Paul Wheeler

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For the Wales rugby union international, see Paul James Wheeler.
Paul Wheeler
Personal information
Date of birth (1965-01-03) 3 January 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth Caerphilly, Wales
Playing position Midfielder / Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1984 Bristol Rovers 0 (0)
1984-? Taffs Well ? (?)
?-1985 Aberaman ? (?)
1985–1989 Cardiff City 101 (10)
1989 Hull City 5 (0)
1989–1991 Hereford United 54 (12)
1991–1992 Stockport County 23 (5)
1992 Scarborough (loan) 7 (1)
1993–1994 Chester City 40 (7)
1994–1996 Stalybridge Celtic 52 (11)
1996-c.1997 Leigh RMI ? (?)
c.1997-? Winsford United ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Paul Wheeler (born 3 January 1965 in Caerphilly) is a former Welsh professional footballer.

Wheeler began his career at Bristol Rovers, signing as an apprentice after being spotted by one of the clubs scouts Stan Montgomery who scouting the South Wales area. He was released after two years, having never made a league appearance for the club, and returned to Wales where he worked as a caretaker at Cyncoed College while playing Welsh league football with Taffs Well and Aberaman which he scored 31 goals.

He went on to join Cardiff City after impressing enough in a trial match for manager Alan Durban to offer him a full contract. He quickly became a regular in the side and made his first league appearance against derby county in division 2 suffering relegation in his first year before helping them to promotion during the 1987–88 season and winning the Welsh cup. He was released by the club in 1989 and joined Hull City on non-contract terms before having spells at Hereford United and Stockport County where he played at wembley twice in the autoglass final and the division 3 playoffs. before ending his league career with Chester City. They were relegated in the 1992–93 but their promotion season from Division Three the following year included a hat–trick in a 4–0 win at Mansfield Town. He left the club at the end of the season.

He then moved into non-league football with Stalybridge Celtic,[1] Leigh RMI[2] and Winsford United.[3]

References[edit]

  • Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-462-0. 
  1. ^ Harman, John (2005). Alliance to Conference. Tony Williams Publications. p. 633. ISBN 978-1-869833-52-7. 
  2. ^ "RMI and Diamond part company" Bolton evening news Retrieved on 23 April 2008
  3. ^ "Winsford looking forward to cup clash". chester-city.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-04-30.