Paul Okon

Date of birth05 April 1972
Place of birthSydney
NationalityAustralian
Weight75 kg
Height1.80 m
PositionMidfielder

Having joined Middlesbrough during the summer of 2000, Paul did well in his first couple of games before suffering a broken foot in the third game of the season.

He therefore missed the chance of representing his country in the Olympic Games and indeed it was not until December that he returned to first-team action.

A regular in the side thereafter, he helped in Boro's revival to escape relegation in the second half of the campaign.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Marconi Fairfield 01 Jul 1989 01 Jul 1991
Club Brugge 01 Jul 1991 01 Jul 1996
Lazio 01 Jul 1996 01 Jul 1999
Fiorentina 01 Jul 1999 04 Aug 2000
Middlesbrough 04 Aug 2000 10 Jan 2002
Watford 10 Jan 2002 30 Jun 2002
Leeds United 13 Aug 2002 29 Aug 2003
Vicenza 29 Aug 2003 31 Jan 2004
KV Oostende 31 Jan 2004

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Middlesbrough FA Cup 2
2000-01 Middlesbrough Premier League 23
1
6
2001-02 Middlesbrough Premier League 1
3
2001-02 Watford League Division 1 14
1
4
2002-03 Leeds United FA Cup 5
2002-03 Leeds United Premier League 15
4
2002-03 Leeds United UEFA 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
19 Aug 2000 Coventry City v Middlesbrough W 1-3 Premier League
22 Aug 2000 Middlesbrough v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 Premier League
26 Aug 2000 Middlesbrough v Leeds United L 1-2 Premier League
16 Dec 2000 Middlesbrough v Chelsea W 1-0 Premier League
23 Dec 2000 Tottenham Hotspur v Middlesbrough D 0-0 Premier League
26 Dec 2000 Middlesbrough v Liverpool W 1-0 Premier League
30 Dec 2000 Middlesbrough v Coventry City D 1-1 Premier League
01 Jan 2001 Leeds United v Middlesbrough D 1-1 Premier League
08 Jan 2001 Bradford City v Middlesbrough W 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2001 Middlesbrough v Derby County W 4-0 Premier League
20 Jan 2001 Liverpool v Middlesbrough D 0-0 Premier League
31 Jan 2001 Everton v Middlesbrough D 2-2 Premier League
03 Feb 2001 Middlesbrough v Manchester City D 1-1 Premier League
06 Feb 2001 Middlesbrough v Wimbledon D 0-0 FA Cup 4th round
10 Feb 2001 Aston Villa v Middlesbrough D 1-1 Premier League
24 Feb 2001 Middlesbrough v Southampton L 0-1 Premier League
03 Mar 2001 Middlesbrough v Charlton Athletic D 0-0 Premier League
17 Mar 2001 Newcastle United v Middlesbrough W 1-2 Premier League
31 Mar 2001 Chelsea v Middlesbrough L 2-1 Premier League
09 Apr 2001 Middlesbrough v Sunderland D 0-0 Premier League
14 Apr 2001 Arsenal v Middlesbrough W 0-3 Premier League
16 Apr 2001 Middlesbrough v Ipswich Town L 1-2 Premier League
21 Apr 2001 Leicester City v Middlesbrough W 0-3 Premier League
28 Apr 2001 Middlesbrough v Manchester United L 0-2 Premier League
05 May 2001 Bradford City v Middlesbrough D 1-1 Premier League
19 May 2001 Middlesbrough v West Ham United W 2-1 Premier League
21 Aug 2001 Bolton Wanderers v Middlesbrough L 1-0 Premier League
25 Aug 2001 Everton v Middlesbrough L 2-0 Premier League
29 Sep 2001 Middlesbrough v Southampton L 1-3 Premier League
26 Dec 2001 Newcastle United v Middlesbrough L 3-0 Premier League


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
1990-91 Australia International Friendly
1
1990-91 Australia Olympics 1
1
1990-91 Australia World Youth Cup 6
1
1991-92 Australia Olympics 2
1991-92 Australia Under-21 1
1992-93 Australia Olympics 5
1993-94 Australia FIFA World Cup 1
1993-94 Australia Nelson Mandela Friendship Tournament 1
1994-95 Australia International Friendly 1
1996-97 Australia International Friendly 1
1998-99 Australia International Friendly 1
1999-00 Australia Copa Valparaiso 2
1
1999-00 Australia International Friendly 6
1
1999-00 Australia Oceania Nations Cup 4
2000-01 Australia FIFA Confederations Cup 4
1
2000-01 Australia FIFA World Cup 1
1
1
2000-01 Australia International Friendly 1
2001-02 Australia FIFA World Cup 2
2001-02 Australia International Friendly 1
2002-03 Australia International Friendly 1
2003-04 Australia International Friendly 2


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
04 Feb 1991 Australia v Czechoslovakia L 0-2 International Friendly
22 May 1991 Australia v New Zealand W 2-0 Olympics Oceania
15 Jun 1991 Trinidad and Tobago v Australia W 0-2 World Youth Cup Group C
18 Jun 1991 Australia v USSR W 1-0 World Youth Cup Group C
20 Jun 1991 Australia v Egypt W 1-0 World Youth Cup Group C
23 Jun 1991 Australia v Syria W 1-1 (5-4) World Youth Cup Quarter-final
26 Jun 1991 Portugal v Australia L 1-0 World Youth Cup Semi-final
29 Jun 1991 Australia v USSR L 1-1 (4-5) World Youth Cup
16 May 1992 Australia v Netherlands D 1-1 Olympics Play-off
17 May 1992 Australia v Netherlands D 1-1 U21
24 May 1992 Netherlands v Australia D 2-2 Olympics Play-off
26 Jul 1992 Ghana v Australia L 3-1 Olympics 1st round group C
30 Jul 1992 Denmark v Australia W 0-3 Olympics 1st round group C
02 Aug 1992 Sweden v Australia W 1-2 Olympics Quarter-final
05 Aug 1992 Poland v Australia L 6-1 Olympics Semi-final
07 Aug 1992 Ghana v Australia L 1-0 Olympics 3rd place
31 Jul 1993 Canada v Australia L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Play-off
08 Jun 1994 Australia v South Africa W 1-0 NELSON MANDELA FRIENDSHIP TOUN
18 Jun 1995 Australia v Ghana W 2-1 International Friendly
09 Oct 1996 Saudi Arabia v Australia D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 1999 Australia v FIFA XI W 3-2 International Friendly
14 Nov 1999 Australia v Brazil L 0-2 A v OT
17 Nov 1999 Australia v Brazil D 2-2 A v OT
09 Feb 2000 Chile v Australia L 2-1 Copa Valparaiso
12 Feb 2000 Australia v Slovakia D 0-0 Copa Valparaiso
23 Feb 2000 Hungary v Australia W 0-3 International Friendly
29 Mar 2000 Czech Republic v Australia L 3-1 International Friendly
09 Jun 2000 Australia v Paraguay D 0-0 International Friendly
15 Jun 2000 Australia v Paraguay W 2-1 International Friendly
19 Jun 2000 Australia v Cook Islands W 17-0 OCEANIA NATIONS CUP Group 1
23 Jun 2000 Australia v Solomon Islands W 6-0 OCEANIA NATIONS CUP Semi-final
25 Jun 2000 Vanuatu v Australia W 0-1 Oceania Nations Cup Semi-final
28 Jun 2000 Australia v New Zealand W 2-0 OCEANIA NATIONS CUP Final
15 Nov 2000 Scotland v Australia W 0-2 International Friendly
30 May 2001 Mexico v Australia W 0-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
01 Jun 2001 Australia v France W 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
03 Jun 2001 Korea Republic v Australia L 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
07 Jun 2001 Japan v Australia L 1-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
20 Jun 2001 New Zealand v Australia W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Oceania play-off
24 Jun 2001 Australia v New Zealand W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Oceania play-off
11 Nov 2001 Australia v France D 1-1 International Friendly
20 Nov 2001 Australia v Uruguay W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Oceania / SA play-off
25 Nov 2001 Uruguay v Australia L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Oceania / SA play-off
12 Feb 2003 England v Australia W 1-3 International Friendly
19 Aug 2003 Republic of Ireland v Australia L 2-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2003 Australia v Jamaica W 2-1 International Friendly


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