Paul Dalton

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Paul Dalton
Personal information
Date of birth (1967-04-25) 25 April 1967 (age 51)
Place of birth Middlesbrough, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
1986–1988 Brandon United
1988–1989 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1992 Hartlepool United 151 (37)
1992–1995 Plymouth Argyle 98 (25)
1995–2000 Huddersfield Town 98 (25)
1999 Carlisle United (loan) 3 (1)
2000–2001 Gateshead 26 (6)
Total 376 (94)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Paul Dalton (born 25 April 1967) is an English former footballer who played as a winger in the Football League for Hartlepool United, Plymouth Argyle, Huddersfield Town and Carlisle United.

Playing career[edit]

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.[1]

He made over 150 appearances for the Pool,[2] before he was sold to Plymouth Argyle for £250,000 in 1992, a substantial fee at the time.[3] 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.[4] His spell at Home Park came to an end in the summer of 1995 when Huddersfield Town purchased him for £125,000.[citation needed]

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.

He is remembered as one of Plymouth Argyle's best ever wingers and his face is among many ex-players displayed on murals at the club's Home Park stadium.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Where Are They Now - Paul Dalton". Vital Plymouth Argyle. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Paul Dalton Newcastlefans. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  3. ^ Paul Dalton Greens on Screen. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  4. ^ Paul Dalton Argyle Review. Retrieved 10 February 2010.
  5. ^ http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Popular-murals-Home-Park-spread-stadium/story-19654889-detail/story.html

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