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Frederick Dean

Full name: Frederick Dean
Nickname(s): Ginger
Gender: Male
Born: September 1, 1880 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Great Britain
Died: September 1, 1946 in Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, Great Britain
Affiliations: Cornwall RFU, (GBR) / Devonport Albion RFC, Devonport, Plymouth (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Rugby

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Frederick Dean, known as “Ginger”, started his playing career at Plymouth Olympic and later played for Devonport and Plymouth Albion. He played county rugby for both Devon and Cornwall and was in the Devon team in a famous match against the touring New Zealanders in 1905. It was the first match of the All Blacks’ tour and whilst Devon were the favourites as County Championship runners-up, they were outclassed by their visitors who ran out 55-4 winners. Switching his allegiance to Cornwall, Dean was in their 1908 County Championship-winning side. He was one of 10 members of that successful team to then represent the County against the Australians at the 1908 London Olympics. He had also played against the tourists at Camborne three weeks before the Olympics. He was in the Cornwall team who lost to Durham in the 1909 County Championship final. Frederick Dean was the landlord of the Crown & Column public house in Devonport from 1912 until his death on his 66th birthday in 1946.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 27 London Rugby Men's Rugby Cornwall GBR 2 Silver

Men's Rugby

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result Position PTS T C P DG
1908 Summer 27 London Rugby Cornwall GBR Final Round Match 1/2 2 1908-10-26 ANZ 32, Cornwall 3 Back 0 0 0 0 0
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