Ray Mathias

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Ray Mathias, born on December 13, 1946, is an English football coach and former player. He is best known for his career with Tranmere Rovers, where he played between 1964 and 1985. Mathias holds the record for the most appearances for Tranmere Rovers, having played 637 games for the club. After retiring as a player, he went on to manage Wigan Athletic for three years. Additionally, Mathias also had a managerial stint at Tranmere Rovers from 2001 to 2003. The Gold Lounge at Tranmere Rovers was renamed The Ray Mathias Lounge in honor of his contributions to the club.

Debut: Southport (1977-08-13)

Born: 1946-12-13,

Season Starts Goals Assists Headers Free Kicks Penalties Yellow Cards Red Cards
1977 50 (0) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 50 (0) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 45 (4) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 44 (0) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 2 (0) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 19 (0) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 6 (2) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 2 (0) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 218 (6) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Season In/Out Fee
Trainee
Retired
Season Competition Start/Sub Opposition Goals Subbed By/For
1977 League Cup Start Southport (1977-08-13) 0
1977 League Cup Start Southport (1977-08-16) 0
1977 League Start Carlisle United (1977-08-20) 0
1977 League Start Hereford United (1977-08-27) 0
1977 League Start Colchester United (1977-09-02) 0
1977 League Start Cambridge United (1977-09-10) 0
1977 League Start Wrexham (1977-09-12) 0
1977 League Start Bradford City (1977-09-16) 0
1977 League Start Gillingham (1977-09-24) 0
1977 League Start Bury (1977-09-27) 0
1977 League Start Chester (1977-09-30) 0
1977 League Start Exeter City (1977-10-03) 0
1977 League Start Oxford United (1977-10-08) 0
1977 League Start Plymouth Argyle (1977-10-15) 0
1977 League Start Rotherham United (1977-10-21) 0
1977 League Start Preston North End (1977-10-25) 0
1977 League Start Walsall (1977-10-28) 0
1977 League Start Portsmouth (1977-11-05) 0
1977 League Start Shrewsbury Town (1977-11-12) 0
1977 League Start Port Vale (1977-11-19) 0
1977 FA Cup Start Hartlepool United (1977-11-26) 0 John James
1977 FA Cup Start Hartlepool United (1977-11-29) 0
1977 League Start Peterborough United (1977-12-02) 0
1977 League Start Chesterfield (1977-12-10) 0
1977 League Start Oxford United (1977-12-16) 0
1977 League Start Sheffield Wednesday (1977-12-26) 0
1977 League Start Lincoln City (1977-12-27) 0
1977 League Start Portsmouth (1977-12-30) 0
1977 League Start Swindon Town (1978-01-02) 0
1977 League Start Preston North End (1978-01-06) 0
1977 League Start Carlisle United (1978-01-14) 0
1977 League Start Walsall (1978-01-17) 0
1977 League Start Hereford United (1978-01-20) 0
1977 League Start Colchester United (1978-01-27) 0
1977 League Start Cambridge United (1978-02-03) 0
1977 League Start Chester (1978-02-25) 0
1977 League Start Wrexham (1978-03-06) 0
1977 League Start Plymouth Argyle (1978-03-10) 0
1977 League Start Bradford City (1978-03-14) 0
1977 League Start Rotherham United (1978-03-18) 0
1977 League Start Lincoln City (1978-03-25) 0
1977 League Start Sheffield Wednesday (1978-03-27) 0
1977 League Start Swindon Town (1978-03-31) 0
1977 League Start Bury (1978-04-03) 0
1977 League Start Shrewsbury Town (1978-04-08) 0
1977 League Start Gillingham (1978-04-11) 0
1977 League Start Port Vale (1978-04-14) 0
1977 League Start Peterborough United (1978-04-22) 0
1977 League Start Exeter City (1978-04-26) 0
1977 League Start Chesterfield (1978-04-28) 0
1978 League Cup Start Wigan Athletic (1978-08-12) 0
1978 League Cup Start Wigan Athletic (1978-08-16) 0
1978 League Start Lincoln City (1978-08-19) 0
1978 League Start Swindon Town (1978-08-21) 0
1978 League Start Hull City (1978-08-26) 0
1978 League Start Peterborough United (1978-09-02) 0
1978 League Start Gillingham (1978-09-09) 0
1978 League Start Swansea City (1978-09-16) 0
1978 League Start Bury (1978-09-22) 0 Dennis Postlewhite
1978 League Start Plymouth Argyle (1978-09-25) 0
1978 League Start Watford (1978-09-30) 0
1978 League Start Oxford United (1978-10-07) 0
1978 League Start Chester (1978-10-13) 0
1978 League Start Shrewsbury Town (1978-10-16) 0
1978 League Start Brentford (1978-10-21) 0
1978 League Start Chesterfield (1978-10-27) 0
1978 League Start Exeter City (1978-11-04) 0
1978 League Start Peterborough United (1978-11-10) 0
1978 League Start Mansfield Town (1978-11-13) 0
1978 League Start Hull City (1978-11-18) 0
1978 FA Cup Start Boston United (1978-11-25) 0
1978 League Start Walsall (1978-12-09) 0
1978 FA Cup Start Sheffield Wednesday (1978-12-16) 0
1978 FA Cup Start Sheffield Wednesday (1978-12-19) 0
1978 League Start Rotherham United (1978-12-23) 0
1978 League Start Blackpool (1978-12-26) 0
1978 League Start Gillingham (1979-01-13) 0
1978 League Start Plymouth Argyle (1979-02-03) 0
1978 League Start Watford (1979-02-10) 0
1978 League Start Oxford United (1979-02-16) 0
1978 League Start Sheffield Wednesday (1979-02-19) 0
1978 League Start Chester (1979-02-24) 0
1978 League Start Bury (1979-02-27) 0
1978 League Start Brentford (1979-03-03) 0
1978 League Start Carlisle United (1979-03-06) 0
1978 League Start Chesterfield (1979-03-10) 0
1978 League Start Exeter City (1979-03-16) 0
1978 League Start Swindon Town (1979-03-24) 0
1978 League Start Lincoln City (1979-03-26) 0
1978 League Start Southend United (1979-03-30) 0
1978 League Start Swansea City (1979-04-03) 0
1978 League Start Colchester United (1979-04-06) 0
1978 League Start Carlisle United (1979-04-16) 0
1978 League Start Rotherham United (1979-04-18) 0
1978 League Start Sheffield Wednesday (1979-04-21) 0
1978 League Start Shrewsbury Town (1979-04-24) 0
1978 League Start Walsall (1979-04-27) 0
1978 League Start Mansfield Town (1979-04-30) 0
1978 League Start Southend United (1979-05-04) 0
1978 League Start Colchester United (1979-05-09) 0
1979 League Cup Start Port Vale (1979-08-11) 0
1979 League Cup Start Port Vale (1979-08-15) 0
1979 League Start Halifax Town (1979-08-18) 0
1979 League Start Peterborough United (1979-08-22) 0
1979 League Start Bradford City (1979-08-25) 0
1979 League Cup Start Liverpool (1979-08-29) 0
1979 League Start Stockport County (1979-08-31) 0
1979 League Cup Start Liverpool (1979-09-04) 0
1979 League Start Hereford United (1979-09-08) 0
1979 League Start Portsmouth (1979-09-14) 0
1979 League Start Doncaster Rovers (1979-09-17) 0
1979 League Start Lincoln City (1979-09-22) 0
1979 League Start AFC Bournemouth (1979-09-28) 0
1979 League Start Doncaster Rovers (1979-10-02) 0
1979 League Start Northampton Town (1979-10-06) 0
1979 League Start Peterborough United (1979-10-08) 0
1979 League Start Newport County (1979-10-13) 0
1979 League Start York City (1979-10-19) 0
1979 League Start Port Vale (1979-10-22) 0
1979 League Start Scunthorpe United (1979-10-26) 0
1979 League Start Halifax Town (1979-11-03) 0
1979 League Start Port Vale (1979-11-12) 0
1979 League Start Huddersfield Town (1979-11-17) 0
1979 FA Cup Start AP Leamington (1979-11-24) 0
1979 League Start Torquay United (1979-11-30) 0
1979 League Start Darlington (1979-12-08) 0
1979 FA Cup Start Rochdale (1979-12-15) 0
1979 FA Cup Start Rochdale (1979-12-18) 0
1979 League Start Aldershot (1979-12-21) 0
1979 League Start Crewe Alexandra (1979-12-26) 0
1979 League Start Bradford City (1979-12-28) 0
1979 League Start Hartlepool United (1980-01-05) 0
1979 League Sub Rochdale (1980-01-25) 0 Steve Peplow
1979 League Sub Lincoln City (1980-02-09) 0 Steve Peplow
1979 League Sub AFC Bournemouth (1980-02-16) 0 Ken Beamish
1979 League Sub Newport County (1980-02-22) 0 Steve Peplow
1979 League Start Scunthorpe United (1980-03-08) 0
1979 League Start Wigan Athletic (1980-03-10) 0
1979 League Start Northampton Town (1980-03-14) 0
1979 League Start Wigan Athletic (1980-03-22) 0
1979 League Start Hereford United (1980-03-25) 0
1979 League Start Huddersfield Town (1980-03-29) 0
1979 League Start Crewe Alexandra (1980-04-05) 0
1979 League Start Walsall (1980-04-07) 0
1979 League Start Hartlepool United (1980-04-11) 0
1979 League Start Torquay United (1980-04-19) 0
1979 League Start Darlington (1980-04-26) 0
1979 League Start Rochdale (1980-05-02) 0
1979 League Start Aldershot (1980-05-06) 0
1980 League Cup Start Port Vale (1980-08-09) 0
1980 League Cup Start Port Vale (1980-08-12) 0
1980 League Start Hereford United (1980-08-16) 0
1980 League Start Crewe Alexandra (1980-08-18) 0
1980 League Start Southend United (1980-08-20) 0
1980 League Cup Start Brighton & Hove Albion (1980-08-26) 0
1980 League Start Rochdale (1980-08-29) 0
1980 League Cup Start Brighton & Hove Albion (1980-09-03) 0
1980 League Start Peterborough United (1980-09-05) 0
1980 League Start AFC Bournemouth (1980-09-13) 0
1980 League Start Torquay United (1980-09-19) 0
1980 League Start York City (1980-09-23) 0
1980 League Start Bradford City (1980-09-27) 0
1980 League Start York City (1980-09-29) 0
1980 League Start Wimbledon (1980-10-03) 0
1980 League Start Mansfield Town (1980-10-06) 0
1980 League Start Port Vale (1980-10-11) 0
1980 League Start Aldershot (1980-10-17) 0
1980 League Start Halifax Town (1980-10-20) 0
1980 League Start Wigan Athletic (1980-10-25) 0
1980 League Start Lincoln City (1980-10-29) 0
1980 League Start Bury (1980-10-31) 0 Ian Griffiths
1980 League Start Mansfield Town (1980-11-03) 0
1980 League Start Darlington (1980-11-08) 0
1980 League Start Crewe Alexandra (1980-11-12) 0
1980 FA Cup Start York City (1980-11-22) 0
1980 FA Cup Start York City (1980-11-25) 0
1980 League Start Hartlepool United (1980-12-05) 0
1980 FA Cup Start Huddersfield Town (1980-12-13) 0
1980 League Start Scunthorpe United (1980-12-20) 0
1980 League Start Doncaster Rovers (1980-12-27) 0
1980 League Start Southend United (1981-01-30) 0
1980 League Start AFC Bournemouth (1981-02-06) 0
1980 League Start Torquay United (1981-03-01) 0
1980 League Start Lincoln City (1981-03-03) 0
1980 League Start Wimbledon (1981-03-07) 0
1980 League Start Bradford City (1981-03-10) 0
1980 League Start Peterborough United (1981-03-18) 0
1980 League Start Aldershot (1981-03-22) 0
1980 League Start Port Vale (1981-03-24) 0
1980 League Start Darlington (1981-04-10) 0
1980 League Start Doncaster Rovers (1981-04-17) 0
1980 League Start Stockport County (1981-04-20) 0
1980 League Start Scunthorpe United (1981-04-24) 0
1981 League Start York City (1981-08-29) 0
1981 League Cup Start Burnley (1981-09-01) 0 Steve Mungall
1982 FL Trophy Start Chester (1982-08-18) 0
1982 League Start York City (1982-09-11) 0
1982 League Cup Start Crewe Alexandra (1982-09-13) 0
1982 League Start Stockport County (1982-09-18) 0
1982 League Cup Start Chelsea (1982-10-06) 0
1982 League Start Peterborough United (1982-10-16) 0
1982 League Start Scunthorpe United (1982-10-23) 0
1982 League Cup Start Chelsea (1982-10-27) 0
1982 League Start Hull City (1982-10-30) 0
1982 League Start Swindon Town (1982-11-02) 0
1982 League Start Torquay United (1982-11-06) 0
1982 League Start Colchester United (1982-11-13) 0
1982 League Start Stockport County (1983-01-21) 0
1982 League Start Mansfield Town (1983-04-16) 0
1982 League Start Halifax Town (1983-04-23) 0
1982 League Start Hereford United (1983-04-30) 0
1982 League Start Bury (1983-05-07) 0
1982 League Start Crewe Alexandra (1983-05-13) 0
1982 League Start Rochdale (1983-05-16) 0
1983 League Sub Halifax Town (1983-11-04) 0 Dave Higgins
1983 FA Cup Sub Bolton Wanderers (1983-11-22) 0 Mark Palios
1983 League Start Crewe Alexandra (1983-11-26) 1
1983 League Start Blackpool (1983-12-26) 0
1983 League Start York City (1983-12-27) 0
1983 League Start Reading (1983-12-30) 0
1983 League Start Chester (1984-01-02) 0
1983 League Start Torquay United (1984-01-07) 0
1984 League Start Peterborough United (1984-08-25) 0
1984 League Start Swindon Town (1984-09-14) 0 Seamus Heath