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Pedro Matias
Nationality: Esp
Rovers apps (gls)1: 0 (0)
Date of birth: 11 October 1973
Place of birth: Madrid
Height: 6 ft 0 in
Position: Midfielder
Date joined: October 2004
Joined from: Free agent
Date left: November 2004
1 League appearances and goals only.

Pedro Miguel Matias was a Spanish midfielder who had a brief spell as a non-contract player at Rovers in 2004. He was released by his former club Walsall at the end of the 2003-04 season, and had been unable to find a new club until he joined the Pirates on 29 October 2004. He spent less than a month at the Memorial Stadium, and was never selected in the squad for a first team fixture, leaving the club just three weeks after arriving.

Career[]

Pedro began his footballing career with one of the biggest clubs in the world, Real Madrid, but after failing to make a breakthrough there he joined Segunda División side CD Logroñés. In 1998 Matias moved to England to join Macclesfield Town on a free transfer and played 22 league games and one FA Cup match for the Silkmen, scoring twice. He left the club at the end of the 1998-99 season and joined Tranmere Rovers on a month-to-month contract, and stayed there until October 1999, when he secured himself a longer term deal with Walsall. He stayed with Walsall for almost five years, making 141 league appearances and scoring 24 goals for them and also having a loan spell at Blackpool, before he again found himself without a club in 2004 until he joined Bristol Rovers.

After leaving Rovers he joined Kidderminster Harriers, again on non-contract terms, and spent just over a month at Aggborough, before leaving to head home to Spain, citing 'personal reasons' for his departure.


Season Club League
Apps Goals
1997-98 Real Madrid ? ?
1998-99 CD Logroñés ? ?
1998-99 Macclesfield Town 22 2
1999-00 Tranmere Rovers 4 0
1999-00 Walsall 33 6
2000-01 Walsall 40 8
2001-02 Walsall 30 5
2002-03 Walsall 23 3
2003-04 Walsall 15 1
2003-04 Blackpool (loan) 7 1
2004-05 Bristol Rovers 0 0
2004-05 Kidderminster Harriers 5 1


Record against Rovers[]

Pedro has played against Bristol Rovers four times in his career and scored once in those four games. His debut in English football came at the Memorial Stadium, when he was part of a Macclesfield Town side who played out a goalless draw in 1998. In all he has drawn twice against the Pirates, won once and lost once.

Date Club Venue Result Notes
18 December 1998 Macclesfield Town Memorial Stadium 0–0 Pedro's debut in English football
Subbed off after 74 minutes
8 May 1999 Macclesfield Town Moss Rose 4–3 to Rovers Subbed off after 84 minutes
11 November 2000 Walsall Memorial Stadium 0–0
28 April 2001 Walsall Bescot Stadium 2–1 to Walsall Scored in the 6th minute

See also[]

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