Roy Paul played almost 300 games for the blues. Joining while we were in the second tier, he made his debut in the opening game of the 1950/51 season. Paul quickly became club captain as City fought their way back to the top flight.
In the 1954/55 season he would lead City to the FA Cup Final, where an early goal and injury would hamper our chances. Jackie Milburn scored an early goal before City saw a player go off injured. At that time sides didn’t have substitutes, and so, City continued on with ten men.
Paul led a rampant, under manned, City side but eventually lost 3-1. He was the type of Captain who likes to leave it all on the pitch. And for that Cup Final he most certainly did. Questioning his own ability to lead the side, Paul did stay on and booked another visit the very next season.
Against Birmingham this time it was City who would score the early goal through Joe Hayes. Birmingham did equalise before the half, but second half City took control. Goals from Bobby Johnstone and Jack Dyson secured the victory.
So with 1 FA Cup win, Roy Paul is third on the list.