John Philliben
defender
1983-1987

John's career started at Stirling Albion in the 1980/1 season, and whilst there he played for the Scottish Youth side, alongside future Rovers team-mate Jim Dobbin. He captained the Scottish Youth side in 1981/2 and 1982/3, winning a European Youth Championship medal. He became Rovers' record signing for a reputed £70,000 fee in March 1984. After leaving Belle Vue, he returned to Scotland to join Motherwell.

 

full name: John Philliben
born: Stirling
birth date: 14 March 1964
height: 5ft 11ins
weight 12st 0lbs

Rovers debut: 17 March 1984
League Divisoin Four
Rovers 1 Peterborough United 1 (Douglas)
Attendance: 3,672

Rovers career record
LEAGUE
F A CUP
LEAGUE CUP
Season
Division
Apps
sub
goals
Apps
sub
goals
Apps
sub
goals
1983-1984
4
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1984-1985
3
33
0
1
2
0
1
2
0
0
1985-1986
3
20
3
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1986-1987
3
1
2
0
0
0
0
1
0
0

Career details  
Team
Season
Apps
sub
goals
Gairdoch United
1979-1980
-
-
-
Stirling Albion
1980-1984
109
0
1
DONCASTER ROVERS
1983-1987
66
5
1
Cambridge United
1985-1986
6
0
0
Motherwell
1986-1998
286
15
7
Stirling Albion
1998-2000
29
9
0
CAREER TOTAL
-
496
29
9