Paul Barron, famed English Premier League goalkeeper and renowned coach joins Players Soccer Club as the Club Technical Director announced by club Founder and Director Saeed Bonabian. “Paul brings a wealth of soccer experience and knowledge not only to the Players SC but to the youth soccer community in Las Vegas. Paul has a great reputation worldwide as a coach and will be a tremendous asset in further advancing the player development curriculum for the club, said Bonabian.”
Barron’s illustrious playing carrier spanned over 20 years in English top league starting in 1971 with Wycombe Wanderers and concluding in 1991 with Welling United. Born in Woolwich, London, Barron qualified as a PE instructor before becoming a professional footballer. During his career he started 419 games in the net for various clubs in the English top leagues. He signed with famed Arsenal club in 1978 and after two seasons transferred to Crystal Palace. In 1982 Barron transferred to West Bromwich Albion and spent three seasons before joining Stoke City. Barron signed with Queens Parks Rangers in 1985 and appeared in 1986 Footbal League Final for QPR against Oxford at the Wembley Stadium. Barron concluded his final playing years at his first club Welling United with short stints at Luftus Road and Reading.
After retiring as a player, Barron became a goalkeeping coach, working at Coventry City, Queens Park Rangers and West Bromwich Albion. He then moved to Aston Villa, before joining Middlesbrough in 2001. In November 2007 he left Boro to become goalkeeping coach at Newcastle United. Barron left Newcastle United following the departure of manager Chris Hughton before moving to Las Vegas.
As the Technical Director of the Players Soccer club Barron will be in charge of enhancing the Player Development Curriculum for all age groups. Barron will oversee the coaching and player development within the club as well as installing a world class goalkeeping program.