Roy Massey

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Roy Massey
Personal information
Full name Roy Massey
Date of birth 10 September 1943
Place of birth Mexborough, Yorkshire,
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1967 Rotherham United 16 (6)
1967–1969 Leyton Orient 63 (13)
1969–1971 Colchester United 34 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Roy Massey (born 10 September 1943 in Mexborough, Yorkshire) is an English former football player, now a coach.


As a player, Massey played as a centre forward for Rotherham United (1964–67), Leyton Orient (1967–69) and Colchester United (1969–71).[1] He retired from playing football in 1971 but became a coach, first at Colchester United before moving to Norwich City's centre of excellence.[2] In 1999, he moved to Arsenal to become a youth coach there, and he now is head coach for all levels from Under-9 to Under-16.[3][4]

His grandfather was James Massey, a goalkeeper for Doncaster Rovers and Sheffield Wednesday in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century.[5]


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  2. ^ "Graham Scales". Flown from the Nest.
  3. ^ "Roy Massey". Archived from the original on 22 January 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Arsenal Academy".
  5. ^ "Roy Massey". Football Retrieved 22 February 2014.