Roy Erskine

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Roy Erskine
Personal information
Full name Robert Roy Erskine
Playing position Full back
Youth career
Hibernian
Peebles Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1954–1956 Stirling Albion 9 (0)
1956–1958 Cowdenbeath 37 (0)
Total 46 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Robert Roy Erskine, best known as Roy Erskine, is a Scottish former professional footballer who played as a full back. Erskine made a total of 46 appearances in the Scottish Football League.

Career[edit]

After completing his spell of National Service, Erskine began his football career with Hibernian.[1] He played in some other first team matches, including an East of Scotland Shield Final,[2] but never made a league appearance for the team.[3] Erskine later played for Peebles Rovers, Stirling Albion and Cowdenbeath.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

An optician by profession, Roy Erskine is the maternal grandfather of professional tennis players Jamie and Andy Murray by his daughter Judith "Judy" Murray.[6][7] Erskine himself was a tennis player, but he was prohibited by the Scottish tennis authorities from continuing that sport actively after he became a professional footballer.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hannan, Martin (13 July 2013). "Andy Murray's grandad 'banned from playing tennis'". The Scotsman. Johnston Publishing. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Andy Murray: How Evening News charted his rise". Edinburgh Evening News. Johnston Publishing. 9 July 2013. Retrieved 9 July 2013. A call to Andy’s grandfather, Roy Erskine, let the cat out of the bag regarding some sporting pedigree other than the fact mum, Judy, was Scottish champion in 1981. Mr Erskine told us: “I was at Hibs for three seasons under the managership of Hugh Shaw, playing a few first-team games including an East of Scotland Shield Final." 
  3. ^ "HIBERNIAN: 1946/47 - 2007/08". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 1 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "STIRLING ALBION : 1947/48 - 2007/08". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 1 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "COWDENBEATH: 1946/47 - 2007/08". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 1 July 2009. 
  6. ^ Will Peakin (26 June 2005). "Dunblane tastes regret along with its new favourite son". The Observer. Retrieved 1 July 2009. 
  7. ^ "MURRAY, Andy (GBR)". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 1 July 2009.