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Paul Hunter
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Personal information
Full name R. Paul Hunter
Date of birth January 18, 1956 (1956-01-18) (age 54)
Place of birth    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Playing position defender
Youth career
1974-1976 University of Connectucut
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
New York Cosmos
Detroit Express
Tulsa Roughnecks (indoor)
Tulsa Roughnecks
03 (0)
59 (0)
09 (2)
20 (0)   

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Paul Hunter was a Canadian-born soccer defender who spent five seasons in the North American Soccer League.


High school and college

While born in Canada, Hunter grew up in Westport, Connecticut where he attended Staples High School. Staples won the 1971 Connecticut state championship Hunter’s junior. While the team repeated as champions in 1972, Hunter shattered his leg mid-season, putting him out for the rest of the year.[1] He then attended the University of Connecticut, playing on the men’s soccer team from 1974 to 1976. He was selected as an honourable mention (third team) All American in 1975 and a first team All American his senior season.[2] He was also team captain that season.[3]


Hunter signed with the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League (NASL) in 1977. He played only three games and transferred to the Detroit Express where he became a regular starter for two seasons. In 1980, he played only five games for the Express and in 1981, found himself with the Tulsa Roughnecks where he played twenty games.

Hunter was inducted into the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame in 2004.[4]


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