11 Facts About Paul Parry


Paul Parry has often managed to get around the problem by travelling the long distances by car.


Paul Parry started his career at Bristol City where he spent two years as a schoolboy, before joining Hereford United as a YTS trainee.


Paul Parry quickly became a firm favourite with the Bluebirds fans under manager Lennie Lawrence.


Paul Parry was linked with a move to Yeovil Town, who had tracked Parry from his days at Hereford United, but he eventually managed to avoid the cull of players, which included club captain Graham Kavanagh and star players Jobi McAnuff and Peter Thorne.


Paul Parry had continued to improve under new manager Dave Jones where, at the time of Parry's departure, was the longest serving first team player at the club and was a huge favourite with the Bluebirds fans.


Towards the end of the season, with a lack of strikers at the club, Paul Parry was used primarily as a striker, playing alongside either Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Steve Thompson, and he would go on to finish the season as the club's joint top scorer, along with Joe Ledley, with 11 goals in all competitions.


On 9 July 2012, Paul Parry signed for League One club Shrewsbury Town having turned down a new offer from Preston North End.


Paul Parry's decision was branded "silly" by former Cardiff player Jason Perry.


However, on 15 January 2008 Paul Parry stated that he would return to play for Wales if he was called upon by Toshack.


Paul Parry returned to international football to win one more cap in a friendly match against Georgia before causing another shock by announcing his retirement from internationals at the age of 28, later stating that he felt like a "spare part" in the Wales team after being overlooked during a 2010 World Cup qualifying match against Azerbaijan.


Paul Parry was initially selected because of a lack of full-backs, but he made the position his own during the course of the season.