Paul Cunningham (footballer)

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Paul Cunningham
Personal information
Full name Paul David Cunningham
Date of birth (1986-06-18) 18 June 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth New Zealand
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Balestier Khalsa
Youth career
2004–2008 West Virginia Mountaineers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Fisher Athletic
2008–2009 Sorrento
2010– Balestier Khalsa 97 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:59, 28 December 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Paul David Cunningham (born 18 June 1986) is a New Zealand professional soccer player who plays for S.League club Balestier Khalsa, as a defender.

Career[edit]

Cunningham earned a soccer scholarship to Div 1 Big east University West Virginia University and played college soccer with the West Virginia Mountaineers,[1] for 4 years before playing professionally in England for Fisher Athletic and in Australia for Sorrento.[2] He moved to S.League club Balestier Khalsa for the 2010 season.[3] In 2011 Cunningham was named club captain of Balestier and has led Balestier to a record finish in the 2013 S.League season.Cunningham was 1 of 5 players Shortlisted for player of the season in 2013 and eventually lost out to Korean Marquee signing Lee Kwan Woo.[4]

Cunningham has stated that he wants to play for Singapore at international level.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ West Virginia Mountaineers profile
  2. ^ Tony Bird (28 November 2009). "Pursuit of beautiful game paying off". Stuff.co.nz. 
  3. ^ Paul Cunningham profile at Soccerway
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "'I want to play for Singapore'". The New Paper. Retrieved 8 March 2014.