Player #543

Appearances:

23

Starts:

16

Goals:

3

Seasons:

6

Neil Rioch
Neil Rioch

Source: Football sticker #26 Neil Rioch issued by FKS under the.Soccer Stars 1975-76 series.

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Neil Rioch

Position

Centre Back

From

1969-70

To

1974-75

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Neil Rioch

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

18
19
20
21
22
23

Division

D2
D3
D3
D2
D2
D2

Appearances

23
2
2
2
8
5
4

Starts

16
2
0
2
6
2
4

Substitute

7
0
2
0
2
3
0

Unused

5
2
0
0
2
0
1

Goals

3
0
0
2
1
0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

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Daniel Gordon Rioch

Birth Date

Friday, 13 April 1951

Birth Place

Paddington, London

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Luton Town

From

For

£10,000

On

Tuesday, 1 July 1969

Previous Clubs

1968-69 Luton Town |

Loans Out

1971 Toronto Metros, NASL |
1972 York City |
1972 Northampton Town |

Transfer Out

To

Plymouth Argyle

For

Free

On

May 1975

Subsequent Clubs

1975-76 Plymouth Argyle |
1976 Portland Timbers, NASL |

Neil Rioch
Neil Rioch

Source: Football sticker #26 Neil Rioch issued by FKS under the.Soccer Stars 1975-76 series.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1970-73 £10k, 23 | 16 (7) | 3 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Vic Crowe |
Ron Saunders |

First Squad Appearance

Wednesday, 13 August 1969

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 16 August 1969

Huddersfield Town (a), Division Two

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 30 October 1971

Final Appearance

Tuesday, 18 February 1975

Portsmouth (a), Division Two

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Tuesday, 18 February 1975

Honours

1971-72 Third Division Champions |
1974-75 League Cup Winners |

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Neil Rioch

Player #543 for Aston Villa, Daniel Gordon Rioch known as Neil Rioch played as a centre back for the club between 1969-70 and 1974-75 making 23 appearances, scoring 3 goals.

Villa had signed Neil from Luton Town for £15,000 in 1 July 1969 along with his brother Neil (£100,000).

Neil was born in Paddington on 13 April 1951 and he made his debut appearance for Villa on Saturday, 16 August 1969 aged 18 but that would be one of his only two appearances that season.

Thereafter Neil was mostly used as a back up - making 2 substitute appearances in 1970-71 before another 2 starts the following season, 8 appearances in 1972-73 and 5 the following season.

Neil made his final appearance for Villa on Tuesday, 18 February 1975 aged 23 before moving on to Plymouth Argyle in May 1975 aged 24.