Bobby Herbert

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Bobby Herbert
Personal information
Full name Robert Herbert[1]
Date of birth (1925-11-21)21 November 1925
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death 31 December 2006(2006-12-31) (aged 81)
Place of death Kirkintilloch, Scotland
Playing position Wing half
Youth career
Blantyre Victoria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950−1956 Doncaster Rovers 108 (15)
1956−1957 King's Lynn
1957 Third Lanark 5 (1)
1957−1961 Albion Rovers 115 (6)
1961−1962 Brechin City 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert "Bobby" Herbert (21 November 1925 – 31 December 2006)[2][3] was a Scottish footballer who played as a wing half in the English and Scottish Football Leagues.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Herbert started off with Blantyre Victoria before moving to Doncaster Rovers.[4] It took a while to make his way into the first team, but by the time he left he had made 117 appearances over six seasons for the Division 2 club, and he'd netted 15 goals.[5]

He then had a short spell at Midland League King's Lynn before returning to his native Scotland and briefly playing for Third Lanark in the Scottish First Division. Apparently Doncaster were paid £500 for Herbert without the approval of the Third Lanark board, so the manager was forced to pay this back out of his own pocket, although stole it back before being dismissed from his post.[6]

Following an unsuccessful time at Third Lanark,[6] he dropped down a league to Albion Rovers where he spent four seasons. Lastly he played league football for a season at Brechin City who finished bottom of the league that season.[4]


  1. ^ "Bobby Herbert". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Opposition plarer profile Bobby Herbert". LFCHistory. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Birthdays 21 November". London Hearts. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Bobby Herbert". Neil Brown - NUFC fans. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Bobby Herbert profile". Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c Third Lanark: Life and death of the Hi Hi. PM Publications. 2010. ISBN 0953468232.