Bob McSkimming

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Bob McSkimming
Personal information
Full name Robert McSkimming[1]
Date of birth c.1870[1]
Place of birth Kilmarnock, Scotland[1]
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1888–1889 Stoke 22 (6)
1889–1891 Burslem Port Vale 0 (0)
Stone Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert McSkimming (born circa. 1870; date of death unknown) was a Scottish footballer who played in the Football League for Stoke.[2]

Playing career[edit]

McSkimming played for Kilmarnock and Hurlford before moving down to England with Stoke in time for the first season of the Football League becoming the first Scottish footballer to sign for Stoke.[2] He was top scorer in the 1888–89 season with six as Stoke endured an awful start to league football finishing bottom of the table.[2] He found the net in three of the club's four league wins; his goals at the Victoria Ground came against Notts County, Accrington, Blackburn Rovers, and away from home in the return fixtures with Notts County and Blackburn (2).

He joined nearby Burslem Port Vale in the summer of 1889.[1] His appearances were mostly limited to friendlies, his business commitments helping to restrict his playing opportunities.[1] He was released, most likely in 1891 and later played for Stone Town.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke[2] 1888–89 22 6 0 0 22 6
Career Total 22 6 0 0 22 6


  1. ^ a b c d e f Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 196. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ a b c d Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0.