Fred Rouse (footballer)

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Fred Rouse
Personal information
Full name Fredrick William Rouse[1]
Date of birth (1881-11-28)28 November 1881
Place of birth Cranford, England[1]
Date of death December 1953 (1954-01) (aged 72)[1]
Place of death Windsor, England
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Southall
Wycombe Wanderers (20)
Shepherd's Bush 2 (0)
Brentford 0 (0)
1902–1903 Grimsby Town 37 (15)
1903–1906 Stoke 69 (26)
1906–1907 Everton 9 (2)
1907–1908 Chelsea 38 (11)
1909 West Bromwich Albion 5 (2)
1910–1911 Croydon Common 26 (11)
1911–1912 Brentford 15 (5)
Slough
Total 158 (56)
National team
The Football League XI 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Fredrick William "Fred" Rouse (28 November 1881 – 1953) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Chelsea, Everton, Grimsby Town, Stoke and West Bromwich Albion.[1]

Career[edit]

Rouse was born in Cranford, London and played for Southall, Wycombe Wanderers, Brentford and Shepherds Bush before moving north to join Football League side Grimsby Town in 1902.[1] He impressed at the "Mariners" and earned a move to First Division Stoke in April 1903. He became Stoke's most impressive forward in what was a poor Stoke side and he easily top scored in 1904–05 with 12 goals and the hit ten in 1905–06.[1] With Stoke looking for vital funds they decided to cash in on Rouse in November 1906 selling him to Everton for a fee of £600.[1] He struggled to settle on Merseyside and returned to London to play for Chelsea. After two seasons at Chelsea he spent a season at West Bromwich Albion and later played for Croydon Common and Brentford.[2][3]

Career statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Fred Rouse profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season League FA Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Grimsby Town 1902–03 First Division 6 2 0 0 6 2
1903–04 Second Division 31 13 2 0 33 13
Total 37 15 2 0 39 15
Stoke 1903–04 First Division 1 0 0 0 1 0
1904–05 First Division 30 12 2 0 32 12
1905–06 First Division 28 10 2 0 30 10
1906–07 First Division 10 4 0 0 10 4
Total 69 26 4 0 73 26
Everton 1906–07 First Division 6 1 1 0 7 1
1907–08 First Division 3 1 0 0 3 1
Total 9 2 1 0 10 2
Chelsea 1907–08 First Division 20 6 1 0 21 6
1908–09 First Division 18 5 3 0 21 5
Total 38 9 4 0 42 9
West Bromwich Albion 1908–09 Second Division 5 2 0 0 5 2
Total 5 2 0 0 5 2
Brentford 1911–12 Southern League First Division 15 5 2 0 17 5
Career Total 158 56 11 0 169 56

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  2. ^ http://www.zen139857.zen.co.uk/ROUSE_Frederick_William.pdf
  3. ^ White, Eric, ed. (1989). 100 Years Of Brentford. Brentford FC. p. 361. ISBN 0951526200.