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The 12 shirt is the only number to have been retired by Bristol Rovers, and is included on squad lists with the name 'Gasheads' next to it to show that it represents the fans as the twelfth man in the side.

In the days before squad numbers the number 12 on a football team was traditionally worn by the first (or only) named substutite. Since the introduction of squad numbers in 1999 just four players were allocated the number 12 jersey before its eventual retirement in 2003.

N.B. stats last updated on 7 October 2011.

Players who have worn shirt number 12
Years Player Nation Position Gamesa Goalsa
1999–2001 Robbie Pethick Eng England Def 51 (3) 2
2001–2002 Che Wilson Eng England Def 38 (0) 0
2002 Christer Warren Eng England Mid 2 (0) 0
2002–2003 Graham Hyde Eng England Mid 21 (0) 1
2003– Gasheads 0 (0) 0
Total 112 (3) 3

a League games (+substitute appearances) played and goals scored while wearing the number 12.

  • Number of league games played between the start of the 1999–00 season and 7 October 2011: 563
  • Number of appearances by players wearing number 12: 115
  • Percentage of Rovers games featuring a number 12: 20.4%
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