Paul Brayson

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Paul Brayson
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Brayson playing for Blyth Spartans
Personal information
Full name Paul Brayson
Date of birth (1977-09-16) 16 September 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Newcastle Benfield FC
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 Newcastle United 0 (0)
1997 Swansea City (loan) 11 (5)
1998–2000 Reading 42 (1)
2000 Cardiff City (loan) 9 (1)
2000–2002 Cardiff City 75 (18)
2002–2004 Cheltenham Town 51 (8)
2004–2007 Northwich Victoria 108 (42)
2005 Gateshead (loan) 2 (2)
2007–2008 York City 22 (4)
2008 Gateshead 19 (9)
2008–2009 Newcastle Blue Star 38 (29)
2009 Durham City 4 (3)
2009–2011 Blyth Spartans 77 (59)
2011–2012 Harrogate Town 27 (12)
2012– Bedlington Terriers 5 (9)
National team
2007 England C 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:00, 23 August 2012 (UTC).

Paul Brayson (born 16 September 1977) is an English footballer who plays for Bedlington Terriers as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Brayson started his career with Newcastle United before moving to Swansea City on loan. He signed for Reading in March 1998 for a fee of £100,000.[1] He joined Cardiff City on loan in 2000.

He then moved Cardiff City on a free transfer in 2000.[2] He moved to Cheltenham Town in July 2002.[3] He was released at the end of 2003–04 season.[4] He had a trial at York City in July 2004, but manager Chris Brass decided not to give him a contract.[5]

He dropped out of The Football League when he moved to Northwich Victoria in August 2004.[4] This allowed him to play part-time for Cheshire club while running a taxi business in his native Newcastle.[6][citation needed] He joined Gateshead on loan in March 2005.[7] He was back at Northwich for the 2005–06 season, where he scored 32 goals in 51 appearances in Conference North.[8] He participated in a fine FA Cup run with Northwich, before being knocked out by Premier League club Sunderland. During that FA Cup run, Brayson won the FA Player of the Round twice, becoming the first player to do so.[9] He was regarded as a fans favourite with the Northwich supporters.[citation needed]

Brayson was signed by York City on 25 June 2007.[10] He was believed to have turned down a loan move to Gateshead in January 2008.[11] He made 22 appearances in the Conference Premier for York, scoring four goals, prior to being released on 30 January 2008.[1][12] He signed for Gateshead on 31 January.[13]

The end of the 2007–08 season saw Brayson offered a new contract by Gateshead. At the same time Newcastle Blue Star made him a lucrative offer to drop down two leagues and play for them. On 2 June 2008 Brayson was released by Gateshead having failed to agree to the new contract by a set deadline.[14] Upon his release by Gateshead, Brayson accepted the contract on offer from Newcastle Blue Star.[15] He left to join Durham City in June 2009 before signing for Blyth Spartans in August 2009. In his first season in the Conference North he finished the league's top goal scorer with 28 goals.

In May 2010 he signed a new deal with Blyth Spartans for season 2010/2011 and went on to win the golden boot.

In August 2010 he was named team captain for season 2010/2011 and ended the campaign as the club's top goalscorer for a second successive season.

In May 2011 he joined Harrogate Town[16]

In June 2012 he joined Bedlington Terriers.[17]

International career[edit]

Brayson was a late call-up for the England national C team to play in the Four Nations Tournament in May 2007, as a replacement for the injured Matt Tubbs.[18] He was capped once, playing in a 3–0 win over Scotland on 25 May 2007.[19] England won the tournament, having been unbeaten and not conceded a goal in three matches.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Paul Brayson". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 June 2007. 
  2. ^ "Cardiff City secure Brayson's signature". BBC Sport. 14 July 2000. Retrieved 28 June 2007. 
  3. ^ "Brayson joins Cheltenham". BBC Sport. 26 July 2002. Retrieved 28 June 2007. 
  4. ^ a b "Handy signings by Burr". Non-League Daily. 13 August 2004. Retrieved 23 July 2007. 
  5. ^ "BRAYSON GOES – BUT ROWAN EARNS TRIAL EXTENSION". Non-League Daily. 31 July 2004. Retrieved 23 July 2007. 
  6. ^ Kelly, Tony (31 January 2008). "Minstermen part company with Brayson and Wrigley". The Press. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 
  7. ^ "Brayson joins Gateshead on loan". BBC Sport. 16 March 2005. Retrieved 28 June 2007. 
  8. ^ "Minstermen set to add two more". Minstermen.net. 20 June 2007. Archived from the original on 9 July 2007. Retrieved 28 June 2007. 
  9. ^ "Brayson makes history with award". BBC Sport. 14 November 2005. Retrieved 18 June 2007. 
  10. ^ Simpson, Andrew (25 June 2007). "Pair pen York deals". Northwich Guardian. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  11. ^ Simpson, Andrew (30 January 2008). "Brayson is back on the market". This Is Cheshire. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 
  12. ^ "Brayson leaves Minstermen". The Press. 30 January 2008. Retrieved 30 January 2008. 
  13. ^ Simpson, Andrew (31 January 2008). "Brayson stays in north east". This Is Cheshire. Retrieved 31 January 2008. 
  14. ^ Bowron, Jeff (3 June 2008). "Tynesiders swoop for second Turnbull". Gateshead F.C. (taken from Evening Chronicle). Retrieved 3 June 2008. 
  15. ^ "Striker snatch scores". Evening Chronicle. 4 June 2008. Retrieved 4 June 2008. [dead link]
  16. ^ "Harrogate Bag Spartans Duo". Football Conference. 31 May 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  17. ^ "Brayson Coup Forr Terriers". Pitchero Non League. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  18. ^ "Wales in search of win to retain Four Nations Crown". Welsh Premier League. 27 May 2007. Retrieved 21 January 2017. 
  19. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2012). Non-League Club Directory 2013. Tony Williams Publications. pp. 1003, 1005, 1006. ISBN 978-1-869833-77-0. 
  20. ^ "Bishop's plunder". The Press. York. 29 May 2007. Retrieved 21 January 2017. 

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