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Liam Rosenior

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

09/07/1984

Signed

31/08/2007

Country

England

Son to former Brentford manager Leroy Rosenior, Liam began his footballing career as a youth at Bristol City, signing professionally in 2002.

One of the highlights in his debut season was undoubtedly scoring past Matt Glennon in the Carlisle United goal as the Robbins won the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at the Millennium Stadium, 2-0 the final score line.

Fulham then snapped up the Wandsworth-born defender in November 2003, and he proved an instant hit with fans at Craven Cottage due to his emphatic afro hairstyle.

With three years of Premier League experience at Fulham, Reading looked in the direction of Rosenior’s signature in 2007 as we bid to improve on our remarkable eighth-place finish the previous year.

The deal was completed on 31st August for an undisclosed fee, with South-Korean striker Seol Ki-Hyeon departing for Fulham as part of the deal.

He scored his first and only Royals goal during the clubs 7-4 away defeat to Portsmouth, originally handed to Stephan Hunt is was later credited to the defender as it was conformed the ball had already crossed the line before the Irishman was allowed to head it home past Pompey’s David James.  

Rosenior notched-up 67(+2) appearances for Reading, 33(+1) of them coming on the turf of Madejski Stadium. His final games in a hooped shirt came at the start of the 2009/10 season, before a move in the winter transfer window saw him leave the club on a short-term loan spell with Ipswich Town.

In October 2010, a deal transpired for the defender to join fellow Championship side Hull City on a two-and-a-half year contract.

He played a number of games for the Tigers in the right-back position – by the end of the 2014/15 season 128(+33) was the count of games that Rosenior had played, one of those including lining up for Hull in the FA Cup final against Arsenal in May 2014.

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