Rob Hindmarch

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Rob Hindmarch
Personal information
Full name Robert Hindmarch
Date of birth (1961-04-27)27 April 1961
Place of birth Morpeth, Northumberland, England
Date of death 5 November 2002(2002-11-05) (aged 41)
Place of death New Jersey, USA
Playing position Central defender
Youth career
Wallsend Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1984 Sunderland 115 (2)
1983–1984 Portsmouth (loan) 2 (0)
1984–1990 Derby County 164 (9)
1990–1991 Wolverhampton Wanderers 40 (2)
Telford United
Teams managed
1995–1996 Cork City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Robert Hindmarch (27 April 1961 – 5 November 2002) was an English footballer who played as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Hindmarch made his debut for Sunderland on 14 January 1978 against Leyton Orient in a 2–2 draw at Brisbane Road.[1] In total, he made 115 league appearances – the vast majority in the First Division – scoring two goals for the club.[2]

The defender signed for Derby County in July 1984 where he spent six seasons at the club, making 164 appearances, scoring nine goals, and helping them to two successive promotions to reach the top flight.[3] He joined Second Division Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1990 for £350,000 and was appointed club captain, but spent just a single season at Molineux. His time with the club was perhaps most known for a last minute equaliser he scored in the Black Country derby at West Bromwich Albion.

He dropped into the non-league with Telford United in May 1993, having gone two years without first team action at Wolves, and had a spell as player/manager of Irish club Cork City in the 1995/96 season. He later continued his coaching career by moving to New Jersey in the United States to work at a coaching school.[4]

He died on 6 November 2002 after a battle with Motor neurone disease. He had two sons, Carl and Lee.


  1. ^ "Leyton Orient 2–2 Sunderland". The Stat Cat. Archived from the original on 29 August 2008. Retrieved 12 August 2008. 
  2. ^ "Rob Hindmarch". The Stat Cat. Archived from the original on 31 August 2006. Retrieved 12 August 2008. 
  3. ^ "DERBY COUNTY : 1946/47 – 2006/07". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  4. ^ "Football star dies in United States". BBC Sport. 2002-11-08.