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👤 1989/90 player profiles: Lee Rogers

Profiling the championship winning side on the 30th anniversary of the title

20 April 2020

April 28, 1990, remains one of the finest days in Exeter City's history as, on the back of an incredible home record, we secured our first title in our club's history. During this month we will be taking a look back - in alphabetical order - of the main players in that title winning side. This time we look at a reliable and versatile player who made 20 appearances during the title winning campaign.

1989/90 APPEARANCES: 16

An ever-present in the side during the 1988/89 campaign, defender Lee Rogers had his playing-time limited in the title winning campaign due to the form of Jim McNichol.

However, the defender still made 16 appearances for Terry Cooper’s side and was an example of what good strength in depth the manager had, especially in defence.

Rogers started his career with local club, Bristol City, and after being an apprentice, he signed a full contract in December 1984 and went on to feature in 30 league games for the Ashton Gate club.

The following season saw him sustain a broken leg in a reserve team match at Torquay United, and he was out of action until the start of the 1986/87 season. He had loan spells with Hereford United in March 1987, and with York City in December 1987, before signing on a free transfer for City in June 1988. He played for City until 1991 when he joined Gloucester City on a free transfer and spent a further two seasons there.

This article has been created using material from the Grecian Archive and ECFC Museum as part of the 'Celebrating our Heritage' programme, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and supported by the University of Exeter. 

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