Paul Merson: Wiki, Bio, Age, Football, Wife, Sky Sports, Net Worth

Paul Merson: Wiki, Bio, Age, Football, Wife, Sky Sports, Children, Net Worth, Birthday, Birthplace, Address, Education, Football Career, Media Career, Parents: Paul Merson is a famous English Football player who retired from professional football after the 1998 Football World Cup and had since then worked as a player-manager, Sports commentator and Sports Television Pundit in Sky Sports. He has been married 3 times in his lifetime and has eight children. Recently he appeared in the headlines when he revealed that he had once proposed to Australian Singer, Kylie Minogue to ask her out but she turned him down. Keep reading this article to know more about his life and other personal details.

Paul Merson

Paul Merson Birthday, Age, Zodiac, Birthplace

Paul was born on 20th March in the year 1968. He is 54 years old and will soon turn 55 in March 2023. He was born and brought up in Harlesden, London in England. Paul has grown up to be a successful professional football player and later a Sports Commentator at Sky Sports. Born on 20th March, his Sun sign or Zodiac sign is Pisces.

Paul Merson Parents, Siblings, Education

Paul was born to a well-settled English family. The name of his parents is not known at the moment as he has always been very protective of his personal information, especially about his parents. It is known that he has a brother called Gary Merson who grew up alongside him. Gary finished his schooling at Greenford High School and later graduated from a reputed University but the name of his institution is unknown.

Paul Merson Career, Football, Clubs, Stats

Arsenal Career

Paul started his youth career with Arsenal in 1984. He used to play in the Forward Attacking midfielder position. Right from the beginning, he put up an amazing performance and was qualified for the England U21 team of 1988, and he was voted the and was voted PFA Young Player of the Year. In 1991, he achieved another league championship with Arsenal which was a career-high for him with 13 goals. In 1994, he helped Arsenal win its first European trophy in 24 years as the Gunners defeated Parma in Copenhagen to win the 1993–94 European Cup Winners’ Cup.

However, after that, his career was put on hold for some time as he was struggling with Drug and Alcohol Addition but the Football Association gave him a 3-month rehabilitation program after which he rejoined his career. He continued playing with Arsenal. He was sold to Middlesbrough in a £ 4.5 million deal which made him the most expensive player ever signed by a non-Premiership club. Paul was named the 26th greatest Arsenal player of all time in a fan poll published by Arsenal’s Website.

Middlesbrough, Aston Villa, Portsmouth Career

Even after he joined Middlesbrough in 1997, he was offered more lucrative contracts by Arsenal but he turned them down for comparatively more costly Middlesbrough contracts. He made his debut for the club in the opening day victory over Charlton Athletic a 2–1 victory. He helped Middlesborough return to the Premier League and was nicknamed by fans “The Magic Man”. As a part of the club, he was a member of the 1998 FIFA World Cup and also played in the 1998 Football League Cup Final. He was sold to Aston Villa in 1998 mostly because he was feeling homesick.

As a part of Arsenal, he scored a ‘wonder goal’ winner versus Everton away from forty-five yards out in November 2000 and helped him to the FA Club Final. He then joined Portsmouth in 2002 and helped them reach the Premiership in 2002-2003. However, he didn’t continue with Portsmouth for long because he wanted to stay closer to his family.

Walsall, Tamworth, Sky Sports Career

Merson joined the Walsall in 2003. At that time, he was suffering from problems of gambling addiction. After he came back from his treatment, he was given the position of manager. He had an amazing performance that season as well but the 2004-2005 season proved to be a little difficult for him as he was having problems with his wife and once again resorted to drinking. However, he had a difficult season as a manager and was later sacked from his position in 2006 which marked the end of his managerial season.

After his football career both professional and managerial came to an end. he started working at Sky Sports, where he is a match reporter and regular pundit for Gillette Soccer Saturday. He also writes a weekly column for the Daily Stars ‘Seriously Football’ pullout every Saturday and predicts scores for the week’s premier league games called ‘Merson Predicts’.

Paul Merson Wife, Children, Divorce

Paul was married three times. He was first married to Lorraine though the date of their marriage and separation is not known. Lorraine and he broke up possibly due to his drug and alcohol addiction at that time. However, after the separation, Lorraine herself went through bouts of depression and alcohol consumption and had to be kept in Rehab for some time. after that, he married Louise but unfortunately they also separated. Currently, he is married to Kate. Merson has a total of 8 children from all his marriages including a pair of beautiful twin daughters. But unfortunately, the name of his children is not accessible at the moment.

Paul Merson with family

Paul Merson Height, Weight, Nationality, Net Worth

Paul Merson was a successful professional football payer and also worked as a manager but didn’t achieve much success as such. Currently, he is the Sports commentator at Sky Sports and a football guru. He has also been very vocal about rug and alcohol problems and shares his real-life experience dealing with them. Paul is 6 feet tall which is equivalent to 1.83 meters or 183 centimeters. He weighs 84 Kg or 184 bs. Born and brought up in the United Kingdom, he has British Nationality. Currently, his net worth can be estimated to be 13 million dollars.

Here is a full bio of Paul Merson, his age, birthday, birthplace, zodiac, nationality, ethnicity, religion, caste, address, parents, father, mother, siblings, sister, brother, relationship status, girlfriend, wife, children, career, hobbies, height, weight, body measurements, eye color, hair color, nickname, net worth and more.

Paul Merson Information Table

Name Paul Charles Merson
Nickname N/A
Gender Male
Profession Footballer, Manager, Journalist
Height (approx.) in centimeters – 183cm

meters – 1.83m

feet inches – 6ft 

Weight (approx.) in kilograms – 85 Kg

in pounds – 184 lbs

Figure Measurements Not Available
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Dark Brown
Date of Birth 20 March 1968
Age (as of 2023) 54 years
Birth Place London
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Pisces
Nationality British
Hometown Harlesden, London, England
School Greenford High School
College/University Reputed University
Educational Qualification Graduate
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity Mixed
Caste Not Available
Address Harlesden, London, England
Hobbies/Interests playing football
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends Not Available
Sexuality Straight
Parents N/A
Siblings  Gary Merson
Husband/Wife/Spouse Lorraine



Children 8 children
Net Worth $13 million

Social Media Accounts of the Former Footballer



Paul Merson

Lesser Known Facts About the Sports Reporter

  • He was made the Premiere league player of the month in 2000.
  • He was awarded the PFA Young Player of the year in 1989.
  • In 2011, Merson was involved in a car crash with a lorry on the M40 motorway near Warwick and arrested for drink-driving.
  • He published and wrote the book, “How Not To Be a Professional Footballer”.
  • He went through bouts of heavy drinking and drug abuse and was admitted to Rehab 2 times.

FAQs on Merson

1)Did he date Kylie Minogue?

No, he didn’t date her but asked her out which she turned down.

2)Why was he sacked from his managerial position in 2006?

He was sacked mostly due to his incompetency as a Manager.

3)How old is he?

He is currently 54 years old.


4)Who is he currently married to?

He is currently married to Kate.

5)How many children does he have?

He has 8 children.

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