Paul Munster (born 9 February 1982) is a professional association footballer who currently plays for Linfield. His soccer career, once thought over at age 19 due to a severely torn knee ligament, was revived playing in Canada and he went on to sign with Czech giants Slavia Praha.
A native of West Belfast, Munster signed with Slavia Prague on 19 November 2004 after a stellar 2004 (summer) season where he ran away with the Canadian Professional Soccer League's golden boot title, Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year.
After only 1 season with Slavia Prague where he appeared in 3 league matches and voted fans player of the month. He moved on to play for Orebro SK and Bunkeflo IF, both teams in the Swedish Allsvenskan.
Then back to the Czech Republic with SK Hradec Kralove.
There he was reunited with his former Assistant Coach at Slavia Praha, Ludek Klusacek (now assistant Coach of the Czech Republic National Team). Munster ended Top Scorer with an impressive 10 Goals - 4 Assists, in 11 Starts.
Paul signed for Belfast club Linfield on 29 August 2008 at the age of 26.
In his first season with Linfield the lethal striker scored an impressive 17 Goals - 2 Assists, in 20 Starts, including a vital 93rd minute winner against rivals league champions Glentoran FC at Windsor Park, which was broadcast Live round the world by Sky Sports.
Paul, Scored in each 3 Live Sky Sports games.
Recently voted Fans Player of the Year.
It has now become the norm, that every time Munster scores at Windsor Park they play indie rock band The Automatic's chart hit "Monster".
In January 2011 Linfield rejected an offer from Hellas Verona.
The offer was swiftly turned down by the Windsor Park club - even though they already know that the player will leave in the summer for nothing.
Paul Munster terminated his contract May 2011.
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