Alex Rodman

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Alex Rodman
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Rodman in 2010
Personal information
Full name Alexander James Rodman[1]
Date of birth (1987-02-15) 15 February 1987 (age 32)[2]
Place of birth Sutton Coldfield, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[3]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Bristol Rovers
Number 33
Youth career
Aston Villa
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Arden Forest
0000–2005 Coleshill Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Leamington 25 (3)
2006–2007 Grantham Town 29 (2)
2007 Lincoln United
2007–2008 Gainsborough Trinity 12 (2)
2008 Nuneaton Borough
2008–2011 Tamworth 83 (21)
2011–2013 Aldershot Town 43 (7)
2012–2013York City (loan) 18 (1)
2013–2014 Grimsby Town 35 (7)
2014–2015 Gateshead 39 (9)
2015–2016 Newport County 29 (4)
2016–2017 Notts County 16 (1)
2017–2018 Shrewsbury Town 61 (6)
2018– Bristol Rovers 28 (5)
National team
2006–2007 England Futsal 5
2010 England C 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:48, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

Alexander James Rodman (born 15 February 1987) is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for League One club Bristol Rovers.

Rodman was a schoolboy with Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers before playing in the youth teams of Arden Forest and Coleshill Town. He started his senior career after signing for Leamington in 2005. After one season he signed with Grantham Town, leaving them in 2007 before having spells with Lincoln United, Gainsborough Trinity and Nuneaton Borough. He signed for Tamworth in 2008, winning the Conference North title in his first season with the club. After a season-and-a-half of playing for them in the Conference Premier, Rodman signed for League Two club Aldershot Town in 2011. He had a loan spell with York City from 2012 to 2013 before joining Grimsby Town. He helped them to the Conference Premier play-offs before moving to Gateshead in 2014. After one season with them he joined Newport County of League Two in 2015.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands,[4] Rodman played schoolboy football with Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers and in the youth teams of Arden Forest and Coleshill Town.[5] He began his senior career after signing for Midland Football Alliance club Leamington in the summer of 2005, with whom was named as the 2005–06 FA Cup's "Player of the Round" for the third qualifying round following a successful 2–0 win over Woodford United.[5][6] This helped Leamington to a first round tie against League One team Colchester United, which Rodman playing in as the team were beaten 9–1.[7] He made 41 appearances and scored five goals for Leamington in the 2005–06 season, playing mostly as a right wing-back and a midfielder.[8]

Rodman signed for Northern Premier League Premier Division club Grantham Town at the start of the 2006–07 season, after an unsuccessful trial with Alfreton Town.[9] Having finished the season with 33 appearances and two goals for Grantham, he signed for Lincoln United of the Northern Premier League Premier Division in July 2007 after Grantham's relegation to the Northern Premier League Division One South.[9] He scored five goals in 20 appearances for Lincoln before signing for Conference North club Gainsborough Trinity in November 2007, making his debut as a substitute in a 1–0 defeat at Burscough on 3 November.[9][10][11] Having scored two goals in 12 appearances,[11] he departed Gainsborough for league rivals Nuneaton Borough on 30 January 2008.[12] He scored two goals in nine matches for Nuneaton.[10]

Tamworth[edit]

Rodman signed for Tamworth on 30 May 2008 on a one-year contract with Nuneaton experiencing financial difficulties.[13][14] He finished the 2008–09 season with 10 goals in 40 appearances[15] as Tamworth won the Conference North title.[16] In June 2009, he signed a new one-year contract ahead, of their return to the Conference Premier.[17] Following his first season with Tamworth back in the Conference Premier, in which he scored two goals in 24 appearances,[18] Rodman went on trial with League One club Notts County.[19] After the trial came to an end Rodman signed a new one-year contract with Tamworth in July 2010.[20][21] One of Rodman's last matches for Tamworth was against Newport County on 11 January 2011, in which he scored a hat-trick, impressing County's Aldershot Town-bound manager Dean Holdsworth.[22][23]

Aldershot Town[edit]

Rodman left Tamworth to join League Two club Aldershot Town on 26 January 2011 on a two-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee.[10][24] He made his first appearance for Aldershot on 29 January 2011 after coming off the bench at Gillingham to replace Wade Small in the 49th minute.[25] Rodman scored a late consolation goal in a 2–1 defeat with a 25-yard shot during stoppage time.[26] He finished the season with five goals in 14 appearances for Aldershot.[25] Rodman missed the rest of the 2011–12 season after being diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism during January 2012, after tests showed he had three blood clots in his lungs.[27] He had made 26 appearances and scored two goals for Aldershot up to that point in the 2011–12 season.[28] He resumed training during the pre-season of 2012.[29]

Rodman playing for York City in 2013

Rodman signed for Aldershot's League Two rivals York City on 7 November 2012 on a two-month loan.[30] He made his debut after starting York's 3–0 defeat at home to AFC Wimbledon on 10 November 2012, but was substituted in the 58th minute.[31] He scored his first goal in his next appearance, in a 2–2 draw away to Port Vale on 17 November 2012.[31] After making eight appearances and scoring one goal for York, the loan was extended until the end of the 2012–13 season in January 2013.[32] Rodman was sent back to Aldershot on 4 April 2013 having been deemed surplus to requirements by new manager Nigel Worthington.[33] He had scored one goal in 18 appearances for York.[31]

Grimsby Town[edit]

Rodman along with the entire Aldershot squad were released following the club's relegation to the Conference Premier and subsequent entry into financial administration that followed. He signed a one-year contract with Grimsby Town of the Conference Premier on 8 July 2013.[34] Rodman left the club on 12 May 2014 after deciding not to activate the clause for a further year in his contract.[35]

Gateshead[edit]

After a move to Scottish Championship club Hibernian broke down, Rodman signed for Gateshead of the Conference Premier on a one-year contract on 14 July 2014.[36] He made his debut on 9 August 2014 in a 3–1 home win against Torquay United.[37] Rodman scored his first goal for Gateshead on 16 August 2014 in a 2–2 draw away to Eastleigh.[38] He made 44 appearances and scored 11 goals in the 2014–15 season[37] as Gateshead finished 10th in the Conference Premier table.[39]

Newport County[edit]

Rodman signed for League Two club Newport County on a one-year contract on 9 June 2015.[40] He made his debut for Newport on 8 August 2015 in the League Two match against Cambridge United.[41] Rodman was offered a new contract by Newport at the end of the 2015–16 season but chose to move on.[citation needed]

Notts County[edit]

Rodman signed for Notts County on 24 June 2016.[42]

Shrewsbury Town[edit]

After half a season at Notts County, Rodman was allowed to leave on a free transfer, joining League One club Shrewsbury Town on 5 January 2017 on an 18-month contract.[43] He made his debut two days later in a 1–1 draw away to Swindon Town,[44] and scored his first goal for the club, a 63rd minute equaliser against Gillingham, on 28 January.[45] Rodman made 20 appearances, scoring once, to help Shrewsbury avoid relegation at the end of his first half season at the club.[44]

Bristol Rovers[edit]

After turning down a new contract with Shrewsbury, Rodman signed for their League One rivals Bristol Rovers on 2 July 2018 on a contract of undisclosed length.[46] He scored his first goal when he opened the scoring in a 2–1 defeat away to Sunderland on 15 December 2018.[47] Rodman concluded the 2018–19 season with a brace in a 2–1 comeback victory over already promoted Barnsley.[48]

International career[edit]

Futsal[edit]

Rodman has represented England in futsal, making five appearances between 2006 and 2007, and had also been a member of the English and British Universities squad whilst studying Business at Nottingham Trent University.[49]

England C[edit]

Rodman made his England C debut on 26 May 2010 against the Republic of Ireland, coming on as an 89th-minute substitute.[50] He made his second appearance on 15 September 2010 against Wales semi-pro, scoring the second goal in a 2–2 draw.[51] Rodman was then picked for the squad that would play Belgium on 9 February 2011 but withdrew due to becoming a Football League player.[52]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 13 August 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Leamington 2005–06[53] Midland Football Alliance 25 3 7 2 9[a] 0 41 5
Grantham Town 2006–07[54] Northern Premier League
Premier Division
29 2 1 0 3[b] 0 33 2
Gainsborough Trinity 2007–08[11] Conference North 12 2 12 2
Tamworth 2008–09[15] Conference North 35 10 3 0 2[c] 0 40 10
2009–10[18] Conference Premier 23 2 0 0 1[d] 0 24 2
2010–11[22] Conference Premier 25 9 4 1 1[d] 1 30 11
Total 83 21 7 1 4 1 94 23
Aldershot Town 2010–11[25] League Two 14 5 14 5
2011–12[28] League Two 18 1 3 1 4 0 1[e] 0 26 2
2012–13[31] League Two 11 1 0 0 1 0 1[e] 0 13 1
Total 43 7 3 1 5 0 2 0 53 8
York City (loan) 2012–13[31] League Two 18 1 18 1
Grimsby Town 2013–14[37] Conference Premier 35 7 5 0 8[f] 1 48 8
Gateshead 2014–15[37] Conference Premier 39 9 4 2 1[d] 0 44 11
Newport County 2015–16[41] League Two 29 4 3 1 1 0 1[e] 0 34 5
Notts County 2016–17[44] League Two 16 1 1 0 1 0 1[g] 0 19 1
Shrewsbury Town 2016–17[44] League One 20 1 20 1
2017–18[55] League One 41 5 4 2 1 0 9[h] 2 55 9
Total 61 6 4 2 1 0 9 2 75 10
Bristol Rovers 2018–19[56] League One 27 5 1 0 2 0 4[g] 2 34 7
2019–20[57] League One 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Total 28 5 1 0 3 0 4 2 36 7
Career total 418 68 36 9 11 0 42 6 507 84
  1. ^ Two appearances in FA Vase, two in Birmingham Senior Cup, five in Midland Football Alliance League Cup
  2. ^ One appearance in FA Trophy, two in Northern Premier League Challenge Cup
  3. ^ One appearance in Conference League Cup, one in FA Trophy
  4. ^ a b c Appearance FA Trophy
  5. ^ a b c Appearance in Football League Trophy
  6. ^ Six appearances and one goal in FA Trophy, two appearances in Conference Premier play-offs
  7. ^ a b Appearance(s) in EFL Trophy
  8. ^ Six appearances and one goal in EFL Trophy, three appearances and one goal in League One play-offs

Honours[edit]

Tamworth

Shrewsbury Town

References[edit]

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