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Past Players (R)

WILLIAM "Bill" ROCHFORD

DCSFA U15s in

Teams played for:

  • Portsmouth 1931-46 -- Was an FA Cup winner in 1939 when Portsmouth beat Wolverhampton Wanderers. Made over 200 appearances for Pompey in wartime matches. Represented the English League in 1936.
  • Southampton 1946-50
  • Colchester Utd 1950-51

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.

Teams played for:

  • Fulham (2 spells) 1950-56 & 1962-67
  • West Bromwich Albion 1956-62
  • Vancouver Royals

Management

  • Fulham 1968
  • Ipswich Town 1969-82 -- Guided Ipswich to victories in the 1978 FA Cup Final and 1981 UEFA Cup Final
  • England 1982-90 -- Reached the semi-final of the 1990 World Cup
  • PSV Eindhoven (2 spells) 1990-92 -- Dutch league champions in 1991 and 1992 then 1998-99
  • Sporting Lisbon 1992-94
  • FC Porto 1994-96 -- Portuguese champions 1995 and 1996; Cup of Portugal winners 1994
  • FC Barcelona 1996-97 -- Winners of Spanish Super Cup (1996), Copa del Rey (1997), European Cup Winners' Cup (1997)
  • Newcastle Utd 1999-04
  • European Manager of the Year in 1996-97

International honours: England (20 apps, 4 goals)

BRYAN ROBSON OBE

Lord Lawson Comprehensive School (Birtley), Chester-le-Street SFA

Teams played for:

  • West Bromwich Albion 1974-81
  • Manchester Utd 1981-94 -- 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 Utd.
  • Middlesbrough 1994-96 (player manager)

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 2004-06
  • Sheffield Utd 2007-08
  • Coach to the Thailand national team from 2009-11

International honours: England U21s (7 apps, 2 goals); England B (3 apps, 1 goal); England (90 apps, 26 goals) -- Captained England on 65 occasions.

JOSEPH ROBSON

DCSFA U15s in 1912-13

Sunderland SFA

Teams played for:

  • South Shields 1920-23
  • Southend United 1923-24
  • Durham City 1924-25
  • Rochdale 1925
  • Lincoln City 1925-28

 

International honours: 2 appearances for ESFA U15s in 1913

WILLIAM RICHARDSON

DCSFA U15s in 1922-23

East Durham SFA

Teams played for:

  • Hartlepool United 1928-29
  • West Bromwich Albion 1929-45 -- Scored both goals for West Brom in their 2-1 victory over Birmingham City in the 1931 FA Cup Final.
  • Shrewsbury Town 1945-46

International honours: 1 England cap in 1935

ROBERT ROBINSON

DCSFA U15s in 1923-24

Lambton & Hetton SFA

Teams played for:

  • Sunderland 1926-31
  • Norwich City 1932-34
  • Barrow 1934-37

WILLIAM "Bill" ROBINSON

DCSFA U15s in 1932-33

Sunderland SFA

Teams played for:

  • Sunderland 1935-39
  • Charlton Athletic 1946-49 -- FA Cup winner in 1946-47
  • West Ham Utd 1949-52

Management

  • Hartlepool Utd 1959-62

WILF ROSTRON

DCSFA U15s in 1971-72

Sunderland SFA

Teams played for:

  • Arsenal 1974-77
  • Sunderland 1977-80
  • Watford 1979-89 -- 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
  • Sheffield Utd 1989-91
  • Brentford 1991-93

International honours: ESFA U15s in 1971-72 (8 apps)

GARY ROWELL

DCSFA U15s in 1971-72

Seaham SFA

Teams played for:

  • Sunderland 1975-84
  • Norwich City 1984-85
  • Middlesbrough 1985-86
  • Brighton & Hove Albion 1986-87
  • Dundee 1988
  • Carlisle Utd 1988
  • Burnley 1988-90

International honours: England U21s (1 app)

DAVID RUSH

DCSFA U15s in 1985-86 and U19s in 1986-87

Sunderland SFA

Teams played for:

  • Sunderland 1989-94
  • Hartlepool Utd (loan) 1991 and 1998
  • Peterborough Utd (loan) 1993
  • Cambridge Utd (loan) 1994
  • Oxford Utd 1994-96
  • York City 1996-97

CRAIG RUSSELL

DCSFA U15s in 1988-89

South Tyneside SFA

Teams played for:

  • Sunderland 1991-97
  • Manchester City 1997-2000
  • Tranmere Rovers (loan) 1998
  • Port Vale (loan) 1999
  • Darlington (loan) 1999 and 2003-04
  • Oxford Utd (loan) 2000
  • St Johnstone 2000-03
  • Carlisle Utd 2003-04

BENJAMIN "Ben" ROBERTS

DCSFA U15s in 1989-90

Bishop Auckland SFA

Teams played for:

  • Middlesbrough 1993-2000 -- Played in 1997 FA Cup Final against Chelsea and League Cup Final Replay against Leicester City
  • Hartlepool Utd (loan) 1995
  • Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 1995
  • Bradford City (loan)1996
  • Millwall (loan) 1999
  • Luton Town (loan) 1999 and 2002
  • Charlton Athletic 2000-03
  • Reading (loan) 2002
  • Brighton 2003-04 -- Promotion via the League One Play-off in 2004
  • Yeovil Town 2010

International honours: England U21s (1 app)

SIMON RAMSDEN

DCSFA U16 Boys in 1997-98

Bishop Auckland SFA

Teams played for:

  • Sunderland 2001-04
  • Notts County (loan) 2002-03
  • Grimsby Town 2004-06
  • Rochdale 2006-09
  • Bradford City 2009-12
  • Motherwell 2012-15

LEON RYAN

DCSFA U16 Boys in 1998-99

Sunderland SFA

Teams played for:

  • Scunthorpe Utd 2002
  • Halifax Town 2002-03

ADAM RUNDLE

DCSFA U16 Boys in 1999-2000

South Tyneside SFA

Teams played for:

  • Darlington 2001-03
  • Carlisle Utd 2003-04
  • Dublin City 2004-05
  • Mansfield Town 2005-06
  • Rochdale 2006-10
  • Rotherham Utd (loan) 2009
  • Chesterfield 2010
  • Morecambe 2010-11

MATTHEW ROBSON

DCSFA U16 Boys in 2000-01

Bishop Auckland SFA

Teams played for:

  • Hartlepool Utd 2002-09
  • Carlisle Utd 2009-15 -- Johnstone Paint Trophy winner in 2011

ADAM REACH

DCSFA U16 Boys in 2008-09 and U18s in 2009-10

Chester-le-Street & Washington SFA

Teams played for:

  • Middlesbrough 2010-16
  • Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2013
  • Bradford City (loan) 2014
  • Preston North End (loan) 2015-16
  • Sheffield Wednesday 2016-21
  • West Bromwich Albion 2021

International honours: England U19s (4 apps, 0 goals); U20s (4 apps, 1 goal)

CHLOE RYAN

DCSFA U14 Girls in 2015-16 and U16 Girls in 2017-18

Hummersknott Academy (Darlington)

Team played for:

  • Durham 2018-19

International honours: Member of the ESFA U15 Girls squad in 2016 that won the Bob Docherty Trophy.

MIA ROSS

DCSFA U14 Girls in 2015-16 & 2016-17 and U16 Girls in 2017-18 & 2018-19

Whitworth Park School (Spennymoor)

Teams played for:

  • Liverpool 2020
  • Charlton Athletic 2021

International honours: England U17s in 2019 and England U19s in 2021.


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