2008–09 Rochdale A.F.C. season

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2008–09 season
Chairman Chris Dunphy
Manager Keith Hill
League Two 6th
FA Cup Second Round
League Cup First Round
Top goalscorer League:
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 6th place in 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.


Squad information[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Sam Russell
2 England DF Simon Ramsden
3 England DF Tom Kennedy
4 England DF Nathan Stanton
5 England MF Clark Keltie
6 Northern Ireland MF Ciarán Toner
7 Northern Ireland FW Lee McEvilly
8 England MF Gary Jones
9 England FW Chris Dagnall
10 England FW Adam le Fondre
11 England MF Adam Rundle
12 England DF Nathan D'Laryea
14 England DF Scott Wiseman
15 England MF Joe Thompson
17 England FW Jon Shaw
18 England FW Kallum Higginbotham
19 England FW Lee Thorpe
20 England DF Raphale Evans



Player From Fee Date Notes
Northern Ireland Ciarán Toner Grimsby Town Free 30-06-2008 [1]
England Clark Keltie Darlington Free 02-07-2008 [2]
England Scott Wiseman Darlington Free 02-07-2008 [2]
England Jon Shaw Halifax Town Undisclosed 05-07-2008 [3]
England Lee McEvilly Cambridge United Undisclosed 05-01-2009 [4]
England Craig Dawson Radcliffe Borough Undisclosed 23-02-2009 [5]

Loans In[edit]

Loan club
Start source
End source
34 GK Frank Fielding England 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.


  1. ^ "Midfielder agrees terms". 2008-06-27. Retrieved 2010-08-07. 
  2. ^ a b "Dale make double swoop". 2008-07-02. Retrieved 2010-08-07. 
  3. ^ "Rochdale bag Halifax striker Shaw". BBC Sport. 2008-07-05. Retrieved 2010-08-07. 
  4. ^ "McEvilly completes Rochdale move". BBC Sport. 2009-01-05. Retrieved 2015-01-18. 
  5. ^ "Dale sign local lad". 2009-02-23. Retrieved 2010-08-07.