Paul Cannell

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Paul Cannell
Personal information
Full name Paul Anthony Cannell[1]
Date of birth (1953-09-02) 2 September 1953 (age 63)
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1978 Newcastle United 49 (13)
1976 Washington Diplomats 21 (13)
1978–1979 Washington Diplomats 47 (24)
1979–1980 Memphis Rogues (indoor)
1980 Memphis Rogues 28 (7)
1980–1981 Calgary Boomers (indoor)
1980–1981 Detroit Express (indoor) 5 (1)
1981 Washington Diplomats 13 (1)
1981–1983 Mansfield Town 30 (4)
1983–1984 Berwick Rangers 14 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Paul Anthony Cannell (born 2 September 1953 in Newcastle upon Tyne) is an English former footballer, who played as a forward for Newcastle United between 1972 and 1978. He made 62 appearances and scored 18 goals, before moving to the United States. Cannell was a substitute for the 1976 League Cup Final, which Newcastle lost 2–1 to Manchester City.

In his career, he played for Newcastle United and Mansfield Town in the Football League.[2] In the North American Soccer League (NASL) he played for the Washington Diplomats[3] for three different spells, and also for the Memphis Rogues.[3] In the NASL's indoor league he played for Memphis,[4] as well as the Calgary Boomers and Detroit Express[5] Cannell helped the Rogues to the 1979–80 indoor Western Division title, and a spot in the finals. He was unable to play in the championship series versus Tampa Bay because of an ankle injury.[6]

He later played in the Scottish Football League for Berwick Rangers,[2] and North Shields.