Paul Raynor (Chester City footballer)


Paul Raynor (Chester City footballer)

:"For the former Swansea City F.C. midfielder, see Paul Raynor"Football player infobox
playername = Paul Raynor


fullname = Paul Edward Raynor
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dateofbirth = birth date and age|1957|9|3
cityofbirth = Chester
countryofbirth = England
currentclub = Retired
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position = Full Back
youthyears = 1973–1975
youthclubs = Chester City
years = 1975–1982
1982–1983
1983
clubs = Chester City
Oswestry Town
Chester City
caps(goals) = 197 0 (9)
3 0 0 (0)
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Paul Raynor (born 3 September 1957, Chester) was a professional footballer who played as a full back. He spent his entire professional career with hometown club Chester City, where he made 200 Football League appearances in two spells.

Playing career

Raynor was a product of Chester’s youth set-up, signing professional forms in September 1975. Earlier in the year he had made his first-team debut for the club in a Welsh Cup tie against Oswestry Town, with his second appearance also coming in the same competition against Cardiff City in April 1976 [cite book | author=Chas Sumner | title=On the Borderline: The Official History of Chester City 1885-1997 | year=1997| pages= stats section |id=ISBN 1-874427-52-6] .

His Football League debut arrived in a 2–1 win at Crystal Palace on 4 September 1976, one of 17 league appearances he made during the 1976–77 season. The following campaign, saw him become a regular by making 34 league appearances, a figure that rose to 37 in each of the next two campaigns. He scored his first goal away to Chesterfield in November 1978, the only one of his 10 first-team strikes (nine in the league) for the club that did not come from the penalty spot [cite book | author=Chas Sumner | title=On the Borderline: The Official History of Chester City 1885-1997 | year=1997| pages= stats section |id=ISBN 1-874427-52-6] . He remained a regular before leaving the club after relegation to Division Four in 1982, with the majority of his appearances having been in the number two shirt [cite book | author=Chas Sumner | title=On the Borderline: The Official History of Chester City 1885-1997 | year=1997| pages= stats section |id=ISBN 1-874427-52-6] .

Raynor played for non-league side Oswestry Town He was with them for only a couple of months in 1982 then joined Swindon town in 1983 for a spell then in 1984 he rejoined Chester on non-contract terms [cite book | author=Chas Sumner | title=On the Borderline: The Official History of Chester City 1885-1997 | year=1997| pages= p.99 |id=ISBN 1-874427-52-6] ahead of the 1983–84 season. He played three league matches and a Milk Cup tie at the start of the season but did not play again. He then Joined the Cheshire Constabulary where he remains to this date!! [ [Paul Raynor himself]

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