Matthew Rose (footballer)

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Matthew Rose
Personal information
Full name Matthew David Rose
Date of birth (1975-09-24) 24 September 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Dartford, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1997 Arsenal 5 (0)
1997–2007 Queens Park Rangers 243 (8)
2007–2008 Yeovil Town 39 (1)
Total 287 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Matthew Rose, (born 24 September 1975 in Dartford, Kent ), is a former English professional footballer who played as a Defender for Arsenal, QPR and Yeovil Town [1][2]



Rose started up as an academy player at Arsenal where under the helm of youth team manager Pat Rice he captained the gooners to FA Youth Cup victory in 1994. On 5th March 1996 he made his first-team debut against Manchester City. Rose made five appearances, with three coming as sub, for the Gunners before moving to QPR for £500,000 in May of 1997. [3][4]

Queen's Park Rangers[edit]

Rose thus became a regular at QPR making over 250 appearances for them both at and away from Loftus Road in all competitions. He was part of the club's' memorable 2003-2004 season where QPR pipped Bristol City to place as runners up in the Football League Second Division and thus securing promotion to the First Division in a win away to Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough. [2]

One of the more important of the 8 goals that he scored for The Hoops was in September 2004 to seal a last minute 3-2 win at Brighton with a left-foot curling shot into the top corner.[5] In January 2007 he was released from his contract by John Gregory and thus left the club.

Yeovil Town[edit]

On 23 February, Rose signed for League One side Yeovil Town.[1] He scored his first and what turned out to be only goal for Yeovil against Bristol Rovers in October 2007.[6] At the end of the 2007-2008 season Rose rejected a new contract offer from Yeovil Town and thus retired from the game.[4]


Queens Park Rangers


  1. ^ a b "Yeovil complete signing of Rose". BBC Sport. 2007-02-23. Retrieved 2010-05-12. 
  2. ^ a b c "QPR clinch promotion". 
  3. ^ a b "FA Youth Cup Winners 1994". 
  4. ^ a b c "Matthew Rose". 
  5. ^ "QPR's'best goals of the 04-05 season (Matthew Rose Jamie Cureton)". 
  6. ^ "Bristol Rovers 1-1 Yeovil". BBC. 20 October 2007. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 

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