Paul Franklin (footballer)

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Paul Franklin
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-10-05) 5 October 1963 (age 51)
Place of birth England
Playing position Central defender
Youth career
19xx–1983 Watford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1987 Watford 32 (0)
1986 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 6 (0)
1987 Swindon Town (loan) 5 (1)
1987–1989 Reading 20 (0)
1989–1990 Wycombe Wanderers ? (?)
Total 63 (1)
Teams managed
1990–1995 Wycombe Wanderers (coach)
1995 Norwich City
1995–2000 Leicester City (coach)
2000–2006 Norwich United
2007 Diss Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Paul Franklin (born 5 October 1963) is an English football coach and former professional player.

Career[edit]

Playing career[edit]

Franklin, who played as a central defender, began his career at Watford, making 32 appearances in the Football League between his debut in May 1983 and 1987.[1] While at Watford, Franklin spent loan spells at Shrewsbury Town and Swindon Town.[1] Franklin later signed for Reading, making 20 League appearances over the next two seasons,[2] before dropping into non-League football with Wycombe Wanderers.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring as a player, Franklin worked as a coach at Wycombe Wanderers, Norwich City (also being caretaker manager for one game in 1995) and Leicester City, before later managing non-League sides Norwich United and Diss Town.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "WATFORD : 1946/47 - 2009/10". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "READING : 1946/47 - 2009/10". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Profile". Flown From The Nest. Retrieved 5 December 2010.