Top facts about Paul Scholes

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In the following article, we provide you with all on and off-pitch data about Paul Scholes. Stay with us to the end of the top facts about Paul Scholes.

Paul Scholes is a well-known former English footballer who spent his whole career with

Manchester United

. He was also a member of the England National Football Team. Currently, Paul Scholes is a co-owner of Salford City Football Club and was a broadcasting executive with BT Sport.

He is one of the most decorated and successful footballers in history. He was born in Salford, Greater Manchester, and has been a professional cricketer and footballer since his school days. At the age of 14, he was allowed to practice with Manchester United after being noticed by a scout.

In 1993, he started his professional career. He was a member of the team for nineteen years. He has also represented his country, appearing in the 1998 and 2002

World Cups

, on the other hand, the UEFA Euro 2000 and Euro 2004 tournaments.

He is considered one of the greatest midfielders of his generation due to his incredible abilities. Despite having asthma and Osgood-Schlatter disease, a knee condition, he became one of the most skilled and successful international footballers, winning a total of 25 trophies during his career.

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  • Full Name:

    Paul Scholes

  • Nickname:

    Ginger Ninja

  • Profession:

    Professional Footballer

  • Date of Birth:

    16 November 1974

  • Birth Place:

    Oldham, England

  • Zodiac Sign:


  • Nationality:


  • Weight:

    70 Kg

  • Height:

    1.68 m

  • Eye Color:


  • Hair Color:


  • Position:


  • Jersey Number:

    18, 22

  • Professional Debut:



  • Spouse/Ex-:

    Claire Froggatt

  • Sexuality:


  • Father:

    Stewart Scholes

  • Mother:

    Marina Scholes

  • Children:

    Aiden Scholes, Alicia Scholes, Arron Scholes

Paul Scholes Childhood & Early Life

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Paul Scholes

was born on November 16, 1974, in Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. Steward and Marina Scholes are his parents. He was one of the best trainees at Manchester United's youth academy, interested in sports from a young age.

The English midfielder started his professional career by playing for the club's youth team and playing in various competitions. He started working with Manchester United when he was fourteen years old.

Paul Scholes Personal life

In this section of top facts about Paul Scholes , we want to take a deeper look into his personal life.

Paul Scholes met his wife Claire in a nearby bar when they were both 18 years old, and they married six years later in February 1999. Scholes and his wife moved to Salford following the birth of their three children.

One of the reasons Paul Scholes wanted to retire from international football was that he neglected his wife and children due to his international obligations. There were rumors in the summer of 2020 that the couple was having relationship problems and that his wife had left their marital home. However, there are still no records indicating whether or not they have divorced.

Lesser known facts about Paul Scholes

Here are 5 lesser known facts about Paul Scholes.

1- Scholes was identified as a fantastic talent by none other than Sir Alex Ferguson. He did not make his first-team debut until later. In the 1991-92 season, Ryan Giggs had already established himself as a first-team player. In 1992-93, Gary Neville, Nicky Butt, and David Beckham all made their first-team debuts. On the other hand, Scholes had to wait until 1994-95 to make an impression, recording seven goals in 25 games.

2- Scholes was not a part of the Manchester United team that won the FA Youth Cup in 1992. Incidentally, that squad included Scholes future team-mates David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Gary Neville, and Ryan Giggs. But, alongside Phil Neville, Scholes was a member of the youth team that reached the final the following season (1993). Despite Scholes's various accomplishments, he was never able to obtain the FA Youth Cup.

3- Many of Scholes' contemporaries, including Zinedine Zidane

and Xavi, regard him as the best midfielder of his decade. Scholes, on the other hand, spent the first few years of his career as a forward. However, when Brian McClair

left Manchester United in 1998, a position in midfield open up. As they say, the rest is history.

4-Paul Scholes' international style was never able to match his club form. Scholes rose to prominence in England's midfield at the turn of the century, being a first-choice selection for the 2002 World Cup. On the other hand, Scholes was playing out of position on the left side of midfield just before Euro 2004.

This was done to allow Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard to play together in central midfield. As a result, Scholes was forced to start the last five matches of his international career on the left flank.

On June 7, 2010, Scholes announced that he might have returned to the national team if Capello had offered him more time and asked him earlier. Scholes then expressed his regret about not being able to participate in another World Cup on July 27, 2010, admitting that he may have made a mistake.

5- Off the field, Paul Scholes is a bit of a mystery. His quiet off-field demeanor contrasts sharply with the conventional professional footballer attitude. Scholes did not like the “celebrity bullshit” side of professional sports, according to Roy Keane.

Concerning his shunning of celebrity, and instead of keeping to his intention to solely focus on doing his job (“a professional footballer”), Keane applauded Scholes after his retirement. In a rare interview given before Euro 2004, Scholes described his ideal day as “train in the morning, pick up my children from school, play with them, have tea, put them to bed and then watch a bit of TV”.

Paul Scholes Net Worth

In this article, you will get acquainted with the

top facts about Paul Scholes

. Facts that you did not know about before.

There's a net worth of $27 million for Paul Scholes. After his retirement as a player, he – along with Neville's brothers, Giggs and Butt – bought

Salford City

ahead of the 2014-15 season and remained the club's owner with a 50 percent stake.

Paul Scholes Social media

Talking about Paul Scholes social media, it should be mentioned that he's not very active in social Media, about his followers in social Media it should be mentioned that he has 612K followers on his Instagram account. His Instagram account is



Paul Scholes Career and Stats

It is time to get more information about his career.

He played his entire 20-year club career in Manchester United, playing 718 games in all competitions for Red Devils, scoring 155 goals. Without a doubt, his best club season was 2002-03, when he scored 20 goals in 52 matches. He has played an entirety of 134 European games for Man United, scoring 26 goals.

Paul Scholes International career

He had rather a short international career with the Three Lions, where he retired from the national team at the age of 29. His international career lasted just seven years between 1997 and 2004 when he played a total of 66 matches and scored 14 goals for



Paul Scholes made his England debut on 24 May 1997 in a friendly against

South Africa

. In August 2004, after the 2004 European Championship, Paul Scholes announced his retirement from the national team. He was persuaded to stay, both by Eriksson himself and by new England coach Steve McClaren, but Paul was determined with his decision.

Paul Scholes Coaching career

Paul Scholes had a short coaching career, where he was an interim coach for Salford City on two occasions, with a total of six matches, his team won 3, drawn 1, and lost on two occasions.

He was also the manager of

Oldham Athletic

for about a month, where he was in charge of the team in seven matches and had a poor win ratio of 14.29 percent.

Paul Scholes Greatest Moments at Manchester United

Scholes made over 700 total appearances for the Red Devils in his career, scoring over 150 goals.

Here are his seven best moments in the red shirt.

A Goal-Scoring Debut, 1994

In the early 1990s, Paul Scholes was one of a batch of highly-rated youngsters making their way up the Old Trafford ladder. He made his debut in a League Cup game against

Port Vale

, where he scored both goals in a 2-1 win.

The first was a very well finish after a defensive error. The second was a successful header after a late run trademark in the penalty area. Paul Scholes also found the back of the net in his Premier League debut against

Ipswich Town

three days later and ended with seven goals in his first campaign in the United first team. The stage set for a significant career.

Scoring in the 1999 FA Cup Final, 1999

Paul Scholes was suspended for United's famous comeback win in the 1999 Champions League final, but he was influential in the team's FA Cup success several days before. Teddy Sheringham (ably assisted by Scholes) and the Ginger Wizard scored goals as the Red Devils beat

Newcastle United

2-0 at Wembley.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side had several memorable moments during their treble-winning campaign, including lifting the trophy. Scholes made a career-high 51 appearances in all competitions that season. It's just unlucky when he couldn't play with his teammates at Camp Nou against Bayern Munich.

Stunning Volley No. 1 vs. Bradford, 2000

Scholes was renowned for his ability to hit rasping long-range targets. His howitzer against Bradford in 2000 was one of the most memorable goals in Premier League history.

Scholes scored a technically accurate volley into the bottom corner after David Beckham sent a corner kick right to him on the edge of the penalty box. The smile of pure delight on his face as the net bulged was something to remember.

Hits 20 in the 2002/03 Season

The best season of Paul Scholes was probably the 2002/03 campaign. In all the competitions, he scored an unbelievable 20 goals, a total that would be a fair return for the center-forward.

The biggest game of the season was a 6-2 win over Newcastle at St. James Park, in which he scored a terrific hat trick. It solidified his place as one of the top goal-scoring midfielders in Britain.

Stunning Volley No. 2 vs. Aston Villa, 2006

Trying to outdo his efforts against Bradford years ago, he hit another beauty against

Aston Villa

at the end of 2006. The game itself was a routine 3-0 win for the Red Devils in the overcrowded mid-winter time,  but it was Scholes' strike that goes down in club folklore.

Scholes popped up to rifle home a shot that cannoned in off the underside of the crossbar after Ryan Giggs' corner was sent out to the edge of the penalty area by a Villa defender.

The reaction of his teammates and coaches demonstrates how impressive it was. In the 2006/07 season, the Red Devils finally won the Premier League trophy after three years of seeing either Arsenal or Chelsea win it.

Stunning Volley No. 3 vs. Barcelona, 2009

Manchester United was the strongest team in the world in 2008. Cristiano Ronaldo's 42 goals helped the club win the Premier League and Champions League double. In the UCL semi-finals, the Red Devils needed to beat


, which they did gratitude to a picture-perfect Paul Scholes goal in the second leg.

Victor Valdes had little chance as the out-swinging half-volley nestled in the top corner of the Barca keeper's net. United's 1-0 victory was the last time the club could consider to be the best in the league.

Late Winner vs. Manchester City, 2010

In the 2009/10 Premier League season, Manchester United finished one point behind Chelsea. However, late in the season, the Red Devils created a moment of sheer beauty, winning 1-0 at Manchester City. Paul Scholes scored the game-winning goal in the 93rd minute, sending United fans into a frenzy.

His joyous reaction came from a man who understands what it takes to beat the Blues, particularly on their home turf. He's had a lot of fun moments as a member of Sir Alex Ferguson's team. It's such an unlucky that he won't be able to get any more crackers.

Paul Scholes Honors

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Scholes is undoubtedly one of England's most decorated footballers, having earned many trophies and titles with Man United, including the Premier League, FA Cup, Football League Cup, UEFA Champions League, and FIFA Club World Cup, among others.

We can include the Premier League PFA Team of the Year, English Football Hall of Fame Inductee, and FWA Tribute Award as some of his titles and achievements.

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