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Sean Rigg
Sean rigg
Nationality: Eng
Rovers apps (gls)1: 57 (2)
Date of birth: 1 October 1988
Place of birth: Wotton Under Edge
Height: 5 ft 9 in
Position: Midfielder/Forward
Date joined: Summer 2006
Joined from: Youth team
Date left: 30 June 2010
1 League appearances and goals only.

Sean Rigg is a striker who can also play on either side of midfield. He graduated through the Rovers' youth system at the Bristol Academy of Sport in the summer of 2006, and was mainly used as a substitute throughout his career with the club, with 56 out of his 75 appearances in all competitions coming from the bench. He left the club to join Port Vale, a club where he had previously been on loan, after being released in the summer of 2010.

Sean was involved in controversy during Rovers' FA Cup first round game at Barrow in 2006, when he was punched in the face by Barrow player James Cotterill, breaking his jaw. Cotterill was sentenced to four months in prison for the assault.


Sean started out as a youth team player with Forest Green Rovers before moving to Bristol Rovers at the age of 15. He joined Grays Athletic on loan in September 2008 making his debut for the club in a 2-1 win over Wrexham. That was to be the only win during his spell at the club however, with the team drawing once and suffering five defeats in that time. In 2009 he re-joined Forest Green Rovers on loan for a month, and his impressive performances led to the deal being extended to the maximum 3 months. Immediately following the conclusion of the spell at his childhood club he was loaned to Port Vale on 24 November 2009, where he joined up with fellow Rovers loanee Lewis Haldane. He impressed the Vale management during that spell, and he returned for a second loan period there shortly afterwards before joining permanently in 2010.

After two and a half years with The Valiants he signed for Oxford United in summer 2012.

Away from football Sean has been training to become a tattoo artist, using teammate Lewis Haldane as a guinea pig.

Career stats[]

Season Club League
Apps Goals
2006–07 Bristol Rovers 18 1
2007–08 Bristol Rovers 31 1
2008–09 Bristol Rovers 8 0
2008–09 Grays Athletic (loan) 6 0
2009–10 Bristol Rovers 0 0
2009–10 Forest Green Rovers (loan) 14 7
2009–10 Port Vale (loan) 4 1
2009–10 Port Vale (loan) 22 2
2010–11 Port Vale 25 3
2011–12 Port Vale 42 10

Record against Rovers[]

Sean has played against Bristol Rovers three times in competitive football. He was on the winning side in the first three of those games, beginning with Rovers' 3–0 defeat to Port Vale on 25 October 2011, and again six months later at Vale Park, this time by a single goal.

After moving to Oxford United in 2012, he traveled to the Memorial Stadium for the opening game of the 2012–13 season, where he was once more victorious, but he was on the losing side for the first time in the return fixture.

Date Club Venue Result Notes
25 October 2011 Port Vale Memorial Stadium 3–0 to Port Vale Scored Vale's third goal
21 April 2012 Port Vale Vale Park 1–0 to Port Vale
18 August 2012 Oxford United Memorial Stadium 2–0 to Oxford
9 February 2013 Oxford United Kassam Stadium 2–0 to Rovers Booked and substituted in the first half