Rob Edwards

Date of birth01 July 1973
Place of birthKendal
NationalityWelsh
Weight77 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionDefender/Midfielder

Edwards began his career at Carlisle United for whom he signed professional forms in April 1990.

His performances in the side led Bristol City to sign him in March 1991 for £135,000.

He won Welsh caps at Under-21 and B level, before making his full debut when he came on as a sub against Turkey in August 1997.

Injury disrupted most of the 1997-98 and 1998-99 seasons and he became a free agent when he refused to sign a new contract at the end of the 1998-99 season.

He signed under the Bosman ruling as a free transfer after a sucessful trial at Preston North End on a three year deal in July 1999.

He settled in as a left back, making his debut as a substitute in the opening match, he was a virtual ever present and won a Second Division championship medal at the end of first season.

Edwards was a consistently strong performer in defence for Preston in the First Division and his experience proved vital in enabling the side to adapt to Division One football.

He made his 400th senior appearance came at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Boxing Day before a deadleg at Sheffield United put him out for four games.

He played in the Play-Offs but, unfortunately, missed a penalty in the shoot-out against Birmingham City in the Play-Off Final.

His performances earned him a recall to the Welsh national squad for the match against Poland after a four year absence from the international scene.

Edwards joined Blackpool in July 2004 with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Carlisle United 10 Apr 1990 27 Mar 1991
Bristol City 27 Mar 1991 05 Aug 1999
Preston North End 05 Aug 1999 30 Jun 2004
Blackpool 09 Jul 2004 30 Jun 2006
Exeter City 04 Aug 2006 30 Jun 2011

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1993-94 Bristol City FA Cup 2
1995-96 Bristol City League Cup 2
1996-97 Bristol City League Cup 2
1997-98 Bristol City League Cup 1
1999-00 Preston North End FA Cup 1
1999-00 Preston North End League Cup 1
2000-01 Preston North End League Cup 4
1
2000-01 Preston North End League Division 1 41
1
9
2000-01 Preston North End League Division 1 Play-Offs 3
1
2001-02 Preston North End FA Cup 3
2001-02 Preston North End League Cup 1
2001-02 Preston North End League Division 1 36
2
4
2002-03 Preston North End League Cup 2
2002-03 Preston North End League Division 1 26
2
2003-04 Preston North End FA Cup 1
2003-04 Preston North End League Cup 1
2003-04 Preston North End League Division 1 16
8
2
2004-05 Blackpool FA Cup 3
1
2004-05 Blackpool LDV Vans Trophy 3
1
2004-05 Blackpool League Cup 1
2004-05 Blackpool League One 24
2
2
3
2005-06 Blackpool FA Cup 1
1
2005-06 Blackpool LDV Vans Trophy 1
2005-06 Blackpool League Cup 1
2005-06 Blackpool League One 28
4
4
1
2006-07 Exeter City FA Cup 1
2007-08 Exeter City FA Cup 2
2008-09 Exeter City FA Cup 1
2008-09 Exeter City Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2008-09 Exeter City League Cup 1
2008-09 Exeter City League Two 44
6
2009-10 Exeter City League One 17
4
3
2010-11 Exeter City Johnstones Paint Trophy
2
2010-11 Exeter City League One 6
3
2


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
19 Jan 1994 Bristol City v Liverpool D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
25 Jan 1994 Liverpool v Bristol City W 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
19 Sep 1995 Bristol City v Newcastle United L 0-5 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
04 Oct 1995 Newcastle United v Bristol City L 3-1
Agg: 8-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
18 Sep 1996 Bristol City v Bolton Wanderers D 0-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
24 Sep 1996 Bolton Wanderers v Bristol City L 3-1
Agg: 3-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Sep 1997 Bristol City v Leeds United W 2-1
Agg: 3-4
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg


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 Goals Y R
1989-90 Wales Under-21
1
1990-91 Wales Under-21 1
1991-92 Wales B International 1
1991-92 Wales UEFA Under-21 1
1992-93 Wales UEFA Under-21 4
1993-94 Wales B International 1
1993-94 Wales UEFA Under-21 3
1
1994-95 Wales UEFA Under-21 4
1
1994-95 Wales Under-21 1
1995-96 Wales UEFA Under-21 2
1997-98 Wales FIFA World Cup 1
1
1997-98 Wales International Friendly
2
2005-06 Wales FIFA World Cup 1
2005-06 Wales International Friendly 1
2


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
19 May 1990 Wales v Poland W 2-0 U21
29 May 1991 Poland v Wales W 1-2 U21
18 Mar 1992 Wales v Canada D 1-1 B INTER
19 May 1992 Romania v Wales W 2-3 UEFA U21 Group 4
13 Oct 1992 Cyprus v Wales W 2-4 UEFA U21 Group 4
17 Nov 1992 Belgium v Wales L 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
30 Mar 1993 Wales v Belgium D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
27 Apr 1993 Czechoslovakia v Wales D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
07 Sep 1993 Wales v Czechoslovakia L 0-4 UEFA U21 Group 4
13 Oct 1993 Wales v Cyprus W 6-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 4
16 Nov 1993 Wales v Romania L 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
02 Feb 1994 Wales v Scotland W 2-1 B INTER
06 Sep 1994 Austria v Wales D 1-1 U21
15 Nov 1994 Georgia v Wales W 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 7
28 Mar 1995 Bulgaria v Wales L 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 7
25 Apr 1995 Germany v Wales L 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 7
06 Jun 1995 Wales v Georgia W 5-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 7
05 Sep 1995 Wales v Moldova W 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 7
10 Oct 1995 Wales v Germany L 1-5 UEFA Under-21 Group 7
20 Aug 1997 Turkey v Wales L 6-4 FIFA World Cup Group 7
11 Oct 1997 Belgium v Wales L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Group 7
03 Jun 1998 Malta v Wales W 0-3 International Friendly
06 Jun 1998 Tunisia v Wales L 4-0 International Friendly
17 Aug 2005 Wales v Slovenia D 0-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 2005 Poland v Wales L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
16 Nov 2005 Cyprus v Wales L 1-0 International Friendly
01 Mar 2006 Wales v Paraguay D 0-0 International Friendly


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