2008–09 Rochdale A.F.C. season
|FA Cup||Second Round|
|League Cup||First Round|
Adam Le Fondre (17)
Adam Le Fondre (20)
|Highest home attendance||5,786 vs Oldham Athletic, League Cup (12 August 2008)|
|Lowest home attendance||1,608 vs Carlisle United, Football League Trophy (7 October 2008)|
The 2008–09 Rochdale A.F.C. season was the club's 88th season in the Football League, and the 35th consecutive season in the bottom division of the League. Rochdale finished the season in sixth place in Football League Two, but missed out on promotion to League One after losing in the play-off semi-final against Gillingham. Adam Le Fondre finished as the club's top goal scorer with twenty goals in all competitions.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Ciarán Toner||Grimsby Town||Free||30-06-2008|||
|Jon Shaw||Halifax Town||Undisclosed||05-07-2008|||
|Lee McEvilly||Cambridge United||Undisclosed||05-01-2009|||
|Craig Dawson||Radcliffe Borough||Undisclosed||23-02-2009|||
|34||GK||Frank Fielding||21||Blackburn Rovers||6 January 2009||29 September 2009||Sky Sports
Blackburn Rovers F.C
Sources: For loan start source see "Start source". For loan end source see "End source".
EU = if holds or not a European Union passport; Country: when 2 flags, 1st flag = country that plays for internationally, 2nd flag = country of birth; No. = number on jersey; P = Position (for position name, pause mouse pointer on abbreviation); Name = Name on jersey (for more extensive name, pause mouse pointer on name); In/Out = In: The player came in on loan, Out: The player went out on loan; Loan club = the club that the player moved on loan to or the club that the player came from on loan; Started = the date when the player's loan started; Ended = the date when the player's loan ended.
- "Midfielder agrees terms". 2008-06-27. Retrieved 2010-08-07.
- "Dale make double swoop". 2008-07-02. Retrieved 2010-08-07.
- "Rochdale bag Halifax striker Shaw". BBC Sport. 2008-07-05. Retrieved 2010-08-07.
- "McEvilly completes Rochdale move". BBC Sport. 2009-01-05. Retrieved 2015-01-18.
- "Dale sign local lad". 2009-02-23. Retrieved 2010-08-07.