Dick Roberts (footballer)

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Dickie Roberts
Personal information
Full name Richard James Hollis Roberts
Date of birth 30 March 1878
Place of birth Redditch, England
Date of death 5 March 1931(1931-03-05) (aged 52)
Place of death Birmingham, England
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1899–1901 West Bromwich Albion 52 (10)
1901–1904 Newcastle United 54 (18)
1904–1905 Middlesbrough 23 (5)
1905–1908 Crystal Palace 74 (25)
1908–1909 Worcester City 18 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Richard James Hollis Roberts (30 March 1878 – 5 March 1931), better known as Dickie Roberts, was an English footballer who played as a Winger.


Roberts was born in Redditch in Worcestershire. He turned professional with West Bromwich Albion in April 1899, but remained with the club for just two years. In May 1901 he joined Newcastle United for a £150 fee, before signing for Middlesbrough for £450 in April 1904. Roberts moved to Crystal Palace for £100 in August 1905, and three years later joined Worcester City, before retiring in April 1909 due to injury. He died in Birmingham in 1931, aged 52.


  • Matthews, Tony (2005). The Who's Who of West Bromwich Albion. Breedon Books. p. 197. ISBN 1-85983-474-4. 
  • Sands, Rev. Nigel (1995). Crystal Palace F.C. 1905-1995. Sporting & Leisure Press. p. 168. ISBN 0-86023-555-6.