The website's describes the sporting exploits from 4 generations of the same
Click name for full career details
Bruce Rankin Everton
- who played for Everton from 1901 to 1906 and later a number of other clubs.
Bruce Rankin Other
League Teams History
- played for West Bromwich Albion, Manchester City, Luton Town, Wrexham from
- His son, who turned out for Marine FC in the 1931/32 FA Amateur Cup Final and
represented England at baseball.
- Bruce's grandson who played for Everton in the early 1950s, and then joined
- Another grandson who was an Everton goalkeeper in the 1960s and early 1970s,
and who then played more than 300 games for Watford, finishing his career
- Bruce's great grandson, who played rugby union for Waterloo, London Scottish
and other clubs, as well as representing Scotland at different levels.
There are seperate web pages for each person with full details
(Can any one provide photos of any of the above to add to our images.)
What is this
HTML5 and CSS3 latest versions working to display Sporting Genes in the latest
Is there likely to be a fifth generation of sporting success?
It is too early to say as several of the current generation are not yet of
Two of Bruce's great-great granddaughters, however, have got close, both
representing their chosen sports at county level.
To navigate this web site:
Clicking a club name will send you to that club's website. Clicking a season
will take you to the information on that season's performances.
This is the best way to move around.
It is important! that you use the latest version of your browser to benefit from
the CSS3 enhancements, at least version 10/11 in Internet Explorer.
Why have I researched the achievements of these five individuals and created this
My name is Gordon Fraser and, in May 1964, I married Maureen Don, one of Bruce
Rankin's granddaughters.Gavin Fraser, one of the subjects of the website,
is our son.
My wife's family were unable to provide much information.
So, I began my research with more than 70 visits to libraries in Merseyside
and then further afield to Birmingham, Huddersfield, Luton, Watford and Wrexham
to read the match reports in the local newspapers.
Some of the football clubs, the Football Association and English Baseball Association
A most valuable source of information was the Everton Collection,
which contains a vast assortment of Everton memorabilia dating back to the 1880s.
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by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise,
without prior permission in writing from Gordon Fraser.
If you have any information
(interesting additional facts) please contact me via the Contact page.
Three Rankins have played for Everton's first team. Can you guess the total number
of appearances they made? You can discover the answer through the player's
history on this website.
Is it over 50, 200, or 500?