Bobby Kirk (footballer)

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Bobby Kirk
Personal information
Full name Robert Kirk
Date of birth (1927-08-12)12 August 1927
Place of birth Arniston, Scotland
Date of death 1 February 2010(2010-02-01) (aged 82)
Place of death Lasswade, Scotland
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Playing position Full-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947–1953 Dunfermline Athletic 138 (9)
1953–1955 Raith Rovers 36 (2)
1955–1962 Heart of Midlothian 213 (8)
National team
1957 Scotland B[2] 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Robert "Bobby" Kirk (12 August 1927 – 1 February 2010) was a Scottish footballer best known for playing for Heart of Midlothian throughout the 1950s, he made 213 league appearances and scored eight goals. He also played for Dunfermline Athletic and Raith Rovers.[3]

While at Hearts, Kirk won two Scottish league titles (1957–58 and 1959–60), the Scottish Cup in 1955–56, and the Scottish League Cup in 1958–59 and 1959–60.[4]

Kirk died from dementia in Midlothian on 1 February 2010.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bobby Kirk". London Hearts Supporters' Club. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Bobby Kirk". www.fitbastats.com. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "BOBBY KIRK". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Bobby Kirk, Hearts legend". The Scotsman. 2 February 2010. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  5. ^ Alan Pattullo, Classy Kirk was in the right place and time to be a Tynecastle great The Scotsman. Retrieved 3 February 2010.