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Wilf Rostron

Wilf Rostron

Clubs played for: Arsenal,Sunderland,Watford,Sheffield Wednesday,Sheffield United & Brentford

Born: 1956

Birthplace: Sunderland

Position: Defender/ Midfielder

Biography: A winger or normally a Left-back he played in the Football League between 1975-1991. He made 495 appearances in the Football League scoring 46 goals. He is best remembered for his time at Watford between 1979-89 where he made 317 appearances for them in the Football League. He became Assistant Manager at Brentford and later at Gateshead in 1993. In 1994 he was the manager of Sunderland Ryhope CW. He then started to work for a company importing furniture and then set up his own company in the North East doing the same thing. He lives in his hometown of Sunderland.

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Rostron, Wilf I remember Wilf from his Arsenal days, when he lived at Mrs Cranstons with Liam Brady. I occasionally had a pint with him in the Queens Head. Footballers spent more time in the pubs in the 70s. I knew Liam better than Wilf, going to Benidorm with him. It wasn’t so glamorous as a footballer then.
20-12-21 John Haughin

Rostron, Wilf Hello Wilf , just watched you on The big match re-visited Arsenal v Burnley . Don't think you'll remember me but you ended my slim chances of making it in the game. It must have been around 1970ish we were having trials for Sunderland boys, you played left wing those days and I had obviously heard of you as a great player. I played for St Aidans and we had a pretty good team. What happened was I always played left back - like you could hardly kick with my right foot. What happened day of trials there was a mix up and I had to play right back first time in my life and you skinned me. No trials any more but fine for you. Thanks. Davey Hedley from Rickleton Washington.
23-01-21 david hedley

Rostron, Wilf I went to the same school as Wilf Rostron though he's 9 years older than me. My Dad taught at the same school and got me Wilf's autograph.
18-01-21 Helen Blackburn

Rostron, Wilf I saw his league debut for Arsenal against Newcastle at Highbury. He was terrific that night and I think Arsenal won 3-0. Everybody thought we’d unearthed a player for the next 10 years. Unfortunately it didn’t work out at Highbury for him, but it was pleasing to watch him have a fine career elsewhere.
09-09-20 David Roche

Rostron, Wilf Remember me Wilf? Your babysitter when we were at Sheffield Utd 89/90/91 seasons my squad number was 38. I cleaned your boots ha ha. We both lived on Mill Houses lane. Ruddles County Ale. Call me for a catch up 07778492036. Regards Colin
21-08-20 Heywood Colin

Rostron, Wilf His skimming stone injury winner against Villa in the mud in 1982
Michael Wester

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