Bobby Parker (footballer, born 1891)

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Bobby Parker
Personal information
Full name Robert Norris Parker
Date of birth (1891-03-27)27 March 1891
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Date of death 1950 (aged 58/59)
Place of death Liverpool, England
Height 5 ft 08 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Centre Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1910 Ashfield
1910–1913 Rangers 17 (17)
1913–1921 Everton 84 (68)
1916–1917 Rangers (wartime guest)
1917 Morton (wartime guest)
1921–1923 Nottingham Forest
1923–1925 Fraserburgh
Teams managed
1925–1926 Fraserburgh
1926– Bohemians
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert Norris Parker (27 March 1891 - 1950)[1] was a Scottish professional footballer whose position was Centre Forward.

He played professionally in Scotland with Rangers, and in England with Everton and Nottingham Forest during a career interrupted by World War I, in which he was seriously injured. He later served as manager of Fraserburgh and Bohemians in Ireland.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Glasgow, Parker started off his career at Rangers before moving to play for Everton in 1913 for a fee of £1,500.[2] He finished top goalscorer for Everton in the 1913/14 and 1914/15 seasons, the latter of which he was top scorer overall in the First Division. The First World War robbed him from cementing a place amongst Everton's greats as he returned home with a bullet lodged in his back. The injury made him a shadow of his former self and he was later sold to Nottingham Forest.

Coaching career[edit]

In retirement he worked as manager of Irish club Bohemians where he coached them to the Clean Sweep in 1927/28; winning the League of Ireland, FAI Cup, Shield and Leinster Senior Cup.


  1. ^ Everton FC profile
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