Eamonn Rogers


Eamonn Rogers

Eamonn Rogers (born 16 April 1947) is an Irish former professional football player.

Born in Dublin, He turned professional at Ewood Park in May 1965 and made his First Division debut in Rovers' 3-2 defeat at Stoke City four months later.

He was Rovers' joint top scorer in 1967-68 and 1970-71 seasons. Rogers made 177 Appearances for Rovers and scored 39 goals in all competitions. In 2006 he was voted into the Rovers fans team of the decade (1960's). He was also shortlisted for a place in the greatest of all time team.

He made an ill advised move to Charlton Athletic in an exchange deal involving Barry Endean in October 1971. Where he spent two injury hit seasons. He retired from professional football at the end 1973-74 season aged just 27.

He made his international debut for the Republic of Ireland national football team on 22nd November 1967 in a 2-1 away win over Czechoslovakia and went on to win a total of 19 international caps and scored 5 times.


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