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Past Players (R)

Bryan Robson Matthew Robson Bobby Robson Bill Rochford
Wilf Rostron Gary Rowell Adam Rundle David Rush
Craig Russell Leon Ryan

SIMON RAMSDEN

  • Bishop Auckland SFA, DCSFA U16s: 1997-98
  • Sunderland 2001-2004 (1 app, 0 goals)
  • Notts County (loan) 2002-2003 (34 apps, 0 goals)
  • Grimbsy Town 2004-2006 (41 apps, 0 goals)
  • Rochdale 2006-2009 (124 apps, 6 goals)
  • Bradford City 2009-2012 (58 apps, 2 goals)
  • Motherwell 2012-2014 (51 apps 0 goals)

ADAM REACH

  • Chester-le-Street SFA, DCSFA U16s: 2008-09; DCSFA U18s: 2009-10
  • Middlesbrough 2010-2014 (26 apps, 3 goal)
  • Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2013 (24 apps 3 goals)
  • Bradford City (loan) 2014 (18 apps 3 goals)
  • International honours: England U19s (4 apps, 0 goals)

BENJAMIN "Ben" ROBERTS

  • Bishop Auckland SFA, DCSFA U15s: 1989-90
  • Middlesbrough 1993-2000 (26 apps) -- Played in 1997 FA Cup Final against Chelsea and League Cup Final Replay against Leicester City
  • Hartlepool United (loan) 1995 (5 apps)
  • Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 1995 (15 apps)
  • Bradford City (loan) 1996 (2 apps)
  • Millwall (loan) 1999 (15 apps)
  • Luton Town (loan) 1999 and 2002 (19 apps)
  • Charlton Athletic 2000-2003 (1 app)
  • Reading (loan) 2002 (6 apps)
  • Brighton 2003-2004 (41 apps) -- Promotion via the League One Play-off in 2004
  • Yeovil Town 2010 (1 app)
  • Currently goalkeeping coach at Charlton Athletic FC
  • International honours: England U21s (1 app)

BRYAN ROBSON OBE

  • Lord Lawson Comprehensive School, Chester-le-Street SFA
  • West Bromwich Albion 1974-1981 (240 apps, 46 goals)
  • Manchester United 1981-1994 (461 apps 99 goals) -- Was the longest serving captain in the club's history. Winner of 3 FA Cups, 2 Premiership titles, European Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Super Cup whilst at United.
  • Middlesbrough 1994-1996 (player manager 27 apps, 1 goal)
  • International honours: England U21s (7 apps, 2 goals); England B (3 apps, 1 goal); England (90 apps, 26 goals) -- Captained England on 65 occasions.
  • Management
  • Middlesbrough 1996-2001 -- Guided Boro to 3 Wembley finals and promotion to the Premiership on 2 occasions.
  • Bradford City 2003-2004
  • West Bromwich Albion 2004-2006
  • Sheffield United 2007-2008
  • Coach to the Thailand national team from 2009 to 2011

MATTHEW ROBSON

  • Bishop Auckland SFA, DCSFA U16s: 2000-01
  • Hartlepool United 2002-2009 (170 apps, 10 goals)
  • Carlisle United 2009-2014 (215 apps, 25 goals) -- Johnstone Paint Trophy winner in 2011

SIR ROBERT "Bobby" ROBSON CBE

  • Waterhouses Secondary Modern School
  • The headmaster of Waterhouses, at the time, did not allow the school team to join a league.
  • Knighted for his services to football in 2002.
  • March 2008 launched the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation - a cancer research charity.
  • Fulham (2 spells) 1950-1956; 1962-1967 (344 apps, 77 goals)
  • West Bromwich Albion 1956-1962 (239 apps 56 goals)
  • Vancouver Royals
  • International honours: England (20 apps, 4 goals)
  • Management
  • Fulham 1968
  • Ipswich Town 1969-1982: Guided Ipswich to victories in the 1978 FA Cup Final and 1981 UEFA Cup Final
  • England 1982-1990: Reached the semi-final of the 1990 World Cup
  • PSV Eindhoven (2 spells) 1990-1992: Dutch league champions in 1991 and 1992; 1998-1999
  • Sporting Lisbon 1992-1994
  • FC Porto 1994-1996: Portuguese champions 1995 and 1996; Cup of Portugal winners 1994
  • FC Barcelona 1996-1997: Winners of Spanish Super Cup (1996), Copa del Rey (1997), European Cup Winners' Cup (1997)
  • Newcastle United 1999-2004
  • European Manager of the Year in 1996-97

WILLIAM "Bill" ROCHFORD

  • DCSFA U15s:
  • Portsmouth 1931-1946 (146 apps, 1 goal) -- Was an FA Cup winner in 1939 when Portsmouth beat Wolverhampton Wanderers. Made over 200 appearances for Pompey in war-time matches. Represented the English League in 1936.
  • Southampton 1946-1950 (134 apps, 0 goals)
  • Colchester United 1950-1951 (2 apps, 0 goals)

WILF ROSTRON

  • Sunderland SFA, DCSFA U15s: 1971-72
  • Arsenal 1974-1977 (19 apps, 2 goals)
  • Sunderland 1977-1980 (85 apps 18 goals)
  • Watford 1979-1989 (404 apps, 29 goals) - Member of the Watford team promoted to Division 1 in 1981-82. Named Watford's Player of the Season on 2 occasions; 1982-83 and 1983-84. Missed Watford's 1984 FA Cup Final appearance because of suspension.
  • Sheffield Wednesday 1989 (8 apps, 0 goals)
  • Sheffield United 1989-1991 (36 apps, 3 goals)
  • Brentford 1991-1993 (42 apps, 2 goals)
  • International honours: ESFA U15s in 1971-72 (8 apps)

GARY ROWELL

  • Seaham SFA, DCSFA U15s: 1971-72
  • Sunderland 1975-1984 (296 apps, 103 goals)
  • Norwich City 1984-1985 (6 apps 1 goals)
  • Middlesbrough 1985-1986 (32 apps, 12 goals)
  • Brighton 1986-1987 (14 apps, 0 goals)
  • Dundee 1988
  • Carlisle United 1988 (7 apps, 0 goals)
  • Burnley 1988-1990 (21 apps, 1 goals)
  • International honours: England U21s (1 app)

ADAM RUNDLE

  • South Tyneside SFA, DCSFA U16s: 1999-2000
  • Darlington 2001-2003 (17 apps, 0 goals)
  • Carlisle United 2003-2004 (52 apps, 3 goals)
  • Dublin City 2004-2005
  • Mansfield Town 2005-2006 (57 apps, 9 goals)
  • Rochdale 2006-2010 (145 apps, 19 goals)
  • Rotherham United (loan) 2009 (4 apps, 0 goals)
  • Chesterfield 2010 (16 apps, 0 goals)
  • Morecambe 2010-2011 (18 apps, 0 goals)

DAVID RUSH

  • Sunderland SFA, DCSFA U15s: 1985-86; DCSFA U19s: 1986-87
  • Sunderland 1989-1994 (72 apps, 13 goals)
  • Hartlepool United (loan) 1991 and 1998 (20 apps, 2 goals)
  • Peterborough United (loan) 1993 (5 apps, 2 goals)
  • Cambridge United (loan) 1994 (2 apps, 0 goals)
  • Oxford United 1994-1996 (110 apps, 24 goals)
  • York City 1996-1997 (6 apps, 0 goals)

CRAIG RUSSELL

  • South Tyneside SFA, DCSFA U15s: 1988-89
  • Sunderland 1991-1997 (173 apps, 34 goals)
  • Manchester City 1997-2000 (36 apps, 4 goals)
  • Tranmere Rovers (loan) 1998 (4 apps, 0 goals)
  • Port Vale (loan) 1999 (8 apps, 1 goals)
  • Darlington (loan) 1999 and 2003-2004 (55 apps, 5 goals)
  • Oxford United (loan) 2000 (6 apps, 0 goals)
  • St Johnstone 2000-2003 (42 apps, 4 goals)
  • Carlisle United 2003-2004 (25 apps, 3 goals)

LEON RYAN

  • Sunderland SFA, DCSFA U16s: 1998-99
  • Scunthorpe United 2002 (2 apps, 0 goals)
  • Halifax Town 2002-2003 (7 apps, 0 goals)

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