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Rolando Aarons

Rolando Aarons
Bth16/11/95 KingstonJamaica
Deb17/08/14 Man City (H)Premier
Dep07/01/21 Huddersfieldundisclosed
A/G10 (17) 4

Jamaican born Rolando Aarons was a tricky and direct winger with good balance whose main asset was his pace. Naturally left-footed, he could play on either flank or behind the main striker. He played with a genuine fearlessness on the ball.

He joined his local club, Bristol City at the age of thirteen but was released three years later. He was given a trial on Tyneside towards the end of the 2011/12 season and did well enough to be offered a scholarship. He made his debut for the U21 side in February 2013 and after adding additional workrate to his natural talent Rolando was awarded a professional contract on 1st April 2014.

In his first season as a professional in 2014/15 Rolando, showed a lot of promise. He made six first team appearances, (scoring twice), represented England at U20 Level and won the prestigious Sport Newcastle Wor Jackie Award.

However, over the next three seasons his progress stalled somewhat and he would only appear fleetingly in the side making 21 further appearances.

He wouldn’t play for the first-team again after the 2017/18 season and spent the last years of his contract out on loan to various clubs before he was sold to Huddersfield in January 2021.

2014/15 (2/4-2)

Rolando Aarons impressed in the pre-season games and made his first-team debut when he came on as substitute against Manchester City in the first game of the season. He s selected for the England-U20 side against Romania in September and in October, he scored in the League Cup fourth Round victory at holders Manchester City. After that game Pardew said: "He has got his feet on the ground, he has got tremendous potential and this could be a breakthrough season for him. Won the Sport Newcastle Wor Jackie Award.

2015/16 (4/7-1)

2016/17 2/3-0)

In October Rolando, along with friends and family, was involved in a brawl inside the VIP area of the Livello cocktail bar, on Lower Dean Street.

2017/18 (2/3-1)

In April 2018, Aarons was given a 10-month jail term, suspended for 12 months, ordered him to carry out 100 hours unpaid work and to pay £800 costs.


Loaned out to Slovan Liberec in the Czech Republic, Italian side Hellas Verona in Italy and then Sheffield Wednesday.


Left out of the Premier League squad by Steve Bruce, Rolando spent the first-half of the season on loan at Wycombe and then went to Motherwell.


Signed for Huddersfield Town on the 7th January for an undisclosed fee.


Painting by Piotr