Paul France

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Paul France
Personal information
Full name Michael Paul France
Date of birth (1968-09-10) 10 September 1968 (age 47)
Place of birth Huddersfield, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Huddersfield Town
Number (Football in the Community Officer)[1]
Youth career
Huddersfield Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1989 Huddersfield Town 11 (0)
1988 Cobh Ramblers 4 (0)
1989–1990 Bristol City 0 (0)
1990–1992 Burnley 8 (0)
1992–1999 Altrincham[2] 241 (27)
1999-???? Stalybridge Celtic
Ashton United

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Michael Paul France (born 10 September 1968 in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire) is a former professional footballer who played as a defender for Huddersfield Town.[3]

While at Huddersfield he was sent on loan to Cobh Ramblers in November 1988 [1].

He was Altrincham's player of the year in his first season,[3] and went on to combine playing for the club with positions as Football in the Community Officer at first Leeds United[4] and then Huddersfield Town.[3]

He left Altrincham in 1999, having played over 300 games for the club, and signed for Stalybridge Celtic. He later joined Ashton United, but had left by November 2001.[2]

In addition to being Football in the Community Officer at Huddersfield, he is also currently the manager of the Sporting Pride Community Trust, based in Huddersfield.[5]


  1. ^ "Who's who". Huddersfield Town F.C. 19 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-29. 
  2. ^ a b "Alty Legends 3". Altrincham F.C. Retrieved 2009-01-29. 
  3. ^ a b c "Altrincham FC Players of 1996–97". Altrincham F.C. Retrieved 2009-01-29. 
  4. ^ "Altrincham FC Players of 1994–95". 11 March 1995. Retrieved 2009-01-29. 
  5. ^ "Attention centres on The Zone projects". Huddersfield Daily Examiner. 22 December 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-29.