Bobby Blair

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Bobby Blair
Personal information
Place of birth Helensburgh, Scotland
Playing position Center forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1925 Helensburgh
1925–1927 Boston 113 (91)
1928–1929 Fall River Marksmen 36 (21)
1929 J&P Coats 15 (5)
1929 Boston 4 (2)
1929 New Bedford Whalers 19 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Bobby Blair was a Scottish association football center forward who spent most of his career in the American Soccer League.

Blair played for Helensburgh F.C. which competed in the Scottish Football League Third Division. In 1925, Blair left Scotland to sign with the Boston Soccer Club of the American Soccer League. He did this although he was still under contract to Helensburgh. When Blair arrived, he quickly established himself as a prolific goalscorer. During the 1925–26 season, he scored thirty-six goals in thirty-three games, putting him third on the scoring chart.[1] His form continued the next season when he averaged a goal a game.[2] In 1927, he began the season with Boston, but moved to the Fall River Marksmen after nine games. In 1928, he again began the season with one team, the Marksmen, but then played for two more: J&P Coats and Boston again. In 1929, he finished his professional career with the New Bedford Whalers which competed part of the season in the ASL and part in the Eastern Professional Soccer League.[3]

External links[edit]

  • Jose, Colin (1998). American Soccer League, 1921–1931 (Hardback). The Scarecrow Press. (ISBN 0-8108-3429-4).


  1. ^ "The Year in American Soccer – 1926". Archived from the original on 2015-11-02. Retrieved 2012-11-27.
  2. ^ "The Year in American Soccer – 1927". Archived from the original on 2015-11-02. Retrieved 2012-11-27.
  3. ^ "The Year in American Soccer – 1929". Archived from the original on 2013-07-13. Retrieved 2012-11-27.