Robert Morrison (soccer)

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Robert “Bobby” Morrison (born Scotland; died June 4, 1952 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) was a Scottish American soccer half back who played most of his career in the United States.

In 1910, Morrison represented Scotland at the schoolboy level in a game with England. That year, he moved to the United States where he joined Disston A.A. of the Philadelphia State League. Morrison and his team mates won the 1911 and 1912 league titles. Disston also went to the semifinals of the 1911 American Cup. In April 1913, Disston went to the finals of the American Cup where it fell in three games to the Paterson True Blues.[1] That fall, Morrison moved to Bethlehem Steel of the Allied American Football Association. His first game with Bethlehem took place on November 13, 1913, a 10-0 victory over the Irish-Americans.[2] Bethlehem Steel won the 1913-1914 and 1914-1915 league titles and the 1915 and 1916 National Challenge Cups.[3] He began the 1916-1917 season as team captain,[4] but within a month rarely appeared in the lineup. According to the National Soccer Hall of Fame, he suffered a career-ending injury in 1918. He was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1951.

Morrison’s younger brother, Joe Morrison, played a few games with Bethlehem Steel as well as twenty-three games with Fleisher Yarn during the 1924-1925 American Soccer League season.


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