Speakman, Rob

Birth Date

5th December 1980





Biographical Text

Rob Speakman, a former Exeter City trainee, appeared around twenty-five times for the first-team invariably as a substitute between 1999 and 2001. Originally from South Wales, Rob remained in the Exeter area and became an electrician.

Leaving school in Swansea, Rob became an Exeter City trainee in 1997, made his debut against Leyton Orient in April 1999 and earned his first full contract in July 1999. Mainly used as a substitute, the bulk of Rob’s first-team outings came during the 1999/2000 season when he was involved in 24 league and cup games scoring five times. Rob’s first goal came as the winner against Hull City on the opening day of the season and he also scored the only goal in a 1-0 win against Torquay United in the Football League Trophy in January 2000. 

After such a promising start Rob only played two more first-team games - either side of loan spells with Bashley and Tiverton Town - the last of which was in the league against Leyton Orient in January 2001. Released in May 2001, Rob had a trial with Salisbury City before playing for various clubs including Crediton United and Clyst Rovers. Training as an electrician he was running his own business in Exeter as of 2023.


Exeter City

League 19; Cups 8 (27)


League 3; Cups 2 (5)



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