Bristol Rovers is an English football club based in Bristol. They currently feature in League One.


Bristol Rovers were established in 1883 as Black Arabs FC and before they finally assumed their current name in 1898, they were also known as Eastville Rovers and Bristol Eastville Rovers.

Bristol Rovers play their home matches at the Memorial Stadium that can accommodate 11,000 spectators. They bear the nicknames “The Pirates” and “The Gas”.

Country England England
City Bristol
Founded 1883
Ground Memorial Stadium
Nickname Pirates
Coach Joey Barton

Bristol Rovers were allowed entry into the Football League in 1920 and have been there ever since. Their best ever finishes were in 1958 and 1959, when they finished sixth in the second tier of English football.