Paul Price (footballer)

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Paul Price
Personal information
Full name Paul Terence Price
Date of birth (1954-03-23) 23 March 1954 (age 63)
Place of birth St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Playing position Central defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1981 Luton Town 207 (8)
1977–1978 Minnesota Kicks (loan) 24 (2)
1981–1984 Tottenham Hotspur 39 (0)
1984–1984 Swansea City 61 (1)
1984 Minnesota Strikers 8 (0)
1986–1988 Peterborough United 86 (0)
Saltash United
National team
1980–1984 Wales 25 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Paul Price (born 23 March 1954 St Albans, Hertfordshire) is a former professional footballer. He played for Welwyn Garden City, Luton Town, Tottenham Hotspur, Swansea City, Minnesota Strikers, Peterborough United, Saltash United, St Albans City and was an international for Wales.[1] He played in the position of central defender.

Football career[edit]

Price joined Luton Town from Welwyn Garden City in July 1971 and made 207 appearances for the club including one as substitute and scoring eight goals. In 1977 and 1978, Luton Town loaned Price to the Minnesota Kicks of the North American Soccer League. In June 1981 he transferred in a £250,000 deal to Spurs. He made his debut at Middlesbrough in August 1981. Price featured in both matches of the 1982 FA Cup Final and also played in the 1982 Football League Cup Final the same year. Making a total of 62 appearances in all competitions including four as sub and scoring one goal for the club. Price joined Swansea City in January 1985 and went on to make 62 League appearances for the club before joining the Minnesota Strikers of the NASL in 1984 for a free transfer. He returned to the UK to play a further 86 times at Peterborough United, before finishing his career in non league with Wivenhoe Town, St Albans City and Hitchen Town.

Honours[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

Wales international career[edit]

Price made a total of 27 appearances for Wales and scored once and was the first English born captain of Wales from 1982-84.[2]

Post-football career[edit]

After retiring from the game, Price went into property development before moving to Australia where he works in house renovation and property sales.[3]

Management[edit]

Price was appointed manager of the Western Australian Football League team Western Knights in 2009.[3] and later moved to coach Sorrento FC in 2011.[3] Price recently took upon the role as manager of Armadale SC in 2015 - competing in NPL WA.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, B, J, (Ed)The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946-2005 (2005) p502 ISBN 1-85291-665-6 Retrieved 1 September 2008
  2. ^ Mike Lewis. "Former Spurs defender recalls cliff fall". Welwyn Hatfield Times. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Paul Price fact-file". MyEyesHaveSeenTheGlory MEHSTG. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 
  4. ^ Paul Price appointed as First Team Coach at Armadale - Fox Sports Pulse

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