Oliver Rathbone

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Oliver Rathbone is a midfielder playing for Rochdale.

Oliver Rathbone
Full Name Oliver Michael Rathbone
Date of Birth 10 October 1996
Age 27 years
Place of Birth Blackburn, England
Position Centre midfield
Nationality English
Current club Rochdale
Previous club/s Manchester United


Youth career

Oliver is a central midfielder who went onto the U17 Academy Educational Scholarship scheme as an Under-18 player. Whilst technically sound, his small stature meant he spent much of the 2013/14 season playing with the Manchester United Under-16 side, making only two appearances from the bench for the Under-18 side. In 2014/15 he played more games for the Under-18 side but only as a squad player. He did however score a few vital goals including an outstanding long range effort away to Derby County.

In 2015/16, Oliver had to wait until February 2016 to make his Under-21 debut in a game away at Blackpool. He was released by the club at the end of the season and signed for Rochdale.


Career statistics

Club Season Under-18 Under-21 Total
Starts Subs Goals Assists Starts Subs Goals Assists Starts Subs Goals Assists
Manchester United 2013-14 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0
2014-15 8 5 5 1 8 5 5 1
2014-15 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Career total 8 7 5 1 1 0 0 0 9 7 5 1

Career honours