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Established
1883 (135 years old)

Sport
Soccer

Manager
Darrell Clarke

Stadium/Home
Memorial Stadium
(12,916 Capacity)

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Location
Horfield, Bristol

Keywords
The Pirates, The Gas

League
English League 1

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Upcoming Events
21 Nov 2018 Bristol Rovers   -  Barnet Memorial Stadium @ 12:00am
24 Nov 2018 Charlton   -  Bristol Rovers The Valley @ 3:00pm
27 Nov 2018 Bristol Rovers   -  Gillingham Memorial Stadium @ 7:45pm
08 Dec 2018 Bristol Rovers   -  Doncaster Memorial Stadium @ 3:00pm
15 Dec 2018 Sunderland   -  Bristol Rovers Stadium of Light @ 3:00pm

Latest Results
17 Nov 2018 Bristol Rovers  1 - 2  Scunthorpe Memorial Stadium
11 Nov 2018 Barnet  1 - 1  Bristol Rovers The Hive Stadium
03 Nov 2018 Blackpool  0 - 3  Bristol Rovers Bloomfield Road
27 Oct 2018 Barnsley  1 - 0  Bristol Rovers Oakwell
23 Oct 2018 Bristol Rovers  2 - 0  Wimbledon Memorial Stadium

Description

Bristol Rovers Football Club is an English professional association football club, based in Bristol, that competes in League Two, the fourth tier of English football. The team plays its home matches at Memorial Stadium, in Horfield, a suburb of Bristol, and is affiliated to the Gloucestershire County FA.

The club was founded in 1883 as Black Arabs F.C., and were also known as Eastville Rovers and Bristol Eastville Rovers before finally changing its name to Bristol Rovers in 1899. The club's official nickname is The Pirates, reflecting the maritime history of Bristol. The local nickname of the club is The Gas, from the gasworks next to their former home Eastville Stadium, which started as a derogatory term used by fans of their main rival Bristol City but was affectionately adopted by the team. According to a survey conducted in December 2003, Cardiff City and Swindon Town are considered their second and third biggest rivals.

Rovers were admitted to the Football League in 1920 and have played there ever since, apart from spending the 2014–15 season in the Conference Premier. They previously came close to losing their league status in 1939, when they were re-elected after finishing bottom of Division Three (South), and in 2002 when the team finished one league position away from relegation to the Football Conference. Their highest finishing positions were in 1956 and 1959, on both occasions ending the season in 6th place in Division Two, then the second tier of English football. Rovers were Football League Trophy finalists in 1990 and 2007.

Team Members

Bernard Ayitey Me

Alexis Andre

Mohammad Baghdadi

Kyle Bennett

Tom Broadbent

James Clarke

Ollie Clarke

Tony Craig

Cameron Hargreave

Tareiq Holmes-Den

Alex Jakubiak

Michael Kelly

Daniel Leadbitter

Chris Lines

Tom Lockyer

Sam Matthews

Rollin Menayese

Tom Nicholls

Joe Partington

Stefan Payne

Gavin Reilly

Alex Rodman

Luke Russe

Liam Sercombe

Stuart Sinclair

Sam Slocombe

Adam Smith

Ed Upson

Stadium or Home

The Memorial Stadium, also commonly known by its previous name of the Memorial Ground, is a sports ground in Bristol, England, dedicated to the memory of local rugby union players of the city killed during the First World War. It is currently the home stadium of Bristol Rovers. From its foundation in 1921 until moving to Ashton Gate in 2014 the Memorial Ground was the home to Bristol Rugby.

The stadium is also used for the rugby varsity between the city's two universities, University of the West of England and University of Bristol. In 2013, the stadium hosted the Rugby League World Cup Group D match between the Cook Islands and the USA attracting a crowd of 7,247. Gloucester Rugby played Bath in September and Exeter in October 2015 in pre-season friendlies whilst their home ground, Kingholm, was being used for the Rugby World Cup being held in England.

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