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Full name  Roland B. Gregoire
1977–1978  Halifax Town
Position  Forward
Years  Team
Height  1.75 m
Playing position  Striker
Role  Footballer
Name  Roly Gregoire

Date of birth  (1958-11-23) 23 November 1958 (age 57)

Place of birth  Liverpool, England

Roland B. "Roly" Gregoire (born 23 November 1958) is an English former professional footballer who played as a striker.

Career

Born in Liverpool, Gregoire began his career with Halifax Town, making five league appearances in the 1977-78 season. Gregoire moved to Sunderland for £5,000 in January 1978, becoming the first black player to play for them. Whilst playing for Halifax reserves, Gregoire scored a hat-trick against Sunderland reserves to prompt Sunderland manager Jimmy Adamson into signing him. He made his debut for Sunderland against Hull City due to injuries to other first team strikers. Gregoire spent two seasons with Sunderland — scoring one goal in nine league appearances — before retiring in 1980 due to injury.

References

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