Bob Mortimer (footballer)

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Bob Mortimer
Personal information
Full name Robert Mortimer[1]
Date of birth 16 March 1908
Place of birth Bolton, England
Date of death 1965 (aged 56–57)[1]
Playing position Striker, Outside right, Inside left
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Park Street Wesleyans
1925 Bolton Wanderers 0 (0)
Connah's Quay & Shotton ? (?)
Darwen ? (?)
1926–1928 Barrow 24 (10)
1928–1931 Bolton Wanderers 0 (0)
1931–1933 Northampton Town 62 (22)
1933–1934 Brentford 0 (0)
1934–1935 Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic 18 (3)
1935 Accrington Stanley 25 (19)
1935–1936 Portsmouth 0 (0)
1936–1937 Accrington Stanley 45 (37)
1937–1938 Blackburn Rovers 16 (4)
1938–1939 York City 35 (22)
Bacup Borough
Horwich RMI
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert "Bob" Mortimer (16 March 1908 – 26 June 1965) was an English footballer.


Mortimer joined Barrow in 1926, after playing for non-league clubs Connah's Quay & Shotton and Darwen and a non-playing spell with Bolton Wanderers.[1][2] After making 24 appearances and scoring 10 goals in the league for Barrow, he rejoined Bolton Wanderers in 1928.[1] He again made no league appearances for Wanderers before joining Northampton Town in 1931.[1] He joined Brentford in 1933 after making 62 appearances and scoring 22 goals in the league for Northampton.[1] He made no league appearances for Brentford, and joined Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic in 1934.[1] He made 18 appearances and scored three goals in the league for Bournemouth, and joined Accrington Stanley in 1935.[1] He made 25 appearances and scored 19 goals in the league for them, and moved to Portsmouth in the same year.[1] He made no league appearances for the club and re-joined Accrington in 1936.[1] During this spell with the club, he made 45 appearances and scored 39 goals in the league before, until eventually joining Blackburn Rovers in 1937 for a four-figure fee.[1][2] He made 16 appearances and scored four goals in the league for Blackburn before joining York City in the summer of 1938, which was reportedly their biggest fee.[1][2] He was York City's top scorer for the 1938–39 season, with 22 goals.[3] He made 36 appearances and scored 22 goals for the club before joining Horwich RMI.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 211. ISBN 1-905891-61-X. 
  2. ^ a b c d Batters, Dave (1990). "York City Stars". York City: A Complete Record 1922–1990. The Breedon Books Publishing Company Limited. p. 189. ISBN 0-907969-69-0. 
  3. ^ Batters, Dave (1990). "City Season-by-Season". York City: A Complete Record 1922–1990. The Breedon Books Publishing Company Limited. p. 317. ISBN 0-907969-69-0.