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Paul Masefield

Paul Masefield
Personal information
Full namePaul Darren Masefield
Date of birth (1970-10-21) 21 October 1970 (age 43)
Place of birthLichfield, England
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing positionRight back
Youth career
1986Southampton
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1989–1991Birmingham City0(0)
1991Preston North End0(0)
1991–1992Cheltenham Town7(0)
1992Exeter City1(0)
1992Bromsgrove Rovers12(0)
1992–1993Stockport County7(0)
1993Doncaster Rovers9(0)
1993–1994Preston North End6(0)
1994Bromsgrove Rovers14(0)
1994Limerick?(?)
1994–1998Sing Tao Sports Club?(6)
1998Jurong?(0)
1999Clementi Khalsa?(1)
1999Tanjong Pagar United?(0)
2000Jurong9(1)
National team
??–??Hong Kong League All-Stars(–)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Paul Darren Masefield (born 21 October 1970 in Lichfield, Staffordshire) 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

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

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.

Personal life

Masefield lives in Singapore with his wife Stephanie and children.

References

External links

  • Paul Masefield profile DoncasterRovers.co.uk
  • Go east, young man When Saturday Comes

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