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Paul RIDEOUT

Rideout was signed on apprentice forms days after he had bagged a hat-trick for England schoolboys in 1980. Just months later, he broke into the Town's first team, becoming the youngest ever player to play for the Town - scoring in a 3-1 win over Hull City on 29th November, at the grand old age of 16 years and 107 days. He scored a total of four goals that season, from twelve appearances.

The following year, Rideout bagged another fourteen goals - the highlight of an otherwise miserable season, as the Town entered Division Four for the first time. As he started to attract interest from bigger clubs, Paul netted twenty goals in 1982/1983, finishing as the club's top scorer for the second season running.

At the end of the season, Aston Villa came in for his signature, and Rideout signed for 250,000, then a club record. He made just over fifty appearances for Villa, before being transferred to Italian club Bari for 1.5 million. When he decided to return to England, rumours were rife that Town manager Lou Macari tried to sign him, but the talks fell through.

Rideout did eventually return to Swindon again - though this time for a short loan spell in 1991. He went on to score the winning goal for Everton in the 1995 Cup Final.

PLAYING RECORD:

Season LEAGUE FA CUP LEAGUE CUP OTHER TOTAL
Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls
'90/'91 9 1 - - - - - - 9 1
'82/'83 44 20 5 1 2 2 - - 51 23
'81/'82 34 (+1) 14 2 - 1 - - - 37 (+1) 14
'80/'81 12 (+4) 4 - - - - - - 12 (+4) 4
TOTAL 99 (+5) 39 7 1 3 2 - - 109 (+5) 42


TRANSFER INFORMATION:

DATE IN/OUT TRANSFER DETAIL
9 JUN 1980 IN (signed youth contract)
14 AUG 1981 IN (signed professional contract)
MAY 1983 OUT Aston Villa
250,000
(initial fee of 175,000 plus 75,000 based on first team and England under-21 appearances)
28 MAR 1991 IN Southampton
(loan)
12 MAY 1991 OUT Southampton
(loan return)


full name

Paul David Rideout


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date of birth
14 August 1964


           
             
             
             
             
             

usual positions
centre forward

youth career
SWINDON TOWN

senior career
SWINDON TOWN
Aston Villa
Bari 
Southampton
SWINDON TOWN (loan)
Notts County
Rangers 
Everton
Qianwei Huandao 
Kansas City Wizards 
Chongqing Huandao 
Shenzhen Jianlibao 
Tranmere Rovers

Sporting Kansas City 
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Sereno SC 
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