Eamonn Rogers

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Eamonn Rogers
Personal information
Full name Edward "Eamonn" Rogers
Date of birth (1947-04-16) 16 April 1947 (age 70)
Place of birth Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1963–1965 Blackburn Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1971 Blackburn Rovers 177 (39)
1971–1974 Charlton Athletic 39 (3)
1974–1974 Northampton Town 4 (1)
Total 220 (43)
National team
1965–1966 Republic of Ireland U23 2 (1)
1967–1972 Republic of Ireland 19 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Eamonn Rogers (born April 16, 1947 in Dublin) is an international Irish footballer, who played for Blackburn Rovers F.C in the English Football League as a midfielder, defender and forward.

Career[edit]

Rogers turned professional at Ewood Park in May 1965 and made his First Division debut in Rovers' 3-2 defeat at Stoke City four months later.

He was Rovers' joint top scorer in 1967-68 and 1970-71 seasons. Rogers made 177 Appearances for Rovers and scored 39 goals in all competitions. In 2006, he was voted into the Rovers fans team of the decade (1960's). He was also shortlisted for a place in the greatest of all time team.

He made an ill-advised move to Charlton Athletic in an exchange deal involving Barry Endean in October 1971 and spent two injury hit seasons there. He retired from professional football at the end 1973-74 season aged just 27.

He made his international debut for the Republic of Ireland national football team on 22 November 1967 in a 2-1 away win over Czechoslovakia and went on to win a total of 19 international caps and scored 5 times.

His brother John played for Shelbourne F.C. in the 1970s.

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