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Roger Hansbury

Norwich Career: 1973-1981 (84 appearances)
Current Club: Retired
Date of Birth: 26/01/1955
Nationality: English


Although Roger joined Norwich in August 1971 and signed as a professional in 1973, he had only made 84 appearances prior to his departure from Carrow Road in December 1981. This was mainly due to the solid performances in goal for Norwich by Kevin Keelan and Chris Woods. Loan spells at Bolton, Cambridge and Orient provided a change of scenery and some first team action. December 1981 saw a very different setting as he joined Hong Kong side Eastern Athletic.

A return to England came in August 1983 with a move to Burnley for whom he played 83 times. In 1985, he joined Cambridge (37 games) before moving to Birmingham City in March 1986( 57 games) and then to Sheffield United in late 1987 (5 games). Loan spells followed at Wolves, Colchester and Cardiff City before he made a permanent move to the Welsh side in December 1989. Cardiff's precarious financial position prevented them from paying Roger his wages and he quit Ninian Park in February 1991. According to Mike Davage's article Canaries on the other wing in the 1996-97 club handbook, Roger was working for a sports centre but a conversation we had at the Norwich City centenary dinner revealed that he runs his own greeting cards shop in the West Midlands.

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