Eshelby, Paul

Birth Date

29th May 1970





Biographical Text

A member of Exeter City’s Fourth Division championship winning squad of 1990, Eshelby, following a short trial period, had been signed from Yorkshire side, Endcliffe United in December 1989.

Exeter Manager Terry Cooper admitted that he gave Eshelby a contract after seeing him play for just 10 minutes!

Up until then he had been playing locally on Saturday and Sunday’s, as well as having a trial with Scunthorpe United.

Studying at college, Eshelby had no thoughts of becoming a professional footballer and took a summer job at Minehead as a Lifeguard.

After playing regularly and scoring goals for the City reserve team, he was called up into the first team for his one and only outing of the promotion season when he appeared in the 1-1 draw at Wrexham in February 1990.

Never a regular first team player, Eshelby was released before the end of the following season and signed for Scarborough in March 1991 after a short trial period.

However, he only made 3 league outings for them and was again moved on at the end of the season.

Eshelby signed for Alfreton Town in the summer of 1991. He later played for Ilkeston Town (August 1997-June 2001), Northwich Victoria (June 2001 - but moved on without playing) Worksop Town whom he joined in July 2001, and Gainsborough Trinity.



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