Dave is considered by many as one of the best players in the Channel Islands over the last few years. A diminutive pacy forward who has had to overcome serious injury on several occasions.
A knee injury denied him the opportunity of being involved in arguably Guernsey's finest period, when they represented the England Amateur team in the UEFA Regions Cup in Croatia in 2010.
What made the situation worse for him was the fact that he was hugely instrumental in helping Guernsey qualify as the nations representatives, where his goals helped us win the FA NLS cup in May 2010.
But Rihoy has been a vital player for Guernsey FC. He's gone past 100 appearances for the Green Lions and has scored plenty of goals in the process.
A versatile forward player who can also (and often does) operate in a roaming midfielder role or out wide, and has even had a spell at full-back. Another long-term injury restricted his appearances in 2015-16 but came back towards the end of the season and notched his 50th goal for the club on the final day.
With Ross Allen missing for much of the 2016-17 season, Rihoy took on the mantle as main forward and repaid the faith by finishing a difficult season for the club as top scorer with 12, earning him the golden boot. Two of those goals formed a brace in the FA Cup preliminary round against Thamesmead Town, earning Guernsey a 2-2 draw in the first ever FA Cup match to be played outside the mainland and making 'Pedders' the first GFC player to score an FA Cup goal in the island.
He topped the goalscoring charts again the following year and is near the top off the all-time lists for both goals and appearances for the club. Suffered another serous knee injury in the build-up to the 2019 Muratti and spent the whole of the 2019-20 season on the sidelines.
|Breakdown||This Season||To Date|
|Appearances (Sub in brackets)||1 (1)||238 (30)|