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William Rose
Swifts FC, Preston North End FC,
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

5 caps, 4 goals against
80% successful
1884-91
disciplined: none
captaincies: none
minutes played: 450


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William Rose Profile

Full name William Crispin Rose
Popular name William Rose
Born 1 December 1861 in St. Pancras, London; [He was registered as William Crisp Rose in Pancras, London, in December 1861]
Notes Dean Hayes' England Number Ones states 4 March 1861, but this is without foundation.
Died 4 February 1937
Height/Weight 5' 11½", 12st 12lb [1895]

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career with Small Heath FC, before joining Swifts FC.  Joined Preston North End FC in February 1885 and onto Stoke FC. Appeared for Corinthians FC in 1885. Returned to the midlands with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in 1888-89.  Joined Loughborough Town FC in May 1894 and re-joined Wolverhampton Wanderers a season later in the close season of 1895.  Retired at the end of the 1895-96 season;  Also represented Wiltshire FA, London FA and Birmingham FA.
Club honours FA Cup winner 1892-93;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 109th players to appear for England.
Position(s) Goalkeeper;
First match No. 20, 23 February 1884, Ireland 1 England 8, a British Championship match at Ulster Cricket Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast.  Age 22 years 357 days.
Last match No. 41, 7 March 1891, England 6 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at Molineux, Waterloo Road North, St.Peter's, Wolverhampton. Aged 30 years 3 days;
Major tournaments British Championship 1883-84, 1885-86, 1890-91;
Team honours British Championship 1885-86 (shared), 1890-91;
Individual honours None.
Distinctions None.

Beyond England

A letter from Rose in October 1893 was instrumental in the setting up of a Players' Union.  After leaving football, he was employed as a licensee in Birmingham and Wolverhampton and as a tobacconist in Bordesley. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1971). Hatton Press, p.212.

 

William Rose - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av.
Capt. Disc.
5 5 5 450 4 113 min 4 1 20% 0 None

 

William Rose - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Away 4 3 0 1 18 3 +15 1 1 4.50 0.75 75.0 +2
All 5 4 0 1 24 4 +20 1 1 4.80 0.80 80.0 +3

 

William Rose - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
British Championship 5 4 0 1 24 4 +20 1 1 4.80 0.80 80.0 +3
All 5 4 0 1 24 4 +20 1 1 4.80 0.80 80.0 +3

 

William Rose - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championships
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1883-84 3 2 0 1 12 2 +10 1 1 4.00 0.667 66.7 +1
BC 1885-86 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC 1890-91 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 0 0 6.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC Total 5 4 0 1 24 4 +20 1 1 4.80 0.80 80.0 +3
All Tournaments
BC All 5 4 0 1 24 4 +20 1 1 4.80 0.80 80.0 +3
All 5 4 0 1 24 4 +20 1 1 4.80 0.80 80.0 +3

 

William Rose - Match History
Club: Swifts F.C. - 3 full caps
Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 5 full caps
1 20 23-Feb-1884 Ireland 1 England 8 Ulster Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast BC AW Start n/a
2 21 15-Mar-1884 Scotland 1 England 0 Cathkin Park, Glasgow BC AL Start n/a
3 22 17-Mar-1884 Wales 0 England 4 'The Racecourse', The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham BC AW Start n/a
Club: Preston North End F.C. - 1 full cap
4 26 13-Mar-1886 Ireland 1 England 6 Ulster Cricket Ground, Ballynafeigh Park, Belfast BC AW Start n/a
Club: Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. - 1 full cap
5 41 07-Mar-1891 England 6 Ireland 1 Molineux, Waterloo Road North, St.Peter's, Wolverhampton BC HW Start n/a
- 43 4 April 1891 England 2 Scotland 1 Ewood Park, Blackburn reserve

Notes

[Biographical sketch to come]

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