Paul Conway (soccer)

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Paul Conway
Personal information
Full name Paul James Conway[1]
Date of birth (1970-04-17) April 17, 1970 (age 49)[1]
Place of birth Portland, Oregon, United States[1]
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1988–1991 Hartwick College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989 Portland Timbers ? (0)
1992–1993 Brooklyn Italians
1993–1997 Carlisle United 107 (30)
1997–1998 Northampton Town 3 (0)
1997–1998Scarborough (loan) 13 (1)
1998–2004 Charleston Battery 198 (91)
2005 Portland Timbers 13 (1)
Total 334 (123)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Paul James Conway (born April 17, 1970) is a retired American soccer player who played as a forward. He spent five seasons in the English lower divisions before returning to the United States. In 2001, he was the United Soccer Leagues leading goal scorer and MVP. Conway is also the all-time leading scorer for the Charleston Battery with whom he played from 1998 to 2004.

High school and college[edit]

Conway, son of former Portland Timbers midfielder Jimmy Conway, grew up in Portland, Oregon, attending Jesuit High School where he played on the school's soccer team, he then attended Hartwick College. He played on the Hartwick men's soccer team from 1988 to 1991. In 1989, he was a third-team All-American. Conway finished his four season at Hartwick with forty-six career goals.[2]


In 1989, while still in college, Conway spent the summer playing with F.C. Portland in the Western Soccer Alliance.[3] After college, he played for the Brooklyn Italians in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League. In 1993, Conway signed with Carlisle United of the English Football League. During his four seasons with Carlisle, Conway and his team mates bounced between the second and third divisions. In 1997, Conway moved to Northampton Town on a free transfer, he failed to settle into the first team and was sent on loan to Scarborough. In 1998, Conway returned to the United States and signed with Charleston Battery in the second division USL A-League, he spent seven seasons with the Battery. His best year with the team came in 2001 when he led the league in both goals and points, earning both first-team All-Star and MVP honors. On May 20, 2005, the Portland Timbers signed Conway, he played one season, scoring a single goal in thirteen games, and was released at the end of the season.


with Carlisle United


  1. ^ a b c "Paul Conway". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  2. ^ Hartwick College statistics
  3. ^ 1989 Portland Timbers

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