First name
Surname
Apps
Goals
Pen Picture
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Abrahams
3
2
Played for City during the 1923-24 season.
Paul
Abrahams
5
0
Played for City during the 1970-71 season.
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Acocks
3
1
Stationed in the Bath area with the RAF he made a handful of appearances for City as football started up again following World War II.
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Adams
n/a
0
Played for City during the 1905-06 season.
Adie
Adams
3
0
Former England U18's Schoolboy International Adie joined City on loan from Forest Green Rovers at the beginning of September 2003. Made his debut as a substitute in the 3-3 draw at Weymouth and the 19-year went on to make two uneventful starts in a City shirt. Then headed back from where he came. Spent time on loan at Bashley and Swindon Supermarine during the 2004-05 season. Joined Team Bath in October 2005.
Bernard
Adams
1
0
Played for City during the 1921-22 season.
George
Adams
21
7
George moved to City from Leyton Orient in July 1950 having previously played for Chelmsford City. The Falkirk born wing-half played for Crystal Palace later in his career.
Mike
Adams
175
22
Attacking midfielder Micky was signed from Bristol Rovers toward the end of the 1983-84 season by Bobby Jones and became a regular in the City side for the next four seasons. A frequent goalscorer he was best remembered for his injury-time winner, scored with his knee, against Aylesbury United in the FA Cup to set up the famous Bristol City matches in 1986. However, his failure to register even a single goal during the 1987-88 season contributed to City's relegation and saw him released by new manager Harold Jarman. Went on to play for Weston Super Mare and Keynsham Town.
Reg
Adams
179
0
A goalkeeper signed from Chippenham Town following the First World War. After six seasons with the club he retired in 1925.
Paul
Adcock
129
41
Plymouth-born striker Paul's City career began in spectacular style with a debut day hat-trick against Macclesfield Town in August 1993. He ended that season as top scorer with 23 goals and continued this form in the early stages of the next campaign. However, regular injury and suspension problems contributed to a loss of form and he struggled to recapture this start. Despite this Paul earned a three-month contract with Torquay United in the summer of 1996. When this was not extended he briefly returned to City (5 games 1 goal) before joining Gloucester City in November 1996. Also played for Weymouth and most recently South Western League side Tavistock.
David
Adekola
9
3
Despite making just nine appearances for City 'Pepsi' or 'Prince' Adekola is a name that remains etched on many City fans minds. It was a major coup when Tony Ricketts obtained his services just before the 1995 transfer deadline as the striker had played top division football in both France and Belgium as well as scoring 14 goals in just 22 appearance for Nigeria. His performances for City seemed to support this pedigree and Ricketts made, ultimately unsuccessful, attempts to keep him at Twerton Park during the summer of 1995. However, many years later it was revealed that this whole background may have never actually happened! What is true is that he played for Bury between 1992 and 1994 and is remembered as a legend there, and also had brief spells with Oldham, Hereford, Cambridge United, Bishop's Stortford and Brighton.
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Adkins
2
0
Played for City during the 1924-25 season
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Adlam
n/a
0
Played for City during the 1903-04 season.
Dave
Ainscough
6
0
Played for City during the 1973-74 season.
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Aitken
1
0
One of two players called Aitken to feature for City during the 1911-12 season
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Aitken
2
0
One of two players called Aitken to feature for City during the 1911-12 season
Peter
Aitken
126
8
Vastly experienced defender Peter had two spells with City after playing for both Bristol City, where he was captain before becoming one of the 'Ashton Gate Eight' that were cut by the Robins in 1982 to save the club going bust, and Bristol Rovers during the 1970's. Moved onto York City then had a spell in Hong Kong from where he joined City in 1982. He left almost immediately to join AFC Bournemouth but after one game was back at Twerton Park. Made over 100 appearances before quitting for Trowbridge Town at the end of the 1984-85 season. Spent three seasons at Frome Road, where he also began coaching, then moved onto Forest Green Rovers. His second spell lasted just six months and nine games in 1988. Was back again as assistant to Tony Ricketts in the summer of 1991 but cost cutting measures before the end of that season saw him leave the club. Now back at Rovers as their Community Scheme Organiser.
E
Alden
17
7
Played for City for two seasons between 1926 and 1928.
W
Alden
16
4
Played for City during the 1908-09 season, netting on four occasions.
W
Allan
n/a
2
Played for City during the 1904-05 season.
Bertie
Allen
18
3
Bertie played for City during the 1948-49 season before joining Chippenham United.
Bertie
Allen
n/a
2
A young striker from Peasdown, Bertie scored on his debut against Bromsgrove Rovers in November 1972 and his first league start a month later but failed to fulfil this early promise. Played for Frome Town later in his career, scoring over 160 goals including twice in the Robins FA Cup win over City in 1984.
John
Allen
218
76
Forward John was one of ten former Welton Rovers players signed by the West Clewes ex-manager Arnold Rogers during the 1967 close season. He went on to make over 200 appearances for the club before joining Trowbridge Town in July 1971.
Kenny
Allen
289
0
As part of City's 1978 Southern League championship winners side Kenny is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers to ever pull on a City shirt. The 6'4 shot-stopper arrived at Twerton Park from Torquay United in 1973 and made 280 appearances in the next five years before a surprise move to Bournemouth for £6000 took him back into league football. Spent five seasons with the South Coast club and then had spells with Peterborough, Bury, Swindon Town and, once again, Torquay. It was from the Gulls that he rejoined City in July 1988 but after just nine games he broke his leg conceding a penalty against Dorchester. Was released when he regained fitness early in 1989 and returned to Torquay where he made his last appearance at Wembley in the 1989 LDV Vans Trophy Final.
Tom
Allen
69
38
Thomas was an inside-forward who played 69 games for City, scoring 38 goals, in two spells with the club before the First World War. In-between these two stints he spent a season with Bristol City but only made one first team appearance.
Malcolm
Allison
2
0
The word most commonly associated with Malcolm is 'flamboyant' and even in his early managerial career with City there were signs of this approach. As a player he made nearly 250 appearances for West Ham United before illness brought his professional career to a premature end. He did turn out for Romford after this and played two games for City during his one season with the club. Of course, it was a manager he is most well-know and he began at Twerton Park in 1963, leading the club to a 3rd place finish in the Southern League and an appearance in the 3rd Round of the FA Cup, plus introducing full-time training and the sweeper system. At the end of that season he left to join Plymouth Argyle before going on to manage Manchester City, Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough. He also managed overseas, in Turkey with Galatasaray (1976-1977), and in Portugal with Sporting. With the Lisbon club he won the championship title, and the Portuguese Cup, in 1981-1982.
Sam
Allison
56
8
Undoubtedly talented but never consistent pacy forward Sam had two spells with City. Burst onto the scene with five goals in eight reserve team games at the start of the 2000-01 season. Made over 40 first team appearances after this, although just 16 in the starting line-up. Following a falling out with manager Alan Pridham he joined Clevedon Town in October 2001 for £500. Returned to Twerton Park at the beginning of the next season but only added one further start and three substitute outings to his tally. Following his release at the end of that season played for Salisbury City and Paulton Rovers before joining Chippenham Town in December 2003.
Simeon
Allison
3
1
Younger cousin of Sam Allison, Simeon's career with City followed a similar path without ever quite making the step up to the first team. Was a regular in the reserve side before switching to Clevedon Town in December 2001. Was back with City again the following year but only made one substitute appearance. Joined Frome Town in July 2005.
Gil
Alsop
67
47
A regular reserve team player, Gil made the step up to the first team squad during the late 1920's. His goalscoring feats began to attract the attention of a host of league clubs during the 1929-30 season, with scouts from Sheffield Wednesday, Crystal Palace and Bristol City all watching City's 7-1 FA Cup win over Garrards Athletic, in which Gil scored once. Eventually he signed for Coventry City - who had knocked City out of the FA Cup a few weeks earlier - in December 1929, along with George Plummer for a joint fee of £700. He went on to play for Walsall, WBA and Ipswich Town, before returning to Walsall to finish his playing career in 1947, staying with the Midlands clubs as groundsman and trainer. When they moved to their new Bescott Stadium in 1990 a stand was named in his honour, although ten years later it became the Purple Loans and then Floors-to-Go Stand!
Harry
Andrews
13
10
A forward signed from Merthyr Town during the second half of the 1928-29 season. He began his career with Torquay United (then a non-league club) before joining Exeter City in 1927. He switched to the Welsh club the following year.
W
Anstey
n/a
1
Played for City for three seasons between 1904 and 1907.
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Anthony
18
2
Played for City for two seasons between the World Wars.
Tony
Aplin
23
0
Tony made 23 appearances for City during the 1971-72 season.
W
Archard
n/a
7
A former army player who won Army Cup medals in India, he played for the club in 1907-08 season.
CJ
Ash
n/a
6
A winger who player for City in their early years, also representing the Somerset FA.
Ernie
Ashe
54
8
Ernie was one of manager's Ivor Powell's first signings for the 1966-67 season when he arrived from Yeovil Town.
Roy
Ashton
2
0
A goalkeeper signed at the start of the 1949-50 season, Roy only lasted a couple of games before being released. He had started his career at Wrexham, but failed to make a first-team appearance. In April 1948 he joined Cardiff City where he played one game before his short spell at Twerton Park. After this he went on to have two spells with Newport County, plus stints at Merthyr Tydfil, Millford and Barry Town.
Cyril
Ashworth
1
0
Played for the club during the 1949-50 season. His playing career was ended by a serious motorbike crash.
Chris
Astley
6
0
Teenage goalkeeper Chris was signed from Chippenham Town just before Christmas 2005 as cover for 1st choice no.1 Paul Evans. He came through the youth set-up at Filton Academy and played for the England Schools Under-18 side. Played for Calne in the Western League when not required by City.
Vic
Avery
6
0
Vic made half a dozen appearances for City during the 1935-36 season.