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Rochdale AFC

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About the Club

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In Brief

Founded: 1907
Turned Professional: 1907

Current Division: EFL League One
Home Stadium: Crown Oil Arena (Spotland)
Address: Willbutts Lane, Rochdale, Greater Manchester OL11 5DS

Nickname: The Dale
Main Sponsors 2020/21: Crown Oil
Club Mascot: Desmond the Dragon

Derby Matches

Oldham Athletic, Bury

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History and Honours

Stadium History

Crown Oil Arena (Spotland) (1920-Present) / View Stadium

Club Honours

Lancashire Combination Champions: 1910/11, 1911/12
Lancashire Senior Cup Winners: 1970/71, 1948/49, 2004/05

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1st Team Squad

Calvin Andrew (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Kwadwo Baah (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Lewis Bradley (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Callum Camps (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Louie Clarkson (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Matt Done (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Stephen Dooley (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Joe Dunne (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Matthew Gillam (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Ian Henderson (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Harrison Hopper (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Jimmy Keohane (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Matthew Lund (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Jay Lynch (Goalkeeper) /  Soccerbase  
Luke Matheson (Defender, On loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers) /  Soccerbase  
Ryan McLaughlin (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Jimmy McNulty (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Paul McShane (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Aaron Morley (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Rhys Norrington-Davies (Defender, On loan from Sheffield United) /  Soccerbase  
Eoghan O'Connell (Defender) /  Soccerbase  
Toby Phillips (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Oliver Rathbone (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Jimmy Ryan (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Robert Sanchez (Goalkeeper, On loan from Brighton & Hove Albion) /  Soccerbase  
Tyler Smith (Forward, On loan from Sheffield United) /  Soccerbase  
Peter Thomas (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  
Aaron Wilbraham (Forward) /  Soccerbase  
Michael Jordan Williams (Midfielder) /  Soccerbase  

Club Staff


Chairman: Andrew Kilpatrick
Directors: David Bottomley, Andrew Kelly, Tony Pockney, Graham Rawlinson
Associate Director: John Smallwood
Executive Directors: Gina Buckley, Frances Fielding
Life Vice-Presidents: Rod Brierley, David Kilpatrick, Graham Morris, Mrs Norma Jenkins, Trevor Butterworth, Jim Marsh, Andrew Kelly
Chief Executive Officer: David Bottomley

Management & Coaching Staff

Manager: Brian Barry-Murphy (Age 42 years) / Appointed 4th March 2019 (2 years, 1 month, 14 days ago) /  Soccerbase  
Matchday Observational Coach: Tony Ellis

Former Managers

Keith Hill (Jan 2013-Mar 2019) /  Soccerbase  
John Coleman (Jan 2012-Jan 2013) /  Soccerbase  
Chris Beech (Caretaker Manager, Dec 2011-Jan 2012) /  Soccerbase  
Steve Eyre (Jun 2011-Dec 2011) /  Soccerbase  
Keith Hill (Dec 2006-Jun 2011) /  Soccerbase  
Steve Parkin (Dec 2003-Dec 2006) /  Soccerbase  
Alan Buckley (Jun 2003-Dec 2003) /  Soccerbase  
Paul Simpson (Player/Manager, May 2002-May 2003) /  Soccerbase  
John Hollins (Dec 2001-May 2002) /  Soccerbase  
David Hamilton (Caretaker Manager, Nov 2001-Dec 2001) /  Soccerbase  
Graham Barrow
Mick Docherty
Dave Sutton
Terry Dolan
Danny Bergara
Eddie Gray
Vic Halom
Jimmy Greenhoff
Peter Madden
Bob Stokoe
Mike Ferguson
Brian Green
Walter Joyce
Dick Conner
Len Richley
Tony Collins
Jack Marshall
Harry Catterick
Jack Warner
Ted Goodier
Sam Jennings
Ernest Nixon
Billy Smith
Herbert Hopkinson
Will Cameron
Jack Peart
Tom Wilson
Billy Bradshaw

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Club Media

Official Websites

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Official Apps

/ Club App: (iOS Universal (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch))

Local Radio Stations

/ BBC Radio Manchester: (95.1 & 104.6 FM / 12C (227.360MHz) DAB)
/ BBC Radio Lancashire: (95.5, 103.9 & 104.5 FM / 855 & 1557 MW / 12A (223.936MHz) DAB)

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