7 April 2007

Joshua "Paddy" Sloan

The first Irishman to play in Serie A, Paddy Sloan's career could be characterised as that of a footballing pioneer...

Name: Joshua Walter Sloan
Born: 30 April 1920, Lurgan
Died: 1993
Position: Right-Half/Inside-Right

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1947), 2 Victory International Caps / 1 Goal (1945-1946); Eire: 2 Full Caps / 1 Goal (1946).

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
War-Time
Other
Glenavon
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Manchester United
37/38
Sep-37
-
0/ 0
-
-
-
Tranmere Rovers
39/40-45/46
May-39
-
3/ 2
-
19/13
-
New Brighton
40/41
-
Guest
-
-
1/ 0
-
Millwall
42/43
-
Guest
-
-
1/ 0
-
Manchester United
43/44-44/45
-
Guest
-
-
3/ 1
-
Fulham
44/45
-
Guest
-
-
11/ 6
-
Brentford
45/46
-
Guest
-
-
6/ 4
-
Bath City
-
-
Guest
-
-
-
-
Arsenal
46/47-47/48
May-46
-
33/ 1
3/0
-
-
Sheffield United
47/48
Feb-48
-
12/ 2
-
-
-
Brescia
48/49
Jul-48
-
-
(Italy)
AC Milan
48/49
Oct-48
-
/ 9
(Italy)
Torino
49/50
Aug-49
-
-
(Italy)
Udinese
50/51
Aug-50
-
-
(Italy)
Brescia
51/52
-
-
-
(Italy)
Norwich City
51/52
Dec-51
£4,000
6/ 0
-
-
-
Peterborough Utd
-
-
-
-
(Midland League)
Rabat
54/55
Jul-54
-
-
(Malta)
Hastings United
55/56
Sep-55
-
-
(Southern League)
Lockheed Lemington
55/56
Mar-56
-
-
(Birmingham & District League)
Bath City
-
Aug-56
-
-
(Southern League)
TOTALS
-
£4,000
54/14
3/0
41/24
0/0

Coaching Career:
Rabat player-coach 1954
Hastings United player-coach 1955
Lockheed Leamington player-manager 1956
Bath City player-coach 1956
South Melbourne Hellas (Victorian State League - Australia) 1964
Juventus (Victorian State League - Australia) 1965

Biography:
One of just a handful of "Northern" born players to win caps from the FAI, Joshua "Paddy" Sloan was not just a versatile player, but also one of the most controversial characters of his era in football.

To follow.

Wikipedia Article
Tranmere Rovers Article

Ireland Cap Details: (at right-half)
16-04-1947 Wales... H W 2-1 BC#

Summary: 1/0. Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 0.

Ireland Victory International Cap Details: (all at inside-right)
15-09-1945 England. H L 0-1 VI
13-04-1946 Wales... A w 1-0 VI 1 Goal

Summary: 2/1. Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 1.

Eire Cap Details: (all at inside-right)
16-06-1946 Portugal A L 0-3 FR
23-06-1946 Spain... A W 1-0 FR 1 Goal

Summary: 2/1. Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 1.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

My uncle!

Colin Sloan

Anonymous said...

My grandfather!

Sarah Sloan

carlo sabidussi said...

Coached me as a junior. my dad played for udinese

carlo sabidussi said...

Paddy coached me as ajunior , great man my dad played for udinese

Anonymous said...

Sarah, please forward your contact details,my sister Sharon will be in Melbourne in December and is hunting down relatives. Fond memories of Walter and Barbera who visited me in Ireland.

Your cous,

Colin Sloan

Anonymous said...

Sori my email colin.sloan@hotmail.co.uk

Davey Sloan said...

No Relation!

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