Paul Stokes

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Paul Stokes
Personal information
Full name Paul Stokes
Date of birth (1972-04-30) April 30, 1972 (age 45)
Place of birth Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
–1993 Neilstown Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1994 Waterford United 13 (7)
1994–1995 Newry Town 22 (9)
1995–1997 Cliftonville 35 (15)
1997–1998 Shamrock Rovers 17 (3)
1998–2000 Coleraine 39 (10)
Total 126 (44)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Paul Stokes (born 30 April 1972 in Dublin) is a former Irish footballer.

A striker he made a League of Ireland scoring debut for Waterford United at Bray Wanderers on the 31st of October 1993. In total he scored 7 goals in 13 appearances for the Blues before moving to Newry Town.

Paul was then transferred to Cliftonville F.C. for £10,000 where he really made his mark in two good seasons at Solitude, their leading scorer in 1996/97 with 18 goals which included a County Antrim Shield win.

He scored Cliftonville's first ever goal at home in European competition in a UEFA Intertoto Cup game in July 1996.[1]

Stokes joined Shamrock Rovers in the summer of 1997 on a Bosman [2] where in his one season he scored 3 league goals in 17 appearances. Overall, he scored 5 times in 22 total appearances for the Hoops including one appearance in the 1998 UEFA Intertoto Cup.

He joined Coleraine after his spell at Rovers.[3]