Frank Booth (soccer)

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Frank Booth
Frank Booth - Fall River 1917.jpg
Booth in 1917
Personal information
Date of birth 1887
Place of birth Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
Date of death 1955
Place of death Fall River, MA, USA
Playing position Right Full Back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1910–1921 Fall River Rovers
1921–1922 Fall River United 20 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Frank Booth (1887–1955) was an American soccer right full back who spent one season in the American Soccer League and six in the Southern New England Soccer League. He was born in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Booth played for the Fall River Rovers of the Southern New England Soccer League beginning at least during the 1915-1916 season, if not earlier.[1] In 1916, 1917 and 1918, the Rovers met Bethlehem Steel in the finals of the National Challenge Cup. The team lost in 1916 and 1918, but won in 1917. Booth played all three finals.[2] He remained with the Rovers until the establishment of the American Soccer League in 1921. That year, he signed with Fall River United of the new league. He spent only one season, playing twenty league and two National Challenge Cup games before leaving the league at the end of the season.[3]


  1. ^ FALL RIVER ROVERS BOW TO BETHLEHEM at the Wayback Machine (archived October 26, 2009)
  2. ^ USA - List of US Open Cup Finals Archived 2010-12-24 at WebCite
  3. ^ Jose, Colin (1998). American Soccer League, 1921-1931 (Hardback). The Scarecrow Press. (ISBN 0-8108-3429-4). 

Frank Booth died from a condition called ALS. This is an important piece of information for the head injury debate.