Paul Brayson

Date of birth16 September 1977
Place of birthNewcastle
NationalityEnglish
Weight68 kg
Height1.63 m
PositionForward

The diminutive striker carved out a fine reputation at junior and reserve level but, after only two senior appearances, Paul sought to further his career away from Tyneside.

Having failed to score a senior goal in his previous two seasons at Reading, Paul proved to be something of a revelation at Cardiff City in 2000-01, netting 15 goals from just 25 starts.

He earned his place in the Bluebirds' line-up despite facing stiff competition and he showed himself to be a clever striker with an excellent eye for goal.

The former Newcastle United striker joined newly-promoted Cheltenham Town on a two-year contract in July 2002 but was made available for transfer in May 2003.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Newcastle United 01 Aug 1995 26 Mar 1998
Swansea City 30 Jan 1997 31 Mar 1997 L
Reading 26 Mar 1998 04 Jul 2000
Cardiff City 16 Mar 2000 08 May 2000 L
Cardiff City 04 Jul 2000 30 Jun 2002
Cheltenham Town 25 Jul 2002 30 Jun 2004
York City 19 Jul 2004 31 Jul 2004 T
Northwich Victoria 13 Aug 2004 30 Jun 2007
York City 01 Jul 2007 30 Jan 2008

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1995-96 Newcastle United League Cup 1
1997-98 Newcastle United League Cup
1
2000-01 Cardiff City FA Cup
3
2000-01 Cardiff City LDV Vans Trophy 1
2000-01 Cardiff City League Cup 1
2000-01 Cardiff City League Division 3 25
15
15
2
2001-02 Cardiff City FA Cup 3
1
1
2001-02 Cardiff City League Cup 1
2001-02 Cardiff City League Division 2 16
19
3
1
2002-03 Cheltenham Town FA Cup 2
1
1
2002-03 Cheltenham Town LDV Vans Trophy 2
2
2002-03 Cheltenham Town League Division 2 14
6
1
2003-04 Cheltenham Town FA Cup 1
1
2003-04 Cheltenham Town League Cup
1
2003-04 Cheltenham Town League Division 3 20
11
7
2005-06 Northwich Victoria FA Cup 4
4
1
2006-07 Northwich Victoria FA Cup 1
2007-08 York City FA Cup 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
04 Oct 1995 Newcastle United v Bristol City W 3-1
Agg: 8-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
15 Oct 1997 Newcastle United v Hull City W 2-0 League Cup 3rd round


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1995-96 England UEFA Under-18
1
1995-96 England Under-18
1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
16 Nov 1995 England v Latvia W 2-0 UEFA U18 Group 13
28 Feb 1996 France v England D 1-1 U18


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.