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Rod Wallace - click for larger image  Rodney Wallace

Position Striker
Born 02 Oct 1969, Lewisham (England)
Height 170 cm
Weight 71 kg
International Caps England: 2 B, 11 U21

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Southampton 19 Apr 1988 01 Jul 1991 128 45 £1600000
Leeds United 01 Jul 1991 17 Jul 1998 256 66 £0
Glasgow Rangers 17 Jul 1998 01 Jun 2001 120 54  
Bolton Wanderers 12 Sep 2001 24 Jun 2002 23 4 £0
Gillingham 24 Jun 2002   25 11  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1991 - 1992 3411 1  32 0  0(1)1
1992 - 1993 31(1)7 1(3)  21 0(2)  0 
1993 - 1994 34(3)17 1  1  0  0 
1994 - 1995 30(2)4 2(1)  2  0  0 
1995 - 1996 12(12)1 3(1)1 3(1)  0(1)  0 
1996 - 1997 17(5)3 42 33 0  0 
1997 - 1998 29(2)10 41 42 0  0 
Total 187(25)53 16(5)4 18(1)8 0(3)  0(1)1

Jabba's Comments

Rod Wallace became a key part of the 1992 championship-winning side, teaming up well with Lee Chapman to keep the goals flowing. With the departure of Chapman and with no settled partner (or indeed position), he seemed to fade a little over the last couple of seasons (although his tally of 7 league goals made him Leeds' top scorer in 1996-97!); his tendency to leave the ball behind and slip as he turned - which the fans accepted when he was knocking in goals and setting the up - began to be a reason to knock him.

With his contract due to run out, GG decided to apply some pressure - publicly upbraiding him for not wanting to stay and sign a new contract. A slight case of the pot calling the kettle black... He went off to Rangers on a Bosman and scored a hatful in Scotland. A brief stay back south of the border helped Bolton hang on to their Premier League status, but in the close season he moved down a level to play for Gillingham and was described by Gills chairman Paul Scally as their biggest signing of all time! A pre-season injury kept him out of contention early on, but he appeared in both of the Gills' FA Cup games against Leeds and finished the season as the club's second top scorer.

Gillingham fan says: Rod Wallace is a great player, I am a Gillingham Fan and I think he will have a great future at gillingham despite his age, Thankyou Leeds for breeding such a footballing legend!

Chris says: How good was his goal for leeds against Spurs when he took everyone on from the halfway line then finished it top left hand corner

anon says: Lots of great moments from Rod in a Leeds shirt. Especially the goal against spurs which won goal of the season on match of day.

francis mCintosh says: a great solo goal from rod wallace but he used to get shackled by .irwin but he was a player who alwayz thought it wasnt a day to show off the skills

Collette (Computer Whizz) says: Carlton Palmer is a really nice guy. He always took time to say Hi. He's tall and good looking too!

krish says: amazing for us cheers rod, shouldve stayed longer come back and help us win the title back !!! :D

Ste says: Go on Rodney!!! Smart move going to Rangers to play in the SPL - he looked like a mix between Best, Pele, Rooney, Maradonna, Ronaldo, Shearer and Gascoigne - but with more pace, skill and shooting ability - a sign that the Scottish league is not as advanced as ours i'm not sure but Wallace gave us some fond memories too - Remember that goal against Spurs - ooooooooooooooh! TASTY!!!


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