On This Day: Ray Warren

June 23, 2018

Ray Warren, the only player whose first and last league appearances for Rovers were more than 20 years apart was born on this day in 1918 in Bristol.

The epitome of the one club footballer Warren was an amateur with Rovers from 1934, signed professional forms whan making his debut in March 1936 and played exactly 450 times for the club in the league, scoring 28 times from Centre-Half, before retiring in 1956.

Had war not intervened tgis umpressively long career might have included even more appearances. As it was Warren was an ever-present in five seasons and captained his side to the Third Division (South) championship in 1952-53.

He died in Bristol in March 1988, aged 69.

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