Alex Revell

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Alex Revell
Personal information
Full name Alexander David Revell[1]
Date of birth (1983-07-07) 7 July 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Cambridge, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Rotherham United
Number 9
Youth career
1997–2000 Cambridge United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 Cambridge United 57 (8)
2003 Kettering Town (loan) 7 (2)
2004–2006 Braintree Town 65 (39)
2006–2008 Brighton & Hove Albion 59 (21)
2008–2010 Southend United 34 (6)
2009–2010 Swindon Town (loan) 10 (2)
2010 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 15 (8)
2010–2011 Leyton Orient 44 (22)
2011– Rotherham United 125 (23)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:45, 1 April 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Alexander David "Alex" Revell (born 7 July 1983) is an English football striker who plays for Rotherham United.


Finding his feet[edit]

Revell is a graduate of the Cambridge United youth set-up, where he struggled to establish himself during his stint at the Abbey Stadium.[citation needed]

Discovering his first team opportunities at Cambridge were limited, Revell spent a loan spell at then Conference National club Kettering Town. Soon afterwards he left the club in 2004 where he made the decision to drop out of the Football League by joining Braintree Town.

During his time at Braintree, Revell managed to find the net 35 times for the club, where he managed to help them gain promotion to the Conference South during the 2005–06 season.

Brighton & Hove Albion[edit]

Revell was signed by Brighton & Hove Albion from Braintree for £8,000 during the close season of 2005–06.

On 1 January 2008, Revell scored his first professional hat-trick as Brighton defeated Bournemouth 3–2 at the Withdean.

During the January transfer window of 2007, Revell was strongly tipped for a move to Championship side Coventry City, after he attracted interest from former Brighton manager Micky Adams, but nothing came of it.[citation needed]

Signing for Southend[edit]

On 30 January 2008, Revell made his move from Brighton to Southend on a two-and-a-half-year contract for £150,000. Steve Tilson had been a long admirer of Revell and tried to sign him in August 2007 transfer window.[citation needed]

On 16 August 2008, Revell scored his first league goal for Southend in a 1–1 draw with Millwall at The New Den.[citation needed] Revell scored his first home league goal for the Shrimpers in a 2–1 win over Swindon Town at Roots Hall on 18 October 2008.[citation needed] After several excellent hard working performances without reward, Revell scored his third goal for Southend after 10 minutes in the 2–2 draw away at Tranmere on 15 November 2008, getting ahead of Craig Duncan to meet Kevin Betsy's cross.[citation needed]

Revell suffered a broken leg against Leyton Orient on 20 January 2009 after landing awkwardly,[citation needed] which ruled him out for the rest of the season.

Revell made his comeback appearance from the injury on 10 July 2009 against Great Wakering in a pre season friendly.

He made five appearances for Southend at the start of the 2009–2010 season, the last of which came against Swindon Town as Southend went down to a 2–1 defeat.

Swindon Town[edit]

On 1 September 2009, in a bizarre turn of events, just three days after playing against them he signed for Swindon Town on loan from Southend United until 3 January 2010, with the club having the option of making the move permanent if his spell was successful.

Revell made his debut for The Robins in a 1–1 draw against his parent clubs rivals Colchester United. His first goals for Swindon came on 3 October 2009 against Brentford as he bagged a brace in a 3–2 victory.

Revell fell down the pecking order at Swindon and with the fine form of Billy Paynter and Charlie Austin up front, Revell found his chances limited and was often an unused substitute. Swindon opted not to make the move permanent and Revell returned to Essex.

Release from Southend[edit]

Revell returned to Southend at the end of his loan spell having made 12 appearances and scoring two goals. On 12 January 2010, Southend and Revell parted company by mutual consent.

Wycombe Wanderers[edit]

Wycombe Wanderers thought they had signed Revell on 12 January 2010 on a free transfer but that deal fell through, on the rule that prevents players representing three clubs in one season. Revell was a Southend United player at the start of the season and played five times before going on a standard loan to Swindon Town, meaning that he had officially represented two clubs and subsequently could not sign for Wycombe.

If Revell had gone on an emergency loan to Swindon Town he would have been able to sign for Wycombe Wanderers without any problems.

On 22 January 2010, Revell was given permission to sign for Wycombe Wanderers on a three-month emergency loan.[2] Revell remained a Southend United player as the club still held his registration. He remained on loan at Adams Park until late April 2010 before becoming a free agent. His first goal for Wycombe came on his debut, against Bristol Rovers from the penalty spot. After failing to score again for the next two months, Revell scored five goals in three games against Tranmere Rovers (after nut-megging Craig Duncan), Milton Keynes Dons and Swindon Town to help keep Wycombe in contention to avoid relegation.

After the final game of his loan deal, he signed a contract at Wycombe, starting on 3 May until the end of June. However, this did not allow him to play in the final game of the season because the rule that prevents players representing three clubs in one season would only allow him to play while his emergency loan was valid.

Leyton Orient[edit]

Revell was offered an extended contract by Wycombe but turned it down, instead choosing to join Leyton Orient on a two-year contract starting on 1 July 2010.[3] He scored on his league debut for Orient on 7 August, and followed it up three days later with the winning goal in the League Cup victory over his former club Swindon Town.[4] On 13 November, Revell scored twice to help Orient register their first away win of the season with a 3–0 victory over Bristol Rovers.[5]

Rotherham United[edit]

Revell signed for Rotherham United on the final day of the summer 2011 transfer window for an undisclosed fee.[6] He made his debut on 3 September, and scored twice in a 3–2 defeat against eventual league winners Swindon Town.[7] His next goal came on 4 October in the Football League Trophy, scoring in a 2–1 loss to Sheffield United.[8] On 25 October he helped Rotherham complete a sensational comeback against Morecambe, with Rotherham 3–0 down at half time, Revell scored the final goal as Rotherham managed to draw the game 3–3.[9] After scoring in wins against Bradford City[10] and Hereford United,[11] Revell scored his first goal of 2012 in another defeat to Swindon, this time a 2–1 loss at the Don Valley Stadium on 14 January.[12] He scored in successive games against Dagenham[13] and Southend[14] in January and February. On 21 March he scored in a 4–2 win against Macclesfield Town.[15] He scored his tenth league goal for Rotherham on the final day of the season, in a 1–1 draw against Northampton Town on 5 May, which was also Rotherham's final ever goal and game at the Don Valley Stadium.[16] He scored his first goal of the following season on 15 September 2012, in a 1–0 win against Torquay United.[17] He scored again the following game, in a 3–2 defeat at home to Rochdale.[18] In the next game against Barnet, he was sent off for what seemed to be a reckless challenge in a 0–0 draw at Underhill.[19] He scored the first goal for Rotherham in their league 1 playoff semi-final first leg against Preston in May 2014. Following the victory over Preston, Revell helped Rotherham to promotion after scoring two goals in the playoff final against Leyton Orient, the second of which proving to be one of the goals of the season.


Rotherham United
  • League Two: promotion 2012–13 (Runners-up)
  • League One: playoff final promotion 2013-14


  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 70. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Green Light For Revell". 22 January 2010. Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Leyton Orient sign striker Alex Revell". BBC Sport. 19 May 2010. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Swindon 1–2 Orient". BBC Sport. 10 August 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Bristol Rovers 0–3 Leyton Orient". BBC Sport. 14 November 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "Rotherham sign orient striker Alex Revell" BBC Sport. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  7. ^ "Swindon 3–2 Rotherham" BBC Sport. 3 September 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  8. ^ "Rotherham 1–2 Sheffield Utd" BBC Sport. 4 October 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  9. ^ "Morecambe 3–3 Rotherham" BBC Sport. 25 October 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  10. ^ "Bradford 2–3 Rotherham" BBC Sport. 19 November 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  11. ^ "Hereford 2–3 Rotherham" BBC Sport. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  12. ^ "Rotherham 1–2 Swindon" BBC Sport. 14 January 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  13. ^ "Dag and Red 3–2 Rotherham" BBC Sport. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  14. ^ "Southend 0–2 Rotherham" BBC Sport. 10 February 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  15. ^ "Rotherham 4–2 Macclesfield" BBC Sport. 21 March 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  16. ^ "Rotherham 1–1 Northampton" BBC Sport. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  17. ^ "Rotherham United 1–0 Torquay" BBC Sport. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  18. ^ "Rotherham 2–3 Rochdale" BBC Sport. 18 September 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012.
  19. ^ "Barnet 0–0 Rotherham" BBC Sport. 22 September 2012.

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