Paauwe playing for Twente in 2008
|Full name||Cees Paauwe|
|Date of birth||3 November 1977|
|Place of birth||Dronten, Netherlands|
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|2000–2002||→ Cambuur (loan)||57||(0)|
|2005–2006||ADO Den Haag||6||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Dronten, Netherlands, Paauwe played for Lyra, SV 't Harde and FC Zwolle as a youth. From 1995 to 2000 he played for FC Twente where he made his debut in the Eredivisie in his first year. In the first five seasons with Twente he only played during two matches. In summer 2000 he moved to Eerste Divisie club SC Cambuur where he became first choice. Two years later he returned to FC Twente where he replaced Sander Boschker when the latter was transferred to Ajax Amsterdam. Until then, and also later, Paauwe never saw more than five appearances per Eredivisie season. After Boschker's return in the winter of the 2003–04 season, Paauwe became second choice again.
In 2005, he moved to ADO Den Haag but did not play much due to a knee injury he suffered later that year. His contract with ADO was not extended in 2006 and he returned to FC Twente. In the summer of 2010, he was transferred to SBV Excelsior.
In July 2011, he left the Eredivisie for Quick '20 in the Topklasse, the third tier of football in the Netherlands. But on 30 August 2011, around a month later, he returned to the Eredivisie, joining N.E.C. Nijmegen.
- Ninaber, Gino (28 July 2010). "Paauwe nieuwe sluitpost Excelsior". VoetbalPrimeur (in Dutch).