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Unlikely Lads - Premier League

First team:

Billy Rafferty:
(Port Glasgow, Scotland, 30.12.1950)
Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Farense (Portugal), Louletano (Portugal), living in Carlisle.

James Raine: (Newcastle, 04.03.1886) RIP 09.1928
Sheffield United, NUFC (again), mackems, Bohemians (Newcastle), Reading, Glossop North End, Stalybridge Rovers, South Shields, Percy Park rugby, Benwell Hill cricket, Northumberland cricket, Major in DLI WW1, living in Jesmond, MD of a steel company on Tyneside. 

Alexander Rainnie: (Banff, Scotland/22.06.1891) RIP 1965
Darlington, Ashington, shipyard worker.

Peter Ramage: (Ashington, 22.11.1983) see Premier League list.

Alex Ramsay: (Gateshead, ??.??.1899) RIP TBC

Andrew Ramsay: (pob/dob tbc) RIP TBC
Stockton, NUFC, Dundee (Scotland), East Benhar (Scotland)

Charles Randall: (Burnopfield, ??.??,1882) RIP TBC
Huddersfield Town, Castleford Town (loan), Woolwich Arsenal, North Shields Athletic.

Nile Ranger: (London, 11.04.1991) see Premier League list.

Ray Ranson:
(St.Helens, 12.06.1960)
Manchester City, Reading, PM Witton Albion, Consultant to a City of London Insurance Co, Coventry City Chairman (now left)

Harry Reay: (pob tbc / dob tbc) Everton.

Bill Redhead:
(Newcastle, 10.10.1935)
Gateshead, South Shields, Gateshead, Queen of the South, South Shields.

Alex Reid: (Glasgow, Scotland 02.03.1947) RIP 1998
Morton (Scotland) (loan), Dundee United (Scotland), Ayr United (Scotland), living in Vancouver, Canada.

Brian Reid: (Paisley, Scotland, 15.06.1970) see Premier League list (extras).

O Reid: (pob tbc / dob tbc) RIP tbc

William Reid:
(Mauchline, Scotland / dob tbc)  RIP 04.1923
Partick Thistle (Scotland), Galston, Thornhill, Kilmarnock (Scotland), Galston.

George Reilly: (Bellshill, Scotland, 14.09.1957)
West Bromwich Albion, Cambridge United, Barnet, working on a building site in Corby, Northants.

Loic Remy: (Rillieux-la-Pape, 02.01.1987) see Premier League list.

Tom Rendell: (pob tbc / dob tbc)
Shankhouse Black Watch, RIP tbc

Eddie Richardson:
(pob tbc / dob tbc)
Huddersfield Town, Sheffield Wednesday, Whitburn.

James Richardson:
(Ashington, 08.02.1911) RIP 08.1964
Huddersfield Town, NUFC, Millwall, Fulham (war guest), Aldershot (war guest), Charlton Athletic (war guest), Leyton Orient (war guest), Leyton Orient P/C, Leyton Orient C, Millwall C.

Joe Richardson: (Bedlington, 19.08.1908) RIP 06.1975

Michael Richardson:
(Newcastle 17.03.1992) see Premier League list (extras)

Ord Richardson:
(pob tbc / dob tbc) RIP tbc

James Ridley:
(pob tbc / dob tbc) RIP tbc
Nottingham Forest, Wallsend,  

Emmanuel Riviere:
(03.03.1990 Le Lamentin, Martinique) see Premier League list.

Laurent Robert:
(Saint-Benoît, Réunion, 21.05. 1975) see Premier League list.

Callum Roberts:
(Newcastle, 14.04.1997) see Premier League list (extras).

Richard Roberts:
(Bromsgrove / dob tbc)
Middlesbrough, Crystal Palace, RIP tbc. 

John Robertson:
(Edinburgh, Scotland, 02.10.1964)
Hearts, Dundee (loan), Livingston PC, Inverness Caledonian Thistle M, Hearts M, Ross County M, Livingston M, Derry City M,  BBC Radio Scotland pundit, Dundee United C, Kilmarnock C, Hearts C,  Business Development Manager for recruitment firm, East Fife M, Hearts striker C (part time)

David Robinson: (Walkergate, 27.11.1969)
Peterborough (loan), Reading, Blackpool, Gateshead, Bishop Auckland, Lincoln City (trial), Cambridge United.

James Robinson:
(pob tbc / dob tbc) RIP tbc. 

Mark Robinson:
(Rochdale, 21.11.1968) see Premier League list.

Paul Robinson:
(Sunderland, 20.11.1978) see Premier League list.

Ray Robinson: (Blaydon ??.??.1895) RIP 01.1964
mackems, Grimsby Town, mackems, Eden Colliery, Lancaster Town, Liverpool police, Shirebrook, Silverwood Colliery.

Robert Robinson: (Newbiggin, 23.06.1923) RIP 1975
Landlord of Queens Head in Newbiggin.

Stuart Robinson: (Middlesbrough, 16.01.1959)

Eduardo (Ted) Robledo: (Iquique, Chile, 26.07.1928) RIP 1970
Colo-Colo (Chile), Notts County.

Jorge (George) Robledo: (Iquique, Chile, 14.04.1926) RIP 04.1989 Colo-Colo (Chile), O'Higgins (Chile).

Bryan (Pop) Robson: (Sunderland, 11.11.1945)
West Ham, mackems, West Ham, mackems, PC Carlisle, PC Chelsea, Carlisle (loan), PC mackems, CM mackems, AM Carlisle,  M Carlisle, Gateshead, Blue Star, S/C Manchester United, AM Hartlepool, C FITC mackems, C Manchester United, YC mackems, C Leeds, S Birmingham City, S Chelsea, S mackems.

Keith Robson:
(Hetton-le-Hole, 15.11.1953)
West Ham, Team Hawaii (USA), Cardiff City, Norwich City, Leicester City, Carlisle (loan), South China AA (Hong Kong), Norwich Busmen, Corinthians, Wroxham, Mackintosh, Wroxham, AM Wroxham, m
achinist @ Impress Metal Packaging, Norwich

Tommy Robson: (Gateshead, 31.07.1944) RIP 10.2020
Peterborough United, Nuneaton Borough, Stamford, Northampton Town, Chatteris, YC Peterborough, match day host @ London Road, pundit on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

David Roche: (Daisy Hill, Wallsend, 13.12.1970)
Gateshead (loan), Peterborough (loan), Doncaster Rovers, Southend United, HMP (convicted of wounding with intent), HMP (convicted of drugs-related offences).

Glenn Roeder: (Woodford, 13.12.1955) RIP 02.2021
Watford, Leyton Orient, Gillingham, M Gillingham, M Watford, AM Burnley, England Scout / Assessor, M West Ham, Academy M, NUFC, Caretaker M, NUFC, M, NUFC,  M, Norwich City, S Aston Villa, S Millwall, Cardiff City advisor, Sheffield Wednesday DoF, Stevenage DoF.

Ehud Rogers: (Chirk, 15.10.1909) RIP 1996
Swansea Town, Wrexham (Wartime), Everton (Wartime), Lovells Athletic (Wartime), Aberaman (Wartime), Wrexham, Oswestry Town, C Chirk .

Joe Rogers:
(Coventry, ??.??.1876) RIP 1955
Preston North End.
Tom Rogers:
(pob tbc / dob tbc) RIP tbc.

Salomon Rondon: (Caracas, Venezuela, 16.09.1989)
see Premier League list.

Danny Rose: (Doncaster, 02.07.1990) see Premier League list.

Eric Ross:
(Belfast 19.09.1944)
Northampton Town, Hartlepool United (loan), North Shields, estate agent in Vancouver, Canada.

Giuseppe Rossi: (01.02.1987 New Jersey, USA) see Premier League list.

Wayne Routledge: (Sidcup, 07.01.1985) see Premier League list.

Tom Rowlandson: (Darlington ??.??.1880) Old Carthusians, Corinthians, RIP Sep 1916.

Robert Roxburgh: (Morpeth, 05.02.1896) RIP 11.1974
Blackburn Rovers, Heracles (Holland) C, Leeds United C, Leeds United Physio, Leeds United CM.

David Rozehnal: (Šternberk, Czech Republic, 05.07.1980) see Premier League list.

John Ruddy: (St.Ives, 24.10.1986) see Premier League list (tbc)

Ian Rush: (Flint, Wales, 20.10.1961) see Premier League list.

Sam Russell:
(Downpatrick, Ireland, 02.01.1900)
Shelbourne (Ireland), Bradford City, Derry City (Ireland).

Tom Russell: (Cowdenbeath, 23.11.1909)
Horden Colliery Welfare.

John "Jackie" Rutherford: (Percy Main, 12.10.1884) RIP 1963.
Woolwich Arsenal, Chelsea (wartime), PM Stoke City, Arsenal, Clapton Orient, C Tufnell Park, Off licence proprietor, Neasden.

Bobby Rutherford:
(pob tbc / dob tbc)
Gateshead, RIP tbc.

John Ryan: (Ashton-under-Lyne, 18.02.1962)
Sheffield Wednesday, Oldham, Mansfield, Chesterfield, Rochdale, Bury, Stalybridge Celtic, Radcliffe Borough.

Isaac Ryder:
(pob tbc / dob tbc) RIP tbc. 

Joe Ryder:
(pob tbc / dob tbc)
Hebburn Argyle, South Shields, RIP tbc. 


David Rayner: (Tauranga, New Zealand 18.03.1982). 
Morpeth Town, Darlington, Auckland (New Zealand), Ashington

Glenn Reay: (Durham, 10.06.1989)
Washington, Ryton, South Shields Chester-le-Street, Northumbria police.

Ebor Reed: (Spennymoor 30.11.1899) RIP 11.1971
NUFC, Cardiff City, Nottingham Forest, Rotherham United, Derry City, Portadown.

Kain Reed: (Gateshead, 16.01.2002)
Gateshead Leam Rangers, Boldon CA, Sky Lounge United 

Matthew Reed: (Stanford-le-Hope 7.4.1980)
Norwich City (trial), Stanford-le-Hope, Southend United (trial), Chelmsford City, Billericay Town, Naxxar Lions (Malta), working as a scaffolder / studying for UEFA B coaching licence.

Wallace Reid: tbc
Inside left from Newtonards Technical signed amateur forms in April 1960
Later played for Larne, Linfield

Michael Renshaw:
(POB tbc / DOB tbc)

Michael Riley: (Newcastle, 05.03.1994)
Blyth Spartans (loan), CP, Newcastle Benfield, Benfield, Oxford United (trial), Newcastle Benfield, Jarrow Roofing, Blyth Town.

Nathan Robertson:
(Gateshead, 15.01.2004)

Ben Robinson: (Manchester, 28.02.1993)
Trafford FC, tbc

Carl Robinson: (POB tbc / DOB tbc) tbc

Michael Robinson:
(Sunderland / 30.10.1968)
Darlington, Bishop Auckland tbc.

Craig Robson: (POB tbc / DOB tbc)
Carlisle United, Vancouver Whitecaps (Canada), Gateshead, Bishop Auckland, Ryton, Bedlington Terriers, BT Engineer, Consett, Whickham, Ashington.

Damon Robson: (POB tbc / DOB tbc)
Bristol City (trial), Chester le Street, Bishop Auckland, Horden CW, Whitley Bay, retired.

George Robson: (Newcastle, 17.06.1905) RIP 1982
West Ham, Brentford, Hearts (Scotland), West Ham S.

Jack Robson: (Gateshead, 12.07.2000)
Saginaw Valley State University (USA), Hebburn Town, Morpeth Town, Whickham, Birtley Town, Whickham.

Lance Robson: (Newcastle, 27.12.1939) RIP 11.1987
Darlington, Scarborough, Darlington, Hartlepool United, Stockton tbc, Gateshead tbc, Shildon tbc, ran a dental practice in Darlington.

Taylor Ross: (Bolton, 10.03.2006)
CP (junior)

George Rounsfell: (Kingston-upon-Thames, 17.11.2001)
Campell University aka Campbell Fighting Camels (USA), Washington, Ashington.

Adam Rundle: (South Shields, 08.07.1984)
Darlington, Carlisle United, Dublin City, Mansfield Town, Rochdale, Rotherham United (loan), Chesterfield, Morecambe, Gateshead (loan), Darlington, Cork City, Whitby Town, West Auckland Town, Hebburn Town.

Kurtis Russell:
(Newcastle, 13.12.1999)
NK Novigrad (Croatia), Newcastle Benfield, Tow Law Town, Blyth Spartans, Whickham, Ryton & Crawrook, AFC Burradon & New Fordley.

Paul Rutherford:
(Sunderland, 23.02.1967)
mackems, NUFC, Alloa Athletic, Fallkirk, Meadowbank Thistle, Scarborough, Berwick Rangers, Billingham Synthonia.

John "Buck" Ryan: (Alloa, Scotland, 16.10.1930) RIP 08.2008.
Chippenham Town, Charlton Athletic, NUFC, Bristol City.


Neal Redfearn:
(Dewsbury, 20.06.1965)

As a player: Nottingham Forest, Bolton Wanderers, Lincoln City, Doncaster Rovers, Crystal Palace, Watford, Oldham Athletic, Barnsley, Charlton Athletic, Bradford City, Wigan Athletic, Halifax Town, Boston United, Rochdale, Scarborough P/M, Bradford Park Avenue, Stocksbridge Park Steels, Frickley Athletic, Bridlington Town, Emley, Salford City.

As a coach: Halifax Town IM, Scarborough PM, Northwich Victoria M, York City AC, Leeds United YC, Leeds United RM, Leeds United IM, Leeds United M, Rotherham United M, Doncaster Rovers Belles M, Liverpool Women, NUFC U23 C (temp), NUFC U23 C, Sheffield United Women C, Oldham Athletic AM.

Kevin Richardson: (Newcastle, 04.12.1962)

Bobby Robson:
(Sacriston, 18.02.1933) RIP 07.2009
Ireland AM, retired.

Steve Round: (Burton-on-Trent, 09.11.1970)
Everton AM, Sky Sports pundit, Manchester United AM, Derby County C, Aston Villa DoF, Arsenal C, unattached.

Jukka Raitala
(Kerava, Finland, 15.09.1988)
HJK Helsinki (Finland), 1899 Hoffenheim (Germany) (loan then permanent), Paderborn 07 (Germany) (loan), Real Osasuna (Spain) (loan), Heerenveen (Netherlands).

Phil Ray: (Wallsend 21.11.1964)
Burnley, NUFC res (trial), Hartlepool United (loan)

William Remy:
(Courbevoie, France, 04.04.1991)
RC Lens (France), Dijon (France), Montpellier (France), Legia Warsaw (Poland)

Dujuan Richards:
(POB tbc, DOB tbc)
NUFC trial Feb 2023, Chelsea

John Richardson:
(POB tbc / DOB tbc)
(was playing in New Zealand)


If no letter, then player or:

Coach, M=Manager, AC= Assistant Coach AM = Assistant Manager, D=Director, JM=Joint Manager MD=Managing Director, RC= Reserve Coach, AD = Academy Director, AAD = Academy Asst. Director  S=Scout

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