Roy Essandoh

Date of birth17 February 1976
Place of birthBelfast
NationalityNorthern Irish
Weight78 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionForward

Essandoh's big break at Wycombe Wanderers was one of the fairy tale stories of English football in 2000-01.

Having returned from a spell in Finland, he had trials with a number of clubs including Conference outfit Rushden & Diamonds before his agent came across an appeal for a striker on the internet by Wycombe manager Lawrie Sanchez.

Introduced into the game in the second half, he scored a dramatic last-minute header to send the Chairboys into the semi-final for the first time ever.

A tall and athletic striker who is very effective in the air, he won a contract at Adams Park until the end of the season but was then released in the summer.

Back at the start of his career, Essandoh joined Motherwell from Cumbernauld United.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Motherwell 09 Dec 1994 31 May 1997
SKN St Pölten 30 Jun 1997 23 Feb 1998
East Fife 23 Feb 1998 31 Mar 1998
VPS Vaasa 08 May 1998 01 Dec 2000
Rushden and Diamonds 25 Jan 2001 28 Feb 2001
Wycombe Wanderers 28 Feb 2001 30 Jun 2001
Carlisle United 28 Jul 2001 10 Aug 2001 T
Barnet 01 Oct 2001 21 Dec 2001
Cambridge City 21 Dec 2001 23 Aug 2002
Bishops Stortford 23 Aug 2002 05 Sep 2002
Billericay Town 05 Sep 2002 20 Dec 2002
Grays Athletic 20 Dec 2002 23 May 2003
Bishops Stortford 23 May 2003 05 Mar 2004
Gravesend and Northfleet 23 Jan 2004 04 Mar 2004 L
Gravesend and Northfleet 05 Mar 2004 30 Jun 2005
Kettering Town 12 Aug 2005 19 Sep 2005
Bishops Stortford 30 Sep 2005

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 VPS Vaasa UEFA Cup 1
2000-01 Wycombe Wanderers FA Cup
2
1
2000-01 Wycombe Wanderers League Division 2 8
5
2001-02 Barnet LDV Vans Trophy 2
1
2003-04 Bishops Stortford FA Cup 1
2006-07 Bishops Stortford FA Cup 1
1


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
26 Aug 1999 St Johnstone v VPS Vaasa L 2-0
Agg: 3-1
UEFA Cup 1st qualifying round 2nd leg


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