Bob Preston

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Robert Preston
Personal information
Full name Bob Preston
Date of birth Not known
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Date of death Not known
Playing position Wing half / Centre half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1919–1922 Heart of Midlothian
1922–1923 Torquay United
1923–1928 Plymouth Argyle 143 (3)
1928–19?? Torquay United 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Robert "Bob" Preston was a Scottish professional footballer who played in the Scottish League for Heart of Midlothian and in the Football League for Plymouth Argyle and Torquay United. He played as a wing half or centre half.[1][2]

Preston was born in Edinburgh. He made his debut for Heart of Midlothian in the Scottish League First Division in 1919,[1] and remained with the club until the 1922–23 season. He then came to England to play for Torquay United,[3] then a Southern League club, and moved on to Third Division South club Plymouth Argyle in 1923. He made 147 appearances for the club in all competitions. His last game for Argyle came at the end of the 1927–28 season, and he returned to Torquay United, by then a Football League team, for the following season.[2][4]


  1. ^ a b "1919–20". London Hearts Supporters Club. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 212. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  3. ^ "1922–23". London Hearts Supporters Club. Retrieved 18 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Bob Preston". Greens on Screen. Retrieved 18 August 2010.