|Date of birth||25 April 1967|
|Place of birth||Middlesbrough, England|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|1999||→ Carlisle United (loan)||3||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Born in Middlesbrough, Dalton started his career at non-league Brandon United, before moving to the academy of Manchester United in 1988. He never played a first team game for them and was sold to Hartlepool United a year later for a fee of £20,000.
He made over 150 appearances for the Pool, before he was sold to Plymouth Argyle for £250,000 in 1992, a substantial fee at the time. He averaged more than a goal every four games for the Pilgrims, making 116 appearances in all competitions, scoring 32 goals. He scored 12 league goals in the 1993–94 season as the club narrowly missed out on a return to the second tier of English football under Peter Shilton. His spell at Home Park came to an end in the summer of 1995 when Huddersfield Town purchased him for £125,000.
He initially struggled to settle at the Alfred McAlpine Stadium, but eventually found his feet, becoming Town's top scorer in the 1996–97 season. He had a short loan spell at Carlisle United in 1999, before leaving to join non-league Gateshead.
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- Paul Dalton at Soccerbase