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Rob Quinn
Nationality: Irl
Rovers apps (gls)1: 79 (3)
Date of birth: 8 November 1976
Place of birth: London
Height: 6 ft 0 in
Position: Midfielder
Date joined: August 2002
Joined from: Oxford United
Date left: May 2004
1 League appearances and goals only.

Rob Quinn (full name Robert John Quinn) is a midfielder, who spent two full seasons at Rovers from summer 2002 until the end of the 2003-04 campaign. He was picked up by Rovers manager Ray Graydon on a free transfer from Oxford United, and he established himself as an almost ever-present fixture in the Pirates' side during his spell at the club.

By the time the end of his contract had come in 2004, the management at the club had changed, and Quinn did not fall into the plans of new boss Ian Atkins. He was released by the club, whereupon he joined Stevenage Borough.

Although born in England, Rob has represented the Republic of Ireland at Under-21 and 'B' international level.


Rob started out in football as a trainee with Crystal Palace, where he was teammates in their youth side with fellow future Rovers player Danny Boxall. The pair both made their first team debuts for Palace on the same day, against Norwich City in the final league game of the 1995–96 season, and Quinn remained in the side for Palace's playoff final defeat at Wembley that season.

He remained at Palace until the summer of 1998, having made 23 league appearances and scoring once, when he moved to Brentford for a transfer fee of £40,000. He was a regular in the Brentford first team for his whole time at the club, and he played a total of 109 league games for the Bees in two and a half seasons, netting twice. His next move came in January 2001, when his performances for Brentford had impressed Oxford United enough for them to pay £75,000 to sign him, but in a season and a half with Oxford he only made 29 league appearances and scored twice, and he was then brought to Rovers on a free transfer.

After leaving Rovers Rob dropped out of the football league to join Stevenage Borough, and continued playing non-league football for Gravesend & Northfleet and AFC Wimbledon, and in 2008 he signed for Welling United. After a season at Welling he signed for Cray Wanderers in 2009, before joining Sevenoaks Town in the Kent League as a player-coach in 2010.

In an interview with the Sevenoaks website, Rob stated his desire to go into coaching with a professional football club at the end of his playing career.

Career stats[]

Season Club League
Apps Goals
1994–95 Crystal Palace 0 0
1995–96 Crystal Palace 1 0
1996–97 Crystal Palace 21 1
1997–98 Crystal Palace 1 0
1998–99 Brentford 43 2
1999–00 Brentford 44 0
2000–01 Brentford 22 0
2000–01 Oxford United 13 2
2001–02 Oxford United 16 0
2002–03 Bristol Rovers 44 2
2003–04 Bristol Rovers 35 1
2004–05 Stevenage Borough 30 1
2005–06 Stevenage Borough 26 0
2006–07 Gravesend & Northfleet 42 0
2007–08 AFC Wimbledon 38 2
2008–09 Welling United 42 1
2009–10 Cray Wanderers 37 1
2010–11 Sevenoaks Town ? ?

Record against Rovers[]

Rob has played against Bristol Rovers four times, and was never on the winning side in any of those games. There were two goalless draws, and he suffered 3–0 and 6–2 defeats at the hands of the Pirates.

Date Club Venue Result Notes
7 August 1999 Brentford Memorial Stadium 0–0 Ijah Anderson and Danny Boxall also played for Brentford in this game
4 December 1999 Brentford Griffin Park 3–0 to Rovers Danny Boxall also played for Brentford in this game
28 August 2000 Brentford Griffin Park 6–2 to Rovers
2 February 2002 Oxford United Kassam Stadium 0–0 Dave Savage also played for Oxford