5 January 2008

Dave Rollo

Name: David Rollo
Born: 26 August 1890, Belfast
Died: 17 February 1963, Blackpool (England)
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Position: Half-Back/Full-Back

Representative Honours: Ireland: 16 Full Caps (1912-1926), 2 Victory Caps (1919); Irish League: 5 Caps (1913-1919).
Club Honours: (with Linfield) Irish League Champion 1913/14; Irish Cup Winner 1912/13, 1914/15, 1915/16, 1918/19, Runner-Up 1913/14, 1917/18; Belfast & District League Champion 1915/16, 1917/18.

Club Career:
Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other

Brantwood
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Cliftonville
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Distillery West End
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Mountpottinger
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Linfield
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c/s-11
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Blackburn Rvrs
19/20-26/27
Dec-19
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207/5
18/0
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Port Vale
27/28
Aug-27
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2/0
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Fleetwood Windsor Villa
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(West Lancashire League)
TOTALS
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209/5
18/0
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Biography:

Multi-honoured as a Linfield player, Dave Rollo went on to play First Division football and play on to his late-thirties in a War-interrupted career. His earliest caps were won as stand-in for the unavailable Val Harris, but after the Great War he established himself in the Ireland team on merit.

With his playing days behind him, Rollo settled in Blackpool where he became a licensee and hotel owner. Prior to moving to England he had followed in his father's footsteps in becoming a boilermaker, as did at least one of his brothers.

More to follow.

LinfieldFC.com

Ireland Cap Details:
13-04-1912 Wales... A W 3-2 BC
18-01-1913 Wales... H L 0-1 BC
19-01-1914 Wales... A W 2-1 BC
14-02-1914 England. A W 3-0 BC
14-02-1920 Wales... H D 2-2 BC
13-03-1920 Scotland A L 0-3 BC
23-10-1920 England. A L 0-2 BC
26-02-1921 Scotland H L 0-2 BC
09-04-1921 Wales... A L 1-2 BC
22-10-1921 England. H D 1-1 BC
21-10-1922 England. A L 0-2 BC
01-03-1924 Scotland A L 0-2 BC
15-03-1924 Wales... H L 0-1 BC
18-04-1925 Wales... A D 0-0 BC
24-10-1925 England. H D 0-0 BC
20-10-1926 England. A D 3-3 BC

Summary: 16/0. Won 3, Drew 5, Lost 8.


Victory Cap Details:
22-03-1919 Scotland A L 1-2
19-04-1919 Scotland H D 0-0

Summary: 2/0. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 1.

With thanks to Martin O'Connor for the additional details on Rollo's club career.

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