Paul Clayton (footballer)

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Paul Clayton
Personal information
Full name Paul Spencer Clayton
Date of birth (1965-01-04) 4 January 1965 (age 52)
Place of birth Dunstable, England
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Norwich City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1986 Norwich City 8 (0)
1986–1988 Örebro SK ? (?)
1988–1989 Darlington 20 (3)
1989–1991 Crewe Alexandra 51 (12)
1991–19?? Macclesfield Town ? (?)
19??–19?? Stafford Rangers ? (?)
19??–19?? Stalybridge Celtic ? (?)
19??–19?? Northwich Victoria ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Paul Spencer Clayton (born 4 January 1965 in Dunstable, England) is a former professional footballer. His sons Harry and Max are currently professional footballers with Nantwich Town and Bolton Wanderers respectively.

Playing career[edit]

Clayton began his career with Norwich City. He was a member of the club's youth team that won the FA Youth Cup in 1983 and scored twice in the final. However, he was unable to establish himself in the Norwich first team - making just 15 league appearances without scoring - and moved to Darlington in 1988 for a fee of £25,000, a Darlington club record. After scoring three goals in 22 games he moved to Crewe Alexandra in 1989.

After playing non-league football for Macclesfield Town, Stafford Rangers, Stalybridge Celtic and Northwich Victoria, Clayton left football and worked for the National Health Service as a hospital theatre technician.

Personal life[edit]

Paul is married to Rowena Clayton and the couple have two sons who have both played for Crewe Alexandra, Harry and Max.


with Crewe Alexandra

Norwich City

External links[edit]


  • Canary Citizens by Mark Davage, John Eastwood, Kevin Platt, published by Jarrold Publishing, (2001), ISBN 0-7117-2020-7