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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

Season: 1883/1884 [Back to Player Stats]
The player made an appearance in the following games:
Date Competition Venue Opponents Score Goals
08/09/1883 Friendly Away CROSTON 4 - 2 0
16/09/1883 Friendly Away EVERTON 0 - 3 0
20/10/1883 FA Cup / 1 Away BLACKBURN ROVERS 0 - 7 0
24/11/1883 Liverpool Challenge Cup Home LIVERPOOL RAMBLERS 2 - 4 0

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