Dave Penney during the latter half of the 2009–10 season. The following season he continued to hold down a regular place under new manager Paul Dickov, starting most of Oldham's league matches in the left back position, and being offered a new contract in May 2011[8]

Unfortunately, after a similar start to the 2011–12 season, injury kept him out from the end of August until November. He won his place back, but a further injury in February took him out of the picture, and on 27 April 2012, Black was informed that he would not be offered a new contract at the end of the season. He left the club having made over 100 appearances and scoring once.

Tranmere Rovers[edit]

He signed for Tranmere Rovers on a 1 year deal on 5 July 2012, just in time for pre season training.

Mansfield Town[edit]

On 22 May 2013, Black signed for Mansfield Town.[9] On 9 August 2013 he joined Carlisle United on a months loan.[10] At the end of the 13/14 season he was released by Mansfield, having made only one appearance for the club (as a late FA Cup substitute).


Black was called up for the England national under-18 football team and also England national under-19 football team.


  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Youngsters get senior call". Oldham Athletic AFC. 9 November 2007. Retrieved 1 January 2009. 
  3. ^ Vose, Stu (10 November 2007). "OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2–2 Doncaster Rovers". Oldham Athletic AFC. Retrieved 5 April 2008. 
  4. ^ "Ideal present for Black". Oldham Athletic AFC. 16 January 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2009. 
  5. ^ Vose, Stu (29 March 2008). "OLDHAM ATHLETIC 4–1 Huddersfield Town". Oldham Athletic AFC. Retrieved 5 April 2008. 
  6. ^ "One in, one out for the Bluebirds". BBC Sport. 22 August 2008. Retrieved 23 August 2008. 
  7. ^ "Black extends Bluebirds loan stay". BBC Sport. 2 September 2008. Retrieved 12 September 2008. 
  8. ^ "Lactics offer new contracts". Sky Sports. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Stags sign full back Black". Mansfield Town Official Site. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Mansfield defender Paul Black joins Carlisle United for a month". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 

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