Paul Williams (footballer born 1965)
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|Full name||Paul Anthony Williams|
|Date of birth||16 August 1965|
|Place of birth||London, England|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|1987||→ Brentford (loan)||7||(3)|
|1995||→ Sunderland (loan)||3||(0)|
|1995||→ Birmingham City (loan)||11||(0)|
|1996||→ Torquay United (loan)||9||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).|
Paul Anthony Williams (born 16 August 1965) is an English former professional footballer who made 300 appearances in the Football League for a variety of clubs. He was capped by England at under-21 and B international level.
Born in Stratford, East London, Williams was signed by First Division Charlton Athletic from non-league Woodford Town in 1987. Where he was top goal scorer for two successive seasons. This prompted Ron Atkinson to spend nearly a million pounds to bring the Londoner to Sheffield Wednesday in 1990 where he enjoyed a productive partnership with David Hirst. That season he won a League Cup medal at Wembley Stadium by beating Manchester United 1-0. In the same season Wednesday achieved promotion back to the Premier Division. Williams moved back to London with Crystal Palace in 1992 in a swap deal involving Mark Bright. In season 1993/94 he won a Championship Winners medal with Palace and was second top goal scorer behind Chris Armstrong.
- Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 135. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.
- Appearances for 1998–99 season unknown so not included, though goals from that season are.
- Courtney, Barrie (10 January 2004). "England – U-21 International Results 1986–1995 – Details". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 5 March 2008.
- Courtney, Barrie (21 March 2004). "England – International Results B-Team – Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 5 March 2008.