Roland Lewis

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Roland Lewis
Personal information
Full name Roland Lewis[1]
Date of birth (1923-09-21)21 September 1923[1]
Place of birth Sandbach, England[1]
Date of death September 1999 (age 74)
Place of death South Cheshire, England
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Congleton Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1953 Port Vale 7 (0)
Total 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Roland Lewis (21 September 1925 – September 1999) was an English footballer who played as a forward for Port Vale in the Football League between 1951 and 1953.

Playing career[edit]

Lewis played for Congleton Town, before joining Port Vale in March 1950.[1] He made his Third Division South debut for Gordon Hodgson's "Valiants" in a 2–0 defeat to Norwich City at Carrow Road on 19 August 1950.[1] After starting the next two games he lost his position to Cliff Pinchbeck, who had failed to turn up at the start of the season.[1] He played three further games throughout the season, but had to wait until September 1953 for his seventh and final appearance.[1] He was released from his contract at Vale Park by manager Freddie Steele in December 1953.[1] The club went on to win the Third Division North title and reach the FA Cup semi-finals in 1953–54.[1]

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Roland Lewis profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 1950–51 Third Division South 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
1953–54 Third Division North 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 172. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0.