Franck Rolling

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Franck Rolling
Franck Rolling par Claude Truong-Ngoc mai 2014.jpg
Franck Rolling, May 2014
Personal information
Full name Franck Jacques Rolling[1]
Date of birth (1968-08-23) 23 August 1968 (age 50)
Place of birth Colmar, France
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1992 RC Strasbourg 41 (4)
1992–1994 Pau FC
1994–1995 Ayr United 35 (2)
1995–1997 Leicester City 18 (0)
1997–1998 Bournemouth 31 (6)
1998 Gillingham 1 (0)
1998 Wycombe Wanderers 0 (0)
1999 SK Vorwärts Steyr 11 (0)
1999–2000 Veria F.C. 9 (1)
2000–2001 Jura Sud Lavans
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Franck Jacques Rolling (born 23 August 1968 in Colmar) is a French former football defender.

Rolling began his career as an attacking player at RC Strasbourg, making his debut in a game against Sporting Club Toulon on 15 October 1988.[2] However Rolling did not manage to carve out a regular first team place and so dropped down a division in 1992 to join Pau FC. He moved to Scotland with Ayr United F.C. in 1994 and was spotted there by Leicester City F.C. who brought him to England the following year for a fee of £100,000. Rolling found it hard to get a spot in the Foxes first team, particularly after their promotion to the Premier League. He departed Filbert Street in 1997 to join A.F.C. Bournemouth and made something of a name for himself at the club by scoring two goals in the two-leg Associate Members' Cup Southern Final, booking the club a place at the Wembley showpiece.[3] He was an unused substitute for the final (1-2 defeat vs. Grimsby), after which his relationship with the manager had irretrievably broken down.

After his release from Bournemouth, Rolling was briefly on the books of Gillingham F.C. and Wycombe Wanderers F.C., before leaving England to try his luck with SK Vorwärts Steyr of Austria (who went into bankruptcy during the season) and Veria F.C. of Greece. He returned to France in 2001 to play for Jura Sud Lavans, retiring the following year.


  1. ^ "Franck Rolling". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  2. ^ Stats on RC Strasbourg site
  3. ^ Five memorable Dean Court games

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