James Paris calls it a day

Monday, October 8, 2012, 18:13

by Joshua Cacciattolo

Former Sliema Wanderers player James Paris decided to call it a day from top flight football at the age of 20 to postpone a career in which he played for Pieta Hotspurs, Manchester City academy and Mqabba.

Paris, who returned to Sliema this summer, was surplus to the club’s requirements and was told to find new pastures by the Wanderers. He was linked with a possible move to Melita and Pembroke.

“At the tender age of 20 I can still look back at a wonderful time in professional football at the Manchester City academy, which I did dream of as a child,” he said in a brief statement with sportinmalta.com. “It was a privilege to have worked with top coaches and fantastic team-mates in Manchester, obviously I will miss playing but now i started a new chapter in my life and I will play futsal with my local club.”

The youngster made his debut in Maltese football two years ago against Birkirkara after he finalised a three year deal with the Blues on the transfer deadline day. He continued his showing his talent in the second clash of the season with a man of the match performance against Marsaxlokk before injuries hammered his time under Danilo Doncic , who replaced Mark Marlow in Febuary 2011.

Last season he joined Mqabba on a season long loan and after a couple of games he took a brief break from the game.

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