Paul Curran (footballer)
|Full name||Paul Curran|
|Date of birth||5 October 1966|
|Place of birth||Derry, Northern Ireland|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
During a distinguished playing career, Curran played for periods of time with Ards F.C., Finn Harps F.C. and Derry City F.C. of the League of Ireland, where he was team captain and won the treble in 1988–1989, as well as playing for Dundalk F.C. He holds the record for the second-highest number of appearances for Derry City ever, a total of 518 appearances. His 500th appearance came in January 1999.
He made a total of 26 appearances for Finn Harps in the 1986–87 League of Ireland First Division season.
At Ards he scored 12 goals in 122 total appearances making his Irish League debut at home to Larne on 12 November 1999. His last game was 29 October 2002 at Windsor Park in a County Antrim Shield game.
He gained managerial experience with Dundalk, where he was assistant manager to Trevor Anderson for three years, and also had a short spell as caretaker manager. He won the Player of the Year at Oriel Park in 2003.
His son, Ryan, currently plays for Finn Harps F.C.
- League of Ireland Premier Division: 2
- FAI Cup: 2
- Derry City F.C. 1989, 1995
- League of Ireland Cup: 4
- Derry City F.C. 1988/89, 1990/91, 1991/92, 1993/94