Robert Blyth

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Robert Blyth
Personal information
Full name Robert Roberts Taylor Blyth
Date of birth (1900-06-02)2 June 1900
Place of birth Muirkirk, Scotland
Date of death 1956
Place of death Southwark, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1921–1922 Portsmouth 8 (2)
1922–1923 Southampton 8 (0)
1924–1925 Boston Wonder Workers 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert Roberts Taylor Blyth (2 June 1900 – 1956) was a Scottish professional footballer in the 1920s.

Football career[edit]

Blyth was born in Muirkirk Scotland – his father was the Portsmouth player Bob Blyth, who went on to manage Portsmouth from 1901 to 1904 and his cousins included Bill Shankly and Bob Shankly.[1]

He made eight appearances for Portsmouth in the 1921–22 season[2] before joining Southampton in January 1922. He again only made eight appearances for the "Saints", replacing Charlie Brown,[1] before leaving the club for a brief football career in the United States.

In 1924, he signed with the Boston Wonder Workers of the American Soccer League, but saw time in only two games.[3]


  1. ^ a b Duncan Holley & Gary Chalk (1992). The Alphabet of the Saints. ACL & Polar Publishing. pp. 36–37. ISBN 0-9514862-3-3. 
  2. ^ Dave Juson & others (2004). Saints v Pompey - A history of unrelenting rivalry. Hagiology Publishing. p. 221. ISBN 0-9534474-5-6. 
  3. ^ Jose, Colin (1998). American Soccer League, 1921-1931 (Hardback). The Scarecrow Press. (ISBN 0-8108-3429-4).