Frankie Prince

Francis Anthony 'Frankie' Prince (born 1 December 1949) is a former professional footballer who played as a midfielder for Bristol Rovers, Exeter City and Gloucester City between 1967 and the 1980s.

Frankie Prince
Personal information
Full name Francis Anthony Prince
Date of birth (1949-12-01) 1 December 1949 (age 71)
Place of birth Penarth, Wales
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1980 Bristol Rovers 362 (22)
1980–1982 Exeter City 31 (2)
1982–???? Gloucester City
Total 393 (24)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Prince started out as an apprentice at Bristol Rovers, earning his first professional contract in December 1967. He went on to make 362 League appearances and score 22 goals in a thirteen-year spell,[1] before joining Exeter City in 1980 and playing a further 31 League games for them. He ended his playing career with non-League Gloucester City.[2]

Following a break in his football career, during which time he worked as a greengrocer and odd job man, he joined Torquay United in 1992 as their Community Officer.[2]


  1. ^ Byrne, Stephen; Jay, Mike (2003). Bristol Rovers Football Club - The Definitive History 1883-2003. Stroud: Tempus. p. 504. ISBN 0-7524-2717-2.
  2. ^ a b Jay, Mike; Byrne, Stephen (1994). Pirates in Profile: A Who's Who of Bristol Rovers Players. Bristol: Potten, Baber & Murray. p. 210. ISBN 0-9524835-0-5.