Eamonn Rogers


Eamonn Rogers, was born in 1947 as Edward, to parents Patrick Rogers and mother Bridget McNamara. His father was living at 11 Wards Hill, Newmarket and mother was living at 3 Rutland Avenue. His siblings were Bridget(1937), Patrick(1940), Kathleen(1942), Mary(1944) and John(1952). The family lived at 260 Cashel Road, Crumlin. He attended St Agnes School before going to technical school.

He was playing for local team Larkfview before he began his professional career at Blackburn Rovers in May 1965, making his debut in the First Division against Stoke City later that year. Rogers became a prominent figure at Rovers, achieving the status of joint top scorer in the 1967-68 and 1970-71 seasons. He made a total of 220 appearances for Blackburn Rovers, scoring 39 goals across various competitions. In recognition of his contributions, he was voted into the Rovers fans team of the decade for the 1960s in 2006.

However, Rogers’ career took a turn when he moved to Charlton Athletic in October 1971 as part of an exchange deal, which ultimately proved to be an ill-advised decision. His time at Charlton Athletic was marred by injuries, and after two seasons, he retired from professional football at the end of the 1973-74 season, at the relatively young age of 27.

On the international stage, Rogers represented the Republic of Ireland national football team, making his debut on November 22, 1967, in a victory over Czechoslovakia. He went on to earn a total of 19 caps for Ireland, scoring five goals during his international career.

Rogers came from a footballing family, with his brother John also making his mark in the sport, playing for Shelbourne F.C. during the 1970s. Eamonn Rogers’ career, though relatively short-lived at the professional level, left a lasting impact, particularly for Blackburn Rovers fans who fondly remember his contributions to the club during the 1960s.

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Connection with area: Irish footballer who played for Blackburn Rovers and Charlton Atthletic was born and raised in 260 Cashel Road, Crumlin