Charlie Rance – Clapton & Spurs

ranceCharles Stanley (C.S.) Rance was born in Bow in 1889.  Rance won two FA Amateur Cup winners medals with Clapton FC in 1907 and 1909.

In the latter final he played alongside Walter Tull in the Clapton FC forward line. He was capped by England at Amateur level and won a senior Essex County FA Cap in 1910.  Later that year he joined Tottenham Hotspur as a centre half.

He played a total of 110 matches and scored one goal for the Spurs in all competitions.  Rance moved to Derby County in 1920 where he featured in 23 matches before joining Queens Park Rangers in 1922. He played in 13 matches for the club and then ended his career at Guildford United.

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This blog contains an anthology of articles featured in Clapton FC programmes and other websites that related to the Clapton Football Club, founded in 1877 as Downs FC.

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