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Billy Paynter
Personal information
Full name William Paul Paynter
Date of birth 13 July 1984 (1984-07-13) (age 25)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club Swindon Town
Number 20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2006 Port Vale 144 (30)
2005–2006 Hull City (loan) 9 (3)
2006 Hull City 13 (0)
2006–2007 Southend United 9 (0)
2007 Bradford City (loan) 15 (4)
2007– Swindon Town 99 (28)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:34, 28 December 2009 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

William Paul "Billy" Paynter (born 13 July 1984) is a professional footballer who plays for Swindon Town. He is a striker




Port Vale

Born in Liverpool, Billy Paynter started his career at Port Vale, where he played for 6 years. Paynter's plays most regularly as a striker, but also made some appearances on the right of midfield for Port Vale. Manager Brian Horton gave Paynter his debut in May 2001. At only 16 years and 294 days old, this made him the youngest Vale player for 20 years, and his debut goal in September 2002 made him their youngest scorer for 24 years. He was voted as their Player of the Season in 2004–05.

Hull City

On 17 November 2005, Hull City manager Peter Taylor signed Billy Paynter on loan, then later negotiated a permanent transfer for an initial fee of £150,000 in the January transfer window. Team-mate Sam Collins also moved to Hull at the same time. Again, Paynter mainly played as a striker, but also made some appearances as a right midfielder.

Paynter played for a Football League Under-21 team (selected and managed by Peter Taylor) in a game against an Italian Serie B side, a match which took place at the KC Stadium in February 2006. Paynter played as a right-midfielder.


Paynter joined Southend from Hull City on 7 August 2006 for a fee of £200,000, although he actually joined the Shrimpers a few days earlier on loan, to enable him to play in their match against Stoke City.

Paynter's stay at Southend was brief, aided by a hamstring injury, and on the last day of the January transfer window of the 2006–07 season he was loaned out to Bradford City for a month.[1]

Bradford City

Paynter made his debut for Bradford City against Nottingham Forest on 3 February 2007. He scored a last minute equaliser to make it 2–2.[2] He played 15 times for Bradford City scoring four goals after his loan was extended to the end of the season.[3]

Swindon Town

In August 2007, Paynter signed for Swindon Town on transfer deadline day. He made his debut on 9 September 2007, coming on as a substitute in a televised defeat against Yeovil.[4] He hit a hat-trick against Bournemouth in September 2007[5] and followed this up with a double against Gillingham in a 5–0 win in early October 2007.[6] In one week in January 2008 he scored a goal and an own goal in an FA Cup replay with Barnet,[7] before he was sent off in a League One game with Crewe Alexandara.[8]

Paynter made 42 league starts in the following 2008–09 season for Swindon, scoring eleven goals.


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