Vic Rouse (footballer born 1936)

Vic Rouse
Personal information
Date of birth (1936-03-16) 16 March 1936 (age 78)
Place of birthSwansea, Wales
Playing positionGoalkeeper
Youth career
Senior career*
1956–1963Crystal Palace238(0)
1963Northampton Town0(0)
1963–1965Oxford United22(0)
1965–1967Leyton Orient40(0)
1967–1972Atlanta Chiefs61(0)
National team
Teams managed
1969–1972Atlanta Chiefs
1972–xxxxMetropolitan Police
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Vic Rouse (born 16 March 1936) is a Welsh former football player and coach. Rouse played at both professional and international levels as a goalkeeper, before becoming a football manager.


Playing career

Born in Swansea, Rouse played in the Football League for Millwall, Crystal Palace, Northampton Town, Oxford United and Leyton Orient.[1] Rouse later played in the North American Soccer League for the Atlanta Chiefs.[2]

Rouse earned one cap at full international level for Wales.[1] Rouse became the first ever international player from the old Fourth Division when he made his 1959 appearance.[3]

Coaching career

Rouse was player-manager of the Chiefs between 1969 and 1972. After retiring as a player in 1972, he returned to England to become manager of Metropolitan Police.[1] He was still managing Metropolitan Police as of 1982.[4]


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