(born 25 March 1966) is a former professional association football
player. His playing career included spells at Lisburn Distillery
, Oxford United
Rogan was born in Lenadoon, west Belfast
, Northern Ireland
. In his youth he had played junior football for St Oliver Plunkett FC and Gaelic football
for St Paul's. He began his professional career playing for Lisburn Distillery
before achieving his boyhood dream of playing for Celtic
in 1986. He was usually played at left full back or left side center half. In 1988 he was part of Celtic's Centenary side that won the League and Cup Double.
He transferred to Sunderland
in 1991 for two years. He played for Sunderland in the 1992 FA Cup Final
defeat to Liverpool. The following season he moved to Oxford United
- again for two years. In 1997, he transferred to Millwall
and left them for Blackpool
The latter part of his career was hampered by hamstring injuries and it was discovered that two broken leg injuries early in his career (initially suffered as a teenager before heading to Celtic) were the root cause of these setbacks.
Anton Rogan's most famous goal was the opener in the 3-0 demolition of city rivals, Rangers, having been a part of the team the previous week that dumped Rangers out of the Scottish Cup.
He now lives in Oxford
, with a wife and two sons, has retired from football and now works for the Oxford City Council. He did, however,... Read More