The White Rovers

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.

The White Rovers playing against an unofficial German national team.


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