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 28)
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.

Career[edit]

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.

Professional[edit]

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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