|Full name||Ronald Leslie Rooke|
|Date of birth||7 December 1911|
|Place of birth||Guildford, Surrey, England|
|Date of death||July 1985|
|Playing position||Centre forward|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Born in Guildford, Surrey, Rooke began his playing career with local club Guildford City, followed by a spell with Woking. In 1933 he joined Crystal Palace, who were at the time in the Third Division South. A centre forward, he mainly played for the Palace reserve side, only playing eighteen league matches and scoring four goals between 1932 and 1936. His main success came when he moved to Second Division Fulham in November 1936; he was the club's leading scorer for three consecutive seasons; in all he scored 57 goals in 87 league matches, including all six goals in a 6-0 FA Cup demolition of Bury, a club record.
Rooke left the "Gunners" in the summer of 1949 to rejoin former club Crystal Palace as player-manager. His first season as manager was moderately successful as Palace finished seventh in the Third Divison South. The next season began poorly and in November 1950 he moved on to Bedford Town, initially also as player-manager, continuing as manager until 1961. He later worked at Heathrow Airport and died in July 1985.
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