Paul Macari

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Paul Macari
Personal information
Full name Paul Macari
Date of birth (1976-08-23) 23 August 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1992–1993 Stoke City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1998 Stoke City 3 (0)
1999–2001 Sheffield United 0 (0)
2001–2003 Huddersfield Town 11 (0)
2003 Leek Town
2005 Alsager Town
2010 Leek Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Paul Macari (born 23 August 1976) is a Scottish former professional footballer. The son of former Scotland international Lou Macari, he played professionally for Stoke City and Huddersfield Town. His brother Mike Macari was also a professional footballer.

Club career[edit]

Macari joined Stoke City as a trainee in August 1993 and made his debut as a substitute in a 1–1 away draw against Charlton in a Division One match in October 1997.[1] He made two further substitute appearances for Stoke in the 1997–98 season before joining Sheffield United on a free transfer in 1999.[1] He was released by Sheffield United in August 2001, having made no appearances for the first-team, and joined Huddersfield Town, where he went on to make 14 league and cup appearances, all as substitute, in the 2001–02 and 2002–03 seasons.[1]

Macari left Huddersfield Town on a free transfer in December 2003 and joined Northern Premier League First Division club, Leek Town,[2] where he was appointed player-coach in March 2004.[3] Finding his playing opportunities limited, he relinguished his position as coach in August 2004 to concentrate on the playing side and joined North West Counties League club Alsager Town.[4]

Macari rejoined Leek Town in an assistant manager/player role in 2010 but left at the end of the year following the sacking of Wayne Johnson.

Post-retirement[edit]

After leaving the game, Macari took up co-ownership of the Hanley branch of Domino's Pizza; in March 2012 he provided the Port Vale squad with free pizzas after the club hit financial difficulties.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Paul Macari profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City 1997–98 First Division 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Sheffield United 1998–99 First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Huddersfield Town 2001–02 Second Division 6 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 9 0
2002–03 Second Division 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Career Total 14 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 18 0
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Paul Macari". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 2007-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Macari joins Leek". Non-League Daily. 2003-12-23. Retrieved 2007-08-20. 
  3. ^ "Macari steps up at Leek". Non-League Daily. 2004-03-11. Retrieved 2007-08-20. 
  4. ^ "Buckley cleared at last - Macari goes out on loan". Non-League Daily. 2004-08-30. Retrieved 2007-08-20. 
  5. ^ "Gaffer speaks of fans' generosity". port-vale.co.uk. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 

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