Paul Andrew Parker (born 4 April 1964 in West Ham, London) is an English former professional footballer, manager and sports television pundit.
He attended Sanders Draper School in Hornchurch. As a player he was a full back from 1982 to 1997 most notably in the Premier League for Manchester United, also having spells with Queens Park Rangers, Fulham, Derby County, Sheffield United, Chelsea and Farnborough Town. He was also a crucial player at the 1990 World Cup with England and earned 19 caps. He had a brief spells as a manager from 2001 to 2005 with Chelmsford City and Welling United.
Parker started his career with Fulham before joining QPR, where he made his name as a nippy and incisive defender, even though he lacked the height normally associated with his position. During this period, Parker was sold by QPR to Manchester United for £2 million on 8 August 1991, and he made his debut (now as a specialist right back) against Notts County the same month. Parker's five-year career at Old Trafford began well enough but was eventually blighted frequently by injury and as the club began to dominate the English game under Alex Ferguson, Parker struggled to maintain his fitness...
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