Robert Hamilton (Irish footballer)

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Bob Hamilton
Personal information
Full name Robert J. Hamilton
Date of birth 1907
Place of birth Newry, County Down, Ireland
Date of death 7 February 1964
Place of death Cardiff, Wales, UK
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1927 Newry Town
1927–1933 Rangers 121 (0)
1932–1935 Bradford City 23 (0)
1935 Third Lanark
Morton
National team
1928–1931 Ireland 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert "Bud" J. Hamilton (1907[1] – 7 February 1964) was an Irish professional football player.

Hamilton started his career with his hometown club, Newry Town. He then moved to Scotland with Rangers, where he was a member of their 1929–30 clean-sweep team, winning League Championship, Scottish Cup and Charity Cup. In addition, Hamilton also played in a further three Scottish Cup Finals (winning two) and claimed further Championship and Glasgow Cup winners' medals.

Whilst with Rangers, Hamilton added five Ireland caps to the Inter-League honour he had won while with Newry Town. He tasted victory just once, on his debut against Scotland in February 1928. He left Ibrox in 1933 to sign for English Division Two side, Bradford City. In two seasons at Valley Parade he made just 26 appearances before moving north of the border again to join Third Lanark, and later to Morton.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frost, Terry (1988). Bradford City A Complete Record 1903–1988. Breedon Books Sport. p. 397. ISBN 0-907969-38-0. 
  2. ^ Profile, Northern Ireland's Footballing Greats website; accessed 6 May 2014.]