Olsson, Paul

Birth Date

24th December 1965


Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire



Biographical Text

Arriving from Hull City in the mid-1980s, Paul Olsson made just over forty league appearances for Exeter City in a two-year stay before later appearing for Scarborough, Hartlepool and Darlington. Making around 170 appearances for Hartlepool, he played 338 Football League games in his career.

An apprentice with his home club Hull City, Paul signed a full contract in January 1984 but never had a league outing for the Tigers.

Following his former manager Colin Appleton to St James' Park, Paul arrived at Exeter City on a free transfer in March 1987 and made his debut in the 1-0 home win over Hereford United. Making another seven league appearances that season, Paul started thirty league games during the following season as well as making five substitute appearances and scoring twice against Newport and Swansea.

Paul subsequently signed for Scarborough in August 1988 before switching to Hartlepool United in December 1989 where he had 171 league outings (13 goals). He then spent two seasons with Darlington before playing for North Ferriby United and becoming a youth coach at Hull City.

Paul later coached and managed Scarborough Athletic.



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