Paul Hamilton (soccer)

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Paul Hamilton
Personal information
Full name Paul Hamilton
Date of birth (1988-03-23) March 23, 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2006 CBU Capers
2007–2010 Trinity Western Spartans
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009 Whitecaps Residency 10 (0)
2011–2012 FC Edmonton 51 (2)
2013 Carolina RailHawks 24 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 20, 2014.

Paul Hamilton (born March 23, 1988 in Calgary, Alberta) is a Canadian soccer player.


Youth and college[edit]

Hamilton played club soccer for the Calgary Foothills Irish, which he led to a U-18 Alberta Provincial Championship and a silver medal at the National Championships.[1] He began his college soccer career at the University of Cape Breton in 2006, where he was named an AUS second team all-star and AUS Rookie of the Year. He transferred to Trinity Western University in 2007, where he played three years. He was named first team Canada West all-star in each of the 2007, 2008, and 2009 seasons, and second team all-Canadian in 2007 and 2008. In 2009, he was named first team all-Canadian and CIS Player of the Year.[2] He played more than 4,500 minutes for the Spartans in his college career, scoring 2 goals while adding 6 assists over that time.[3]

During his college years, Hamilton also played with the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency team in the USL Premier Development League,[4] and trained with the senior Whitecaps side.


Hamilton signed for FC Edmonton of the new North American Soccer League in 2011, and made his professional debut in the team's first competitive game on April 9, 2011, a 2-1 victory over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.[5] The club re-signed Hamilton for the 2012 season on October 12, 2011 but he was subsequently released.[6]

On April 5, 2013 Hamilton signed with Carolina RailHawks but never played a game for the first team.[7]

Hamilton currently serves as captain for the Edmonton Scottish in the Alberta Major Soccer League.


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