Carlos Roca (footballer)

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Carlos Roca
Carlos Roca.jpg
Roca (left) playing for FC United of Manchester in 2011
Personal information
Full name Carlos Jose Roca[1]
Date of birth (1984-09-04) 4 September 1984 (age 32)[1]
Place of birth Manchester,[1] England
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
0000–2003 Oldham Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Oldham Athletic[2] 7 (0)
2004–2005 Carlisle United[3] 10 (0)
2005 Northwich Victoria[3] (loan) 3 (0)
2005–2007 Northwich Victoria
2007–2008 Stalybridge Celtic[4] 26 (5)
2008 Altrincham[5] 7 (0)
2008–2013 FC United of Manchester[6] 165 (33)
2013 Chorley[7] 2 (0)
2014 Rhyl[8] 14 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 2014.

Carlos Jose Roca (born 4 September 1984) is an English football midfielder who played in the Football League for Oldham Athletic.

Career[edit]

Roca started his playing career at Oldham Athletic, and made his senior debut on August 2003 in the Division Two defeat at home to Brighton & Hove Albion.[2] After manager Iain Dowie moved on to Crystal Palace, Roca played little first-team football. He was released at the end of the season, and moved on to Carlisle United working under Paul Simpson.[9] Roca played regularly at first,[3] but was unable to force his way back into the first team after a knee injury. He spent a month on loan at fellow Conference club Northwich Victoria, and after Carlisle won promotion back to the Football League, he was released.[10][11]

He then joined Northwich on a permanent contract, and helped them win the 2005–06 Conference North title and reach the semi-final of the 2006–07 FA Trophy.[12][13] Transfer-listed in July 2007,[12] he was expected to join Droylsden but instead signed for Stalybridge Celtic.[14] He moved on to Altrincham before the end of the season,[15] and then joined FC United of Manchester. Roca spent five years at FC United, making over 200 appearances for the club in all competitions.[6] After a brief spell at Chorley,[7] he spent the second half of the 2013–14 season in the Welsh Premier League with Rhyl.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Carlos Roca". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Games played by Carlos Roca in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "Games played by Carlos Roca in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Carlos Roca". talybridge Celtic F.C. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Games played by Carlos Roca in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "All time Players Statistics". FCUM in Russia. Retrieved 13 August 2016.  Untick "including cup games" to see league-only stats.
  7. ^ a b Locke, Mark. "Carlos Roca". Chorley F.C. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "C. Roca". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  9. ^ Rowcroft, Lee (14 May 2004). "Roca in but Andrews stalls on United deal". News & Star. Carlisle. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  10. ^ Rowcroft, Lee (22 February 2005). "United loan star shines for Vics". News & Star. Carlisle. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  11. ^ Rowcroft, Lee (20 May 2005). "Play-off hero Murphy mulls over new contract". News & Star. Carlisle. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "Roca transfer-listed by Northwich". BBC Sport. 18 July 2007. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  13. ^ Pullen, Nick (19 March 2007). "Harriers heroes in wait for Wembley". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  14. ^ "Stalybridge beat Bloods to Roca". BBC Sport. 17 August 2007. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 
  15. ^ "Ex-Blues' Roca on move to Altrincham". News & Star. Carlisle. 4 March 2008. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 

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