Ricketts, Rohan

Birth Date

22nd December 1982

Birthplace

Clapham, London

Occupation

Midfielder

Biographical Text

In a career that started at Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, and continued with Wolves and clubs in a host of countries, Rohan Ricketts returned to English football to make a solitary substitute appearance for Exeter City. He then had another six years of travelling the world playing football.    

Rohan started his career at Arsenal for whom, after playing in FA Youth Cup winning teams in 2000 and 2001, he made one first-team appearance in the League Cup against Manchester United. Along the way Rohan also appeared for England up to under-20 level before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in July 2002 where - spaced around loans to Coventry and Wolves - he made thirty Premier League appearances. The majority of these came in  2003/04 which proved to be the height of his career. 

Departing White Hart Lane in May 2005 Rohan spent two seasons in the Championship with Wolves before moving on to Barnsley, Toronto FC of the Major Soccer League and Hungarian club Diósgyőri VTK. By August 2010 Rohan was with Dacia Chișinău in Moldova, followed soon afterwards by a spell in Germany with SV Wilhelmshaven, before heading to Dublin to turn out for Shamrock Rovers for what remained of the 2011 summer season.

At this point Rohan returned to England and started training with Exeter City subsequently, in March 2012, agreeing a contract through to the end of the season. With the Grecians facing relegation it was hoped that Rohan would quickly add something to the team but, in the event, he came on as an 68th minute substitute at Tranmere Rovers on 24 March 2012 for what was both his only appearance for Exeter City and his last in English senior football.

Rohan then signed for Goan club Dempo in India’s top-flight later moving on to clubs in Ecuador, Thailand, Hong Kong and Bangladesh followed by a few games for Leatherhead and, in 2018, masters football in Toronto. Rohan has since described himself as “an author, media personality and entrepreneur” and has a YouTube channel.

Appearances

Exeter City

League 1 sub

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