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Paul Merson
MERSON
Personal information
Full name Paul Charles Merson
Date of birth 20 March 1968 (1968-03-20) (age 52)
Place of birth    London, England England
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth clubs
1982–1985 England Arsenal
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1985–1997
1987
1997–1998
1998–2002
2002–2003
2003–2006
2006
2012
2012
Total
England Arsenal
EnglandBrentford (loan)
England Middlesbrough
England Aston Villa
England Portsmouth
England Walsall
England Tamworth
England Whitton Athletic
England Welshpool Town
327 0(78)
0000(0)
048 0(12)
101 0(18)
044 0(12)
068 00(6)
0000(0)
0000(1)
0000(1)
599 (128)   
National team
1988–1990
1991–1998
1991–1998
England England U21
England England B
England England
0000(0)
0000(3)
021 00(3)
Teams managed
2004–2006 Walsall

Paul Charles Merson (born 20 March 1968) is an English professional footballer and manager, turned football television pundit. As a player he played a large majority of his career as a right winger.

He notably played in the Premier League for Arsenal, Middlesbrough and Aston Villa, as well as appearing in the Football League for Brentford and Portsmouth. He also played for Walsall where he spent two years as player-manager before finishing his career in Non-League football with Tamworth. He briefly came out of retirement in 2012 for Welshpool Town where he played in a one-off game. Merson earned 21 caps for England, scoring 3 times.

Honours

Arsenal

Aston Villa

  • FA Cup Finalist, 2000

Individual

  • PFA Young Player of the Year, 1989

External links

Template:Walsall F.C. managers

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England England
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England – UEFA Euro 1992

1. Woods 2. Curle 3. Pearce 4. Keown 5. Walker 6. Wright 7. Platt 8. Steven 9. Clough 10. Lineker 11. Sinton 12. Palmer 13. Martyn 14. Dorigo 15. Webb 16. Merson 17. Smith 18. Daley 19. Batty 20. Shearer

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England – 1998 FIFA World Cup

1. Seaman 2. Campbell 3. Le Saux 4. Ince 5. Adams 6. Southgate 7. Beckham 8. Batty 9. Shearer (c) 10. Sheringham 11. McManaman 12. Neville 13. Martyn 14. Anderton 15. Merson 16. Scholes 17. Lee 18. Keown 19. L. Ferdinand 20. Owen 21. R. Ferdinand 22. Flowers

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