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Leigh Richmond Roose

Leigh Richmond Roose
Welsh goalkeeper Leigh Richmond Roose, from a contemporary cigarette card.
Personal information
Full nameLeigh Richmond Roose
Date of birth27 November 1877
Place of birthHolt, Wales
Date of death7 October 1916(age 38)
Place of deathWestern Front, France
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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Leigh Richmond "Dick" Roose, MM, (27 November 1877 7 October 1916) was a Welsh international footballer who kept goal for a number of professional clubs in the Football League between 1901 and 1912. A celebrated amateur at a time when the game was played largely by professionals, Roose was renowned as one of the best players in his position in the Edwardian period. He was also well-known as a footballing eccentric, and many stories about him are still told today.

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