Rohan Ince

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Rohan Ince
0Full Name Rohan Greg Ince
0Date of Birth 8 November 1992
0Place of Birth Whitechapel, London, England
0Position Defender, Midfielder
0Chelsea career 1999 - 2013
0Debut n/a
0Games (goals) 0/0
0Other clubs Yeovil Town (loan)

Rohan Ince (born 8 November 1992 in Whitechapel, London, England) is a defender or midfielder who formerly played for Chelsea.


Pre-Chelsea career

Rohan had been with Chelsea since the age of seven. A second cousin of Blackpool winger Thomas Ince, he is also related to Thomas's father Paul.

Chelsea career

Rohan most commonly played in the heart of the Under-16s defence alongside Daniel Pappoe. Previously he could also have been found in defensive midfield when Jack Saville was a regular in the Under-16s team, and it was in this role he was first used as for the Under-18s as a schoolboy, where he was able to carry the ball forward in the knowledge of defensive cover behind him.

He suffered a serious injury on on the eve of the 2009-10 season with serious knee problem which would keep him out for half of the season. It left a hole in the academy squad which was filled by Kenny Strickland, but Rohan’s unique playing style and size was a big miss for the team. Upon his return, he looked stronger, leaner and more assured in possession, mainly playing at centre-back.

Unfortunately, he spent much of the 2010-11 season suffering with a similar issue which sidelined him well into the second half of the campaign, but he returned late in the season in a bit-part role in midfield. Further injuries again struck at the start of 2011-12, affecting his progression into the reserve team on a regular basis. As usual, however, he put together a regular run of games late in the season.

In July 2012 Rohan joined Yeovil Town on loan for the first half of the 2012-13 season but suffered yet another injury in pre-season which curtailed his early involvement, and after further problems early in the season proper, the decision was taken to terminate the deal prematurely.

In January 2013, the decision was taken to cancel Rohan's contract six months early to help him find a new club.


Rohan has not represented any country at international level. He is eligible to play for both England and Jamaica.

Career statistics

Youth Team Football

Season Total
Apps Goals
2008-09 17 2
2009-10 11 0
2010-11 7 0
2011-12 8 0

Reserve Team Football

Season Total
Apps Goals
2009-10 1 0
2010-11 6 0
2011-12 15 0
2012-13 5 0

Senior Club Football

Season Club League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2012-13 Yeovil (loan) 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0

(Statistics accurate as of the end of Rohan's Chelsea career)

Career honours

Post Chelsea Career

Rohan joined Brighton upon his departure from Chelsea and linked up with former Blue Gustavo Poyet as manager, whilst Liam Bridcutt, Ben Sampayo and Anton Rodgers were all also at the club. He made his debut in August 2013 against Newport County and by the end of the season had established himself as a regular in the first team squad.

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