Bob Parkinson

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Bob Parkinson
Personal information
Full name Robert Parkinson
Date of birth (1873-04-27)27 April 1873
Place of birth Preston, England
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Preston Ramblers
Preston Athletic
Fleetwood Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1894 Rotherham Town 14 (1)
Luton Town
1896–1897 Blackpool 8 (1)
1897–1898 Nottingham Forest 2 (0)
1898–1900 Newton Heath 15 (7)
1900–1901 Watford 15 (5)
1901–19?? Swindon Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert "Bob" Parkinson (27 April 1873 – after 1901) was an English footballer. His regular position was as a forward. He was born in Preston, Lancashire. He played for Preston Ramblers, Preston Athletic, Fleetwood Rangers, Rotherham Town, Luton Town, Blackpool, Warmley, Nottingham Forest, Newton Heath, Watford[1] and Swindon Town.


Parkinson was a member of the Blackpool line-up for their first-ever match in the Football League, on 5 September 1896. He played up front alongside his namesake, Jack Parkinson.[2] He went on to make a further seven league appearances in the 1896–97 season, scoring one goal – in a 4–2 defeat at Woolwich Arsenal on 19 December.[2]

Parkinson's final appearance for the club occurred on 23 January, in a 3–1 home defeat by Small Heath.[2] Shortly after this, he joined Nottingham Forest.


  1. ^ "Players: P" (PDF). Watford Football Club Archive. Trefor Jones. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Calley, Roy (1992). Blackpool: A Complete Record 1887–1992, Breedon Books Sport, p. 170