Bobby Webb

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Bobby Webb
Personal information
Full name Robert Webb
Date of birth (1933-11-29) 29 November 1933 (age 83)
Place of birth Altofts, Wakefield, England
Playing position Inside forward
Youth career
Silkstone Rovers
Whitwood Technical
Leeds United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1951–1955 Leeds United 3 (0)
1955 Walsall 9 (3)
1955–1962 Bradford City 208 (59)
1962–1963 Torquay United 49 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert "Bobby" Webb (born 29 November 1933 in Altofts, England) is a former footballer, whose career was cut short by a broken leg at the age of just 29. He was an inside forward.

Career[edit]

Bobby Webb started his football career with Leeds United at the age of 15, but two years of National Service interrupted the start to his career. He appeared in the Central League and United's Northern Intermediate League Cup winning sides from 1950 to 1952. He played just three full games for Leeds, making his debut alongside John Charles in March 1954 against Brentford, before he moved to Walsall. He spent just four months at Walsall before joining Bradford City in July 1955.

He played a total of 208 league games for City, scoring 59 goals, including 18 as he finished the club's top goal-scorer in 1955–56. He failed to score in 11 league games in his final season at City after the club's relegation to Division Four but did score a hat-trick as the club lost 4–3 to top flight side Aston Villa in the League Cup. He was selected to play for the Third Division North team against the South in 1955/56.

He moved to Torquay United but after one successful season at Plainmoor he was forced to retire after suffering a broken leg, aged only 29. He had scored a total of 74 league goals.

Sources[edit]

  • Frost, Terry (1988). Bradford City A Complete Record 1903–1988. Breedon Books Sport. p. 146. ISBN 0-907969-38-0.