David Rollo (footballer)

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David Rollo
Personal information
Full name David Rollo[1]
Date of birth (1891-08-26)26 August 1891
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland[1]
Date of death 17 February 1963(1963-02-17) (aged 71)[1]
Place of death Blackpool, England[1]
Playing position Right-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Brantwood
Cliftonville
Distillery
West End
Mountpottinger
Linfield
1919–1927 Blackburn Rovers 207 (5)
1927–1929 Port Vale 2 (0)
Fleetwood Windsor Villa
National team
1912–1926 Ireland (IFA) 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

David Rollo (26 August 1891 – 17 February 1963) was an Ireland (IFA) international footballer.

Club career[edit]

Rollo played his football in Northern Ireland and Wales with Brantwood, Cliftonville, Distillery, West End, Mountpottinger and Linfield, before joining English side Blackburn Rovers.[1] He left Rovers for Second Division club Port Vale in August 1927, and made his debut in a 2–2 draw with Nottingham Forest at The Old Recreation Ground on 27 August.[1] He only played one further game in 1927–28 and did not feature in 1928–29, before he was given a free transfer in May 1929.[1] He later moved on to Fleetwood Windsor Villa.[1]

International career[edit]

Rollo earned sixteen caps for Ireland between 1912 and 1926.

Statistics[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from David Rollo profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Blackburn Rovers 1919–20 First Division 15 0 2 0 17 0
1920–21 First Division 31 2 0 0 31 2
1921–22 First Division 25 0 5 1 30 1
1922–23 First Division 29 2 1 0 30 2
1923–24 First Division 40 1 1 0 41 1
1924–25 First Division 28 0 8 0 36 0
1925–26 First Division 37 0 1 0 38 0
1926–27 First Division 2 0 0 0 2 0
Total 207 5 18 1 225 6
Port Vale 1927–28 Second Division 2 0 0 0 2 0

International statistics[edit]

Ireland (IFA) national team[2]
Year Apps Goals
1912 1 0
1913 1 0
1914 2 0
1920 3 0
1921 3 0
1922 1 0
1924 2 0
1925 2 0
1926 1 0
Total 16 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 253. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ "David Rollo". National Football Teams. Retrieved 10 July 2016.