Paul Black (English footballer)

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Paul Black
Paul Black 25-08-2008 1.jpg
Black playing for Barrow in 2008
Personal information
Full name Paul Michael Black[1]
Date of birth (1990-01-18) 18 January 1990 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Middleton, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
North Carolina FC
Number 2
Youth career
2006–2008 Oldham Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 Oldham Athletic 103 (1)
2008–2009 Barrow (loan) 7 (2)
2012–2013 Tranmere Rovers 18 (0)
2013–2014 Mansfield Town 0 (0)
2013 Carlisle United (loan) 4 (0)
2014–2015 Cheltenham Town 3 (0)
2015 Atlanta Silverbacks 29 (0)
2016– North Carolina FC 22 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 March 2017.

Paul Michael Black (born 18 January 1990) is an English footballer, who plays for North Carolina FC in the NASL.

Career[edit]

Oldham Athletic[edit]

Growing up to have the dream to become a footballer,[2] Black was a product of the Manchester City FC's youth system before joining Oldham Athletic and becoming a regular in the starting eleven during the 2006–07 season, becoming a captain for the youth squad.[3] In November 2007, he was included in the senior team for the first time but was not used as a substitute in a 2–2 draw versus Doncaster Rovers—his first professional contract.[4] On 16 January 2008, Black signed a two-and-a-half year contract with Oldham Athletic.[5] His first appearance came on 29 March 2008 as he came on in the 76th minute as a substitute during a 4–1 rout of Huddersfield Town.[6]

He joined Barrow A.F.C. on a one-month loan deal on 22 August 2008,[7] though it was later extended until 5 January 2009.[8] However, he rejoined Oldham on 1 January 2009, becoming a first team regular under manager Dave Penney during the latter half of the 2009–10 season and then scored his first goal, in a 2-2 draw against Southend United on 24 April 2010, which led Southend United relegated to League Two.[9] The following season he continued to hold down a regular place under new manager Paul Dickov, starting most of Oldham's league matches in the left back position, and being offered a new contract in May 2011[10]

Unfortunately, after a similar start to the 2011–12 season, injury kept him out from the end of August until November.[11] He made his return, setting up one of the goals, in a 5-2 win against Chesterfield on 19 November 2011[12] and then won his place back, but a further injury in February took him out of the picture,[13] and on 27 April 2012, Black was informed that he would not be offered a new contract at the end of the season. He left the club having made over 100 appearances and scoring once.[14]

Tranmere Rovers[edit]

He signed for Tranmere Rovers on a 1-year deal on 5 July 2012, just in time for pre season training.[15] However, Black's debut was delayed after suffering a thigh injury[16] and made his return in the reserve match in late-September.[17]

Black made his debut for the club on 13 October 2012, coming on as a substitute for Adam McGurk in the 86th minutes, in a 3-2 win over Yeovil Town.[18] After making ten appearance for Tranmere Rovers, it announced on 29 April 2013 that Black was among five players to be released by the club.[19]

Mansfield Town, Carlisle United and Cheltenham Town[edit]

On 22 May 2013, Black signed for Mansfield Town.[20] At the end of the 2013/14 season, he was released by Mansfield, having made only one appearance for the club (as a late FA Cup substitute).[21][22]

On 9 August 2013 he joined Carlisle United on a months loan.[23] Explaining the move, Manager Paul Cox stated Black joined Carlisle United for match experience after Black was not included for the first two opening game of the season.[24] Black made his Carlisle United the next day, coming on as a substitute for Patrick Brough in the last 20 minutes, in a 4-0 loss against Bradford City.[25] After making four appearance, Black made his return to his parent club after sustaining a minor groin problem, which kept him for weeks.[26]

After leaving Mansfield Town, Black joined Cheltenham Town on a one-year contract on 24 June 2014.[27] After months joining the club, Black finally made his league debut for the club, in a 1-1 draw against Dagenham & Redbridge on 20 September 2014.[28] It announced on 19 January 2015 that Black left Cheltenham Town, having made five appearance in all competitions.[29] However, Black stated he already made a move to play in the America.[30]

Atlanta Sliverbacks[edit]

After hinting a move to USA, the move for Black was revealed when he joined Atlanta Silverbacks in the NASL on 27 January 2015, along with another compatriot player, Simon Mensing and Gary Smith.[31]

Carolina RailHawks[edit]

After one season in Atlanta, Black signed with fellow NASL side Carolina RailHawks on January 6, 2016.[32]

International[edit]

Black was called up for the England national under-18 football team and also England national under-19 football team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  2. ^ "Feature: Cheltenham Town signing Paul Black on moving down from Manchester". Gloucestershire Echo. 26 July 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Youngsters get senior call". Oldham Athletic AFC. 9 November 2007. Archived from the original on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2009. 
  4. ^ Vose, Stu (10 November 2007). "OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2–2 Doncaster Rovers". Oldham Athletic AFC. Retrieved 5 April 2008. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Ideal present for Black". Oldham Athletic AFC. 16 January 2008. Archived from the original on 9 August 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2009. 
  6. ^ Vose, Stu (29 March 2008). "OLDHAM ATHLETIC 4–1 Huddersfield Town". Oldham Athletic AFC. Retrieved 5 April 2008. [dead link]
  7. ^ "One in, one out for the Bluebirds". BBC Sport. 22 August 2008. Retrieved 23 August 2008. 
  8. ^ "Black extends Bluebirds loan stay". BBC Sport. 2 September 2008. Retrieved 12 September 2008. 
  9. ^ "Oldham Athletic 2 - 2 Southend United". BBC Sport. 24 April 2010. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "Lactics offer new contracts". Sky Sports. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "Latics receive Black scan results". Oldham Chroncile. 8 September 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "Oldham Athletic 5-2 Chesterfield". BBC Sport. 19 November 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "I've turned the corner – Reid". Oldham Chronicle. 23 February 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "Brown eager for more". Oldham Chronicle. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  15. ^ "Tranmere sign ex-Oldham full-back Paul Black on free transfer". BBC Sport. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "Injury Update". Tranmere Rovers F.C. 20 September 2012. Archived from the original on 4 April 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "Black Set For Reserve Return". Tranmere Rovers F.C. 24 September 2012. Archived from the original on 4 April 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  18. ^ "Tranmere Rovers 3 - 2 Yeovil Town". BBC Sport. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  19. ^ "Rovers Offer Five New Contracts". Tranmere Rovers F.C. 29 April 2013. Archived from the original on 4 April 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  20. ^ "Stags sign full back Black". Mansfield Town Official Site. Archived from the original on 10 June 2013. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  21. ^ "Mansfield Town announce retained list". Mansfield Town F.C. 9 May 2014. Archived from the original on 12 May 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  22. ^ "St Albans 1 - 8 Mansfield Town". BBC Sport. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  23. ^ "Mansfield defender Paul Black joins Carlisle United for a month". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 August 2013. 
  24. ^ "Black joins Carlisle on loan". Mansfield Town F.C. 9 August 2013. Archived from the original on 12 August 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  25. ^ "Bradford City 4 - 0 Carlisle United". BBC Sport. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  26. ^ "TREATMENT: Weekly injury update". Carlisle United F.C. 5 September 2013. Archived from the original on 4 April 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  27. ^ "Paul Black Signs For Robins". Cheltenham Town F.C. 24 June 2014. Archived from the original on 27 July 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  28. ^ "Cheltenham Town 1–1 Dagenham & Redbridge". BBC Sport. 20 September 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  29. ^ "Black leaving Cheltenham". Sky Sports. 19 January 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  30. ^ "Paul Black leaves Robins and is set for Major League move". Cheltenham Town F.C. 19 January 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  31. ^ "ATLANTA ADD PAIR OF ENGLISH DEFENDERS". NASL Official Website. 27 January 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  32. ^ http://www.nasl.com/news/2016/01/06/railhawks-add-trio-of-signings

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