Paul Masefield

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Paul Masefield
Personal information
Full name Paul Darren Masefield
Date of birth (1970-10-21) 21 October 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Lichfield, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Right back
Youth career
1986 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1991 Birmingham City 0 (0)
1991 Preston North End 0 (0)
1991–1992 Cheltenham Town 7 (0)
1992 Exeter City 1 (0)
1992 Bromsgrove Rovers 12 (0)
1992–1993 Stockport County 7 (0)
1993 Doncaster Rovers 9 (0)
1993–1994 Preston North End 6 (0)
1994 Bromsgrove Rovers 14 (0)
1994 Limerick ? (?)
1994–1998 Sing Tao Sports Club ? (6)
1998 Jurong ? (0)
1999 Clementi Khalsa ? (1)
1999 Tanjong Pagar United ? (0)
2000 Jurong 9 (1)
National team
??–?? Hong Kong League All-Stars (–)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Paul Darren Masefield (born 21 October 1970) is an English former football right back and TV pundit who played professional football in England for a number of years before moving to Asia and playing in local Asian leagues.

Club career[edit]

Masefield started his career in the youth ranks alongside Alan Shearer at Southampton. However, he signed his first professional contract with Birmingham City and in spite of being with the club for four years (including a year with the first team), he never made a first team appearance. After brief spells with Cheltenham Town and Exeter City (on a non-contract basis), he then moved to Stockport County and Doncaster Rovers, for whom he played seven and nine matches respectively. He then played six games for Preston North End alongside future Everton manager David Moyes. He had brief spells at Bromsgrove Rovers and Limerick, with whom he was player-coach between September and November 1994.

He then moved to Hong Kong, where he played for the Sing Tao Sports Club, as well as for a Hong Kong league All-Star team and although he never represented the official Hong Kong national side, he did take on the likes of Sampdoria, Inter Milan and the Yugoslavian national side in unofficial matches. He finished off his career by playing professional football in Singapore with clubs such as Jurong, Balestier Khalsa and Tanjong Pagar United.

Post-retirement career[edit]

Masefield owns a company that runs a coaching school for children, which attracts as many as 3000 subjects per year. He has coached Singapore Cricket Club in the second tier of Singaporean football, and is also a pundit on the ESPN Star Sports coverage of the English Premier League.He also features in isl star sports post coverage.

Personal life[edit]

Masefield lives in Singapore with his wife Stephanie and children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rollin, Jack, ed. (1990). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1990–91 (21st ed.). Queen Anne Press. p. 84. ISBN 0-356-17911-7. 

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