Pat Walker

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Pat Walker
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Personal information
Full name Patrick Joseph Walker
Date of birth (1959-11-24) 24 November 1959 (age 57)
Place of birth Carlow, Ireland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1982 Gillingham 51 (3)
1982 OTP Oulu
1982–1983 Bohemians 15 (0)
1983–1986 BK Häcken 15 (4)
1987–1991 GIF Sundsvall 40 (1)
National team
1977–1978 Republic of Ireland U21 2 (0)
Teams managed
1992–1993 Varbergs BoIS
1994–1996 Kalmar FF
2002–2004 GIF Sundsvall
2005–2007 Örebro
2008–2011 Sandefjord
2011 Assyriska FF
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Patrick Joseph "Pat" Walker (born 20 December 1959)[1] is an Irish former professional footballer.

Playing career[edit]

He played for Gillingham between 1977 and 1981, making 51 appearances in the Football League. He also briefly played for Bohemians, before quitting the professional game and moving to Sweden.[1]

International career[edit]

Walker earned two caps for the Republic of Ireland U21 side.

Coaching career[edit]

Walker was coach of Varbergs BoIS,[2] GIF Sundsvall between 2000 and 2004 and brought them to their highest league finish in the Allsvenskan to date. In 2005, he took over as manager of Örebro SK and helped them gain promotion to the Allsvenskan, before moving to Norway and Norwegian First Division club Sandefjord Fotball. He guided Sandefjord to their best league finish in the history of the club in 2010.

On 9 May 2011 he was fired from Sandefjord Fotball after a weak season opening, which included one win, two draws and two defeats in the first five matches.[3]

In April 2016 he took over Pars FC Örebro as chairman and renamed the team to Scandinavian Football Club Örebro in order to make the team more professional and attract more players from around the world.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He is the father of footballers Kevin and Robert.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Triggs, Roger (2001). The Men Who Made Gillingham Football Club. Tempus Publishing Ltd. p. 326. ISBN 0-7524-2243-X. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 24, 2011. Retrieved November 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Walker fikk sparken i Sandefjord". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). 9 May 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Pars Fc Örebro blog".