Roy Proverbs

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Roy Proverbs
Roy 'Chopper' Proverbs.jpg
Personal information
Full name Roy John Proverbs
Date of birth (1932-07-08)8 July 1932
Place of birth Wednesbury, England, UK
Date of death 15 February 2017(2017-02-15) (aged 84)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1956 Stratford Town 19 (1)
1956–1957 Coventry City 10 (0)
1957–1958 Bournemouth 0 (0)
1958–1962 Gillingham 143 (2)
1962 Canterbury City 5 (0)
1962 Tunbridge Wells United 5 (0)
1962-1965 King's Lynn tbc
1965-1966 Banbury United 58 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Roy John Proverbs (8 July 1932[1] – 15 February 2017)[2] was an English professional footballer. His clubs included Coventry City,[3] Bournemouth[4] and Gillingham, where he made over 140 Football League appearances.[5] He played primarily at right full back throughout his career. During his time at Gillingham, he was given the nickname “Chopper” Proverbs due to his no-nonsense style of defending.

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