Bob Chapman

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Bob Chapman
Personal information
Full name Robert Dennis Chapman
Date of birth (1946-08-18)18 August 1946
Place of birth Aldridge, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1977 Nottingham Forest 359 (17)
1977–1978 Notts County 42 (0)
1978–1980 Shrewsbury Town 37 (6)
1979 Tulsa Roughnecks (loan)[1] 30 (7)
Burton Albion ?
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Bob Chapman (full name Robert Dennis Chapman, but who was often known as Sammy Chapman – born 18 August 1946) is a footballer who played as a defender in the Football League during the 1960s and 1970s, most notably with Nottingham Forest.

He made his debut for Forest in 1964 at the age of 17 years 5 months, which at the time made him the youngest ever Forest player, and he was to go on to make 422 senior appearances for the club (scoring 23 goals).[2]

In 1977 he left Forest to join Notts County.[3]

After a season with County he moved to Shrewsbury Town, before moving to non-league with Burton Albion.[4]

His son Robert has played cricket for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.[5]


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  2. ^ Times – Forest Top 50 (subscription required)
  3. ^ "Where are they now (A-H)". Nottingham Forest. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Player stats – Neil Brown
  5. ^ Michael Austin (28 July 1996). "Tour pair retire hurt". The Independent. Retrieved 6 May 2012.