The 12 shirt is the only number to have been retired by Bristol Rovers, and is included on squad lists with the name 'Gasheads' next to it to show that it represents the fans as the twelfth man in the side.
In the days before squad numbers the number 12 on a football team was traditionally worn by the first (or only) named substutite. Since the introduction of squad numbers in 1999 just four players were allocated the number 12 jersey before its eventual retirement in 2003.
N.B. stats last updated on 7 October 2011.
|1999–2001||Robbie Pethick||England||Def||51 (3)||2|
|2001–2002||Che Wilson||England||Def||38 (0)||0|
|2002||Christer Warren||England||Mid||2 (0)||0|
|2002–2003||Graham Hyde||England||Mid||21 (0)||1|
a League games (+substitute appearances) played and goals scored while wearing the number 12.
- Number of league games played between the start of the 1999–00 season and 7 October 2011: 563
- Number of appearances by players wearing number 12: 115
- Percentage of Rovers games featuring a number 12: 20.4%