Paul Cherry

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Paul Cherry
Personal information
Full name Paul Robert Cherry
Date of birth (1964-10-14) 14 October 1964 (age 52)
Place of birth Derby, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
19??–1983 Salvesen Boys Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1986 Hearts 8 (0)
1986–1988 Cowdenbeath 70 (13)
1988–1996 St Johnstone 213 (12)
1996–1999 Inverness CT 89 (12)
1999–???? Newburgh ? (?)
Total 380 (37)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Paul Robert Cherry (born 14 October 1964 in Derby, East Midlands) is a former professional football player. Although he was born in England, Cherry, a midfielder, played the entirety of his career in Scotland.


Cherry began his career at Hearts in 1983. Three years later, after making only a handful of appearances for the Jambos, he moved to Cowdenbeath. The deal did not involve a cash transaction but witnessed the Blue Brazil relinquish their rights to a future sell-on fee for Craig Levein, whom they had sold to Hearts in 1983.

After making 70 appearances and scoring 13 goals for Cowden, Cherry signed for Alex Totten's St Johnstone. He remained at Muirton Park, firstly, and then McDiarmid Park, for eight years, clocking up over 200 league appearances. He played under two other managers during his time in Perth - John McClelland and Paul Sturrock.

In 1996, Cherry joined Inverness Caledonian Thistle, where he saw out the remainder of his professional career.

He moved into junior football in 1999 with Newburgh.


Cherry set up the Scottish subsidiary of Stellar Group, a sports management consultancy, with fellow ex-Saint Allan Preston. Stellar Scotland's first major move was assisting in the transfer of John Hartson from Coventry City to Celtic in 2001.[1]

Cherry later formed Independent Financial Services Company, which was based in Perth. The business was sold to Stubbs Insurance Services in 2008.

In 2005, Cherry and his wife Nicola set up the Spanish Estate Agency Chersun, which is based in Murcia, Spain.


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