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Joe Royle

Everton FC, Manchester City FC

6 appearances, 2 goals

P 6 W 5 D 1 L 0 F 16: A 4
*(actual F x: A x)
92% successful

1970-77

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
323

Profile

Full name Joseph Royle (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 8 April 1949 in Norris Green, Liverpool, Lancashire [registered in Liverpool North, June 1949].
Attended Ranworth Square Junior School, and Quarry Bank High School.
Married to Janet L. Hughes [registered in Liverpool, June 1970].
Height/Weight 6' 1", 12st. 1lbs [1974].

Source

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

Biographies Joe Royle: The Autobiography - Joe Royle (BBC Books, London, 2005)
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Represented Liverpool County as a schoolboy. Everton FC signed Royle as an apprentice in July 1964, despite interest from Manchester United FC. He turned professional in August 1966. He would score 102 goals in 232 league appearances, before Manchester City FC spent 170,000 pounds transfer fee in December 1974. Spent another 99 league appearances, scoring 23 goals, when he was loaned to Bristol City FC in November 1977, joining permanently a month later. He scored just eighteen goals in 101 league outings. Joined Norwich City FC in August 1980 for 60,000 pounds and scored nine goals in 42 league appearances, before a knee injury force him to retire in April 1982.
Club honours FA Charity Shield runners-up 1966, winners 1970; FA Cup runners-up 1967-68, fourth-place 1970-71; Football League Champions 1969-70, runners-up 1976-77; Football League Cup winners 1975-76;
Individual honours Norwich City FC Player of the Year 1980-81;
Distinctions Royle was the youngest player to wear Everton colours from 1966 until 2005.

Source

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

Management Career

Club(s) Became the league's youngest manager when Oldham Athletic FC made Royle their manager in July 1982 and spent the next twelve years before a return to Goodison Park. During which time he was shortlisted for the England job in 1990. Spent three years at Everton FC from November 1994 until his resignation in May 1997. Returned to Maine Road in February 1998 and spent another three years as manager at Manchester City FC, until he was sacked on 21 May 2001 following relegation. Took over at Ipswich Town FC from November 2002 until May 2006, when he left 'by mutual consent'. In November 2007, Royle was linked to both the WIgan Athletic FC and Leicester City FC's vacant managerial posts. Spent time back at Oldham Athletic FC from 15 March 2009 until the end of the season. Rejoined Everton FC in July 2014 as Youth Development Officer. After Martinez was sacked by Everton FC, Royle assisted David Unsworth in the final Premier League game of the season on 15 May 2016. Everton FC ran out 3-0 winners over Norwich City FC. Rumours followed that he would become the Director of Football at the club.
Club honours Football League Cup runners-up 1989-90; FA Cup semi-finalist 1989-90, 1993-94, winners 1994-95; Football League Division One/Championship winners 1990-91, runners-up 1999-2000, Division Two/League One play-off winners 1998-99; FA Charity Shield winners 1995;

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 868th players (870) to appear for England.
Position(s) Centre-forward
First match No. 450, 3 February 1971, Malta 0 England 1, a European Championship qualification match at The Stadium, Triq D'Argens, Il-Gzira, aged 21 years 239 days.
Last match No. 508, 30 March 1977, England 5 Luxembourg 0, a World Cup qualification match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 27 years 294 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1970 (reserve); British Championships 1975-76;
Team honours None
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Joe Royle - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 6 4 5 1 1 323 2 162 min 1 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.

 

Joe Royle - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 4 3 1 0 12 2 +10 0 2 3.00 0.50 87.5 +3
Away 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Neutral 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All - White 6 5 1 0 16 4 +12 0 3 2.667 0.667 91.7 +5

 

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

WCP

2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 0 1 3.50 0.50 100.0 +2
World Cup 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 0 1 3.50 0.50 100.0 +2

ECP

1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
European Championship 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
British Championship 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Minor Tournament 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1
Friendly 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 6 5 1 0 16 4 +12 0 3 2.667 0.667 91.7 +5

 

Joe Royle - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1976-78 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 0 1 3.50 0.50 100.0 +2
WCP All 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 0 1 3.50 0.50 100.0 +2
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1970-72 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
ECP All 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1975-76 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Bicentennial 1976 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1
TC All 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 0 1 3.50 0.50 100.0 +2
EC 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 0 1 4.00 0.00 100.0 +1
TC 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 0 0 3.00 2.00 100.0 +1
All 5 5 0 0 15 3 +12 0 3 3.00 0.60 100.0 +4

 

Joe Royle - Match History
 Club: Everton F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: Sir Alf Ramsey - 2 full capsx

Age 19

On 25 March 1970, Sir Alf Ramsey announced a 28-man provisional squad to take to Mexico. Sir Alf named a further twelve reserves, who were inoculated and received medical certificates for one simple reason; any one of them could be called in an emergency.  Those given 'reserve' status included Joe Royle.

Age 21
1 450 3 February 1971 - Malta 0 England 1, The Stadium, Gzira ECP AW Start 9
Age 22
10 u23 24 November 1971 - England U23 1 Switzerland U23 1, Portman Road, Ipswich Fr HD Start 9
Age 23
2 464 11 October 1972 - England 1 Yugoslavia 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 40 9
 Club: Manchester City F.C. - 4 full caps

Coach: Don Revie - 4 full capsx

Age 27
- 498 8 May 1976 - Wales 0 England 1, Ninian Park, Cardiff BC AW squad/sub?
3 499 11 May 1976 - England 4 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW sub 83 ?
- 500 15 May 1976 - Scotland 2 England 1, Hampden Park, Glasgow AL squad/sub?
- 501 23 May 1976 - Brazil 1 England 0, LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles TC NL squad/reserve
4 502 28 May 1976 - England 3 Italy 2, Yankee Stadium, New York City NW Start 9
5 505 13 October 1976 - England 2 Finland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 53 9
6 508 30 March 1977 - England 5 Luxembourg 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start off ht 9

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