Bobby Campbell (Scottish footballer)

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Bobby Campbell
Bobby Campbell (1947).png
Campbell in a Chelsea team photo, November 1947
Personal information
Full name Robert Inglis Campbell[1]
Date of birth (1922-06-28)28 June 1922
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death 4 May 2009(2009-05-04) (aged 86)
Place of death Bristol, England
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1946–1947 Falkirk 16 (6)
1947–1954 Chelsea 188 (36)
1954–1958 Reading 94 (12)
National team
1947–1950 Scotland 5 (1)
Teams managed
1961–1962 Dumbarton
1977–1979 Bristol Rovers
1980–1982 Gloucester City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert Inglis Campbell (28 June 1922 – 4 May 2009) was a Scottish footballer, who played during the 1940s and 1950s. He was born in Glasgow.

A winger, Campbell's playing career consisted of spells with Falkirk, Chelsea and Reading. He also played for Queens Park Rangers as a "guest" during the Second World War.[2] He won five caps for the Scotland national team, between 1947 and 1950. He scored his only Scotland goal against Switzerland in April 1950.

Upon retiring Campbell became a coach with Reading, before taking the manager's position at Dumbarton in 1961. He left Boghead Park a year later and assumed a scouting role with Bristol Rovers for the next 15 years. He was promoted to manager of the Gasheads in November 1977, leaving in December 1979. His last managerial appointment was with Gloucester City.[2]


  1. ^ "Bobby Campbell". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Lamming, Douglas (1987). A Scottish Soccer Internationalists Who’s Who, 1872–1986. Hutton Press. ISBN 0-907033-47-4. 

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