First name
Surname
Apps
Goals
Pen Picture
Dean
Radford
13
0
Strong defender Dean joined City in March 1991 as a 20-year old having been released by Southampton. Made three substitute appearances that season and looked set to become a regular the next year when he started the opening four matches. However, he paid the price for City's poor start and found himself confined to the reserves. Eventually headed to Fareham on loan and looked set to join the Hampshire side for £2500 in June 1992. But before he could play a game for them they went bust and he was back at Twerton Park. Another loan spell with Bognor in August 1992 followed before he joined Weymouth a month later. Went on to play for Mangotsfield and Brislington.
Ronnie
Radford
12
0
Hereford United legend Ronnie had a brief spell with City during the 1974-75 season. The midfielder had scored the famous FA Cup goal against Newcastle United in 1972 (playing alongside two other ex-City players Brian Owen and Tony Gough). He left the Bulls a couple of years later to become player-manager with Worcester City but when that did not work out joined City. He had begun his career with Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United in the early 1960's without making a first team appearance, then had spells in non-league with Cheltenham Town and Rugby Town. Newport County paid £1500 for his services in 1969 and he was named player of the season in his first year there. He moved on to Forest Green Rovers after his time at Twerton Park but an Achilles tendon injury ended his career shortly afterwards and he returned to his native Yorkshire to work as a carpenter.
Tom
Ramasut
1
0
One of a surprisingly large band of ex-City players who failed to play even a whole 90 minutes with the club. After some brief confusion over international clearance Tom moved from Welsh League crisis club Barry Town in September 2003. Was a half time substitute in the 7-0 defeat at Worcester City and that was that. Released a couple of weeks later he eventually resurfaced at Aylesbury United in November 2003. Previously played league football with Norwich City and Bristol Rovers, and was a Welsh Under-16, Under-21 and B international. Was reported as having a trial with QPR in January 2004 but now with League of Wales side Carmarthen.
C
Randall
n/a
0
Played for City during the 1907-08 season.
Paul
Randall
212
112
Liverpool born striker began his career with Western League Frome Town before joining Bristol Rovers in 1977, after playing against the Pirates in a pre-season friendly. He netted 33 goals in 52 games for Rovers which saw Stoke City pay £180,000 for his services in December 1978. Although he failed to match this return in the Potteries - not helped by being played frequently on the wing - he was part of the side that won promotion to the 1st Division at the end of that season. After 46 games and just seven goals for Stoke he returned to Bristol Rovers for £50,000 in December 1981. Over the next five seasons he was top scorer on three occasions, scoring another 61 times in 184 appearances. In 1986 he dropped into non-league football with Yeovil Town from where he joined City in March 1989. He made an immediate impact with six goals in eight games and over the next four seasons he would become one of City greatest ever goalscorers. Paul scored an incredible 51 goals during City's promotion winning 1989-90 campaign and followed this by topping twenty goals in the both of the next two seasons back in the Conference. The 1992-93 season saw the now 34-year old struggle to maintain this return and he was handed a free transfer in May. Headed to Weymouth on non-contract terms and has since turned out for Glastonbury, where he started his career in 1980, before finally hanging up his goalscoring boots. More recently was manager at Wells City.
FW
Ransome
n/a
3
Joined the club from Middlesbrough side South Bank in 1905.
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Rawle
6
0
Played for City during the two seasons before World War I.
R
Raymond
37
1
Played for City during the 1923-24 and 1924-25 seasons.
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Rayner
n/a
6
Played for City during their first ever season 1900-01.
Doug
Read
48
0
20-year old goalkeeper Doug was signed from Chester City before the 1938-39 season. The Liverpool born player had begun his career with Oldham Athletic and also had a trial with Chelsea. He continued playing after World War II for Margate, Canterbury City and Ramsgate Athletic.
Peter
Redmond
7
0
Peter made seven first-team appearances for the club during the 1958-59 season.
Eric
Redrobe
41
10
Wigan-born striker Eric could have been a Rugby League player but choose football and began his career with Bolton Wanderers. The former England Youth player only made a handful of appearances for them before joining Southport in August 1966. He played for the Sandgrounders for seven seasons (he was voted their favourite player of all-time in 2007) then switched to Hereford United in October 1972. After helping them to the 3rd Division title in 1975-76 he left to join City. Spent one season at Twerton Park before a brief return to Edgar Street to finish his career.
Toby
Redwood
4
0
Slightly more famous for playing the character Berksey in the film "Mike Bassett: England Manager" than his time with City midfielder Toby joined in March 2002 on non-contract terms. Impressed in his handful of outings but was not offered a deal the next year and ended up at Taunton Town. Subsequently played for Weymouth, Bognor Regis Town and, currently, Winchester City.
Gilbert
Reed
60
0
Gilbert made 60 appearances during this three seasons at the club in the mid 1920's.
Colin
Rees
6
0
Colts winger Colin signed professional terms toward the end of the 1957-58 season but would only play a few games for the first team.
Emrys
Rees
1
0
Emrys made a single first-team appearance for City during the 1959-60 season.
Nigel
Rees
13
0
Nigel played 13 times for City during the 1974-75 season.
Neil
Reeves
13
0
Midfielder Neil was a close season signing by Steve Millard in 1997. The former Bristol Rovers trainee failed to make a lasting impression at Twerton Park though and switched to Trowbridge Town in the early part of 1998.
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Regan
1
1
Played for the club during the 1935-36 season.
Paul
Rendall
7
1
Paul made seven first team appearances for the club during the mid 1970's.
Steve
Retford
4
0
Teenage winger Steve was formerly on the books of Bristol City before spending a season with City mainly in the reserves. The 17-year old made five first team appearances, all in cup competitions, including a substitute outing in the 2nd Round FA Cup defeat at Welling United.
Jamie
Reynolds
1
0
Former Swindon Town trainee Jamie signed on non-contract terms from Calne Town at the beginning of the 1988-89 season but only made a single substitute appearance in the 6-0 win at Redditch United before being released.
Trevor
Rhodes
21
1
As a teenager Trevor had been on the books of both Arsenal and Millwall without becoming a first-team regular. The midfielder moved onto Bristol Rovers in July 1968 but again failed to secure a starting XI place and joined City a year later.
E
Rice
1
0
Played for City during the 1912-13 season.
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Richards
n/a
0
Played for City during the 1907-08 season.
Fidell
Richards
35
4
Pacy wide player Fidell first burst on to the Twerton Park stage with a number of impressive performances during the 1998-99 season. Failed to recapture this form the next year and, following a brief loan spell at Paulton Rovers in November 1999, was released early in 2000. Since leaving City he has played for Team Bath, Henbury Old Boys, Taunton Town, Clevedon Town and Hallen, plus Richmond in Melbourne, Australia.
Gordon
Richards
1
0
Gordon made just a single appearance for City after signing from Bournemouth in June 1935. Also played for Blackpool.
Percy
Richards
75
13
A former Leicester City and Coventry City winger Percy signed for City during the summer of 1934. The Merthyr Tydfil born player began his career with Merthyr Vale before going on to play for Cardiff City, Chesterfield, Tranmere Rovers and Newport County. He played 75 games for City in two seasons with the club then joined Brierley Hill Alliance. Also went on to play for Kidderminster Harriers and Hereford United.
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Richardson
2
1
Played for City during the 1947-48 season.
Tony
Ricketts
506
19
One of only three players to make over 500 appearances for City, Tony spent 14 seasons at Twerton Park in two spells between 1979 and 1996. The tall centre-back joined from Clandown in July 1979 and made his debut in City's first ever Alliance Premier League (now Conference) match at Boston. Missed just a handful of games before moving to Yeovil Town for £7500 midway through the 1985-86 season. Helped the Glovers back to the Conference before returning to City in November 1988. With the side looking relegation certainties in 1991 he took over as player-manager and saw the side lose just three of his 14 games in charge to retain their Conference place. Spent the next five years in the City hot seat reducing his appearances to an occasional cameo but still made his 500th outing against Bristol City in the Somerset Cup in April 1995. Financial problems saw Ricketts resign in July 1996 and he went on to manage Trowbridge Town and Brislington before switching to women's football as boss of Bristol Rovers ladies side. Until recently was back in the men's game as manager of Blue Square South side Weston Super Mare.
Brian
Rideout
2
0
City brought in Brian from Yeovil Town in the 1963 close season but he only played a couple of games for the club.
Nick
Ridout
1
0
Youth team defender Nick made a single first team appearance in the Somerset Premier Cup meeting with Brislington in November 2004 where City fielded a complete youth side. Joined Melksham Town in July 2005.
Glyn
Riley
23
2
Experienced striker Glyn spent six months with City after ending a self-imposed exile from the game to run a family business in Weston Super Mare. This came after an unhappy spell with Aldershot Town that followed a successful 15-year career that began at Barnsley and then peaked with five years spent with Bristol City. He will be ever remembered at Ashton Gate for the two goals he scored at Wembley when the Robins beat Bolton Wanderers to lift the Freight Rover Trophy in 1986. He played 25 times for City scoring twice but parted company in July 1990 after failing to agree a new contract.
Steve
Risdale
4
1
Steve joined City toward the end of the 1978-79 season as City looked to build a squad for their first year in the Alliance Premier League. He spent several seasons at Twerton Park but mainly played for the reserve side.
Derrick
Robbins
31
5
Derek was a summer signing from Bridgwater Town in 1970. He left the club during that campaign but returned for the 1972-73 season, spending another 18 months at Twerton Park.
Dave
Roberts
4
0
Dave was a very experienced centre-back who joined City during the 1983-84 close season. He had played around 300 league games for Fulham, Oxford United, Hull City and Cardiff City, plus earned 17 caps for Wales. He had also played for Barry Town and Kettering Town before joining City, but after just four injury-plagued games he moved on to Trowbridge Town.
John
Roberts
10
0
John was an Australian born goalkeeper who joined the club before the 1973-74 season. He had began his career with APIA Leichhardt in his native New South Wales before coming over to England for a trial with Chelsea in 1961. He did not earn a contract with the Blues but had more success with Blackburn Rovers where he made three First Division appearances. He spent a season on loan with Chesterfield Town before going on to play for Bradford City, Southend and Northampton Town, from where he switched to City. Also played international football for Australia.
Colin
Robertson
30
2
Centre-half Colin joined City during the 1961 close season from Portland United.
Jimmy
Robertson
44
0
When Jimmy signed for City in July 1962 it meant the inside-forward had played in three countries before his 23rd birthday. He began his career in his native Scotland with Edinburgh Thistle then Aberdeen before heading to Wales to join Newport County. After one season with City he headed back over the border with Motherwell. Made it four countries with a short spell in South African with Durban City then finished his career at Germiston Callies.
Josh
Robinson
1
0
Youth team player Josh made a single substitute first team appearance in the Somerset Premier Cup meeting with Brislington in November 2004 where City fielded a complete youth side. Joined Melksham Town in the summer of 2005.
Tom
Robinson
1
0
Youth team player Tom made a single first team appearance in the Somerset Premier Cup meeting with Brislington in November 2004 where City fielded a complete youth side. Joined Melksham Town in the summer of 2005.
Charlie
Rogers
1
0
A mid-season signing from Bristol Rovers, Charlie played just one game for the club in the 1947-48 season.
Martyn
Rogers
238
12
Bristol born Martyn began his career with the red half of his home town, spending 3 1/2 seasons at Ashton Gate, where he also earned three England Youth caps. A badly broken leg sidelined him for 18 months and when he regained fitness he joined City in 1974. He spent five seasons at Twerton Park before joining Exeter City, along with cousin Peter, for £12,500 in the summer of 1979. Went on to play for Weymouth, Gloucester City, Chard and Tiverton Town. Progressed from player to manager at Ladysmead and is still in charge there, having taken the Devon side from the Western League to Southern League, with two Wembley wins along the way.
Peter
Rogers
314
70
Father of former City midfielder Scott, Peter made over 300 appearances for the club during his six seasons at Twerton Park. Prior to joining City in October 1973 he played for Minehead and Taunton Town. His form attracted a number of league club scouts and it was no surprise when he joined Exeter City in the Spring of 1979 for a club record fee of £12,000. Peter went on to play over 250 games for the Grecians before finishing his career with Weymouth and Tiverton Town.
Scott
Rogers
123
9
Scott has followed in their father's footsteps by turning out for City - his father Peter was part of City's 1977-78 Southern League Championship winning side. He was a schoolboy with Exeter City - where his father also played - before joining Bristol City as a trainee. Moved into non-league football with Tiverton Town, where he kept the family connections by playing for his uncle - and another former City player - Martyn Rogers, in 1997 and scored the winning goal when they retained the FA Vase in 1999 at Wembley. Spent six seasons at Ladymead before joining Forest Green Rovers in the summer of 2003. Whilst never a regular first team player he was an important member of their squad. However, his time with the Gloucestershire club looked to coming to an end when he was shipped out on loan to Weston Super Mare last season and after an initial approach from John Relish in February signed for City in March 2006. Impressed in his nine games for City, scoring twice, and went on to play well over 100 times for the club before joining Newport County in May 2009, following a loan spell with the Exiles the previous season.
Jim
Rollo
351
9
Current player.
Les
Rose
1
0
Wing-half Les had a couple of short spells with City, although only made a single first-team appearance. Born in Weston-Super-Mare he began his career with Trowbridge Town and also played for Bristol Rovers, New Brighton and Hartlepools United. Had a trial with Everton in 1934.
Terry
Rose
18
5
Terry was signed during the summer of 1971, spending just that single season at Twerton Park, scoring 5 goals in 18 appearances..
Abe
Rosenthal
1
0
Liverpool born Abe spent the majority of his career playing for Tranmere Rovers and Bradford City but made one appearance for City during the 1945-46 season having played for the club during the war years. Was rumoured to be returning to Twerton Park in 1948 but this move did not materialise.
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Rossiter
10
1
Played for City during the 1935-36 season.
John
Rossiter
1
0
A summer signing in 1964 John mainly featured for the reserve side - with just a single first team start to his name. The full back had played a couple of seasons with Torquay United, making around 20 appearances.
Albert
Rotherham
23
1
A ex-Bristol Rovers full-back who signed during the 1929-30 season. He had spent four seasons with the Pirates and looked to be heading for Coventry City before moving to Twerton Park. After one season at the club, where he made 23 appearances, he moved on to Gillingham.
Mark
Rowlands
1
0
Former youth and reserve team player Mark made a single substitute appearance against Mangotsfield United in the Somerset Premier Cup in February 2002. Joined Welton Rovers in the summer of 2002 where, apart from a short spell with Brislington, he has played since.
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Rowles
1
0
Played for City during the 1934-35 season.
Bob
Royston
12
0
Former Reading full-back Bob joined City during the 1970-71 season.
Simon
Rudgley
2
0
With regular keeper Dave Mogg injured and cover Rafael Torres having just conceded six goals in the FA Trophy horror show at Sutton United, Tony Ricketts tried to solve his goalkeeping crisis by signing ex-Fulham stopper Simon. He made a sound debut against Altrincham, then was at fault for the first goal in a 3-1 defeat against Northwich and was released. Was playing for Ryman League Molesey during the 2003-04 season.
Ken
Rugman
4
0
Ken played four times for City in two spells either side of World War II.
SH
Russ
n/a
0
Played for City during the 1907-08 season.
Alec
Russell
8
0
A former Bristol City half-back who joined City during the 1949 close season. A year later he moved on to Bridgwater Town.
Joe
Russell
4
2
Joe was a trialist from Birmingham football who scored twice in four outings for City.
Chris
Rutherford
6
1
Chris scored on his debut for City against Barnet in November 1974 but only made a handful of appearances for the club.
A
Rutter
n/a
1
Played for City during the 1907-08 season.
Nigel
Ryan
338
6
Nigel initially joined City from Bournemouth in 1971, spending three seasons at Twerton Park before leaving for Trowbridge Town and then Poole Town. The defender returned to City in the summer of 1976 and played in every league game during the club's Southern League success in 1977-78. Was made captain as City stepped up to the Alliance League before heading to Yeovil Town in January 1980 for £2000. Went on to win another Southern League title with Cheltenham Town before retiring.