Paul Payne

Paul Payne (born 6 March 1965) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Melbourne and Carlton in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1] Beginning his career with Melbourne, Payne spent four seasons with the Demons before retiring from football to join the police force. Carlton convinced him to come out of retirement and he spent one season with the Blues in 1989 before being delisted at the end of the season.

Paul Payne
Personal information
Full name Paul Payne
Date of birth (1965-03-06) 6 March 1965
Original team(s) Tatura
Draft No. 40, 1989 pre-season draft
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 82.5 kg (182 lb)
Position(s) Defender
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1985–1988 Melbourne 28 (5)
1989 Carlton 5 (0)
Total 33 (5)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1989.
Sources: AFL Tables,


  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2009). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (8th ed.). Seaford, Victoria: BAS Publishing. p. 654. ISBN 978-1-921496-00-4.

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