Ray Cashley

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Ray Cashley
Personal information
Full name Alec Raymond Cashley
Date of birth (1951-10-23) 23 October 1951 (age 65)
Place of birth Bristol, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Youth career
–1970 Bristol City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1981 Bristol City 227 (1)
1981 Hereford United (loan) 20 (0)
Clevedon Town
1982–1985 Bristol Rovers 53 (0)
1985 Trowbridge Town
1985–1986 Chester City 9 (0)
1986–? East Worle
?–? Weston-super-Mare
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:23, 14 January 2009 (UTC).

Alec Raymond "Ray" Cashley (born 23 October 1951 in Bristol, England) is an English former professional football goalkeeper.

He joined Bristol City as a youth player and was their number one goalkeeper in the early 1970s despite starting his career as a fullback. He made his debut for Bristol City against Southampton in the FA Cup in 1970.[1] In the 1975–76 season, City were promoted to the First Division but Cashley lost his place to John Shaw soon afterwards and had only brief spells in the side for the remainder of his time with City. Cashley even scored a goal for City on 18 September 1973, with a long clearance from his own penalty area against Hull City on a gusty night.[2] In total, he made 262 appearances, 227 of those in the league for The Robins.

Cashley had a loan spell with Hereford United in 1981, making 20 league and 6 additional appearances for The Whites before playing for Clevedon Town.[3]

In August 1982 he returned to professional football with Bristol Rovers, who he made 53 league appearances for.[4] He then played for Trowbridge Town before again returning to The Football League when he joined Chester City in October 1985. Cashley made nine appearances as City were promoted from Division Four at the end of the season.[5]

After Chester, City came calling yet again, offering Cashley a role in the reserves, albeit without a contract. He would be able to step in to play for City if Keith Waugh was unable and Cashley jumped at the chance for full-time football once again.[6]

He subsequently played for non-league sides East Worle and Weston-super-Mare.


  1. ^ Ponting, I. (1990) Bristol City Greats. Bristol Redcliffe Press Ltd.
  2. ^ Goalscoring Goalies From http://www.goalkeepersaredifferent.com, Retrieved 8 February 2009.
  3. ^ HEREFORD UNITED : 1972/73 - 1996/97 & 2006/07 - 2007/08 From http://www.neilbrown.newcastlefans.com, Retrieved 8 February 2009.
  4. ^ BRISTOL ROVERS : 1946/47 - 2007/08 From http://www.neilbrown.newcastlefans.com, Retrieved 8 February 2009.
  5. ^ CHESTER CITY : 1946/47 - 1999/2000 & 2004/05 - 2007/08 From http://www.neilbrown.newcastlefans.com, Retrieved 8 February 2009.
  6. ^ The Week That Was From http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk, Posted 18 August 2008.

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