Roland Fabiani

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Roland Fabiani
Personal information
Date of birth 24 November 1971
Place of birth Greenock, Scotland
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Shamrock Boys Club[1]
Hibernian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 Falkirk 0 (0)
1990–1991Musselburgh Athletic (loan)
1992–1993 St Mirren 6 (0)
1993–1996 Dumbarton[2] 87 (1)
1996–1999 Greenock Juniors
1999–2003 Pollok
2003–2006 Kilwinning Rangers
2006–2007 Bellshill Athletic
2007–2008 Arthurlie
2008–2009 Maryhill
2009–2010 Greenock Juniors
Lanark United
2012–2013 Kilwinning Rangers
2014–2015 Benburb
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Roland Fabiani (born 24 November 1971) is a Scottish former footballer who played professionally for St Mirren and Dumbarton.[3]

Career[edit]

Raised in Port Glasgow,[1] Fabiani played in the youth system of Hibernian[1] but did not make a senior appearance for them, nor did he break through to the first team at his next club Falkirk.[4] In 1992 he moved to second-tier St Mirren, making a handful of league appearances in his sole season there. In 1993 he moved on to Dumbarton in the same division, experiencing a relegation, a promotion and another relegation in each of his three campaigns with the Sons, also playing in the Scottish Cup against Rangers at Ibrox.[1]

In 1996 Fabiani left professional football to become a police officer.[5] He continued to play in the Junior grade for many years with spells at several clubs,[6][4] including three stints for local Greenock Juniors and back-to-back West Region Super League championship wins (2002–03 with Pollok, 2003–04 with Kilwinning Rangers);[4][6] playing more often at sweeper as he got older, he continued to compete well into his 40s due to maintaining a high level of fitness and having good fortune with injuries.[1][4] He named fomer Kilwinning teammate Tam Currie as the best he played with at Junior level.[6][4]

Fabiani also became involved in the management of both the Scottish[7] and the British police football selections.[1][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Gary Pews (1 February 2010). "Roland could see out his career at Greenock". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  2. ^ McAllister, Jim (2002). The Sons of the Rock - The Official History of Dumbarton Football Club. Dumbarton: J&J Robertson Printers.
  3. ^ Litster, John. Record of Post-War Scottish League Players. Norwich: PM Publications.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Graham Dunn (3 May 2015). "Roland Fabiani". The Juniors. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  5. ^ "WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Lex Baillie; Lawman Lex pounds well-trodden beat". The Mirror. 10 November 1997. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  6. ^ a b c "Retiring Fabi's trophy aim for old Times' sake". Evening Times. 28 February 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Officers Of The League". Scottish Police FA. Retrieved 13 September 2018.

External links[edit]

  • Roland Fabiani at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  • Profile at The Sons Archive