David Ratcliffe
Personal information
Date of birth (1957-03-09) 9 March 1957 (age 65)
Place of birth Dewsbury, England
Position(s) Central defender
Youth career
1972–1975 Bradford City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1978 Bradford City 28 (1)
1979–1981 Brisbane City
1982–1986 St. George
1987 Sydney Olympic
1988 Wollongong City
1989 St. George
1989–1992 Wollongong City
1992 Mount Pritchard
National team
1982–1986 Australia 21 (1)
Teams managed
1987 Sydney Olympic
1989-1995 Wollongong City
1995-1997 Sydney Olympic
1999-2000 Sydney United
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

David Ratcliffe (born 9 March 1957) is a former professional footballer. Born in England, he represented Australia at international level.[1]

Career

Born in Dewsbury, Ratcliffe joined Bradford City as an amateur in July 1972,[2] joining the first-team in March 1975.[3] He made 28 league appearances, scoring once, and two FA Cup appearances,[4] before leaving the club in June 1978.[2] He later played in Australia for Brisbane City, St. George, Sydney Olympic, Wollongong City and Mount Pritchard.[5][6]

He also earned 21 international caps for Australia between 1982 and 1986.[7][8]

He managed Wollongong City, Sydney Olympic, and Sydney United in the Australian National Soccer League.[9]

Sources

References

  1. ^ Socceroos Greats - Where are they now: David Ratcliffe theworldgame.sbs.com.au
  2. ^ a b Frost, p. 405
  3. ^ "David Ratcliffe". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  4. ^ Frost, p. 387
  5. ^ "Player search". The English National Football Archive. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Australian Player Database R: Ranaldi–Renaud". OzFootball.net. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  7. ^ "David Ratcliffe". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Former Roos receive caps". Australian FourFourTwo. 12 June 2009. Archived from the original on 22 September 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  9. ^ "David Ratcliffe". Retrieved 2 June 2022.