Paul Ince was born in Ilford in 1967, and grew up in Dagenham. He was spotted by West Ham coach John Lyall when he was 12, and signed for the Hammers as a YTS trainee at 14. In 1985 he was offered professional terms.
In 1989, he moved to Manchester United and his performances there earned him a call up to the England squad, and the captainship. Inter Milan paid £8 million for Ince in 1995. Professionally, his time at Milan was highly successful, and he returned to England in 1997 to join Liverpool. He was appointed captain, and wasted no time making himself indispensable to the team.
He has represented England on numerous occasions, including the European Cup in 1996 and 1998 World Cup Finals. After England’s disappointing performance in Euro 2000, he called it a day for his international career but went on to enjoy spells at Wolves & Middlesbrough. Paul has 53 caps for England 2 Premier League wins and 2 FA Cups.
Paul continues to work in the football industry as a manager or broadcaster.
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