Robert Dalrymple

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Robert Dalrymple
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Personal information
Full name Robert Rodie Dalrymple[1]
Date of birth 2 January 1880
Place of birth Paisley, Scotland
Date of death 26 July 1970(1970-07-26) (aged 90)
Playing position Inside forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Westmarch
Abercorn
1902–1903 Heart of Midlothian 6 (2)
1902 → Kilbarchan (loan)
1903–1905 Plymouth Argyle 82 (24)
1905–1906 Rangers 12 (4)
1906–1907 Portsmouth
1907–1910 Fulham 98 (39)
1910–1919 Clapton Orient 139 (38)
Ton Pentre
Total 337 (107)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert Rodie Dalrymple (2 January 1880 – 26 July 1970) was a Scottish footballer who played as an inside forward.

Early life[edit]

Dalrymple was born in Paisley.[1]

Playing career[edit]

He began his career with Westmarch before joining local Scottish Football League Second Division club Abercorn.[1] In 1902, he moved to Edinburgh to play for First Division side Heart of Midlothian.[2] Having spent time with Kilbarchan on loan,[3] Dalrymple scored on his debut for Hearts in a 1–1 draw with Edinburgh rivals Hibernian on 11 October 1902.[2] He went on to score two more goals that season, in a league game against Morton and a Scottish Cup tie at Ayr.[2] Having helped the club reach the 1903 Scottish Cup Final, he played in a 1–1 draw against Rangers at Celtic Park on 11 April 1903 and the replay one week later, which also ended in a draw.[4][5] Dalrymple received a runners-up medal after Hearts lost the second replay by two goals to nil on 25 April 1903, with 32,000 spectators in attendance.[6][7] He moved to England in the summer of 1903, joining Plymouth Argyle ahead of the club's first season in professional football.[8] He made his debut in a 1–0 win at West Ham United on 1 September 1903,[9] and scored his first goal at the end of the month as the club defeated Portsmouth by three goals to one.[10]

A versatile player,[3] Dalrymple scored the club's first goal in the FA Cup and scored a second later in the game as Argyle defeated Whiteheads by seven goals to nil in the first qualifying round.[9][10] He finished the season with 17 goals scored in all competitions, having made 43 appearances.[9] The following season, he was among the goals in the FA Cup again, earning Argyle a 1–1 draw at Newcastle United in the first round on 4 February 1905.[11][12] He scored a further 12 goals in league competition, including a brace in a 4–1 win against Southampton,[12] and won his first major title at the end of the season as the club were crowned Western Football League champions.[13] He moved back to Scotland in the summer of 1905, having scored 30 goals in 92 appearances for Plymouth Argyle, to sign for Rangers.[3][14] He made his debut on 19 August 1905 as they defeated Kilmarnock by three goals to two at Ibrox Stadium.[15] He scored his first goal in the return match at Kilmarnock on 6 January 1906, which Rangers won 3–1,[16] and scored a hat-trick two weeks later in a 4–0 home win against Port Glasgow Athletic.[17]

In the Scottish Cup, Dalrymple scored a brace in victories against Arthurlie and Aberdeen,[18][19] before Rangers were eliminated by Port Glasgow Athletic in the quarter-finals.[20] He made 15 appearances in his one season with the club, scoring 8 goals.[21] Dalrymple returned to England in 1906, where he spent a season back in the Southern Football League with Portsmouth.[1] The following year, he joined Fulham ahead of their first season in The Football League. He scored 39 league goals in 98 appearances over the next three years,[1] and helped the club reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup in 1908, where they were beaten 6–0 by Newcastle United at Anfield. In 1910, he moved to Clapton Orient and spent the next nine years there, scoring 38 goals in 139 league games.[1] He finished his career back in the Southern League with Welsh side Ton Pentre.[1][3]

Later life[edit]

He died on 26 July 1970.[14]

Honours[edit]

Plymouth Argyle

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData. p. 68. ISBN 1-899468-67-6. 
  2. ^ a b c "Bob Dalrymple". London Hearts Supporters Club. Retrieved 14 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Robert Dalrymple". GoS-DB. Greens on Screen. Retrieved 14 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Scottish Cup Final: Rangers F.C. 1–1 Heart of Midlothian F.C. (11 April 1903)". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "The Scottish Cup Final: Rangers F.C. 0–0 Heart of Midlothian F.C. (18 April 1903)". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "The Scottish Cup Final: Rangers F.C. 2–0 Heart of Midlothian F.C. (25 April 1903)". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Scottish FA Cup 1902/03". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  8. ^ Tonkin, W. S. (1963). All About Argyle 1903–1963. Plymouth: E. J. Rickard Ltd. p. 14. 
  9. ^ a b c Knight, Brian (1989). Plymouth Argyle Complete Record 1903–1989. Derby: Breedon Books. pp. 202–203. ISBN 0-907969-40-2. 
  10. ^ a b Danes, Ryan (2009). Plymouth Argyle The Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. pp. 144–145. ISBN 978-1-85983-710-8. 
  11. ^ "First FA Cup tie between Argyle and Magpies went to three games". The Herald. 2 January 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  12. ^ a b Knight, Brian (1989). Plymouth Argyle Complete Record 1903–1989. Derby: Breedon Books. pp. 204–205. ISBN 0-907969-40-2. 
  13. ^ Tonkin, W. S. (1963). All About Argyle 1903–1963. Plymouth: E. J. Rickard Ltd. p. 118. 
  14. ^ a b "Robert Rodie Dalrymple". Rangers History. Retrieved 14 January 2011. 
  15. ^ "Division 1: Rangers 3–2 Kilmarnock". Rangers History. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  16. ^ "Division 1: Kilmarnock 1–3 Rangers". Rangers History. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  17. ^ "Division 1: Rangers 4–1 Port Glasgow Athletic". Rangers History. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  18. ^ "Scottish Cup 1st: Arthurlie 1–7 Rangers". Rangers History. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  19. ^ "Scottish Cup 2nd: Aberdeen 2–3 Rangers". Rangers History. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  20. ^ Abbink, Dinant (2 May 2007). "Scotland – Cup Results 1905/06". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  21. ^ "Rangers Season 1905–06". Rangers History. Retrieved 14 January 2011.