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Roger Eli

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Position Midfielder
Born 11 Sep 1965, Bradford (England)
Height 180 cm
Weight 71 kg
International Caps none

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Leeds United 01 Sep 1983 01 Jan 1986 2 0 £0
Wolverhampton Wanderers 01 Jan 1986 01 Aug 1987 18 0  
Cambridge United 01 Aug 1987 01 Sep 1987 0 0 £0
Crewe Alexandra 01 Sep 1987 01 Jun 1988 27 1  
York City 01 Aug 1988 01 Dec 1988 4 1 £0
Bury 01 Dec 1988 01 Apr 1989 2 0 £0
Burnley 01 Jul 1989   99 20 £0
Scunthorpe United 01 Feb 1995 01 Jun 1995 2 0  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1984 - 1985 0(1)  0  0  0  0 
1985 - 1986 1  0  0  0  0 
Total 1(1)  0  0  0  0 

Jabba's Comments

Midfielder who joined Leeds as a 16-year-old and made his debut just over two years later but made no impression. Moved on to a variety of lower division and non-league clubs where he was plagued with injuries. He even spent some time in the Far East (Hong Kong according to one source, Foshan in China according to a more recent informant) before finishing his career at Scunthorpe.

James Riley says: Roger and his family have just moved next to our family in Bradford. He's a great bloke.

Mark Bennett says: Roger Eli was an absolute legend in Burnleys 4th division champion season. He was brilliant, he scored some priceless goals and will go down in Burnley Football Clubs recent history. Thanks Roger, for some fantastic moments.

Keith Urquhart (Secretary, Otley Town AFC) says: Roger Eli signed for Otley Town this season and will be player/coach. Otley Town play in the West Riding County Amateur Premier Division. Roger is assisting Gordon Rayner(who took Guiseley to Wembley twice) to run the first team at Otley. Roger hasn't played for a while and has been training along side the players to regain his fitness. Roger has been used as a sub and made his first full debut last week against Wibsey in midfield. This week (Saturday, 27/3/2004) played in a familiar role as a striker, against Ovenden WR and scored the first goal in a 2-1 win.

Thomas Clare says: Roger was an immense player. His goal against Blackpool at Turf Moor in the 1991/92 season, summed up his attitude and commitment to the game.

Liam Walsh says: His hairstyle while at burnley was one to remember, will always be remembered at Turf Moor for his part in winning Div 4 in 1992!

James McDonough says: Eli is a legend at Burnley, I even named my dog after him. He gave Burnley some of their best times, even if it was division 4!!!

Anon says: Eli! Eli! Eli! Pace, power, a great strike and a fantastic haircut. He'll never be forgotten for everything he did for Burnley during that one great 91/92 season. It was a pity injury cut him short. As an 8 year old (as I was back then!) he was my first football hero and I still have a picture of him on my old bedroom wall, holding off a defender before completing his hat-trick. Magic! Hope you're well Roger! Come back to Turf Moor soon.


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