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Paul Masefield

Personal information
Full namePaul Darren Masefield
Place of birthLichfield, England
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing positionRight back

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Paul Darren Masefield (born 21 October 1970 in Lichfield, Staffordshire) is an English former football right back and TV pundit who played professional football in England for a number of years before moving to Asia and playing in local Asian leagues.

Masefield started his career in the youth ranks alongside Alan Shearer at Southampton. However, he signed his first professional contract with Birmingham City and in spite of being with the club for four years (including a year with the first team), he never made a first team appearance. After brief spells with Cheltenham Town and Exeter City (on a non-contract basis), he then moved to Stockport County and Doncaster Rovers, for whom he played seven and nine matches respectively. He then played six games for Preston North End alongside future Everton manager David Moyes. He finished off his playing days with brief spells at Bromsgrove Rovers and Limerick, with the latter spell as a player-coach between September and November 1994.

He then moved to Hong Kong, where he played for the Sing Tao Sports Club, as well as for a Hong Kong league All-Star team and although he never represented the official Hong Kong national side, he did take on the likes of Sampdoria, Inter Milan and the Yugoslavian national side in unofficial matches. He finished off his career by playing professional football in Singapore with clubs such as Jurong F.C., Balestier Khalsa FC and Tanjong Pagar United FC.

Masefield owns a company that runs a coaching school for children, which attracts as many as 3000 subjects per year. He has coached Singapore Cricket Club in the second tier of Singaporean football, and is also a pundit on the ESPN Star Sports coverage of the English Premier League.

He currently lives in Singapore with his wife Stephanie and children.

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