Paul Terry (footballer)
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Terry with Darlington in 2011
|Full name||Paul Edward Terry|
|Date of birth||3 April 1979|
|Place of birth||Barking, England|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|1999–2003||Dagenham & Redbridge||112||(12)|
|2009–2010||Rushden & Diamonds||31||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Paul Edward Terry (born 3 April 1979) is a retired English footballer who played as a midfielder. He made 206 appearances in the Football League for Yeovil Town and Leyton Orient between 2003 and 2009.
Terry began his career in 1999 with Dagenham & Redbridge for whom he made 130 appearances in all competitions in four years, helping the club to the Isthmian League Premier Division title in June 2000. He was called up for the semi-professional England National Game XI in January 2003.
Terry signed for Division Three side Yeovil Town in August 2003. He made 155 league and cup appearances for Yeovil in four years, helping the club to the championship of that division, renamed Football League Two, in May 2005. He signed a new one-year extension to his contract in July 2006, but suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury that required surgery in early December 2006 and ruled him out of the rest of the 2006–07 season.
In June 2007, after his contract with Yeovil expired, he joined League One side Leyton Orient on a one-year contract. Terry made 49 appearances for Orient in the 2007–08 season and signed a new one-year contract in June 2008, and scored his only league goal for Orient the following season in the 2–0 win at Walsall on 6 September 2008. He made 81 appearances in total for Orient before he was one of eight players released by manager Geraint Williams at the end of the 2008–09 season.
Terry signed for Conference National club Grays Athletic on 10 August 2009. He made three appearances for Grays before joining fellow Conference side Rushden & Diamonds on 31 August until the end of the 2009–10 season. He was released by Rushden & Diamonds following media revelations that he had an affair with the partner of teammate Dale Roberts. Roberts later committed suicide.
On 3 August 2010, he joined Darlington after a successful trial.
Terry joined Thurrock for the start of the 2011–12 season.
He is the older brother of Chelsea and former England defender John Terry. He also has two children with his former wife Sarah Konchesky, sister of Paul Konchesky, named Georgia Rose Terry and Frankie Edward Terry. He is alleged to have had an affair with the fiancee of team-mate Dale Roberts during their time together at Rushden & Diamonds, which resulted in Roberts committing suicide.
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- Dale Roberts inquest