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Roy McFarland

Derby County FC

28 caps, 0 goals

P 28 W 17 D 5 L 6 F 48: A 20
*(actual F 47: A 18)
70% successful

1971-77

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
2376

Profile

Full name Roy Leslie McFarland (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 5 April 1948 in Liverpool, Lancashire [registered in Liverpool South, June 1948].
Married to Linda K. Webster [registered in Derby, September 1973].
Height/Weight 5' 11", 11st. 2lbs [1974].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Ancestry.com

Club Career

Club(s) Started his career at Edge Hill Boys Club in Liverpool, before Tranmere Rovers FC signed him in July 1966. Brian Clough's Derby County FC signed him for £24,000 on 25 August 1967. He became the lynchpin of the Baseball Ground defence, playing in 434 league matches, scoring 44, until he joined Bradford City AFC in May 1981 as their player-manager, playing in forty league matches, scoring once. He returned to Derby as their player-manager, playing in eight league matches, but with his latter career plagued by injury, he retired from playing at the end of the 1983-84 season.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1968-69; Football League Champions 1971-72, 1974-75;
Individual honours Football League (six appearances). Derby County FC Player of the Year 1968-69; PFA Division One Team of the Year 1973-74, 1975-76, 1976-77;
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Management Career

Club(s) He began his managerial career as Bradford City AFC's player-manager from May 1981. He re-joined Derby County FC as team player-manager in November 1982, and then becoming Arthur Cox's assistant at County from June 1984, before taking over as manager from October 1993 to summer of 1995, when he took over at Premier League side Bolton Wanderers FC, until his sacking in January 1986. He returned to management with Cambridge United FC in December 1996 until his sacking on 27 February 2001. Torquay United FC followed in July 2001 until April 2002. In June 2003, he took over the hot-seat at Chesterfield FC until 12 March 2007. He became Burton Albion's caretaker manager after Nigel Clough left on 6 January 2009 until the end of the season, guiding them into the Football League.
Club honours Football League Division Four runners-up 1981-82; Football League Division One play-off runners-up 1992-93; Football League Division Three runners-up 1998-99; Football Conference winners 2008-09;

England Career

Player number 868th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-half
First match No. 450, 3 February 1971 - Malta 0 England 1, a European Championship qualification match at The Stadium, Gzira, aged 22 years 304 days.
Last match No. 506, 17 November 1976, Italy 2 England 0, a World Cup qualification match at Stadio Olimpico, Roma, aged 28 years 227 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1975-76;
Team honours British Championships 1970-71, 1972-73, shared 1971-72, 1973-74;
Individual honours England U23 (five appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Carried on a managerial career - Various media

 

Roy McFarland - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
34+ 28 22 28 0 3 2376 0 0 min 0 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Roy McFarland - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 11 7 3 1 27 5 +22 1 6 2.455 0.455 77.3 +6
Away 17 10 2 5 21 15 +6 4 8 1.235 0.882 64.7 +5
All 28 17 5 6 48 20 +28 5 14 1.714 0.714 69.6 +11

 

Roy McFarland - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 23 16 3 4 45 15 +30 2 12 1.957 0.652 76.1 +12
Red 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 1 2 1.00 0.00 75.0 +1
Yellow 3 0 1 2 1 5 -4 2 0 0.333 1.667 16.7 -2
All 28 17 5 6 48 20 +28 5 14 1.714 0.714 69.6 +11

 

Roy McFarland - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

5 1 2 2 3 6 -3 2 1 0.60 1.20 40.0 -1
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup 5 1 2 2 3 6 -3 2 1 0.60 1.20 40.0 -1

ECP

7 5 1 1 15 4 +11 1 5 2.143 0.571 78.6 +4
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship 7 5 1 1 15 4 +11 1 5 2.143 0.571 78.6 +4
British Championship 10 9 0 1 18 4 +14 0 7 1.80 0.40 90.0 +8
Friendly 6 2 2 2 11 6 +5 2 1 1.833 1.00 50.0 =0
All 28 17 5 6 48 20 +28 5 14 1.714 0.714 69.6 +11

 

Roy McFarland - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1972-74 4 1 2 1 3 4 -1 1 1 1.50 2.00 50.0 =0
WCP 1976-78 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 5 1 2 2 3 6 -3 2 1 0.60 1.20 40.0 -1
European Championship Preliminary Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1970-72 6 5 1 0 14 2 +12 1 5 2.333 0.333 91.7 +5
ECP 1974-76 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 7 5 1 1 15 4 +11 1 5 2.143 0.571 78.6 +4
British Championships
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1970-71 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 0 1 2.00 0.50 100.0 +2
BC 1971-72 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 0 2 2.00 0.00 100.0 +2
BC 1972-73 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 0 2 2.00 0.333 100.0 +3
BC 1973-74 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 0 2 1.50 0.00 100.0 +2
BC 1975-76 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 10 9 0 1 18 4 +14 0 7 1.80 0.40 90.0 +8
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 5 1 2 2 3 6 -3 2 1 0.60 1.20 40.0 -1
EC 7 5 1 1 15 4 +11 1 5 2.143 0.571 78.6 +4
BC 10 9 0 1 18 4 +14 0 7 1.80 0.40 90.0 +8
All 22 15 3 4 36 14 +22 3 13 1.636 0.636 75.0 +11

 

Roy McFarland - Match History
 Club: Derby County F.C. - 28 full caps

Coach: Alf Ramsey - 22 full capsx

Age 20
1 u23 13 November 1968 - England U23 2 Netherlands U23 2, St Andrew's, Birmingham Fr HD Start ?
Age 21
2 u23 22 May 1969 - Netherlands U23 2 England U23 1, Adelaarshorst, Deventer Fr AL Start ?
3 u23 25 May 1969 - Belgium B 0 England U23 1, Albertparkstadion, Oostende Fr AW Start ?
4 u23 28 May 1969 - Portugal U23 1 England U23 1, Albertparkstadion, Oostende Fr AD Start ?
5 u23 4 March 1970 - England U23 3 Scotland U23 1, Roker Park, Roker, Sunderland - abandoned 62nd minute Fr HabW Start ?
Age 22
1 450 3 February 1971 - Malta 0 England 1, The Stadium, Gzira ECP AW Start 5
Age 23
2 451 21 April 1971 - England 3 Greece 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW Start 5
3 452 12 May 1971 - England 5 Malta 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW Start 5
4 453 15 May 1971 - Northern Ireland 0 England 1, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AW Start 5
- 454 19 May 1971 - England 0 Wales 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HD squad -
5 455 22 May 1971 - England 3 Scotland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start 5
6 456 13 October 1971 - Switzerland 2 England 3, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel ECP AW Start 5
7 458 1 December 1971 - Greece 0 England 2, Karaiskaki Stadio, Piraes ECP AW Start 5
Age 24
- 459 29 April 1972 - England 1 West Germany 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HL withdrawn squad member
8 460 13 May 1972 - West Germany 0 England 0, Olympiastadion, Westend, Berlin AD Start 5
9 461 20 May 1972 - Wales 0 England 3, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AW Start 5
- 462 23 May 1972 - England 0 Northern Ireland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HL squad -
10 463 27 May 1972 - Scotland 0 England 1, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AW Start 5
11 465 15 November 1972 - Wales 0 England 1, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff WCP AW Start 5
12 466 24 January 1973 - England 1 Wales 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HD Start 5
Age 25
13 468 12 May 1973 - Northern Ireland 1 England 2, Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool BC AW Start 5
14 469 15 May 1973 - England 3 Wales 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start 5
15 470 19 May 1973 - England 1 Scotland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start 5
16 471 27 May 1973 - Czechoslovakia 1 England 1, Stadión Letná, Milady Horákové, Praha Tour AD Start 5
17 472 6 June 1973 - Poland 2 England 0, Stadion Śląski, Katowicka, Chorzów WCP AL Start 5
18 473 10 June 1973 - USSR 1 England 2, Lenin Stadion, Moskva Tour AW Start 5
19 474 14 June 1973 - Italy 2 England 0, Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino AL Start 5
20 475 26 September 1973 - England 7 Austria 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 5
21 476 17 October 1973 - England 1 Poland 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HD Start 5
22 477 14 November 1973 - England 0 Italy 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL Start 5
Age 26
 

Coach: Joe Mercer - 2 full capsx

23 479 11 May 1974 - Wales 0 England 2, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AW Start 5
24 480 15 May 1974 - England 1 Northern Ireland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start off 36 5
0-0 when substituted
- 481 18 May 1974 - Scotland 2 England 0, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AL squad/reserve?
 

Coach: Don Revie - 4 full capsx

Age 27
25 495 30 October 1975 - Czechoslovakia 2 England 1, Štadión Tehelné pole, Bratislava ECP AL Start off ht 5
1-1 when substituted
Age 28
- 498 8 May 1976 - Wales 0 England 1, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AW squad/reserve?
- 499 11 May 1976 - England 4 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW
26 500 15 May 1976 - Scotland 2 England 1, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AL Start off ht 5
1-1 when substituted
27 504 8 September 1976 - England 1 Republic of Ireland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Start 5
28 506 17 November 1976 - Italy 2 England 0, Stadio Olimpico, Roma WCP AL Start 5
- 507 9 February 1977 - England 0 Netherlands 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr AW injured squad member

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