Paddy Roche

Date of birth04 January 1951
Place of birthDublin
NationalityIrish
PositionGoalkeeper

Reserve goalkeeper to Alex Stepney. Roche played most matches in 1977-79. Good on his day, but often seemed nervy and prone to error.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Manchester United 01 Oct 1973 01 Aug 1982
Brentford 01 Aug 1982 01 Jul 1984

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1974-75 Manchester United League Division Two 2 1
1975-76 Manchester United League Cup 1
1975-76 Manchester United League Division One 4 2 2
1976-77 Manchester United League Division One 2 1 1
1977-78 Manchester United FA Cup 4 4
1977-78 Manchester United League Division One 19 9 8
1978-79 Manchester United League Cup 2 2
1978-79 Manchester United League Division One 14 8 5
1980-81 Manchester United League Division One 2
1981-82 Manchester United League Division One 3 1 2
1982-83 Brentford League Cup 2 2
1982-83 Brentford League Division Three 5 5


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
08 Feb 1975 Oxford United v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division Two
15 Feb 1975 Manchester United v Hull City W 2-0 League Division Two
01 Nov 1975 Manchester United v Norwich City W 1-0 League Division One
08 Nov 1975 Liverpool v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
12 Nov 1975 Manchester City v Manchester United L 4-0 League Cup 4th round
15 Nov 1975 Manchester United v Aston Villa W 2-0 League Division One
22 Nov 1975 Arsenal v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
10 Nov 1976 Manchester United v Sunderland D 3-3 League Division One
16 May 1977 West Ham United v Manchester United L 4-2 League Division One
12 Nov 1977 Nottingham Forest v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
19 Nov 1977 Manchester United v Norwich City W 1-0 League Division One
26 Nov 1977 Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
03 Dec 1977 Manchester United v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 3-1 League Division One
10 Dec 1977 West Ham United v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
17 Dec 1977 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest L 0-4 League Division One
26 Dec 1977 Everton v Manchester United W 2-6 League Division One
27 Dec 1977 Manchester United v Leicester City W 3-1 League Division One
31 Dec 1977 Coventry City v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
02 Jan 1978 Manchester United v Birmingham City L 1-2 League Division One
07 Jan 1978 Carlisle United v Manchester United D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1978 Manchester United v Carlisle United W 4-2 FA Cup 3rd round replay
14 Jan 1978 Ipswich Town v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
21 Jan 1978 Manchester United v Derby County W 4-0 League Division One
28 Jan 1978 Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 1978 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United L 3-2 FA Cup 4th round replay
08 Feb 1978 Manchester United v Bristol City D 1-1 League Division One
11 Feb 1978 Chelsea v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
25 Feb 1978 Liverpool v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
01 Mar 1978 Manchester United v Leeds United L 0-1 League Division One
04 Mar 1978 Manchester United v Middlesbrough D 0-0 League Division One
11 Mar 1978 Newcastle United v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
25 Apr 1978 Bristol City v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
19 Aug 1978 Manchester United v Birmingham City W 1-0 League Division One
23 Aug 1978 Leeds United v Manchester United W 2-3 League Division One
26 Aug 1978 Ipswich Town v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
30 Aug 1978 Stockport County v Manchester United W 2-3 League Cup 2nd round
02 Sep 1978 Manchester United v Everton D 1-1 League Division One
09 Sep 1978 Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
16 Sep 1978 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division One
23 Sep 1978 Arsenal v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
30 Sep 1978 Manchester United v Manchester City W 1-0 League Division One
04 Oct 1978 Manchester United v Watford L 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
07 Oct 1978 Manchester United v Middlesbrough W 3-2 League Division One
14 Oct 1978 Aston Villa v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
21 Oct 1978 Manchester United v Bristol City L 1-3 League Division One
28 Oct 1978 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United W 2-4 League Division One
04 Nov 1978 Manchester United v Southampton D 1-1 League Division One
11 Nov 1978 Birmingham City v Manchester United L 5-1 League Division One
19 Aug 1980 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
23 Aug 1980 Birmingham City v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
21 Nov 1981 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
28 Nov 1981 Manchester United v Brighton and Hove Albion W 2-0 League Division One
05 Dec 1981 Southampton v Manchester United L 3-2 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1971-72 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 1 6
1972-73 Republic of Ireland Under-23 2
1974-75 Republic of Ireland A v B 1 1
1974-75 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 5 2 4
1975-76 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 1 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
10 Oct 1971 Austria v Republic of Ireland L 6-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
14 Nov 1972 France v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 U23
20 May 1973 Republic of Ireland v France D 0-0 U23
30 Oct 1974 Republic of Ireland v USSR W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
20 Nov 1974 Turkey v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Mar 1975 Republic of Ireland v West Germany W 1-0 A v B
10 May 1975 Republic of Ireland v Switzerland W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
18 May 1975 USSR v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
21 May 1975 Switzerland v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
29 Oct 1975 Republic of Ireland v Turkey W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.