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Paul Raynor

Personal information
Full namePaul James Raynor
Date of birth29 April 1966(age 50)
Place of birthNottingham, England
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubCrawley Town (assistant manager)

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Paul James Raynor (born 29 April 1966 in Nottingham) is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

He played in the Football League for Nottingham Forest, Bristol Rovers,

Huddersfield Town,

Swansea City, Wrexham,

Cambridge United,

Preston North End (where he briefly played alongside a young David Beckham), and

Leyton Orient.

He has also played a year in the Chinese Jia-A League for Guangdong Hongyuan.

After leaving Leyton Orient, Raynor moved into non-league football with clubs including Kettering Town, Ilkeston Town, Boston United,

King's Lynn, Hednesford Town, where he spent a few months as player-manager,

Gainsborough Trinity,

Ossett Albion, and then King's Lynn again, to be released at the end of the 2002 03 season, only to rejoin for the next.

Raynor has coached at clubs Sheffield United and Boston United, where he was assistant manager for a time to Steve Evans. In May 2007 Evans and Raynor left Boston to take over as manager and assistant at Crawley Town, where he occasionally appeared as a player in the Conference.

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