Stephen Roberts (footballer)

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Steve Roberts
Personal information
Full name Stephen Wyn Roberts[1]
Date of birth (1980-02-24) 24 February 1980 (age 37)[1]
Place of birth Wrexham, Wales
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2005 Wrexham 150 (6)
2005–2008 Doncaster Rovers 73 (1)
2008–2009 Walsall 16 (1)
Total 239 (8)
National team
1996 Wales U17 1 (0)
1996–1999 Wales U19 10 (0)
1999–2001 Wales U21 3 (0)
2005 Wales 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Stephen Wyn Roberts (born 24 February 1980) is a Welsh former professional footballer who most recently played for Walsall. He has also represented Wales at under-21 level.

Career[edit]

Roberts began his career at hometown club Wrexham,[1] where he took part in the clubs Football League Trophy win, before eventually moving to Doncaster Rovers where he joined up with his brother Neil Roberts who eventually moved on to join Wrexham.

On 1 July 2008, Roberts opted to turn down a new one-year contract at Doncaster Rovers, to drop down to League One to play for Walsall on a two-year contract. He became the "Saddlers" first signing of the 2008 pre-season.[2]

On 8 October 2009, Roberts announced his retirement from the game at the age of 29 due to a persistent back injury.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 356. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ Roberts commits to Doncaster move, BBC Sport. Retrieved on 18 October 2007

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