Dusty Rhodes (footballer)

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Dusty Rhodes
Dusty Rhodes, Brentford FC footballer, 1911.jpg
Rhodes while with Brentford in 1911.
Personal information
Full name Ephraim Rhodes[1]
Date of birth (1882-08-16)16 August 1882
Place of birth South Bank, England
Date of death 30 September 1960(1960-09-30) (aged 78)
Place of death Hounslow, England
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1901 South Bank
1901–1902 Grangetown Athletic
1902–1908 Sunderland 115 (5)
1908–1919 Brentford 206 (2)
Teams managed
1912–1915 Brentford (player-manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ephraim "Dusty" Rhodes (16 August 1882 – 30 September 1960) was an English professional footballer and manager who played in the Football League for Sunderland in the early 20th century. He also played for and managed Brentford in the Southern Football League and was posthumously inducted into the club's Hall of Fame in May 2015.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Sunderland[edit]

Born in South Bank, North Yorkshire, Rhodes began his career in his hometown at Northern League side South Bank.[3] He earned a move to divisional rivals Grangetown Athletic in 1901,[3] finishing runners-up in the Northern League during the 1901–02 season. His performances earned him a move to reigning Football League Division One champions Sunderland in the summer of 1902.[3] He made only five appearances during the 1902–03 season,[4] but slowly forced his way into the team during the 1903–04 season, making 16 appearances.[5] Rhodes was a regular during the 1904–05 season, making 28 appearances and scoring a penalty to register his first goal for the club.[6] He made 24 appearances and scored another penalty during the 1905–06 season. Rhodes was a virtual ever-present during the 1906–07 season, making 39 appearances and scoring two goals.[7] 1907–08 would be Rhodes' final season with Sunderland, in which he made only eight appearances, but scored his only goal for the club from open play.[8] He made 120 appearances and scored five goals in a six-season spell with the Rokerites.[9]

Brentford[edit]

Rhodes moved to London to join Southern League Division One side Brentford in 1908.[10] Under manager Fred Halliday, he won the Southern Professional Charity Cup during his debut season, the first silverware of his career.[11] He left the club in April 1915, due to the suspension of football during the First World War.[12] Including wartime matches, he made almost 400 appearances for the Griffin Park club.[13] He retired in 1919.[14]

Management career[edit]

Brentford[edit]

Rhodes became player-manager of Brentford in November 1912, following the departure of Fred Halliday.[15] His tenure got off to a bad start, suffering relegation to the Southern League Division Two in the 1912–13 season.[16] He left the club at the end of the 1914–15 season.[12] He managed the Bees in 79 games, winning 36, drawing 16 and losing 27.[12]

Coaching career[edit]

Rhodes returned to Brentford (now members of the Third Division South) as trainer in 1922, serving until 1925.[3]

Honours[edit]

As a player[edit]

Brentford

As an individual[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Rhodes married Daisy Caroline Shinner in 1904 and they had three children.[17] He served in the Royal Army Pay Corps (Royal Fusiliers) during the First World War.[12] Rhodes' younger brother Ernie was also a footballer, following him from Grangetown Athletic to Sunderland in 1907.[18] Following his time at Brentford, Rhodes became a supporter of the club.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sunderland 1902–03[4] First Division 5 0 0 0 5 0
1903–04[5] 15 0 1 0 16 0
1904–05[6] 28 1 0 0 28 1
1905–06[19] 24 1 0 0 24 1
1906–07[7] 35 2 4 0 39 2
1907–08[8] 8 1 0 0 8 1
Total 115 5 5 0 120 5
Brentford 1908–09[13] Southern League First Division 32 0 2 0 34 0
1909–10[13] 34 2 2 0 36 2
1910–11[13] 33 0 1 0 34 0
1911–12[13] 29 0 5 0 34 0
1912–13[13] 33 0 0 0 33 0
1913–14[13] Southern League Second Division 23 0 3 0 26 0
1914–15[13] 22 0 2 0 24 0
Total 206 2 15 0 221 2
Career total 321 7 20 0 341 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 243. ISBN 190589161X. 
  2. ^ a b Chris Wickham. "Kevin O'Connor and Marcus Gayle join others in being added to Brentford FC Hall of Fame". brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "One hundred and eighty notable local players of yesteryears". CommuniGate. 6 August 1916. Archived from the original on 2014-02-21. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Sunderland AFC – Statistics, History and Records – from TheStatCat". Thestatcat.co.uk. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Sunderland AFC – Statistics, History and Records – from TheStatCat". Thestatcat.co.uk. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Sunderland AFC – Statistics, History and Records – from TheStatCat". Thestatcat.co.uk. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Sunderland AFC – Statistics, History and Records – from TheStatCat". Thestatcat.co.uk. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Sunderland AFC – Statistics, History and Records – from TheStatCat". Thestatcat.co.uk. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Sunderland AFC – Statistics, History and Records – from TheStatCat". Thestatcat.co.uk. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  10. ^ White 1989, p. 92.
  11. ^ a b Haynes 1998, p. 119.
  12. ^ a b c d Hayes, Graham (1998). A-Z of Bees: Brentford Encyclopedia. Yore Publications. p. 88. ISBN 1 874427 57 7. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i White, Eric, ed. (1989). 100 Years Of Brentford. Brentford FC. pp. 360–365. ISBN 0951526200. 
  14. ^ Haynes, Graham; Coumbe, Frank (2006). Timeless Bees: Brentford F.C. Who's Who 1920–2006. Yore Publications. p. 175. ISBN 978-0955294914. 
  15. ^ White 1989, p. 99-100.
  16. ^ "Football Club History Database – Brentford". www.fchd.info. Retrieved 2016-09-14. 
  17. ^ "RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project: Devon and Cornwall Families". Wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  18. ^ "Grangetown St Matthews". CommuniGate. 6 August 1916. Archived from the original on 2014-02-21. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  19. ^ "Sunderland AFC – Statistics, History and Records – from TheStatCat". www.thestatcat.co.uk. Retrieved 19 December 2016.