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The number 33 was not used in English league football until the introduction of squad numbers into the club game. This was initially done by the Premier League in 1993, followed by the Football League in 1999.

The first player to wear the number 33 during a match was goalkeeper Rhys Evans, who spent a portion of the 1999–00 season on loan from Chelsea. The number would later be allocated to two more goalkeepers, Martin Horsell and Steve Book, neither of whom wore it in a competitive match.

The man who has played the most games in the 33 shirt for Rovers is winger Mark McKeever, who made 12 appearances in 2001. No player has ever scored a league goal wearing this number.

N.B. stats last updated at the end of the 2011–12 season.

Players who have worn shirt number 33
Years Player Nation Position Gamesa Goalsa
2000 Rhys Evans Eng England GK 4 (0) 0
2000 Clinton Ellis Eng England Fwd 0 (0) 0
2000 Rune Johansen Nor Norway Fwd 0 (2) 0
2001 Mark McKeever Irl Republic of Ireland Mid 7 (5) 0
2001–2002 Jamie Shore Eng England Mid 0 (0) 0
2002–2003 Richard Rose Eng England Def 9 (0) 0
2003 Tobi Jinadu Nga Nigeria Def 0 (0) 0
2004 Gary Twigg Sco Scotland Fwd 7 (1) 0
2005–2006 Martin Horsell Eng England GK 0 (0) 0
2007–2008 Steve Book Eng England GK 0 (0) 0
2008–2009 Liam Harwood Eng England Def 0 (0) 0
2009–2010 Ollie Clarke Eng England Def 0 (0) 0
2011 Scott Davies Irl Republic of Ireland Mid 4 (3) 0
2011–2012 Oliver Norburn Eng England Mid 1 (4) 0
2012 Aaron Downes Aus Australia Def 8 (0) 0
Total 40 (15) 0
N.B. Nationality is defined as the country represented by a player at any level of international football, or their country of birth if they have never played internationally.

a League games (+substitute appearances) played and goals scored while wearing the number 33.

  • Number of league games played between the start of the 1999–00 season and the end of 2011–12: 598
  • Number of appearances by players wearing number 33: 55
  • Percentage of Rovers games featuring a number 33: 9.2%
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