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David Rocastle

Arsenal FC

14 appearances, 0 goals

P 14 W 7 D 7 L 0 F 22: A 8
*(actual F x: A x)
75% successful

1988-92

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
899

Profile

Full name David Carlyle Rocastle (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 2 May 1967 in Lewisham, London [registered in Lewisham, June 1967].
Brought up in Brockley, the same housing estate as Ian Wright
Married to Janet Nelson [registeration not found]. Three children, Ryan Dean, Melissa Jade and Monique Simone.
Died 31 March 2001, aged 33 years 333 days [registered in Slough, June 2001]. Died following a battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Living at 1 Woodcate Place in Ascot at the time of his untimely and tragic death.
Height/Weight x' x½", xst. xlbs [x].

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbooks & FindMyPast.com

Biographies Rocky: The Tears and Triumphs of David Rocastle - James Leighton (Simon & Schuster Ltd, 2016)

Club Career

Club(s) Joined Arsenal FC in May 1982, turning professional in December 1984, he played 228 League appearances, scoring 23 goals. League Champions, Leeds United AFC, paid a record fee two million pounds, but he made just 25 Premier League appearances, scoring just twice. Joined Manchester City FC in December 1993 for two million pounds, and scored twice in 21 Premier League appearances. His unsussessful stint was ended when Chelsea FC signed Rocky in August 1994 for 1.25 million pounds and he made a further 29 Premier League appearances that was hampered by injuries. In the 1996 summer, he had trials with Hertha Berliner SC, Aberdeen FC and Southampton FC, before he was loaned to First Division side Norwich City FC for eleven league appearances. In 1997, he dropped into the Third Division when loaned to Hull City FC, where he scored once in eleven league appearances. He spent the 1998 summer in Malaysia, playing with Sabah FC. Injury forced his retirement in December 1999.
Club honours Football League Cup winners 1986-87, runners-up 1987-88; Football League Champions 1988-89, 1990-91; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1989, winners 1991, 1992.
Individual honours PFA Division One Team of the Year 1986-87, 1987-88;
Distinctions x

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbooks

England Career

Player number 1004th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Right midfielder
First match No. 639, 14 September 1988, England 1 Denmark 0, a friendly match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 21 years 135 days.
Last match No. 684, 17 May 1992, England 1 Brazil 1, a friendly match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 25 years 15 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1990 (provisional); European Championship Finals 1992 (provisional);
Team honours Tournoi Espoirs de Toulon (U21) runners-up 1988;
Individual honours England B (two appearances), England U21 (fourteen appearances, two goals)
Distinctions Of the players who have never appeared in a losing England team, Rocastle has played in the most.

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

David Rocastle - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 14 6 10 4 3 899 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

David Rocastle - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 6 5 1 0 13 2 +11 0 4 2.167 0.333 91.7 +5
Away 8 2 5 0 9 6 +3 2 3 1.125 0.75 56.3 +2
All 14 7 7 0 22 8 +14 2 7 1.571 0.571 75.0 +7

 

David Rocastle - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 9 6 3 0 16 3 +13 1 6 1.778 0.333 83.3 +6
Red 4 1 3 0 4 3 +1 1 1 1.00 0.75 62.5 +1
Sky blue 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
All 14 7 7 0 22 8 +14 2 7 1.571 0.571 75.0 +7

 

David Rocastle - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

5 3 2 0 10 0 +10 2 5 2.00 0.00 80.0 +3
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup 5 3 2 0 10 0 +10 2 5 2.00 0.00 80.0 +3

ECP

1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Friendly 8 4 4 0 11 7 +4 0 2 1.375 0.875 75.0 +4
All 14 7 7 0 22 8 +14 2 7 1.571 0.571 75.0 +7

 

David Rocastle - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1988-90 5 3 2 0 10 0 +10 2 5 2.00 0.00 80.0 +3
WCP All 5 3 2 0 10 0 +10 2 5 2.00 0.00 80.0 +3
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1990-92 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
ECP All 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 5 3 2 0 10 0 +10 2 5 2.00 0.00 80.0 +3
EC 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 6 3 3 0 11 1 +10 2 5 1.833 0.167 75.0 +3

 

David Rocastle - Match History
 Club: Arsenal F.C. - 14 full caps

Coach: Bobby Robson - 11 full capsx

Age 21
1 639 14 September 1988 - England 1 Denmark 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 4
2 641 16 November 1988 - Saudi Arabia 1 England 1, King Fahd II International Stadium, Riyadh Fr AD Start 8
3 642 8 February 1989 - Greece 1 England 2, Olympiako Stadio Athinas Spyros Louis, Athína Fr AW Start 8
4 643 8 March 1989 - Albania 0 England 2, Stadiumi Kombetar, Tiranë WCP AW Start 8
5 644 26 April 1989 - England 5 Albania 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start off 66 8
Age 22
6 647 3 June 1989 - England 3 Poland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW sub 78 15
7 648 7 June 1989 - Denmark 1 England 1, Idrætsparken, København Fr AD Start 8
8 649 6 September 1989 - Sweden 0 England 0, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna WCP AD sub 76 ?
9 650 11 October 1989 - Poland 0 England 0, Stadion Slaski, Chorzów WCP AD Start 8
- 651 15 November 1989 - England 0 Italy 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD unused sub 18
10 652 13 December 1989 - England 2 Yugoslavia 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start off 67 8
- 654 25 April 1990 - England 4 Czechoslovakia 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW unused sub 16
11 655 15 May 1990 - England 1 Denmark 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW sub 70 17
Bobby Robson summoned a preliminary World Cup squad of 26 to Burnham Beeches in May. On May 21, he announced his final squad of 22. The four players that missed the cut included David Rocastle.
 

Coach: Graham Taylor - 3 full capsx

Age 24
12 679 13 November 1991 - Poland 1 England 1, Stadion Lecha, Poznań ECP AD Start 8
- b 18 December 1991 - Spain Olympic 0 England B 1, Castellon Fr AW Start 7
13 681 25 March 1992 - Czechoslovakia 2 England 2, Stadion Evzena Rošického, Praha Fr AD Start off ht 4
- b 28 April 1992 - CIS B 1 England B 1, Olimpiyskiy Kompleks Luzhniki Stadion, Moskva Fr AD Start 7
- 683 12 May 1992 - Hungary 0 England 1, Népstadion, Budapest Fr AW squad member
14 684 17 May 1992 - England 1 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD sub ht 17
Graham Taylor selected 28 players for the game with Brazil at Wembley on May 17, plus four on standby. On the day following the 1-1 draw with Brazil, Taylor announced his 20-man squad, thirteen days ahead of the deadline, that list excluded David Rocastle.

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