Paul Payne (born 6 March 1965) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Melbourne and Carlton in the Victorian Football League (VFL). 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.
|Full name||Paul Payne|
|Date of birth||6 March 1965|
|Draft||No. 40, 1989 pre-season draft|
|Height||188 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||82.5 kg (182 lb)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1989.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
- 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.
- Paul Payne's playing statistics from AFL Tables
- Paul Payne's profile at Blueseum
- Paul Payne's profile at Demonwiki