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Ricky Shakes
Full name Ricky Unric Shakes
Nationality Tri Trinidad & Tobago
Guy Guyana
Caps (goals) 1 (0) (T&T)
6 (2) (Guyana)
Rovers apps (goals)a 1 (0)
Position Midfielder
Date of birth 25 January 1985
in Brixton, London
Height 5 ft 10 in
February 2005 from Bolton Wanderers (loan)
March 2005 to join Bolton Wanderers
Senior clubs
Bolton Wanderers
Bristol Rovers

Swindon Town
Ebbsfleet United
a League appearances and goals only
Last updated by Gasheadsteve on 22/06/2012

Ricky Shakes is a midfielder who had a month long loan spell at Rovers from Bolton Wanderers during the 2004–05 season. He played in just one league game for the Pirates and one Football League Trophy game, both as a substitute, playing 47 minutes in total.

The two games he featured in were the 2-1 defeat away to Macclesfield Town in League Two, and the 2-2 draw with Southend United in the second leg of the area final of the Football League Trophy.

Ricky is in the extremely unusual position of having been capped by two different national teams. He made his international debut for Trinidad & Tobago in 2006 in a friendly match against Iceland while a player at Swindon Town, but was never selected again. Five years later he linked up with the Guyana national team to take part in their qualifying campaign for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.


Ricky's first professional club were Bolton Wanderers, with whom he spent two seasons in the professional ranks, although he didn't make any first team appearances for the club in the league. While at Bolton he had loan spells at Bristol Rovers and Bury, before being released by Bolton at the end of the 2004-05 season. He was picked up by Swindon Town that summer and went on to make 69 league appearances for Swindon in two years. His next club were Brentford, where he spent the 2007-08 season, followed by Ebbsfleet United, who he joined in 2008.

Career stats[]

Season Club League
Apps Goals
2003–04 Bolton Wanderers 0 0
2004–05 Bolton Wanderers 0 0
2004–05 Bristol Rovers (loan) 1 0
2004–05 Bury (loan) 7 2
2005–06 Swindon Town 37 3
2006–07 Swindon Town 32 2
2007–08 Brentford 39 3
2008–09 Ebbsfleet United 33 4
2009–10 Ebbsfleet United 40 4
2010–11 Ebbsfleet United 37 9
2011–12 Ebbsfleet United 41 7

Record against Rovers[]

Shakes has played only one competitive first team match against Bristol Rovers, which he won 2–1 with Swindon Town.

Date Club Venue Result Notes
16 December 2006 Swindon Town County Ground 2–1 to Swindon 81st minute substitute

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