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Paul Carlyle

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Full namePaul Carlyle
Place of birthDerry, Northern Ireland
Playing positionWinger (retired)

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Paul Carlyle (born 1967 in Derry) is a former Northern Irish footballer.

Carlyle, nicknamed 'Storky', played for Derry City FC in the League of Ireland and was an important member of their historic treble-winning squad in the 1988-89 season. In June 1989 after a trial at Liverpool F.C. he represented the League of Ireland in a quadrangular international tournament in Trinidad & Tobago .

He scored what is remembered as a great goal on a momentous European Cup occasion in the Brandywell against Benfica when he drilled a shot past the keeper into the roof of the net .

He signed for Shamrock Rovers in August 1987 and made his debut on the 23rd at Longford. In total he made twenty total appearances including two in the European Cup.

Made his League of Ireland debut for Derry at Cobh Ramblers on the 19th of October 1986 after moving from Coleraine F.C..

His older brother Hilary played for Finn Harps, Dundalk F.C. (where he scored in the European Cup) and in the North American Soccer League.


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