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Past Present - Paul Price

Where are they now? Billy Shaw catches up with a former player to find out what they are doing these days and briefly look back on their time in N17. This month: PAUL PRICE.

Paul Price lives in Australia these days, but when he played for Spurs you’d have been forgiven for thinking Wembley was his home!

PP_Price_headshotThe Welsh international defender went to the national stadium with us five times – playing on three occasions – and emerged from the last one in 1982 with an FA Cup winner’s medal around his neck.

That replay triumph over Queens Park Rangers, by his own admission, ranks as one of the highlights of a 17-year playing career that also saw him represent Luton Town, Swansea City, American side Minnesota Strikers and Peterborough United.

Recalling that 1982 success during an extended stay in the UK recently, Paul spoke about how he still enjoys a good relationship with many of the players who shared those Wembley experiences with him.

“I live in Perth and have been there for approximately nine years, but I still keep in touch with the boys by email,” said the 60-year-old, who joined us after a 10-year spell at Luton in 1981.

“I’m currently back in the UK on a long holiday and it’s great to be able to meet up with some of the lads I played alongside. I’ve played golf with them recently plus a couple of legends games and it’s like I’ve never been away. There’s always a lot of good banter around.

“I went to Wembley five times with Tottenham in the end, and a few of the boys I’ve caught up with recently were in those sides. We had two Charity Shields which I didn’t actually play in, but then we played Liverpool in the League Cup final where unfortunately we got beaten in extra time.

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