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Paul Mariner

Ipswich Town FC, Arsenal FC

35 caps, 13 goals

P 35 W 23 D 5 L 7 F 63: A 26
*(actual F 57: A 23)
73% successful

1977-85

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
2769

Profile

Full name Paul Mariner (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 22 May 1953 in Farnworth, Lancashire [registered in Farnworth, June 1953].
Married to Alison Roscoe [registered in Plymouth, March 1976]. Divorced 1989.
Height/Weight 6' 0", 12st. 2lbs [1981].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Ancestry.com

Club Career

Club(s) Played his early football with Chorley St. Gregory's FC and Chorley FC, before Plymouth Argyle FC signed him May 1973 for £5,000 and scored 56 goals in 135 league appearances. Ipswich Town FC then paid £130,000 plus two players for Mariner in October 1976.  After 96 goals in 260 league outings, Arsenal FC signed him in February 1984 for £150,000, where he scored fourteen goals in sixty league appearances.  Portsmouth FC from late 1986 until his retirement in May 1988. After a year out with Colchester United FC, Mariner returned to playing football with the Albany Capitals, of the ASL, and then the APSL, between 1989 and 1992. (Brief time with Maltese side Naxxar Lions in 1990-91). He left in 1992 for a brief period with San Francisco Bay Blackhawks.
Club honours Football League Division Three runners-up 1974-75; FA Cup winners 1977-78; UEFA Cup winners 1980-81; Football League runners-up 1980-81, 1981-82;
Individual honours Plymouth Argyle FC Player of the Year 1974-75, 1975-76; FA Cup Final Man of the Match 1977-78; PFA Division One Team of the Year 1980-81; Ipswich Town FC Player of the Year 1982-83;
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Management Career

Club(s) After retiring from playing, Colchester United FC employed Mariner as their Commercial Manager from July 1988 for a year. Mariner left for the United States in 1989 to coach the Albany Capitals of the APSL, followed by a stint with the league's San Francisco Bay Blackhawks. Before joining the New England Revolution Revolution, Mariner was an assistant at Harvard University in 2003. Mariner has also served as Technical Director for the FC Greater Boston Bolts, one of the top youth soccer clubs in the U.S.. On 10 December 2009, he returned to England to become head coach at former club Plymouth Argyle FC, he left the post a year later. He has returned across the Atlantic to join Toronto FC on 6 January 2011, first as a Player Development Officer, and then as their Head Coach.
Club honours MLS Cup runners-up 2005, 2006, 2007; US Open Cup winners 2007; SuperLiga winners 2008;

England Career

Player number 928th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 508, 30 March 1977, England 5 Luxembourg 0, a World Cup qualification match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, substitute (ht), aged 23 years 312 days.
Last match No. 598, 1 May 1985, Romania 0 England 0, a World Cup qualification match at Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti, substituted (83), aged 31 years 344 days.
Major tournaments European Championship Finals 1980; World Cup Finals 1982;
British Championships 1976-77, 1977-78, 1979-80, 1981-82, 1982-83;
Team honours British Championships winners 1977-78, 1981-82, 1982-83;
Individual honours England B (eight appearances)
Distinctions Only scored in five consecutive England matches, not six. The goal against Czechoslovakia in the 1982 World Cup Finals was clearly a Jozef Barmoš own goal.

Beyond England

Took up various coaching roles in North America and Canada.

 

Paul Mariner - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
41+ 35 29 30 5 8 2769 13 213 min 9 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Paul Mariner - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 11 7 1 3 20 8 +12 1 5 1.818 0.727 68.2 +4
Away 19 12 3 4 35 16 +19 3 9 1.842 0.842 71.1 +8
Neutral 5 4 1 0 8 2 +6 1 3 1.60 0.40 90.0 +4
All 35 23 5 7 63 26 +37 5 17 1.80 0.743 72.9 +16

 

Paul Mariner - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 31 20 4 7 53 24 +29 4 15 1.71 0.774 71.0 +13
Red 4 3 1 0 10 2 +8 1 2 2.50 0.50 0.875 +3
All 35 23 5 7 63 26 +37 5 17 1.80 0.743 72.9 +16

 

Paul Mariner - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

9 6 1 2 19 6 +13 1 5 2.111 0.667 72.2 +4
WCF 5 3 2 0 6 1 +5 2 4 1.20 0.20 80.0 +3
World Cup 14 9 3 2 25 7 +18 3 9 1.786 0.50 75.0 +7

ECP

5 3 1 1 12 3 +9 1 3 2.40 0.60 70.0 +2
ECF 2 1 0 1 2 2 =0 1 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
European Championship 7 4 1 2 14 5 +9 2 3 2.00 0.714 64.3 +2
British Championship 8 6 1 1 13 8 +5 0 3 1.625 1.00 81.3 +5
Friendly 6 4 0 2 11 6 +5 0 2 1.833 1.00 66.7 +2
All 35 23 5 7 63 26 +37 5 17 1.80 0.743 72.9 +16

 

Paul Mariner - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1976-78 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7 0 2 3.50 0.00 100.0 +2
WCP 1980-82 6 4 0 2 12 6 +6 0 2 2.00 1.00 66.7 +2
WCP 1984-86 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All 9 6 1 2 19 6 +13 1 5 2.111 0.667 72.2 +4
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1982 5 3 2 0 6 1 +5 2 4 1.20 0.20 80.0 +3
All 5 3 2 0 6 1 +5 2 4 1.20 0.20 80.0 +3
World Cup Preliminary and Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1976-78 2 2 0 0 7 0 +7 0 2 3.50 0.00 100.0 +2
WC 1980-82 11 7 2 2 18 7 +11 2 6 1.636 0.636 72.7 +5
WC 1984-86 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All 14 9 3 2 25 7 +18 3 9 1.786 0.50 75.0 +7
European Championship Preliminary Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1982-84 5 3 1 1 12 3 +9 1 3 2.40 0.60 70.0 +2
All 5 3 1 1 12 3 +9 1 3 2.40 0.60 70.0 +2
European Championship Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 1980 2 1 0 1 2 2 =0 1 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 2 1 0 1 2 2 =0 1 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
European Championship Preliminary and Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1978-80 2 1 0 1 2 2 =0 1 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
EC 1982-84 5 3 1 1 12 3 +9 1 3 2.40 0.60 70.0 +2
All 7 4 1 2 14 5 +9 2 3 2.00 0.714 64.3 +2
British Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1976-77 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1977-78 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 100.0 +2
BC 1979-80 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1 0 1 1.333 1.667 50.0 =0
BC 1981-82 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1982-83 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 8 6 1 1 13 8 +5 0 3 1.625 1.00 81.3 +5
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 14 9 3 2 25 7 +18 3 9 1.786 0.50 75.0 +7
EC 7 4 1 2 14 5 +9 2 3 2.00 0.714 64.3 +2
BC 8 6 1 1 13 8 +5 0 3 1.625 1.00 81.3 +5
All 29 19 5 5 52 20 +32 5 15 1.793 0.69 74.1 +14

 

Paul Mariner - Match History
 Club: Ipswich Town F.C. - 33 full caps

Coach: Ron Greenwood - 26 full capsx

Age 23
1 508 30 March 1977 - England 5 Luxembourg 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW sub ht 16
1-0 when substituting
Age 24
2 509 28 May 1977 - Northern Ireland 1 England 2, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AW Start 9
- 510 31 May 1977 - England 0 Wales 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HL squad/sub -
- 511 4 June 1977 - England 1 Scotland 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HL squad/sub -
3 516 12 October 1977 - Luxembourg 0 England 2, Stade Municipal, Stad Lëtzebuerg WCP AW Start 90 9
1 b 21 February 1978 - West Germany B 1 England B 2, Augsburg Fr AW Start 8
4 520 13 May 1978 - Wales 1 England 3, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AW Start 9
- 521 16 May 1978 - England 1 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW squad/sub -
5 522 20 May 1978 - Scotland 0 England 1, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AW Start 9
Age 25
- 523 24 May 1978 - England 4 Hungary 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW squad/sub -
2 b 30 May 1978 - Malaysia 1 England B 1, Merdeka Stadium, Kuala Lumpur Fr AD Start 9
3 b 7 June 1978 - New Zealand 0 England B 4, Christchurch Fr AW sub ?
4 b 14 June 1978 - New Zealand 0 England B 4, Auckland Fr AW Start 9
5 b 18 June 1978 - Singapore 0 England B 8, National Stadium, Singapore City Fr AW Start 9
Age 26
6 b 26 March 1980 - England B 1 Spain B 0, Roker Park, Roker, Sunderland Fr HW Start 9
- 539 13 May 1980 - England 3 Argentina 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW squad/sub -
6 540 17 May 1980 - Wales 4 England 1, Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham BC AL Start 15 9
7 541 20 May 1980 - England 1 Northern Ireland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HD sub 70 x
0-0 when substituting
Age 27
8 542 24 May 1980 - Scotland 0 England 2, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow BC AW Start off 70 9
0-1 when substituted
9 543 31 May 1980 - Australia 1 England 2, Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney Fr AW Start 24 9
- 544 12 June 1980 - Belgium 1 England 1, Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torin ECF ND squad/sub 20
10 545 15 June 1980 - England 0 Italy 1, Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torin AL sub 75
0-0 when subbing
11 546 18 June 1980 - Spain 1 England 2, Stadio San Paolo, Napoli NW sub 76
1-2 when subbing
12 547 10 September 1980 - England 4 Norway 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW Start 87 9
13 549 19 November 1980 - England 2 Switzerland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW Start 33 9
14 550 25 March 1981 - England 1 Spain 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL Start 9
Age 28
15 555 30 May 1981 - Switzerland 2 England 1, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel WCP AL Start 9
16 556 6 June 1981 - Hungary 1 England 3, Népstadion, Budapest AW Start 9
17 557 9 September 1981 - Norway 2 England 1, Ullevål Stadion, Ullevål, Oslo WCP AL Start off 75 9
2-1 when substituted
18 558 18 November 1981 - England 1 Hungary 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW Start 16 9
Age 29
19 561 25 May 1982 - England 2 Netherlands 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 53 off 82 9
2-0 when substituted
20 562 29 May 1982 - Scotland 0 England 1, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow BC AW Start 13 off ht 9
0-1 when substituted
21 564 3 June 1982 - Finland 1 England 4, Olympiastadion, Helsinki Fr AW Start 13, 62 9
22 565 16 June 1982 - England 3 France 1, Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao WCF NW Start 83 11
23 566 20 June 1982 - England 2 Czechoslovakia 0, Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao NW Start
24 567 25 June 1982 - England 1 Kuwait 0, Estadio San Mamés, Bilbao NW Start
25 568 29 June 1982 - West Germany 0 England 0, El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Chamartín, Madrid ND Start
26 569 5 July 1982 - Spain 0 England 0, El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Chamartín, Madrid AD Start
 

Coach: Bobby Robson - 9 full capsx

Age 83
27 570 22 September 1982 - Denmark 2 England 2, Idrætsparken, København ECP AD Start 9
28 571 13 October 1982 - England 1 West Germany 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL Start off 80 9
0-1 when substituted
29 572 17 November 1982 - Greece 0 England 3, Kaftatzoglio Stadio, Thessalonica ECP AW Start 9
30 574 23 February 1983 - England 2 Wales 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London BC HW Start 9
Age 30
31 582 21 September 1983 - England 0 Denmark 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HL Start 9
32 583 12 October 1983 - Hungary 0 England 3, Népstadion, Budapest ECP AW Start 40 9
33 584 16 November 1983 - Luxembourg 0 England 4, Stade Municipal, Stad Létzebuerg ECP AW Start 39 9
 Club: Arsenal F.C. - 2 full caps  
Age 31
34 593 12 September 1984 - England 1 GDR 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start off 80 9
0-0 when substituted
35 598 1 May 1985 - Romania 0 England 0, Stadionul 23 August, Bucureşti WCP AD Start off 83 9
0-0 when substituted

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