Debut: Round 3, 1989 vs Geelong, aged 24 years, 41 days
958th Carlton Player
Last game: Round 22, 1989 v Brisbane Bears, aged 24 years, 181 days
Guernsey No. 27
DOB: 6 March, 1965
Paul Payne wore the #27 in 5 games for the Blues in 1989, after coming across from Melbourne via Pick 40 in the 1989 Pre-Season Draft. The Blues coaxed him out of retirement for 1989 season. Payne mainly played in the back half and could hold down a key defensive position.
Payne played 28 games for Melbourne from 1985 to 1988 and kicked five goals before retiring to join the police force.
Payne was originally from the Goulburn Valley club Tatura, which is located in country Victoria.