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Unlikely Lads - Premier League

First team:

Billy Rafferty:
(Port Glasgow, 30.12.1950) Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Farense (Portugal), Louletano (Portugal), living in Carlisle.

James Raine: (Newcastle, ??.03.1886) mackems, Bohemians (Newcastle), Glossop, Percy Park Rugby, living in Jesmond, MD of a steel company in Co.Durham. RIP 1928. 

Alexander Rainnie: (pob/dob tbc) Darlington, Ashington.

Alex Ramsay: (Gateshead, ??.??.1899) QPR.

Andrew Ramsay: (pob/dob tbc) Stockton, NUFC, Dundee (Scotland), East Benhar (Scotland)

Charles Randall: (Burnopfield, ??.??,1882) Huddersfield Town, Castleford Town (loan), Woolwich Arsenal, North Shields Athletic.

Nile Ranger: (London, 11.04.1991) NUFC

Ray Ranson:
(St.Helens, 12.06.1960) Manchester City, Reading, PM Witton Albion, Consultant to a City of London Insurance Co, Coventry City Chairman.

Harry Reay:

Bill Redhead:
(Newcastle, 10.10.1935) Gateshead, South Shields, Gateshead, Queen of the South, South Shields.

Alex Reid: (Glasgow, Scotland 02.03.1947) Morton (loan), Dundee United, Ayr United, living in Vancouver, Canada, RIP 1998.

O Reid:

William Reid:

George Reilly: (Bellshill, Scotland, 14.09.1957) West Bromwich Albion, Cambridge United, Barnet, working on a building site in Corby, Northants.

Tom Rendell:

Eddie Richardson:

James Richardson:
(Ashington, 08.02.1911) Huddersfield Town, NUFC, Millwall, Leyton Orient C, Millwall C, RIP August 1964.

Joe Richardson:

Ord Richardson:

James Ridley:

Laurent Robert:
see Premier League list.

Richard Roberts:

John Robertson: (Edinburgh, 02.10.1964) Hearts, Dundee (loan), PC Livingston, M Inverness Caley Thistle, M Hearts, M Ross County, M Livingston, M Derry City, 
BBC Radio Scotland pundit.

David Robinson: (Walkergate, 27.11.1969) Peterborough (loan), Reading, Blackpool, Gateshead, Bishop Auckland, Lincoln City (trial), Cambridge United.

James Robinson:

Mark Robinson:
(Rochdale, 21.11.1968) see Premier League list.

Paul Robinson:
see Premier League list.

Ray Robinson: RIP 1964.

Robert Robinson: (Newbiggin, 23.06.1923)

Stuart Robinson: (Middlesbrough, 16.01.1959) Aldershot.

Eduardo (Ted) Robledo: (Iquique, Chile, 26.07.1928) Colo-Colo (Chile), Notts County, RIP 1970.

Jorge (George) Robledo: (Iquique, Chile, 14.04.1926) Colo-Colo (Chile), O'Higgins (Chile), RIP April 1989.

Bryan ( Pop) Robson: (Sunderland, 11.11.1945) West Ham, mackems, West Ham, mackems, PC Carlisle, PC Chelsea, Carlisle (loan), PC mackems, CM mackems, AM Carlisle,  M Carlisle, Gateshead, Blue Star, S/C Manchester United, AM Hartlepool, C FITC mackems, C Manchester United, YC mackems, C Leeds United, S Birmingham City, S Chelsea. 

Keith Robson:
(Hetton-le-Hole, 15.11.1953) West Ham, Team Hawaii (USA), Cardiff City, Norwich City, Leicester City, Carlisle (loan), South China AA (Hong Kong), Norwich Busmen, Corinthians, Wroxham, Mackintosh, Wroxham, AM Wroxham, m
achinist @ Impress Metal Packaging, Norwich

Tommy Robson: (Gateshead, 31.07.1944) Peterborough United, Nuneaton Borough, Stamford, Northampton Town, Chatteris, YC Peterborough, match day host @ London Road, pundit on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

David Roche: (Daisy Hill, Wallsend, 13.12.1970) Gateshead (loan), Peterborough (loan), Doncaster Rovers, Southend United, HMP (convicted of wounding with intent), HMP (convicted of drugs-related offences).

Glenn Roeder: (Woodford, 13.12.1955) Watford, Leyton Orient, Gillingham, M Gillingham, M Watford, AM Burnley, England Scout / Assessor, M West Ham, Academy M, NUFC, Caretaker M, NUFC, M, NUFC,  M, Norwich City, now sacked.

Ehud Rogers: (Chirk, 15.10.1909) Swansea Town, Wrexham (Wartime), Everton (Wartime), Lovells Athletic (Wartime), Aberaman (Wartime), Wrexham, Oswestry Town, C Chick, RIP 1996.

Joe Rogers: RIP 1955

Tom Rogers:

Eric Ross: (Belfast 19.09.44) Northampton Town, Hartlepool United (loan), North Shields, estate agent in Vancouver, Canada.

Giuseppe Rossi: see Premier League list.

Wayne Routledge: (Sidcup, 07.01.1985) CP

Tom Rowlandson: RIP 1916.

Robert Roxburgh: (Morpeth, 05.02.1896) Blackburn, AC Leeds United, RIP 1974.

David Rozehnal: see Premier League list.

Ian Rush: see Premier League list.

Sam Russell:
(Downpatrick, Ireland, 02.01.1900) Shelbourne (Ireland), Bradford City, Derry City (Ireland).

Tom Russell: (Cowdenbeath, 23.11.1909) Horden Colliery Welfare.

John Rutherford: (Percy Main, 12.10.1884) Woolwich Arsenal, Chelsea (Wartime), PM Stoke City, Arsenal, Clapton Orient, C Tufnell Park, Off licence proprietor, Neasden, RIP 1963.

Bobby Rutherford: (  ) Gateshead

John Ryan: (Ashton-under-Lyne, 18.02.1962) Sheffield Wednesday, Oldham, Mansfield, Chesterfield, Rochdale, Bury, Stalybridge Celtic, Radcliffe Borough.

Isaac Ryder:

Joe Ryder:


David Rayner: (Tauranga, New Zealand 18.03.1982). Morpeth Town, Darlington, Auckland (New Zealand), Ashington

Ebor Reed: (Spennymoor 30.11.1899) NUFC, Cardiff City (8/25), Nottingham Forest (7/26), Rotherham United (6/27), Derry City (7/29), Portadown (7/32). RIP Durham, 14.11.1971. 

Matthew Reed: (Stanford-le-Hope 7.4.1980) Norwich City(trial), Stanford-le-Hope, Southend United (trial), Chelmsford City, Billericay Town, Naxxar Lions (Malta), working as a scaffolder / studying for UEFA B coaching licence.

Michael Renshaw:

Michael Robinson:

Glenn Reay: Washington, Ryton, South Shields

Craig Robson:
Carlisle United, Vancouver Whitecaps, Gateshead, Bishop Auckland, Bedlington Terriers/ Telecom Engineer, Consett.

Damon Robson:
Bristol City (trial), Chester le Street, Bishop Auckland, Horden CW, Whitley Bay.

Ben Robinson: CP

Adam Rundle: (South Shields, 08.07.1984) Darlington, Carlisle United, Dublin City, Mansfield Town, Rochdale.

Paul Rutherford:
(Sunderland, 23.02.1967) mackems, NUFC, Alloa Athletic, Fallkirk, Meadowbank Thistle, Scarborough, Berwick Rangers, Billingham Synthonia.

John "Buck" Ryan: (Alloa, Scotland, 16.10.1930) Chippenham Town, Charlton Athletic, NUFC, Bristol City, RIP August 2008.


Bobby Robson: (Sacriston, 18.02.33) AM, Republic of Ireland (now retired), RIP July 2009.


John Richardson:
(was playing in New Zealand)


If no letter, then player or:

Coach, M=Manager, AC= Assistant Coach AM = Assistant Manager, D=Director, JM=Joint Manager MD=Managing Director, RC= Reserve Coach, AD = Academy Director, AAD = Academy Asst. Director  S=Scout

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