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THEY DIDN'T MAKE IT - AT SWINDON

A multitude of players have signed for Swindon Town but have not progressed to the first team.

This database - which was developed by fellow historian ALAN HARDING will hopefully list some 2,000 names of all those who have played at reserve team level for the club or as trialists for the first team. Thanks to MIKE SKINNER for providing many previously missing first names.

Do you have any additional info on a player listed here or any on a player not yet listed here?

If so, please e-mail me: paul@swindonfc1879.com.

FIND PLAYER BY SURNAME: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | V | W | Y

FIND PLAYER BY YEARS:
Pre-WW1 | 1919-1939 | 1940s | 1950s | 1960-1965 | 1965-1970 | 1970-1975 | 1975-1980 | 1980-1985 | 1985-1990 | 1990-1995 | 1995-2000 | 2000-2005 | 2005-2010 | 2010-2015 | 2015-Date

VAN BLERK Jason D 
Born : Sydney NSW 16 March 1968  
PLAYING CAREER
Institute of Sport (Aus) (1986) - Blacktown City (1987) - APIA Leichhardt (1989) - Sint Truiden (Bel) (1990) -
AIPA Leichhardt (Aus) (1991) - Sydney St George (1992) - Go Ahead Eagles Deventer (Hol) (cs 1992) -
Millwall (Sep 1994) - Manchester City (Aug 1997) - West Bromwich Albion (Mar 1998) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 20 Jul 2001) - Stockport County (Aug 2001) -
Wrexham (nc Dec 2001) - Hull City (Jan 2002) - Shrewsbury Town (Aug 2002) -
KFC Dessel Sport (Bel) (cs 2003) - Altrincham (Sep 2003) - Colwyn Bay (Oct 2003) -
Wollongong Wolves (Aus) (Dec 2003) - Macclesfield Town (Mar 2004) - Mossley (trial Jul 2004) -
Colwyn Bay (Jan 2005) - Runcorn FC Halton (Mar 2005) - AIPA Leichhardt (Aus) (cs 2006)

The Aussie full-back made 250 League appearances and gained 33 caps for his country either side of a 45-minute trial at the County Ground against Southampton.


VANDESOMPELE LADID Jonathan CD 
Born : Belgium 25 September 1992  
PLAYING CAREER
CD Tenerife (Sp) - Leganes - UD Ibarra - Genk (Bel) (Sep 2008) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 7 Jul 2014) -
KSV Temsa (Bel) (cs 2015) - OMS Ingelmunster (Jul 2016)

The defender with a Belgian mother and Moroccan father played in Town's first four away pre-season friendlies before being left on the bench for the visit of Southampton. He departed three days later.


VASILJ Nikola G 
Born : Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina 2 December 1995  
PLAYING CAREER
Medjugorje (Bos) - Zrinjski Mostar (Sep 2012) - Igman Konjic (loan Jul 2014) -
SWINDON TOWN (trial 11 Jul 2015) - Branitelj Mostar (Bos) (loan Jul 2015) -
Nurnberg II (Ger) (Jul 2017)

The 19-year old Bosnian was given just a 30-minute runout in a pre-season friendly against Everton.


VIRGO Ray (Raymond) Frederick D U 
Born : Portslade, Sussex 20 March 1936 Died : Worthing, E Sussex 21 November 2001, aged 65
PLAYING CAREER
Chelsea - SWINDON TOWN (16 Feb 1957)

A former Brighton schoolboy star Ray seemed quite versatile, playing at full-back, centre-half and centre-forward during his brief stay at the County Ground. He was released in April 1957.


VITALIEN Harry FB 
Born : Paris 23 October 1986  
PLAYING CAREER
Red Star 93 (Fr) - SWINDON TOWN (trial 6 Aug 2007) - Dulwich Hamlet (Aug 2007) -
Greenwich Borough - Croydon FC (cs 2008) - Red Star 93 - Blanc Mesnil SF -
Les Mureaux DH

Harry had played in the same Red Star side as Hamdi Razak in his home city. Harry appeared in Town's final warm-up game at Hampton and Richmond.