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Real Name: Ralph Leather Rylance
Normal Position: Centre Half
Born: Prestolee, Bolton
Died: 30/01/1915 (Southport)

Ralph RylanceBorn Q3 1842




Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1882/1883 200
1883/1884 100
Total 3 0 0


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
24/11/1883 Liverpool Challenge CupH LIVERPOOL RAMBLERS 2 - 4
20/10/1883 FA Cup / 1A BLACKBURN ROVERS 0 - 7
16/09/1883 FriendlyA EVERTON 0 - 3
08/09/1883 FriendlyA CROSTON 4 - 2
09/12/1882 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2A RISHTON 4 - 5
02/12/1882 FriendlyH LINDON  
04/11/1882 FA Cup / 1RA LIVERPOOL RAMBLERS 0 - 4
28/10/1882 FriendlyA BIRKENHEAD 1 - 1
21/10/1882 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H STACKSTEADS WORKING MEN 4 - 0
07/10/1882 FA Cup / 1H LIVERPOOL RAMBLERS 1 - 1
30/09/1882 Abandoned/Void GamesA LIVERPOOL A 0 - 1
21/01/1882 FriendlyH TRANMERE ROVERS 3 - 0
07/01/1882 FriendlyH LIVERPOOL EXELSIOR 7 - 0

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