Andy Rogers



Years at the club: 1985 - 87
Date of birth: 01/12/1956
Birth place: Charteris
Position: Midfield
Appearances: 52
Goals: 6
Clubs: Peterborough Utd, Southampton, Plymouth Argyle, Southend Utd.,
Honours:

Rogers began his career with local club Chatteris Town before being signed by Peterborough United in 1975. He was released in 1978 and spent a brief spell with non-league Hampton before joining Southampton in 1979. Rogers was signed by Plymouth Argyle in 1981 where he would be a prominent member of the first-team for the next four years, making 195 appearances in all competitions, scoring 19 goals. He featured for them in the 1983–84 FA Cup semi-final at Villa Park. He scored a remarkable goal in the quarter-finals against Derby County at the Baseball Ground, direct from a corner kick.

He was signed by Reading in the summer of 1985, where he would make 44 league appearances for the Elm Park side, scoring 5 goals, before spending a season with Southend United. Reading supporters will remember an incident where his life was saved by the club's physio after Rogers had swallowed his tongue during a match.

He saw out his career in non-league football, playing for Carshalton Athletic and then Farnborough Town. Rogers is best remembered by Plymouth Argyle supporters for his ability to beat a man and get to the by-line, and the rarest of goals that he scored in their 1983–84 FA Cup run.

Rogers now works as a probation officer in Devon.

Did you know?


Martin Hicks, 1978-1991

Martin holds the club appearance record. He made 603 first team appearances in all competitions.


Neil Webb, 1978-1982

Neil won 26 full England caps, the FA Cup and League Cup.


Bill Davies, 1953-1961

Bill totalled 226 appearances for Reading, playing in every game of the 1958/59 season.


Trevor Senior, 1983-87 / 1988-92

The greatest goalscorer in the club's history, Trevor scored 191 goals in 362 appearances.

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