Luke Basford
Rovers apps (gls)1:16 (0)
Date of birth:6 January 1980
Place of birth:London
Height:5 ft 6 in
Date joined:August 1997
Joined from:Youth team
Date left:June 1999
1 League appearances and goals only.

Luke Basford was a defender who came through the Rovers youth system, progressing through to the first team squad in 1997. A talented left-back, Luke was even listed by Barry Hayles in a 2006 interview with The League Paper as the best player in that position he'd played with.

In spite of that he made just sixteen league appearances in his two seasons with the senior squad in the late 1990s before dropping out of the Football League when he turned down a contract offer by manager Ian Holloway in 1999.



Luke (second from left)

Luke was a youth team player at Bristol Rovers and progressed through to the senior squad in 1997. He left , turning down a contract offer after two years and dropped out of league football to join Kingstonian, where he spent just over a season, and from there on to Woking as a non-contract player late in the 2000–01 season.

After that he spent a year with Croydon before joining Whyteleafe in 2002. He had a brief spell with Dulwich Hamlet, joining them in the summer of 2003, but returned to Whyteleafe in January 2004.

Career statsEdit

1997–98Bristol Rovers 70
1998–99Bristol Rovers 90
1999–00Kingstonian 160
2000–01Kingstonian 10
2000–01Woking 30
2001–02Croydon ??
2002–03Whyteleafe ??
2003–04Dulwich Hamlet ??
2003–04Whyteleafe ??
2004–05Whyteleafe 370
2006–07Whyteleafe ??
2007–08Whyteleafe ??

Record against RoversEdit

Luke has never played a competitive first team match against Bristol Rovers.

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