2013 Sligo Rovers F.C. season

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Sligo Rovers F.C.
2013 season
Chairman Republic of Ireland Dermot Kelly
Coach England Ian Baraclough
Stadium The Showgrounds, Sligo
League of Ireland 3rd
FAI Cup Winners
League of Ireland Cup (aka EA Sports Cup) semi-finalists
Setanta Sports Cup semi-finalists
Champions League 2nd qualifying round
Top goalscorer League: Anthony Elding (10)
All: Anthony Elding (15)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2013 Sligo Rovers F.C. season is the club's 69th season competing in the League of Ireland and the team's second season under the management of Ian Baraclough. It's the team's eighth consecutive season in the Premier Division where they are defending champions. They will be making their first appearance in the Champions League since 1977.

Squad[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position (s) Date of Birth (Age) Signed from Signed in Club Apps. Club Goals
Goalkeepers
1 Gary Rogers Republic of Ireland GK (1981-09-25) 25 September 1981 (age 32) Republic of Ireland St Patricks Athletic 2012 75 0
19 Ciaran Kelly Republic of Ireland GK (1980-05-04) 4 May 1980 (age 34) Republic of Ireland Athlone Town 2009 94 0
Defenders
2 Alan Keane Republic of Ireland RB (1984-09-23) 23 September 1984 (age 29) Republic of Ireland Galway United 2009 197 17
3 Iarfhlaith Davoren Republic of Ireland LB (1986-05-12) 12 May 1986 (age 28) Republic of Ireland Galway United 2010 119 2
4 Gavin Peers Republic of Ireland CB (1985-11-10) 10 November 1985 (age 28) England Mansfield Town 2006 283 24
5 Evan McMillan Republic of Ireland CB (1986-11-20) 20 November 1986 (age 27) Republic of Ireland Bohemians 2013 30 4
6 Jeff Henderson England CB (1991-12-19) 19 December 1991 (age 22) England Newcastle United 2012 39 2
11 Ross Gaynor Republic of Ireland LB (1987-09-09) 9 September 1987 (age 26) Republic of Ireland Dundalk 2012 61 2
24 Jake Dykes Republic of Ireland LB/CB (1995-06-30) 30 June 1995 (age 19) Republic of Ireland N/A 2012 5 0
28 Martin Owens Republic of Ireland RB (1993-02-12) 12 February 1993 (age 21) Republic of Ireland N/A 2012 7 0
Midfielders
8 David Cawley Republic of Ireland DM / CM (1991-09-17) 17 September 1991 (age 22) England Ipswich Town 2012 70 9
14 Pascal Millien Haiti RW (1986-05-03) 3 May 1986 (age 28) United States Tampa Bay Rowdies 2012 41 2
15 Joseph N'Do Cameroon CM (1976-04-28) 28 April 1976 (age 38) Republic of Ireland Bohemians 2010 134 11
16 Lee Lynch Republic of Ireland CM (1991-11-27) 27 November 1991 (age 22) Republic of Ireland Drogheda United 2012 68 9
18 Ryan Connolly Republic of Ireland LW (1992-01-13) 13 January 1992 (age 22) England Derby County 2012 23 1
20 Aaron Greene Republic of Ireland LW (1990-01-02) 2 January 1990 (age 24) Republic of Ireland Shamrock Rovers 2013 78 12
21 Kieran Djilali England LW (1991-01-22) 22 January 1991 (age 23) England Wimbledon 2013 35 6
23 Danny Ventre (captain) England DM / CM (1986-01-23) 23 January 1986 (age 28) England Accrington Stanley 2007 213 10
29 Seamus Conneely Republic of Ireland CM / RW (1988-07-09) 9 July 1988 (age 26) England Sheffield United 2012 42 2
Forwards
7 Danny North England ST (1987-09-07) 7 September 1987 (age 26) Republic of Ireland St Patricks Athletic 2012 40 21
9 Anthony Elding England ST (1982-04-16) 16 April 1982 (age 32) England Grimsby Town 2013 31 15
10 Raffaele Cretaro Republic of Ireland ST / RW (1981-10-15) 15 October 1981 (age 32) Republic of Ireland Bohemians 2011 388 68
17 David McMillan Republic of Ireland ST (1988-12-14) 14 December 1988 (age 25) Republic of Ireland UCD 2013 11 1
27 Liam Martin Republic of Ireland ST (1994-01-23) 23 January 1994 (age 20) Republic of Ireland N/A 2011 21 1

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Player Country Position Signed From
Aaron Greene Republic of Ireland Midfielder Shamrock Rovers
Evan McMillan Republic of Ireland Defender Bohemians
Anthony Elding England Forward Grimsby Town
Kieran Djilali England Midfielder Wimbledon
David McMillan Republic of Ireland Forward UCD

Out[edit]

Player Country Position Sold To
Richard Brush England Goalkeeper Shamrock Rovers
Jason McGuinness Republic of Ireland Defender Shamrock Rovers
John Dillon England Midfielder Dundalk
Mark Quigley Republic of Ireland Forward Shamrock Rovers
Liam Buchanan Scotland Forward Airdrie United

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances, goals and cards[edit]

Last Updated – 29 September 2013

No. Pos. Name League FAI Cup League Cup Setanta Cup Champions League Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK Republic of Ireland Gary Rogers 29 0 3 0 2 0 4 0 2 0 32 0 1 0
2 DF Republic of Ireland Alan Keane 29 0 2(1) 0 3 0 4 0 1(1) 0 39(2) 0 1 0
3 DF Republic of Ireland Iarfhlaith Davoren 11(4) 1 2 0 0 0 1(1) 0 1 0 15(5) 1 0 1
4 DF Republic of Ireland Gavin Peers 22(2) 2 3 1 2 1 3 0 2 0 32(2) 4 9 0
5 DF Republic of Ireland Evan McMillan 17(3) 1 0 0 1(1) 2 3(1) 1 2 0 23(5) 4 4 0
6 DF England Jeff Henderson 18(6) 1 3 0 3 1 2 0 1 0 27(6) 2 1 0
7 FW England Danny North 6(6) 3 2(1) 0 1 1 0 0 0(1) 0 9(8) 4 1 0
8 MF Republic of Ireland David Cawley 27 6 3 0 2 0 4 1 1 0 37 7 6 0
9 FW England Anthony Elding 17(4) 10 1(2) 1 1(1) 3 3 1 2 0 24(7) 15 1 2
10 FW Republic of Ireland Raffaele Cretaro 17(1) 4 3 1 2 0 1(1) 1 0(1) 0 23(3) 6 1 0
11 MF Republic of Ireland Ross Gaynor 16(3) 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 22(3) 1 2 1
14 MF Haiti Pascal Millien 4(6) 0 0(1) 0 0 0 2(2) 0 0 0 6(9) 0 0 0
15 MF Cameroon Joseph N'Do 19 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 27 2 1 0
16 MF Republic of Ireland Lee Lynch 20(3) 2 0(1) 0 2 0 3(1) 3 1(1) 0 26(6) 5 0 0
17 FW Republic of Ireland David McMillan 5(4) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 7(4) 1 0 0
18 MF Republic of Ireland Ryan Connolly 6(5) 0 0 0 0(1) 0 3 1 0 0 9(6) 1 0 0
19 GK Republic of Ireland Ciaran Kelly 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
20 MF Republic of Ireland Aaron Greene 19(2) 6 3 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 27(2) 6 1 0
21 MF England Kieran Djilali 15(11) 5 2 0 2(1) 1 2 0 1(1) 0 22(13) 6 3 0
23 MF England Danny Ventre 5(8) 1 1(1) 1 1(1) 1 1(1) 0 0 0 8(11) 3 3 0
24 DF Republic of Ireland Jake Dykes 0 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0
27 FW Republic of Ireland Liam Martin 2(8) 0 0(1) 0 1(1) 0 0(3) 1 0(1) 0 3(14) 1 1 0
28 DF Republic of Ireland Martin Owens 0 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0(1) 0 0 0 0(2) 0 0 0
29 DF Republic of Ireland Seamus Conneely 15(3) 1 3 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 23(3) 1 0 0
30 GK Republic of Ireland Adam Murphy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 DF Republic of Ireland Colm McLoughlin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 FW Republic of Ireland Ruairi Keating 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 DF Republic of Ireland Hugh McFadden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 MF Republic of Ireland Shane McGinty 0 0 0 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0

Top scorers[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total goals are equal. Last updated 29 September 2013

Position Nation Number Name LOI Premier Division Setanta Cup FAI Cup League Cup Champions League Total
1 England 9 Anthony Elding 10 1 1 2 0 14
2 Republic of Ireland 16 Lee Lynch 2 3 0 0 0 5
2 Republic of Ireland 8 David Cawley 4 1 0 0 0 5
2 Republic of Ireland 20 Aaron Greene 5 0 0 0 0 5
5 Republic of Ireland 10 Raffaele Cretaro 2 1 0 0 0 3
5 Republic of Ireland 5 Evan McMillan 0 1 0 2 0 3
5 England 21 Kieran Djilali 3 0 0 0 0 3
8 Republic of Ireland 4 Gavin Peers 1 0 0 1 0 2
8 England 6 Jeff Henderson 1 0 0 1 0 2
8 England 23 Danny Ventre 0 0 1 1 0 2
11 England 7 Danny North 0 0 0 1 0 1
11 Republic of Ireland 11 Ross Gaynor 1 0 0 0 0 1
11 Cameroon 15 Joseph N'Do 1 0 0 0 0 1
11 Republic of Ireland 17 David McMillan 1 0 0 0 0 1
11 Republic of Ireland 18 Ryan Connolly 0 1 0 0 0 1
11 Republic of Ireland 27 Liam Martin 0 1 0 0 0 1
11 Republic of Ireland 29 Seamus Conneely 1 0 0 0 0 1

Top Assists[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total assists are equal. Last updated 04/06/13

Position Nation Number Name LOI Premier Division Setanta Cup FAI Cup League Cup Champions League Total
1 Republic of Ireland 10 Raffaele Cretaro 4 0 0 0 0 4
1 England 9 Anthony Elding 1 3 0 0 0 4
1 Republic of Ireland 11 Ross Gaynor 4 0 0 0 0 4
4 Republic of Ireland 2 Alan Keane 2 0 0 1 0 3
4 Republic of Ireland 16 Lee Lynch 2 1 0 0 0 3
4 Republic of Ireland 20 Aaron Greene 1 0 1 1 0 3
7 Cameroon 15 Joseph N'Do 0 1 0 1 0 2
7 England 21 Kieran Djilali 1 1 0 0 0 2
9 Republic of Ireland 8 David Cawley 0 1 0 0 0 1
9 Haiti 14 Pascal Millien 1 0 0 0 0 1
9 Republic of Ireland 18 Ryan Connolly 1 0 0 0 0 1
9 England 23 Danny Ventre 1 0 0 0 0 1

Disciplinary record[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Notes
1 GK  IRL Rogers 1
2 DF  IRL Keane 1
3 DF  IRL Davoren 1
4 DF  IRL Peers 7
5 DF  IRL E. McMillan 3
8 MF  IRL Cawley 6
9 FW  ENG Elding 1 2
10 FW  IRL Cretaro 1
11 DF  IRL Gaynor 2 1
15 MF  CMR N'Do 2
21 MF  ENG Djilali 2
23 MF  ENG Ventre 2

Last updated: 10 June 2013
Source:[citation needed]
Only competitive matches
Yellow card = Number of bookings; Second yellow card = Number of sending offs after a second yellow card; Red card = Number of sending offs by a direct red card.
Notes: League only

Technical staff[edit]

Competitions[edit]

League of Ireland[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 St Patrick's Athletic (C) (Q) 33 21 8 4 56 20 +36 71 2014–15 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Dundalk (Q) 33 21 5 7 55 30 +25 68 2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Sligo Rovers (Q) 33 19 9 5 53 22 +31 66
4 Derry City (Q) 33 17 5 11 57 39 +18 56
5 Shamrock Rovers 33 13 13 7 43 28 +15 52
6 Cork City 33 13 7 13 47 50 −3 46
7 Limerick 33 11 9 13 38 46 −8 42
8 Drogheda United 33 8 14 11 44 46 −2 38
9 UCD 33 8 6 19 45 73 −28 30
10 Bohemians 33 7 8 18 27 47 −20 29
11 Bray Wanderers (O) 33 7 6 20 33 66 −33 27 Promotion/Relegation play-off
12 Shelbourne (R) 33 5 6 22 25 56 −31 21 Relegation to the First Division

Updated to games played on 25 October 2013.
Source: League of Ireland
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
33 19 9 5 53 22 +31 66 10 5 1 29 8 +21 9 4 4 24 14 +10

Last updated: 6 November 2013.
Source: extratime.ie

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33
Ground A H A H A A H H A H A H A H A H H A A H A H A H A H A A H H A H A
Result W W W W W W W W L D D W D D L D W W L D D D W W L W W W W D L W W
Position 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 3

Last updated: 6 November 2013.
Source: Wikipedia article
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Note 1 - Match postponed until 3 September

FAI Cup[edit]

Main article: 2013 FAI Cup

      Win       Draw       Loss

Setanta Cup[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

EA Sports Cup[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Champions League[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Pre-Season Friendlies[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Records[edit]

Overall[edit]

Total Home Away
Games played 47 23 24
Games won 29 16 13
Games drawn 9 5 4
Games lost 9 2 7
Biggest win 5-0 vs Glentoran 5-0 vs Glentoran 0-4 vs Limerick
Biggest loss 1-3 vs Cork City & 0-2 vs St Pats twice, Dundalk, Drogheda United & Molde 0-1 vs Dundalk & 0-1 vs Molde 1-3 vs Cork City & 0-2 vs St Pats twice, Dundalk, Drogheda United & Molde
Biggest win (League) 3-0 vs Bray Wanderers, Derry City, Bohemians, UCDtwice & 5-2 UCD 3-0 vs Bray Wanderers & Derry City & 5-2 UCD 3-0 vs Bohemians & UCDtwice
Biggest win (Cup) 5-0 vs Glentoran 5-0 vs Glentoran 4-0 vs Limerick
Biggest loss (League) 0-2 vs St. Pats 0-1 vs Dundalk St. Pats
Biggest loss (Cup) 0-2 vs Drogheda United 0-2 vs Drogheda United
Clean sheets 15 8 7
Goals scored 45 29 16
Goals conceded 12 6 6
Goal difference +33 +23 +10
Consecutive Victories 10 5 5
Unbeaten run 10 5 5
Consecutive Defeats 2 1 2
Winless Run 2 2 5
Average GF per game 1.96 2.42 1.45
Average GA per game 0.52 0.5 0.55
Yellow cards 35 13 22
Red cards 4 2 2
Most appearances
Most minutes played
Top scorer England Anthony Elding (14)
Top assists Republic of Ireland Raffaele Cretaro & England Anthony Elding & Republic of Ireland Ross Gaynor (4)
Points 35/51 (68.63%) 20/27 (74.07%) 15/24 (62.5%)
Winning rate 58.82% 66.67% 50%

Last updated: 17 June 2013
Source: Competitive matches

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sligo Rovers vs Molde". Soccerway. 17 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Molde vs Sligo Rovers". Soccerway. 23 July 2013. 

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