Bob McAuley

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Bob McAuley
Personal information
Date of birth (1904-08-24)24 August 1904
Place of birth Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Playing position Fullback
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Montreal Carsteel
Grenadier Guards
1925–1928 Providence Clamdiggers 92 (1)
1928–1930 Fall River Marksmen 103 (6)
1930 Blue Bonnets
1930–1932 Rangers 39 (0)
1932–1936 Chelsea 66 (1)
1936–1937 Cardiff City 4 (0)
1937–1938 Sligo Rovers
1938–1939 Workington
1939 Raith Rovers
National team
1931 Scotland 2 (0)
1931 Scottish League XI[1] 1 (0)
Teams managed
1937–1938 Sligo Rovers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Bob McAuley (born 24 August 1904 in Wishaw) was an early twentieth-century Scottish-Canadian football fullback. He played professionally in Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland and the United States in addition to earning two caps with the Scottish national team in 1931.


While born in Scotland, McAuley grew up in Montreal, Quebec. At some point, he began playing for Lachine. He then moved to Montreal Carsteel, showing on Montreal's roster on 3 August 1925 and again on 1 August 1927, both times as Montreal All-Stars lost the Carls-Rite Cup to Toronto All-Stars.[2] He is also reported as having played for the Grenadier Guards.[3]

In 1925, McAuley moved to the United States and signed with the Providence Clamdiggers of the American Soccer League. He played two and a half seasons in Providence before transferring to the Fall River Marksmen halfway through the 1927–1928 season. He remained with the Marksmen until the spring of 1930.[3] That year, Fall River defeated Cleveland Bruell Insurance in the 1930 National Challenge Cup. McAuley scored Fall River's second goal in the Marksmen's 2–1 second game victory.

He then returned to Canada where he played for Bluebonnets when they won the Quebec Cup on September 1930.[4] At some point during the 1930–1931 season, McAuley signed with Rangers F.C. in the Scottish Football League. In 1932, he transferred to Chelsea F.C. in the Football League. He spent part of four seasons with Chelsea before moving to Cardiff City for a season. In 1937, he signed as a player-manager with Sligo Rovers of the League of Ireland.[5] He then moved to Workington A.F.C. for the 1938–1939 season before finishing with Raith Rovers in 1939.[3]

National team[edit]

McAuley earned two caps with the Scottish national team. The first was a 3–1 victory over Ireland on 19 September 1931 and the second a 3–2 victory over Wales on 31 October 1931.[6]

External links[edit]


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  2. ^ "Carls-Rite Cup". Archived from the original on 5 January 2009.
  3. ^ a b c Jose, Colin (1998). American Soccer League, 1921–1931. The Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0-8108-3429-4.
  4. ^ Quebec Cup 1911–1940 Archived 5 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Sligo Rover History Archived 16 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Scottish International Football 1930/1935
  7. ^ The SFA profile erroneously attributes McAuley's second appearance to James McAulay at the Scottish Football Association