Bobby Roberts (footballer)

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Bobby Roberts
Personal information
Full name Robert Roberts[1]
Date of birth (1940-09-02) 2 September 1940 (age 77)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1963 Motherwell 91 (26)
1963–1970 Leicester City 230 (25)
1970–1972 Mansfield Town 80 (4)
1972–1973 Coventry City 2 (0)
Total 403 (55)
National team
1963 Scottish League XI[2] 1 (0)
Teams managed
1972–1973 Coventry City (Player-Coach)
1975–1982 Colchester United
1982–1985 Wrexham
1987–1988 Grimsby Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:17, 8 July 2009 (UTC).

Robert Roberts (born 2 September 1940) is a Scottish former football player and manager, who played as a Midfielder.[3]

Career[edit]

He joined Motherwell from the Edinburgh Norton junior club, and went on to make almost 100 league appearances for them. He was made player of the year by the supporter's association for 1962.[4] Bobby moved to play in the Football League with Leicester City for the 1963-64 season. He went on to play 230 league matches for the club, and also appeared for Leicester in the 1969 FA Cup Final and the second leg of the 1965 Football League Cup Final. He subsequently transferred to Mansfield Town.

He moved into coaching with a brief stint as player-coach with Coventry City, and then in June 1975 he was appointed as manager of Colchester United. He remained at the club for seven years, and led them to promotion to the Football League Third Division in the 1976-77 season.

He also managed Wrexham from 1982 to 1985 and Grimsby Town from 1987 to 1988, relinquishing the role to Alan Buckley.

Since then, Roberts has moved into scouting, working for Derby County,[5] Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and Oxford City.[6]

Managerial statistics[edit]

Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Won %!
Colchester United England 20 June 1975 5 May 1982 375 143 108 124 38.1
Wrexham Wales 9 June 1982 31 March 1985 124 30 36 58 24.1
Grimsby Town England 1 July 1987 9 June 1988 ? ? ? ? ?

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Leicester City[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bobby Roberts". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 30 April 2017. 
  2. ^ http://www.londonhearts.com/SFL/players/bobbyroberts.html
  3. ^ "Bobby Roberts". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www.motherwell-mad.co.uk/news/loadfeat.asp?cid=ED22&id=450142
  5. ^ http://www.redpassion.co.uk/oldsite/issue15/horne.htm
  6. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/o/oxford_utd/5115574.stm
  7. ^ "FA Cup Finalists". Coludaybyday.co.uk. 
  8. ^ "League Cup Honours". Coludaybyday.co.uk.