Derby County
Stadium: Pride Park
Derby County Competitive match results1
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1Match results from the Football League, FA Cup, League Cup,
Football League Trophy and Full Members Cup.
Last updated 14:45, April 19, 2013 (UTC).

Bristol Rovers and Derby County have faced each other 27 times in competitive football, with the slightly better record of twelve wins to nine belonging to The Rams.

The clubs met for the first time on 29 August 1953 in a Division Two fixture that saw The Pirates win 3–0 at Eastville Stadium. It was only Rovers' fourth ever match in the second tier of English football, having been promoted as champions of the Third Division at the end of the previous season.

The vast majority of games between the two teams have been played in the Football League, along with three FA Cup matches, which were played in 1975, 2002 and 2007.


  • Last meeting: 27 January 2007 – Derby County 1–0 Bristol Rovers
  • Biggest win: 26 August 1957 – Bristol Rovers 5–2 Derby County
  • Heaviest defeat:
    • 11 November 1961 – Bristol Rovers 1–4 Derby County
    • 31 March 1962 – Derby County 4–1 Bristol Rovers
  • Highest aggregate score: 26 August 1957 – Bristol Rovers 5–2 Derby County

Players at both clubsEdit

  • Steve Cross, who was also briefly caretaker boss of Rovers, joined The Pirates from Derby in 1991
  • Ronnie Dix played for both Rovers and Derby in the 1930s
  • Nathan Ellington joined Derby on loan in 2008, just over six years after scoring a hat-trick against them for Rovers in the FA Cup
  • Steve Elliott signed for Rovers in 2004, just months after leaving Derby to join Blackpool
  • George Kinsey played for both clubs in the 19th century
  • Syd Leigh joined Rovers from Derby in 1920, in time for the Bristol club's first season in the Football League
  • Aidan McCaffery joined Rovers from Derby in 1980
  • Kevin Miller was loaned to Derby by Rovers in 2005, but didn't play a match for the Rams
  • Jack Pattison played for both Derby County and Bristol Rovers in the 1920s
  • John Paul joined Rovers in 1899, two years after having left Derby
  • Jordan Stewart signed for Derby in 2008, eight years after a loan spell with Rovers
  • Paul Trollope was a Derby player seven years before joining Rovers in 2004
  • Gary Twigg was loaned to Rovers by Derby in 2004
  • Geraint Williams left Rovers for Derby in 1985

Past meetingsEdit

29 August 1953Division TwoBristol Rovers3–0Derby County
2 January 1954Division TwoDerby County0–1Bristol Rovers
4 September 1954Division TwoBristol Rovers4–1Derby County
19 February 1955Division TwoDerby County1–1Bristol Rovers
26 August 1957Division TwoBristol Rovers5–2Derby County
4 September 1957Division TwoDerby County2–1Bristol Rovers
3 September 1958Division TwoDerby County3–2Bristol Rovers
22 September 1958Division TwoBristol Rovers2–1Derby County
28 November 1959Division TwoBristol Rovers2–1Derby County
19 March 1960Division TwoDerby County1–0Bristol Rovers
24 September 1960Division TwoDerby County1–1Bristol Rovers
11 February 1961Division TwoBristol Rovers1–1Derby County
11 November 1961Division TwoBristol Rovers1–4Derby County
31 March 1962Division TwoDerby County4–1Bristol Rovers
27 January 1975FA CupDerby County2–0Bristol Rovers
22 November 1980Division TwoBristol Rovers1–1Derby County
10 January 1981Division TwoDerby County2–1Bristol Rovers
6 October 1984Division ThreeBristol Rovers2–1Derby County
23 March 1985Division ThreeDerby County0–0Bristol Rovers
31 August 1985Division ThreeBristol Rovers0–0Derby County
9 April 1986Division ThreeDerby County0–2Bristol Rovers
23 November 1991Division TwoBristol Rovers2–3Derby County
15 February 1992Division TwoDerby County1–0Bristol Rovers
14 November 1992Division OneBristol Rovers1–2Derby County
10 March 1993Division OneDerby County3–1Bristol Rovers
6 January 2002FA CupDerby County1–3Bristol Rovers
27 January 2007FA CupDerby County1–0Bristol Rovers