16 December 2006

Paul Ramsey

Name: Paul Christopher Ramsey
Born: 13 September 1962, Londonderry
Height: 5.10 ft
Weight: 12.00 st
Position: Defender/Midfielder
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Representative Honours: 14 Full Caps (1983-1989), 4 Schoolboy Caps.
Club Honours: (with Leicester) Football League Division Two Third (promoted) 1982/83; (with Cardiff) Football League Division Three Champion 1992/93; Welsh Cup Winner 1991/92, 1992/93.
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Club Career:
Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Europe
Others
Derry Athletic Boys’ Club
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Youth
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Leicester C.
80/81-90/91
Apr-80
Youth
278(12)/13
9(1)/1
19(0)/1
-
2(0)/0
Cardiff C.
91/92-92/93
Aug-91
£100,000
69 (0)/ 7
3(0)/0
2(0)/0
2(0)/0
5(0)/1
St Johnstone
93/94-94/95
c/s-93
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31 (2)/ 0
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-
-
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Cardiff C.
94/95
Nov-94
Loan
11 (0)/ 0
1(0)/0
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-
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Barry T.
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-
-
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(League of Wales)
Cliftonville
95/96
Aug-95
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0 (0)/ 0
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1(0)/0
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Telford U.
95/96
Aug-95
-
3 (0)/ 0
(Football Conference)
Torquay U.
95/96
Dec-95
Free
18 (0)/ 0
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Merthyr Tydfil
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-
-
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(Southern League)
TPV
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-
-
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(Finland)
Rothwell T.
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-
-
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(Southern League)
Gratntham T.
97/98
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11 (1)/ 1
(Southern League)
King’s Lynn
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-
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(Southern League)
TOTALS
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421(15)/21
13(1)/1
21(0)/1
2(0)/0
7(0)/1

Biography:
Paul Ramsey rose through the ranks at Leicester City, establishing himself as right-back in their 1983 promotion winning team. He was a regular, either in midfield or defence, for the Foxes for most of the 1980s. Although he captained the side for a few seasons, he was occasionally ruled out by injuries or bouts of poor form.

During the 1990/91 season Ramsey lost his regular spot in the Leicester side and with another change of manager that summer he was allowed to leave Filbert Street. He joined Cardiff City, and captained them to the Division Three title in 1993 as well as consecutive Welsh Cup titles. He spent an unsettled two seasons with St Johnstone, but was all-too-happy to return to Wales as soon as the opportunity arose.

Ramsey's international career was perhaps most blighted by his versatility and he could never convince Billy Bingham that he was a worthy regular in either midfield or defence. An early highlight of his 14 cap international career came against West Germany as his shot led to Norman Whiteside's goal in a famous 1-0 win in Hamburg. He also played his part in winning the 1984 British Championships and in qualifying for the 1986 World Cup, but he was an unused squad member in Mexico. Thereafter he earned just five more caps as Bingham looked elsewhere for the players to reproduce the glories of the early-80s.
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Northern Ireland Cap Details:
21-09-1983 Austria..... H W 3-1 ECQ
16-11-1983 West Germany A W 1-0 ECQ
13-12-1983 Scotland.... H W 2-0 BC
16-10-1984 Israel...... H W 3-0 FR
27-02-1985 England..... H L 0-1 WCQ
27-03-1985 Spain....... A D 0-0 FR
01-05-1985 Turkey...... H W 2-0 WCQ
11-09-1985 Turkey...... A D 0-0 WCQ
23-04-1986 Morocco..... H W 2-1 FR
18-02-1987 Israel...... A D 1-1 FR
01-04-1987 England..... H L 0-2 ECQ
29-04-1987 Yugoslavia.. H L 1-2 ECQ sub
14-10-1987 Yugoslavia.. A L 0-3 ECQ
08-02-1989 Spain....... H L 0-2 WCQ
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Summary: 13(1)/0. Won 6, Drew 3, Lost 5.

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