Date of birth 23 January 1961 (age 55)
Place of birth Wolverhampton, England
Playing position Midfielder
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1981 Walsall 70 (9)
Ian Paul (born 23 January 1961) is an English former professional footballer who played for Walsall.
Again if Ian or anyone else can submit information on his career, I will be pleased to give them a mention when i update the blog. Did he retire with injury? I cannot find where he went from Walsall!
Today 1st February I received this message from a friend of Ian’s and have added it as is (not edited).
Hiya Mike I played football with Ian following his exit from the professional game due to suffering from cancer of the stomach. I myself played at a professional level and Ian is probably the most gifted footballer I have ever played with. Ian is currently working as senior kit manager at Aston Villa FC where he worked as Assistant to his Late father Jim. Ian continued to play football at the highest non league level for many years following his treatment, winning titles on Saturdays and playing in National competitions on Sundays and is still widely regarded as one of the finest non league players of his generation.