Bobby Finch

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Bobby Finch
Personal information
Full name Robert Finch[1]
Date of birth (1948-08-24)24 August 1948[1]
Place of birth Camberwell,[1] England
Date of death 18 September 1978(1978-09-18) (aged 30)[1]
Place of death Beckenham,[1] England
Playing position Full back
Youth career
1966–1968 Queens Park Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1969 Queens Park Rangers 6 (0)
1969 Cape Town City ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert Finch (24 August 1948 – 18 September 1978) was an English professional footballer who played as a full back.


Finch turned professional with Queens Park Rangers in 1966 before making his senior debut two years later. In total, Finch made six appearances for Queens Park Rangers in the Football League between 1968 and 1969.[2] Finch later played in South Africa for Cape Town City, before dying of meningitis on 18 September 1978, at the age of 30.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Bobby Finch". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Queens Park Rangers: 1946/47–2013/14". Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Death notices – Rest in Peace – 1960s and 1970s". Nigel's Webspace – Galleries of English Football Cards 1965/66–1979/80. Retrieved 1 October 2010.