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Name: Paul Lake  
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Date of Birth: 28th October 1968
Place of Birth: Manchester
Profession: Footballer
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Paul Lake (born October 28, 1968 in Manchester) is an English footballer, who played for Manchester City F.C.

A member of Manchester City's FA Youth Cup winning side of 1986, Lake made his first-team debut on January 24, 1987 against Wimbledon. A versatile player, he made appearances in almost every outfield position, though midfield was generally regarded as his strongest position. Lake won six England under 21 caps, the first coming in September 1988. Solid performances at this level led to many experts tipping him for a bright future in the England team, including Bobby Robson, the England coach of the time. However, a misfortune with serious injuries meant this was not to be. A seemingly minor knee injury sustained near the start of the 1990/91 season following a challenge with Tony Cascarino was later diagnosed as a ruptured cruciate ligament, resulting in a two year absence. At the start of the 1992/93 season Lake made his comeback. However, after eight minutes of his second game since returning, the ligament snapped again. After a long struggle with injury, including 14 operations, Lake retired from playing in 1996.

Since retiring from playing, Lake has moved to the other side of the treatment table, becoming a physiotherapist, and is currently (as of August 2005) physio at Macclesfield Town F.C.

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