The White Rovers

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The White Rovers playing against an unofficial German national team.

The White Rovers, also known as White Rovers Paris, was a French amateur football club based in Paris. The club was founded in 1891 by Englishman Jack Wood.[1] Wood had recently arrived in Paris and formerly played football in his home country. White Rovers primarily utilized Anglo-American football players, but was open to all nationalities. The club hosted its football matches on land opposite the commune of Bécon-les-Bruyères and later played matches in Bois de Vincennes. White Rovers was one of the six football clubs that participated in France's first-ever football championship finishing runner-up to Standard Athletic Club in 1894. The club finished second for the next three seasons. After seven seasons of amateur football, the club disbanded in 1898.


  1. ^ "Les débuts du Football français". Ballons de football vintage. Retrieved 9 July 2010.