Bobby Laverick

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Bobby Laverick
Personal information
Full name Robert Laverick
Date of birth (1938-06-11) 11 June 1938 (age 79)
Place of birth Castle Eden, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Playing position Left wing
Youth career
Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1958 Chelsea 7 (0)
1958–1960 Everton 22 (6)
1960–1962 Brighton & Hove Albion 63 (20)
1962–1963 Coventry City 4 (0)
Teams managed
Snowdown Colliery Welfare (player-manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert "Bobby" Laverick (born 11 June 1938) is an English former professional footballer who scored 26 goals from 96 appearances in the Football League playing on the left wing for Chelsea, Everton, Brighton & Hove Albion and Coventry City.[2]

Laverick was born in Castle Eden, County Durham.[2] He began his football career as a youngster with Chelsea, but his progress was interrupted by two years National Service in the Royal Army Medical Corps, and he failed to break into the first team. He moved on to Everton, but again failed to establish himself as a first-team player, and joined Brighton in 1960.[1] He was Brighton's joint-top scorer (alongside Johnny Goodchild and Tony Nicholas) in the 1961–62 season, with 10 goals in all competitions.[3]

After a brief spell with Coventry City, he moved into non-League football with a variety of clubs including Nuneaton Borough, Corby Town, King's Lynn, South Shields, Ramsgate, Tunbridge Wells and Ashford Town (Kent),[1] for whom he was leading scorer as they won promotion to the Premier Division of the Southern League in 1969–70,[4] finishing up as player-manager of Snowdown Colliery Welfare.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Carder, Tim & Harris, Roger (1997). Albion A–Z: A Who's Who of Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Hove: Goldstone Books. p. 139. ISBN 0-9521337-1-7. 
  2. ^ a b "Bobby Laverick". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 23 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Carder & Harris, Albion A–Z, p. 338.
  4. ^ "Post-Xmas Snippets". Bromley Green F.C. 27 December 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2010.