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Billy Rose

Swifts FC, Preston North End FC, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

5 appearances, 4 goal against

P 5 W 2 D 0 L 1 F 12: A 2
80% successful

1884-91

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
450

Profile

Full name William Crisp Rose
Not Crispin, never Crispin. He himself signed his named as Crisp in the 1911 census.
Born 1 December 1861 in Euston, London [registered in Pancras, December 1861]

Census Notes

According to the 1871 census, William C. is the oldest of the three children, all sons, to William and Anna Maria. His father is a carpenter and they live at 44½ Ashted Row in Aston, Birmingham.

According to the 1881 census, William and his two brothers remain at home with their parents living at 2 Regents Park Road in Aston, both William and his father are carpenters.

According to the 1891 census, Wm. Crisp is widowed and is a hotel manager of the pub at the end of Railway Street in St. Peter's, Wolverhampton. His brother, Harry, lives with him and is the barman. They have two servants.

According to the 1901 census, William Crisp is a beerhouse keeper at 157 Market Street in the Monks Coppenhall area of Crewe. He is married to Ellen Doughty and they have three children, William, Edith and Ellen along with two servants.

According to the 1911 census, William is the manager of the public house, The Black Swan Hotel in Bromsgrove Street, Birmingham. He remains married with one more child, Alice, and his mother lives with them, along with two servants.

Married first, to Millicant Rigg [registered in Preston, September 1886], she had died within the year, then to Ellen Doughty Cowling [registered in Loughborough, September 1896].
Died 4 February 1937, aged 75 years 65 days [registered in Birmingham, March 1937], slipped coming out of a shop near his home, and later died from complications.
Height/Weight 5' 11½", 12st 2lbs [1895];

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

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 winners 1892-93;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of two who became the 109th (109) 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, aged 22 years 84 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 29 years 96 days;
Major tournaments British Championship 1883-84, 1885-86, 1890-91;
Team honours British Championship shared 1885-86, winners 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 (1990). Hatton Press, p.212.

 

Billy Rose - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
6 5 5 450 4 113 min 4 One 20% none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Billy Rose - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
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 - British Championship 5 4 0 1 24 4 +20 1 1 4.80 0.80 80.0 +3

 

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

 

Billy Rose - Match History
 Club: Blackburn Rovers F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: F.A. Committee (Charles Alcock) - 4 full capsx

Age 22
1 20 23 February 1884 - Ireland 1 England 8, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast BC AW Start gk
2 21 15 March 1884 - Scotland 1 England 0, Cathkin Park, Glasgow AL Start gk
3 22 17 March 1884 - Wales 0 England 4, The Racecourse, Wrexham AW Start gk
 Club: Preston North End F.C. - 1 full cap  
Age 24
4 26 13 March 1886 - Ireland 1 England 6, Ulster Cricket Ground, Belfast BC AW Start gk
 Club: Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 29
5 41 7 March 1891 - England 6 Ireland 1, Molineux, Wolverhampton BC HW Start gk
- 43 4 April 1891 - England 2 Scotland 1, Ewood Park, Blackburn HW reserve

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