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Vic Rouse




Date of birth



Vic Rouse made 238 Football League appearances for Palace, with his debut in 1956 seeing him keep his first clean sheet in Palace colours: a 0-0 draw against Swindon Town to start an impressive career at Selhurst Park.

It was just three years before he got a call-up for Wales to play against Northern Ireland in Belfast, and in doing so Rouse became the first international player from the old Fourth Division in 1959.

Rouse made 49 appearances in the club’s promotion season of 1960/61 and many fans will fondly recall the way he would provide assists with his far-reaching and powerful throws that went past the halfway line.

READ MORE: Find out Crystal Palace’s first recorded results from the 1860s

Signed from Millwall, 1956      
Debut Swindon Town (H) 13/10/1956        
Managers at Palace Cyril Spiers, George Smith, Arthur Rowe, Dick Graham
Appearances 257
International caps 1