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Oliver Michael Rathbone (born 10 October 1996) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Rochdale.[3][4]

Oliver Rathbone
Personal information
Full name Oliver Michael Rathbone[1]
Date of birth (1996-10-10) 10 October 1996 (age 22)[2]
Place of birth Blackburn, England
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Rochdale
Number 14
Youth career
0000–2016 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016– Rochdale 88 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:05, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

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CareerEdit

Rathbone started in the youth ranks of Manchester United. On 21 February 2013, Rathbone scored a 40-yard winner in an U18s game against Derby County.[5] The goal won Manchester United's Goal of the Month award.[6] After failing to make the breakthrough at Manchester United, Rathbone was released in June 2016 and subsequently, on 24 June, agreed to join EFL League One side Rochdale, signing a one-year contract.[7][8] He made his competitive debut on 4 October in the EFL Trophy against Notts County. Four days later, Rathbone made his league bow in a win against Southend United.[3] Rathbone scored his first goal over Walsall on 22 November.[3][9]

After two goals in thirty-three appearances in his debut season, Rathbone signed a new contract with the club until June 2019 on 18 August 2017.[10] His 100th match for Rochdale arrived on 9 March 2019 during a victory versus Shrewsbury Town.[3]

He was offered a new contract by Rochdale at the end of the 2018–19 season.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

He is the son of former footballer Mick Rathbone.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 19 April 2019[3]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rochdale 2016–17 EFL League One 27 2 4 0 0 0 2[a] 0 33 2
2017–18 33 1 4 0 1 0 4[a] 0 42 1
2018–19 28 4 0 0 1 2 3[a] 0 32 6
Career total 88 7 8 0 2 2 9 0 107 9
  1. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in the EFL Trophy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "EFL Released and Retained List 2017-18" (PDF). English Football League. p. 62. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Ollie Rathbone". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Oliver Rathbone profile". Soccerway. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Oliver Rathbone profile". Rochdale A.F.C. 26 July 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Manchester United youngster Oliver Rathbone scores stunning 40-yard winner in last minute as Under 18 side beat Derby". Daily Mail. 23 February 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Video: Rathbone wins Goal of the Month". Manchester United F.C. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Rochdale Sign Ex-Manchester United Midfielder Oliver Rathbone". Rochdale A.F.C. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Oliver Rathbone: Rochdale sign ex-Manchester United midfielder". BBC Sport. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Rochdale 4–0 Walsall". BBC Sport. 22 November 2016. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Ollie Rathbone Signs Rochdale Contract Extension". Rochdale A.F.C. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Aaron Wilbraham: Rochdale offer forward, 39, new deal". BBC Sport. 8 May 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2019.

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