Trevor Roberts

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Trevor Roberts
Personal information
Date of birth (1942-02-25)25 February 1942
Place of birth Caernarfon, Wales
Date of death June 1972 (aged 30)
Place of death Cambridge, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Liverpool University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1965 Liverpool 0 (0)
1965–1970 Southend United 171 (0)
1970–1972 Cambridge United 36 (0)
Total 207 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Trevor Roberts (25 February 1942 – June 1972) was a Welsh professional footballer who played as a Goalkeeper. He made a total of 207 appearances in the Football League for Southend United and Cambridge United before dying of a brain tumour at the age of 30.


Trevor began his career as a youth player at Liverpool, combining his playing there with studying for a degree in geography at Liverpool University,[1] He then played in the Football League for Southend United and Cambridge United between 1965 and 1972, making 207 appearances.[2]


In 1968 Roberts successfully battled lung cancer.[1] In February 1972 he was admitted to hospital with a brain tumour and died in June 1972 in a nursing home, at the age of 30.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b "Ex Reds Keeper Dies". Liverpool Echo. 2 June 1972: 1. 
  2. ^ "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Death notices – Rest in Peace – 1960s and 1970s". Nigel's Webspace – Galleries of English Football Cards 1965/66 – 1979/80. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Southend United Miscellany" (PDF). Shrimpers Trust. Retrieved 25 April 2015.