Paul Moulden

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Paul Moulden
Personal information
Full name Paul Anthony Joseph Moulden
Date of birth (1967-09-06) 6 September 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth Farnworth, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Bolton Lads' Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1989 Manchester City 64 (18)
1989–1990 A.F.C. Bournemouth 32 (13)
1990–1993 Oldham Athletic 38 (4)
1992 Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 11 (5)
1993–1995 Birmingham City 20 (5)
1995 Huddersfield Town 2 (0)
1995–1996 Rochdale 16 (1)
1996–199? Accrington Stanley
1997–1999 Bacup Borough
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Paul Anthony Joseph Moulden (born 6 September 1967) is an English former footballer who played for Manchester City, Bournemouth, Oldham Athletic and Birmingham City as a striker.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Farnworth, near Bolton, Lancashire, as a youth Moulden entered the Guinness Book of Records by scoring 340 goals in a single season for Bolton Lads Club under-15s.[1] He subsequently joined Manchester City, where he was a part of the team which won the 1986 FA Youth Cup.[2] He made his first team debut on 1 January 1986 against Aston Villa aged 18.[3] He made only two further first team appearances that season, both as substitute, but finished the season as top scorer for the reserve team.[4] His first extended run in the first team came in late 1986, and he scored his first goals for the club in a 3-1 win over Aston Villa on 8 November. A broken leg[3] restricted him to three starts in the 1987-88 season. The following season Moulden started the majority of matches, finishing the season as top scorer with 13 goals in 36 league appearances as Manchester City gained promotion to the First Division. However in the close season he was sold to Bournemouth as a makeweight in the deal which took Ian Bishop to Maine Road.

Moulden spent just seven months on the south coast, scoring 13 goals in 37 starts for the Cherries, before moving to Oldham on transfer deadline day. At Oldham he struggled with injuries, starting 19 matches in three years. He then had short spells with a succession clubs, playing for Brighton, Birmingham, Huddersfield and Rochdale before dropping out of League football in 1996.

After retiring from full-time football, he opened a fish and chip shop and played non-league football for Accrington Stanley[5] and Bacup Borough.[6] He went on to coach juniors at his old boys' club and at Manchester City's academy.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Top Lad Paul is back where it all started". Bolton Evening News. 2006-04-25. Retrieved 2007-05-26. 
  2. ^ "Lake sees bright future for City". BBC. 2006-04-12. Retrieved 2007-05-26. 
  3. ^ a b Clayton, David (2002). Everything under the blue moon: the complete book of Manchester City FC - and more!. Edinburgh: Mainstream publishing. p. 144. ISBN 1-84018-687-9. 
  4. ^ Baskcomb, Julian (ed.) (1997). Manchester City F.C. Official Handbook 1997-98. Leicester: Polar. p. 97. 
  5. ^ "Moulden hopes to chip in". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. 1996-07-18. Retrieved 2008-02-28. 
  6. ^ "Moulden signs for Bacup". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. 1997-12-18. Retrieved 2008-02-28.