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Unlikely Lads - Premier League

First team:

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

James Raine: (Newcastle, ??.03.1886) mackems, Bohemians (Newcastle), Glossop, Percy Park Rugby, living in Jesmond, MD of a steel company in Co.Durham. RIP 1928. 

Alexander Rainnie: (pob/dob tbc) Darlington, Ashington.

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

Alex Ramsay: (Gateshead, ??.??.1899) QPR.

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

Charles Randall: (Burnopfield, ??.??,1882) 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) Morton (loan), Dundee United, Ayr United, living in Vancouver, Canada, RIP 1998.

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

William Reid:
(Mauchline, Scotland / dob tbc) Partick Thistle, Galston, Thornhill, Kilmarnock, Galston, RIP April 1923.

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) 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, RIP August 1964.

Joe Richardson: (Bedlington, 19.08.1908), NUFC AC, RIP June 1975.

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

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

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

Emmanuel Riviere:
(03.03.1990 Le Lamentin, Martinique) CP.

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

Callum Roberts:
(Newcastle, 14.04.1997) CP, Gateshead (loan), CP

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

John Robertson:
(Edinburgh, 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) mackems, Grimsby Town, mackems, Eden Colliery, Lancaster Town, Liverpool police, Shirebrook, Silverwood Colliery, RIP January 1964.

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

Stuart Robinson: (Middlesbrough, 16.01.1959) Aldershot.

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

Jorge (George) Robledo: (Iquique, Chile, 14.04.1926) Colo-Colo (Chile), O'Higgins (Chile), RIP April 1989.

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) 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) 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) Swansea Town, Wrexham (Wartime), Everton (Wartime), Lovells Athletic (Wartime), Aberaman (Wartime), Wrexham, Oswestry Town, C Chick, RIP 1996.

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

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) Blackburn Rovers, Heracles (Holland) C, Leeds United C, Leeds United Physio, Leeds United CM,  RIP Nov 1974.

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

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) Woolwich Arsenal, Chelsea (wartime), PM Stoke City, Arsenal, Clapton Orient, C Tufnell Park, Off licence proprietor, Neasden, RIP 1963.

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) NUFC, Cardiff City (8/25), Nottingham Forest (7/26), Rotherham United (6/27), Derry City (7/29), Portadown (7/32). RIP Durham, 14.11.1971. 

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.

Michael Renshaw:
(POB tbc / DOB tbc) Chester-le-Street

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

Ben Robinson: (Manchester, 28.02.1993) Trafford FC, now left

Carl Robinson: (POB tbc / DOB tbc) CP

Michael Robinson:
(POB tbc / DOB tbc) tbc

Craig Robson: (POB tbc / DOB tbc) Carlisle United, Vancouver Whitecaps, 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.

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

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) Chippenham Town, Charlton Athletic, NUFC, Bristol City, RIP August 2008.


Kevin Richardson: (Newcastle, 04.12.1962) NUFC YC

Bobby Robson:
(Sacriston, 18.02.33) AM Republic of Ireland (now retired), RIP July 2009.


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)

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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