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Richard Jobson

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Richard Jobson  Richard Jobson at Rochdale (17.4K)

Position Centre back
Born 09 May 1963, Holderness (England)
Height 187 cm
Weight 81 kg
International Caps England: 2 B

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Watford 05 Nov 1982 02 Jul 1985 37 4 £40000
Hull City 02 Jul 1985 30 Aug 1990 255 18 £460000
Oldham Athletic 30 Aug 1990 26 Oct 1995 225 11 £1000000
Leeds United 26 Oct 1995 03 Oct 1998 26 1 £0
Southend United 21 Jan 1998   8 1 on loan
Manchester City 03 Oct 1998 28 Dec 2000 57 4 £0
Watford 07 Nov 2000   2 0 on loan
Tranmere Rovers 28 Dec 2000 28 Sep 2001 22 0 £0
Rochdale 28 Sep 2001 01 Jun 2003 62 3  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1995 - 1996 121 1  0  0  0 
1996 - 1997 10  0  3  0  0 
Total 221 1  3  0  0 

Jabba's Comments

A solid centreback who integrated well into a changing team, Richard Jobson never really become a regular in the starting line-up due to long-running injuries.

Jobson has had a loan spell at Huddersfield and went back down south to play at Southend in early 1998 and at 35 his Leeds career looked to be over.

After returning from his loan spell, Jobson went on to join up with former boss Joe Royle at Manchester City and was instrumental in their return to the top flight.

Jobson found opportunities limited when City made it back into the Premier League, and had a brief spell down at his old club, Watford. He joined Tranmere to try to help them in their relegation battle but was unable to prevent them from dropping down into Division 2 and after just one game in 2001-02 made the short hop to Rochdale where he used his experience to organise the defence and help the Spotland side to the play-offs.

He's continued playing through 2002-03 and is currently chairman of the PFA.

Cheers to Rochdale's programme editor Mark Wilbraham for the photo of him in his last game for them.

Paula Spencer says: Don't ask me why, but I was thinking about Richard Jobson this evening and wondered if there was anything about him on any website. Well, I found this one and it was a treat to see his handsome face once more! You see, I had a HUGE crush on him when he was at Watford FC in the early 80's (being a Watford girl myself) and worshipped him from afar for months, doing nothing more than sending a rather large valentine card with a well-thought out (or so I thought!) poem in it to him via the club, and then a big birthday card for his birthday - both of these in 1984, I think. I also saw him at Bailey's nightclub one Monday night in 1984, and just sat agog the whole evening - I couldn't help it, I was so shy!! If it happened now, it would be a different story...!

Anyway...thank you for letting me take a trip down memory lane...was well worth the wait!

Sharon says: Hey Paula I too had a great crush on Richard only I was a lucky girl......say no more. He was lovely and still is like you I was just looking up people I used to know on Friends reunited and was wondering what he looks like now, I must say I wasn't disapointed. From what I can remeber it was a long time ago and we went to his house in Hemel after a good session in Baileys! It happened quiet a few times then he got sold and we lost touch, I've never forgotton him even all those years ago.

Ste says: You strange ladies, but if you like the average lookin men with strange fringes who are s***e at football you should come my way - I could rock your world - forget Jobbo - he's probably dead now.

Simmy says: RJ got us tickets tot he Man City v Gillingham play off shocker at Wembley a few years back. Nice fella and family.

Ste again says: Only jokin - that was harsh - i liked Jobbo - He once scored a stunning half volley versus Wimbledon!

Ben Jobson says: Hi.my name is ben jobson and to be honest, what you are saying about my dad is disgusting,especially you sharon!


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