Thursday, 20 September 2007

Roy Rea

Name: Robert Rea
Born: 28 November 1934, Belfast
Died: 5 April 2005, Toronto (Canada)
Height: 5.09 ft Weight: 11.00 st
Position: Goalkeeper

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 1 ‘B’ Cap (1957), 4 Amateur Caps (1956-1957), Junior, Youth, 2 Schoolboy Caps (1949); Irish League: 13 Caps (1956-1959).
Club Honours: (with Glenavon) Irish League Champion 1956/57, 1959/60; Irish Cup Winner 1956/57, 1958/59; Gold Cup Winner 1956/57; Ulster Cup Winner 1958/59; City Cup Winner 1955/56, 1960/61; (with Glentoran) Gold Cup Winner 1962/63.
Awards: Ulster Footballer of the Year 1963.

Club Career:
Teams......... --Seasons-- Domestic Europe

Banbridge Town (Mid-Ulster League)
Glenavon...... 53/54-61/62 219(0)/0 3(0)/0
Glentoran..... 62/63 ...... 44(0)/0 2(0)/0
Toronto Italia (Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League)

Biography:

14 comments:

Christian Tugnoli said...

No complete DOB?

jcd said...

I'm sure it'll turn up. Give me a while...

Christian Tugnoli said...

Hmmm... it's quite difficult to find!

Usually I use your website for Northern Ireland football issues (I'm a sports researcher...) and I think that if you don't know it, nobody do.

P.S.: I had a "Bobby Rea" called up for the 1958 World Cup... but I think it's definitely an error!

P.P.S.: I think that in the future I'll send you an e-mail with my World Cup doubts about N.Irish squads... can I have your help?

jcd said...

I'm seeking a bit of further help on Rea and I'll post it if I have any joy.

I'll try and help with any specific requests. You can mail me at jcd.nifg(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

No, Christian, it is not an error about the 1958 World Cup, Roy Rea was indeed a member of the team that went to Sweden. He did not play, as Harry Gregg was the regular 'keeper and Norman Uprichard was his understudy/deputy so Roy was number 3 in order of priority. Never heard of him being called 'Bobby', that must be a typo.

sscrowe1989 said...

Roy Rea was born on 4 January 1934.

Anonymous said...

Roy Rea waas born in Banbridge on 4
January 1934.

Anonymous said...

Roy Rea was born on 4 January 1934.

Anonymous said...

Hello Christian my name is Sean.
Roy Rea was born on 6 Janusry 1934.

Christian Tugnoli said...

Thank you Sean, but it's all a matter of sources... what's yours?

Anonymous said...

would like to seebangor team 1956-57

Brian said...

Roy was born on November 28, 1934 in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Anonymous said...

I am Roy Rea's daughter and wanted to provide his date of birth for accuracy on your website. He was born November 28, 1934 in Belfast Northern Ireland.

Please let me know if you need any additional information.

Alaine Rea

jcd said...

Thanks Brian and Alaine.

I have a biography posted here. I would welcome any further information or corrections.